Navigating the expansive realm of Xbox accessories can be daunting whether you're something of a collector or even just looking for a gift for a loved one. And it can get particularly overwhelming during the Cyber Monday sales frenzy as various brands compete for our attention. Amidst all of the options ranging from top-tier quality to mere imitations, we're here to guide you toward the true gems that offer the best value for your hard-earned cash.
The gaming world is flooded with enticing gadgets adorned with shiny buttons and mesmerizing RGB lighting. It's easy to get lost in the allure, but fear not. We've scoured what's out there from Amazon to Currys to Argos, for the finest deals available. And, as we approach the excitement of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, count on us to navigate you through the madness.
Best UK Cyber Monday Xbox deals under £100
Xbox Wireless Controller All Colours|
was £59.99 now £39.99 at Amazon
This week marks the first time ever we've seen these prices on the new colours in the UK, you can grab Astral Purple now for less than £40 along with all of the other colours. I picked one up myself!
👍Price Check: £39.99 at Currys
Xbox Series X & S Wireless Controller - Remix & Battery Pack |
was £80 now £59.99 at Argos
For the price of a new controller, in one of this years new designs no less, you get both a controller and the rechargable battery pack which would normally cost £80 if purchased seperately. The Remix controller is crafted from Post-consumer recycled (PCR) resin, and mechanically recycling leftover Xbox One generation controller parts to give you a truly unique and environmentally conscious controller.
👍Price Check: £69.99 at Currys
Hyperkin Xenon Xbox Controller |
was £39.99 now £29.99 at Argos
The Hyperkin Xenon is a faithful recreation of the iconic Xbox 360 controller, built for use with your Xbox Series X|S or PC and the perfect companion for the huge library of backward compatible games. Colors available are Black, the stunning Twilight Galaxy and Cosmic.
👍Price Check: £39.99 at Amazon
PowerA Nano Enhanced Wired Controller |
was £39.99 now £28 at Amazon
The PowerA Nano is a fantastic choice of spare controller if you have small children who want to hog your Xbox, but they both struggle with a full-size controller, and you don't trust them not to break the pricy standard Xbox unit
👀Alternative deal: Black for £33 at Amazon
XBOX Series X Replica Drinks Cooler 4.5 litres|
was £69.99 now £39.99 at Currys
Yes its the meme that actually became a reality, get your own personal Xbox fridge for storing your gaming snacks, at the cheapest price it's ever been in the UK. This would make a really fun gift.
👍Price Check: Exclusive to Currys
Razer Universal Quick Charging Stand |
was £49.99 now from £21.89 (dependent on colour) at Amazon
A simple design, but a fantastic quality magnetic charging stand that will both display your Xbox controller and charge it in under 3 hours. Various colors are coming in and out of the sale, and at time of posting you can get Black, Blue and Red.
👍Price Check: £24.99 at GAME
Razer Kaira X Wired Headset for Xbox |
was £59.99 now £39.99 at Argos
The Razer Kaira series is Razer's mid-range headsets designed for Xbox consoles, which come in various shapes and sizes. The Razer Kaira X on sale right now is the wired variation so there's no worrying about keeping it charged, and it plugs straight into your Xbox controller through the 3.5mm audio jack. The on ear controls are very user-friendly, and its got a great mic for the price — and you can't deny that Razer have the cool factor when it comes to holiday gifts.
👍Price Check: £41 at Amazon
Turtle Beach Stealth 600 Gen 2 Xbox Headset |
was £69.99 now £54.99 at Amazon
A wireless gaming headset that delivers immersive sound, crystal-clear chat, and seamless connectivity with your Xbox. This headset features a lag-free 2.4GHz wireless connection that lets you stay in the game longer, and a flip-to-mute mic that enhances chat clarity and integrates in the headset, oh and the ear cushions are some of the comfiest I've ever used.
👍Price Check: £54.99 at Argos
Xbox Wireless Headset for Xbox |
was £89.99 now £74.95 at Amazon
The official Xbox wireless headset is well-made, lightweight and has a decent 15 hour battery life. The best part though, is the game and chat volume dials built into the ear cups. No messing around for buttons, simply turn the dial.
👍Price Check: £89.99 at Argos
SteelSeries Arctis Nova 4X Xbox |
was £119.99 now £89.99 at Argos
Steelseries are the cream of the crop when it comes to the Best Xbox Headsets and this isn't a price to be sniffed at for a wireless headset of this quality. The Arctis Nova 4X punches well above it's weight and price point with clear sound via it's dongle connection, a solid mic and a stylish black and green design.
Price Check: £89.99 at Amazon
When does Black Friday 2023 end?
The official Black Friday always falls the day after Thanksgiving, which this year is Friday, November 24, 2023. The deals will ramp up over the weekend and finish with Cyber Monday on November 27, 2023.
However, the concept of Black Friday sales seems to blur the lines of time each year. Retailers are progressively launching their deals earlier. In fact, the question "Did Black Friday ever end?" seems more relevant than ever.
While it's tempting to believe that the best deals are exclusive to the official Black Friday weekend, it's crucial to remain vigilant. Some retailers may inflate prices before the sales, or they may simply recycle the same deals for an extended period.
Rest assured, we are keeping a watchful eye on these practices and will only recommend exceptional prices on top-notch Xbox accessories. So, stay tuned for the best deals, whether they emerge before, during, or after the official Black Friday dates.
With prices constantly in flux, one retailer's steal could be swiftly matched by another. We're committed to pointing you to the ideal sources for your Xbox accessories and presenting alternatives when they make sense.
It's also worth noting that while the UK market offers some exciting deals, they may not always rival the impressive discounts seen in the US. But you can still make the most of the available offers we do have here on British shores, and if you've still not made the plunge into the current generation of Xbox consoles, don't forget to keep checking my rundown of the best Xbox deals available in the UK for Cyber Monday.
What makes an accessory compatible with Xbox?
A question that often pops up, particularly when we're talking about Xbox controllers or looking for the best Xbox headsets, is what exactly makes an accessory compatible with Xbox — and conversely, what renders it incompatible?
Believe me, I've been there, snagging what seemed like an incredible deal, only to discover that the sweet Razer headset I had my eye on was tailored for Playstation, or that fancy controller with those elusive Hall Effect sticks seemed to sync up with every gadget under the sun except my beloved Xbox console (I'm giving you the side-eye, GameSir T4 Kaleid).
So, what's the scoop? Well, it all boils down to the nitty-gritty of technical compatibility with Xbox, and it mainly hinges on its proprietary wireless signal. It's also why you won't stumble upon many third-party wireless controllers designed explicitly for Xbox. Outside of Razer and the PowerA MOGA XP-Ultra, you won't find any. It's important that you only purchase officially licensed accessories as from November onwards, unofficial accessories will not work.
Playstation consoles use Bluetooth as their standard wireless connectivity, which results in a broader spectrum of deals and accessory options. Xbox, on the other hand, dances to its own tune, employing a unique signal reminiscent of Wi-Fi. So, accessories designed exclusively for Xbox leverage this signal, while those advertised as "compatible with multiple devices" usually include a special adapter or dongle to bridge the compatibility gap with Xbox.
Xbox and Playstation play by different rules in the audio department, too. Playstation supports virtual surround sound in its accessories, while Xbox boasts its audio features like Windows Sonic, Dolby Atmos, and STS-X. These features rely on distinct software and hardware setups, making it challenging for brands to create universal compatibility and often leading them to craft separate editions for each console.
The key takeaway? Always double-check an accessory's compatibility before hitting that purchase button. Don't be lured by phrases like "Xbox layout" — they don't always translate to actual Xbox compatibility. Better yet, keep a close eye on our deals page because we've got the lowdown on what's a true blue (or should that be green?) Xbox match and what's not. We've got your back when it comes to accessorizing your Xbox console.
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