To get the equivalent 4K-capable power and media features in a Windows PC, you're looking at spending at least $1000, and people still buy those for gaming, making the argument a little moot. Regardless, I thought I'd play along, and take a look at some of the most ridiculously expensive Xbox One-compatible accessories you could buy to go along with your shiny new Xbox One X.
Openwheeler Racing Wheel Stand Cockpit
Forza is the ultimate modern racing game franchise, featuring by far the most licensed vehicles, advanced racing systems, and gorgeous visuals. If money is no object, you can enhance the simulation even further with a rig like the Openwheeler Racing Wheel Stand Cockpit.
The Openwheeler Racing Wheel Stand Cockpit is essentially a metal frame with places to mount steering wheels and gear sticks. It's designed to accomodate the Logitech G920 devices, in addition to all Thrustmaster wheels and accessories, making it compatible with Xbox One.
Every aspect of the rig is adjustable, making it an ideal companion for any Forza fan... that is, Forza fans with $450 to spare.
Logitech G920 Driving Force Racing Wheel
What crazy racing simulator rig would be complete without the Logitech G920 Driving Force Racing Wheel and Gear Stick set? (what a mouthful.)
The Logitech G920 peripherals are widely held as some of the best steering wheels you can get, and this is the ultimate set for Xbox One. Complete with stainless steel pedals, genuine leather grips, dual-motor vibration feedback, and easily accessible standard Xbox controller buttons, this is how Forza was meant to be played.
This set includes the steering wheel, responsive floor pedals, and a stick shift solution, and they're all compatible with the Openwheeler race chair above. Do you have a spare $330? Because that's what this set costs!
Turtle Beach Elite Pro Tournament Headset bundle
There are dozens of Xbox One headsets on the market, but few are as comfortable, as powerful, or as versatile as the Turtle Beach Elite Pro Tournament set.
This set will set you back around $350, and as an owner, I'll say every penny is worth it. This is the ultimate gaming headset, with few compromises. The TAC audio controller gives you unprecedented control over your audio, giving you the capabilities to hear audio cues that would otherwise be difficult, or impossible. It almost feels like cheating.
We have a full review of the Turtle Beach Elite Pro Tournament headset for more detail, but I can't recommend this set enough.
Xbox Elite Controller
The Xbox One Elite Controller is so popular that Microsoft struggled to keep up with demand, proving that there are indeed Xbox fans out there with disposable income.
Unlike the regular controller, the Elite is fully customizable. You can swap out the sticks, d-pad, and even four extra buttons in the form of reverse paddles.
You might be wondering why you'd want to, but here's a couple of examples. Moving the typical 'A' jump button to one of the reverse paddles frees up your right thumb. This can be handy in games like Overwatch, and other shooters, where a jump would require you to briefly move your thumb off the movement joystick. Also, elongated joysticks can provide more precision as they're further from the pivot, allowing you to raise the movement sensitivity without losing accuracy. I've found this to be handy in Battlefield 1 when playing a sniper, for example. Furthermore, hair trigger locks allow you to activate guns a few milliseconds faster, which is great for unloading pistols.
The Elite controller isn't going to make you an overnight eSports champion, but it's certainly a step-up from the standard controller in terms of usability. And it's $150!
LG C7 OLED 4K HDR TV
The LG C7 supports both HDR10 and wide color gamut, making it Xbox One X ready. Rtings praises its low input lag and motion blur, making it sharp and responsive for intense gaming sessions. Make sure you check out their full review for more information.
If money is truly no object in your life, it looks as though the LG C7 is the best 4K TV you can buy for HDR Xbox One X gaming come November. It costs a rather insane $2500, though. Yes, you did read that correctly. OLED ain't cheap, friend.
Samsung HW-K950/ZA Dolby Atmos Soundbar
If you're ready to go nuclear for your Xbox One X, you might want to consider Atmos-ifying your sound system. Dolby Atmos is a new technology that enables stunning theatre-like surround sound, allowing you to pinpoint audio direction and depth like never before. I heard Dolby Atmos in action at E3 2017, and the tech could prove even more revolutionary than 4K video resolution. However, current solutions are not cheap.
Say hi to the Samsung HW-K950/ZA Soundbar. With 4K HDMI pass-through, 15 built-in speakers (including 4 that fire upwards and two rear wireless speakers), this is one pile of tech designed for Dolby Atmos' ridiculously awesome spatial sound. If you DO jump on this solution, ensure you're using HDMI 2.0 cables, otherwise the pass-through for sound will not work. Typically the Xbox One S and X will support Dolby Atmos via its S/PDIF coaxial out socket, but you can send Dolby Atmos signals over HDMI with the right set up. If you're spending $1200 on audio, make sure to do some compatibility research first!
Kalamera Beverage cooler
You're chilling with your Dolby Atmos soundbar, your crazy LG OLED TV, your 4K games powered by the Xbox One X... but, something is missing. A cold beer.
The Kalamera Beverage cooler is an elegant solution for cooling up to 96 brewskis for long hot gaming sessions. At 33 inches tall, taking 22.4 inches by 14.9 inches of floor space, the Kalamera is popular across a wide array of Amazon reviews, beating various other solutions.
The cooler also has touch controls for temperature, and remembers previous set temperatures incase power is interrupted. Neat! You're going to have to really want cool beers though, at $500.
There are our picks for some of the most insane and expensive accessories for those with far more cash than myself. If you're one of the crazy rich people out there planning home theatre set ups for the Xbox One S or X, drop some tips for fellow enthusiasts in the comments. For now, I'm going to go and cry over my finances.
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