Dust gets into everything and in the case of your PC or Xbox it'll cake up inside before you even realise. The original Xbox One and the Xbox One S are worse offenders than the Xbox One X thanks to their top mounted vent holes where the newer console only has them on the rear.
Still, if there's a space, you can bet that dust is going to get in there. The best way to minimize this is to get a dust cover. They're cheap, simple and do a stand-up job.
I picked one up for £10 ($14) for my Xbox One S and was surprised at both the quality and how much of a difference it makes. It's little more than a neoprene sleeve with a soft interior that slides over the console. It's not quite one size fits all, as each console will require a different size and there are options for folks who have theirs horizontal and vertical.
The cutout on the back means you don't have to unplug anything from the console to use the dust cover. Equally, you need to make sure you remember to take it off when you actually want to use the console. It's not ventilated and it's a quick way to overheat your Xbox.
Having a little browse through Amazon there are a bunch to choose from, ranging from sub-$10 up to $20+ covering all three Xbox consoles.
It's something I recommend buying, though. I've noticed an almost immediate improvement in the amount of dust hanging around on my console which can only be a good thing. It's also pretty handy if you travel with your console, too. Just slot the Xbox into the dust cover before putting it inside a bag and you've an extra layer of protection. Win win.
We may earn a commission for purchases using our links. Learn more.
PS5 games prices are higher than Xbox — but is that a good thing?
Sony's PlayStation 5 reveal came with some big caveats, and one of the most overlooked ones is the fact that games will be more expensive, seemingly across the board. Should Microsoft and Xbox jump on that train as well?
Review: Gigabyte's Z490 AORUS ULTRA is a gorgeous Intel motherboard
Gigabyte's Z490 AORUS ULTRA is a motherboard you should consider for a 10th or 11th Gen Intel-powered PC. On paper, it has plenty going for it, including amazing power design and cooling, passively cooled M.2 slots and good overclocking support.
You can get the Windows 10 October 2020 update early – here's how
In this guide, we'll show you the steps to upgrade your computer to the final release of the Windows 10 October 2020 Update before it's officially available to everyone.
Expand your Xbox storage with one of these spectacular SSDs
Chances are you're going to run out of space on your Xbox One. These five leading SSDs pull the best out of your Xbox One.