Best Gaming Accessory Gifts For PS5, Xbox, Switch, And PC In 2022
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If you know someone who owns a console or gaming PC, chances are they would appreciate a nice accessory for their platform of choice this holiday. This could be a new gaming headset for online multiplayer, a new controller for multiplayer or for additional features, or even something practical like a charging station. With the holiday season around the corner, we've rounded up some of the best gaming accessory gifts to buy this year.
For the most part, we've remained budget-friendly with these recommendations, though you will find a few premium controllers and headsets on this list for the diehard competitive gamer in your life. We've included accessories for Nintendo Switch, Xbox, PlayStation, and PC on this list, so hopefully you'll find something of interest here.
Xbox Elite Series 2 Core Controller
A substantial upgrade over the standard Xbox controller, the Elite Series 2 Core controller features premium materials and components such as adjustable-tension thumbsticks, this version of the Elite adds in premium components such as adjustable-tension sticks, a rubberized grip, hair trigger locks, and an improved D-pad. Keep in mind that the "Core" version is cheaper than the regular Elite Series 2, but it doesn't come with all of add-on components. To get the back paddles, swappable sticks, extra D-pad, carrying case, and charger you have to buy a separate component pack. Alternatively, you can opt for just the paddles from a reputable third-party manufacturer to save some money.
Sony DualSense Wireless Controller
One of the most "next-gen" controllers around, the DualSense works on both PS5 and PC. Internally, expect some amazing haptic feedback features such as nuanced vibrations, adaptive triggers, and a nifty speaker to immerse you more in your favorite games.
Microsoft Xbox Series X Wireless Controller
The standard controller for Xbox consoles, this iteration of the classic design is superbly ergonomic, has great rumble features, and a superb battery life (with AA batteries).
Nintendo Switch Wireless Pro Controller
Nintendo's official Pro controller is a serious bit of kit, as it has a durable design, a great selection of buttons, and an absurd battery life that makes it a must-have item for Switch owners.
Hori Split Pad Compact - Gengar Edition
If the standard Joy-Cons aren't eye-catching enough for you, check out these alternative Pokemon-themed controllers from Hori that wraps the hardware in delightfully spooky Gengar designs. The Split Pad Compact adds some much needed ergonomics to handheld mode. You also get larger sticks, buttons, and triggers as well as a conventional D-pad and a pair of remappable rear triggers.
Hori Split Pad Pro - Charizard and Pikachu Edition
Another Pokemon-themed Hori controller, this time featuring Charizard and Pikachu. The Split Pad Pro was the original handheld Switch controller from Hori (this design is brand-new though). It has the same overall features as the Split Pad Compact, but it's thicker and wider thanks to traditional handles.
Nintendo Switch Joy-Cons
For those times when you need an extra pair of controllers for party games, you can't go wrong with a spare set of Joy-Cons. You'll get the same terrific rumble and motion controls as in the set that comes with the console, except this pair has a striking neon color scheme.
PDP Victrix Pro PS5 Controller
Though we can't yet vouch on the quality of the Victrix Pro since it doesn't release until December 1, it will be the first officially licensed third-party controller for PS5. The Victrix Pro is a competitive-focused controller with a modular design that allows you to swap components to really customize your experience. Plus, for those who prefer the shape and layout of the Xbox controller, the Victrix Pro is the only way to go at this point.
PlayStation 5 DualSense Charging Station
The DualSense is one of the best controllers around, but all that extra power does result in the device draining quickly. That's why you'll want a charging dock, as you can easily refill the battery between gaming sessions by clicking your controllers into place.
Venom Controller Twin Docking Station Xbox Series X
For those who are sick of using AA batteries to power their Xbox controller, a charging station is a great option. This charging station docks two controllers and comes with two rechargeable battery packs.
Sony Pulse 3D Wireless Gaming Headset for PlayStation 5
Specifically tuned to deliver the 3D audio made possible by the PS5's unique Tempest engine, this headset will pump high-quality audio directly into your ears and you won't have to worry about any dangling cables.
SteelSeries Arctis Nova 1P Universal Wired Gaming Headset
Sure, it's a wired headset, but the SteelSeries Arctis Nova 1P makes up for this with a rich sound for the price and being compatible with almost any device you own. It's also super comfortable to wear, which is rare for budget headsets.
Razer Kaira Wireless Gaming Headset for Xbox Series X/S
Razer has a ton of headsets available, and if you're looking for solid audio performance without having to worry about breaking your bank balance, the Kaira is a good choice. It won't blow your ears apart in the sound department, but it makes up for that with a comfortable design and wireless functionality.
Razer Cynosa V2 Chroma RGB Membrane Wired Gaming Keyboard
A durable keyboard is essential for PC gaming these days, and the Razer Cynosa V2 is worth looking at if you're on a budget and prefer membrane keyboards. Beyond the usual RGB features, you're getting a high-level of customization that makes the keyboard shine at this price point.
Razer DeathAdder Elite Wired Gaming Mouse
What's a PC gaming setup without a good mouse? The DeathAdder Elite is another budget offering from Razer, but this subtle design covers all the bases and has a superb 16,000 DPI optical sensor that provides plenty of accurate firepower.
Razer Viper Ultimate Wireless Gaming Mouse with Charging Dock
For a bit more, you can get this heavy-duty wireless gaming mouse from Razer that is designed for competitive gamers. A 20,000 DPI sensor with 99.6% resolution accuracy makes this mouse an absolute beast, and it comes with its own charging dock.
Steelseries Rival 3 RGB Wired Optical Gaming Mouse
This SteelSeries mouse won't give the Razer Viper any sleepless nights, but it's a reliable device that has a great performance-focused sensor and a comfortable shape for you to grip. It'd be challenging to find a better mouse for $20.
Razer Basilisk X HyperSpeed Wireless Gaming Mouse
A dual-mode wireless gaming mouse, the Basilisk hits a great compromise between affordability, style, and function. It has a battery that can last for days, six programmable buttons, and a powerful advanced optical sensor.
Razer Ripsaw HD Game Capture Card
While consoles and PCs can easily capture video content while you're playing, a dedicated capture card just does that job better. The Razer Ripsaw can grab crisp gameplay footage easily, and its high-level passthrough hardware lets you stream your content without needing to sacrifice quality.
Razer Seiren Mini Streaming Microphone
Creating content is easier than ever before, but you're going to need a decent microphone to sound as good as your footage looks. The Razer Seiren is a good and affordable brand-name option, as it has an ultra-compact condenser mic that works well with streamer setups.
HyperX SoloCast USB Gaming Microphone
Another good microphone for streamers, the HyperX SoloCast has a flexible adjustable stand and it works well with various recording programs such as OBS, Team Speak, and Discord.
Atrix 1080p High Definition with LED Light Streaming Camera
The Atrix Streaming Camera is equipped with 1080p resolution, autofocus, and a built-in professional grade LED streaming light that makes it great for capturing your face while you're streaming.
KontrolFreek Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
It's a tough sandbox out there in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, and if you need a slight edge, these performance thumbsticks are great. They're also pretty stylish and will protect your original analog thumbsticks for a long time, so it's the best of both worlds for Xbox and PlayStation controllers.
SteelSeries Arena 3 2.0 Gaming Speakers
Not only do these SteelSeries speakers pump some great audio directly at your face, you can sync them up with your other devices using Bluetooth. Audio customization completes the package, and there's a wide array of inputs to get the most out of this set.
SteelSeries Arctis Nova 7X Wireless Headset
There aren't many wireless headsets that can work on all major platforms, but the new SteelSeries Arctis Nova 7X fits the bill. This headset comes with a USB-C dongle that is compatible with PC, Switch, Xbox, and PlayStation. It also has Bluetooth functionality, so you can use it with your smartphone and other Bluetooth-supported devices. The Nova 7X is exceedingly comfortable and sleek. It also has superb audio. You really can't go wrong here. The Nova 7X arguably offers the best combination of price and performance available today.
SteelSeries Aerox 3 Wireless Mouse
It's not a cheese grater for your hand, it's a lightweight mouse! The Aerox 3’s super-light design allows for faster and more accurate reaction times in game, potentially giving players an edge in competition.
8Bitdo Ultimate Bluetooth Controller with Charging Dock
One of the best controllers around for Switch and PC, this recently released gamepad from 8BitDo rivals the Switch Pro Controller in terms of ergonomics. It has a premium feel and adds a pair of wonderfully placed rear buttons, which make it excellent for competitive games. You can remap inputs and other settings with the Ultimate Software on mobile/desktop, giving it a level of customization rarely found in controllers in this price range. As an added bonus, the controller also comes with a matching charging dock and optional 2.4GHz dongle. You can purchase the controller in white or black.
Sony Inzone H7 Wireless Gaming Headset
Another stylish headset for PC and PS5 owners, the Inzone H7's big party trick is its 360 Spatial Sound software that can accurately replicate a 7.1 channel surround sound experience. It's also quite comfy and can last up to 40 hours on a single charge. On PC, it has plenty of customizable audio settings thanks to its dedicated app.
Razer BlackWidow V3 Mini Wireless Gaming Keyboard
A great tenkeyless mechanical keyboard, the BlackWidow V3 comes equipped with dampeners to further reduce its low sound profile, plenty of customization options, and a minimalist design. This compact keyboard is great for travel and will also interest those who are used to working smaller Bluetooth keyboards.
Razer BlackWidow V3 Pro Mechanical Wireless Gaming Keyboard
If you'd prefer something bigger and more feature-packed, check out this version of the BlackWidow V3. The Pro model comes with a wrist pad, green mechanical switches, and a handy multi-function dial alongside four dedicated media keys.
Razer BlackShark V2 Pro Wireless Gaming Headset
Tournament-ready for intense competition, the Blackshark V2 provides amazing audio, mic clarity, and sound isolation in a wireless package. This one will work on PC, PS5, PS4, and Switch.
iVoler Carrying Storage Case for Nintendo Switch
Perfect for any model of Switch, the iVoler carrying case is designed to transport everything you'd need for your Nintendo console while remaining compact. Cables, games, dock, and controllers can easily fit inside here, ensuring that you'll never be far away from your beloved console while traveling.
OIVO PS5 Stand
An all-in-one hub for your PS5, this stand can charge your controllers, store your games, and keep your console cool with a built-in cooling fan.
SteelSeries Apex 3 RGB Gaming Keyboard
A heavy-duty gaming keyboard, the Apex 3 from SteelSeries has everything you'll need for a marathon of fun. Backlit keys, a great pad to wrist your rests on, dedicated multimedia controls, and whisper-quiet switches, all bundled together with a very tempting price tag.