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Best gaming accessories

Feel like you’re falling behind on FIFA or making a meal of Mortal Kombat 11? Then you might need to get your playing paws on some sweet new gaming gear to give you that that much-needed power-up!

 

Having the latest, greatest and fastest console or computer and getting the games is only half the battle – there’s also a dizzying array of cool things out there to help you up your game. Whether it’s making things easier, your reactions faster or the experience feel even more real, it can be tough to sort the best from the rest.

 

With that in mind, here’s a handy guide to five of the greatest gaming accessories on the market right now, across all platforms.

1. Logitech G920 Steering wheel 

(PC)

Logitech G920 Steering wheel and pedals

Get set to strap in and really take Gran Turismo to task with a replica racing set-up that we reckon real-life world champ Louis Hamilton would be proud to play on!

 

Even if you’ve got your gaming seat set up just right, really winning at a racer requires something much more wheel-istic.

 

The Logitech G920 Dual-motor Feedback Driving Force Racing Wheel with Responsive Pedals is just that. A high-quality model made of steel and leather, it’s tuned to real automotive transmissions, giving feedback as you go to add to the overwhelmingly immersive effect.

 

Honourable mention:

HORI Real Arcade Pro fight stick (PC)

This is the perfect (and prettiest way) to turn your state-of-the-art gaming PC into an old-school arcade machine. Just plug into a USB port and start button-bashing away to really beat the beat ‘em ups.

 

2. Turtle Beach Stealth 700 gaming headset (Xbox One)

Turtle Beach Stealth 700 gaming headset


Can’t quite hear your opponent’s voice as you own them again on another Fortnite session? Then plug your ears into these quality cans to enjoy comfort and crystal-clear digital despair…

 

Utilising Microsoft Sonic Surround Sound, this incredible headset gives theatre-quality sound that syncs seamlessly with what’s happening on screen. Not only will it keep you immersed in what you’re playing, but with noise cancellation, no wires to worry about and a flip-out mic added into the mix, it might be all you ever actually need to wear.

 

Honourable mention:

Seagate 1TB game drive (Xbox One)

The move towards downloading games rather than buying physical copies means most memory allowances are quickly swallowed up by all the big titles and extra expansion packs that get rolled out each year. Give your memory space a beefy boost with this dishy-looking drive.

 

3. PlayStation VR Mega Pack (PS4)

Sony PlayStation VR Mega Pack


Embrace the future of fun with this perfect beginner’s pack of VR controllers and games for PlayStation. The PSVR may still be starting out, but it’s undeniably one of the most exciting pieces of gaming gear on the market right now.

 

Grab yourself one of these bundles to really bring it all to life. Featuring a camera, headset and several VR games, plus an option to add Move motion controllers, this is immersive and (sometimes too) realistic gaming at its best. Plus, it makes it easy for all the family to plug in and start playing.

 

Honourable mention:

PS4 Controller charger deck (PS4)

This portable plug-in station for your PS4 controllers is the perfect solution to an issue faced by all gamers. Because when you’ve set everything up perfectly for a good old gaming session, the last thing you want is your wireless controller wiping out on you…

 

4. 8BitDo Retro Controllers (Nintendo Switch)

8BitDo Retro Controllers


Not only is the Switch proving to be one of the most fun consoles on the market, it’s arguably got some of the coolest gear around too. This selection of replica old-school controllers from 8BitDo makes it easy to reconfigure your Switch to run on any from the Nintendo back catalogue.

 

Bluetooth-enabled for quick, easy and wireless sync-up, you can choose from the NES, SNES and more, and they come in a range of classic and primary colours. Perfect for Mario Kart purists…

 

Honourable mention:

HORI Pokémon Pikachu carry case (Nintendo Switch)

With the Switch designed to shine both at home and on the move, do the latter in style with this electrifying gold carry case. Plus, it’s got a pic of Pikachu on the outside and enough room for five games inside.

 

5. ENHANCE Precise Gaming Micro Arcade Joystick (iOS and Android)

ENHANCE Precise Gaming Micro Arcade Joystick


This may seem like one for the more hardcore mobile gaming gang, but once you’ve tried it out, your thumbs will thank you (and probably won’t let you use anything else)! This neat idea from ENHANCE is a sturdy and tactile joystick that sticks onto your screen, replacing the more standard virtual buttons.

 

So, if you’re tired of your thumb slipping around your screen as you build up your high score, turn to this brilliant little thing to give your on-the-go gaming even more control.

 

Honourable mention:

Gamevice Controller (iOS)

Breathe new life into your blower with this awesome controller, which transforms your phone into a handheld console! Simply click the two sides into either end of your phone to connect, then prepare to take your mobile gaming further with the tactile analogue stick, D-pad and bespoke buttons. And with its own Lightning adapter port, plus a headphone port, you can charge, listen and play at the same time.

 

Play on, player!

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