Out of the box, your Xbox 360 generally comes with decent cabling and battery charging options (for the wireless controller in the Premium bundle). To power gamers who don’t mind putting down some spare change for better cables and adapters, a world of third party accessories are available which can provide much better experiences than the standard Microsoft gear. Microsoft itself even makes some great cabling and adapters for a few extra dollars. To get some great ideas on some of the better Xbox 360 cables and adapters on the market, check out our list below.
Microsoft Xbox 360 Wireless Network Adapter
You want to connect your Xbox 360 to Xbox Live but lack an Ethernet connection in your turn-of-the-century home. Before you consider ripping out the walls and installing a home network, think about setting up a wireless network with the Microsoft Xbox 360 Wireless Network Adapter as part of the package. This adapter plugs into the back of your gaming console and offers dual-band 5 GHz and 2.4 GHz Wireless A/B/G home network options. Pick yours up for about $99 USD. Company Website; Check Prices
Nyko Charge Station 360
The Nyko Charge Station 360 lets you enjoy a lot of extra wireless gaming via your wireless controller by charging dual battery packs. These batteries, which come with the charging station, charge up in four hours and you can tell their charging status via individual LED lights. Each battery provides an average of 25 hours of game play. The Nyko Charge Station 360 runs about $29.99 USD. Company Website; Check Prices
Monster GameLink 360 Monster Cable 10′ Component Video/Fiber Optic Cable Kit
Why settle for the standard AV cables which come with your Xbox 360 when you can invest some cash and get some top notch component and fiber optic cables from Monster Cable? The Monster Cable GameLink 360 10′ Component Video/Fiber Optic Cable Kit lets you experience high definition video and digital surround sound on your home entertainment system as it is meant to be with A/V technologies such as silver content solder connections and double shielding of 100% mylar foil and 95% copper braid. Getting an image and sound this good costs about $49.99 USD. Company Website; Compare Prices
JoyTech Control Center 540C
Tired of reaching behind your rat’s nest of wires to disconnect the Xbox 360 and other high definition components from your A/V receiver? The Joytech Control Center 540C has four component video and a host of other audio/video ports of various types which you plug into, using your Control Center to connect to your home theatre setup. There’s also a built-in five port Ethernet hub, customizable backlit LCD display for naming each input and a remote control for switching. Stay organized for $129.99 USD. Company Website
Microsoft Xbox 360 Quick Charge Kit
Microsoft has their own take on the dual rechargeable battery charging station via their Xbox 360 Quick Charge Kit. This charging solution does not need to plug into your Xbox 360 and offers the ability to charge two batteries in under four hours. One battery comes with the Quick Charge Kit and offers up to 25 hours of play per charge. The Microsoft Xbox 360 Quick Charge Kit runs about $29.99 USD. Company Website; Compare Prices
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