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The best PS5 accessories

The PS5 is now available, and while you’ll have a hard time getting one, that doesn’t mean you can’t plan some accessory shopping in the meantime. The accessory selection is decently robust for a launch product, and we’ve done the heavy lifting for you to find the best PS5 accessories you can get right now.

For more on the PS5, be sure to check out our review as well as our comparison between the PS5 and Xbox Series X.

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DualSense wireless controller">DualSense wireless controller

Consoles still only come with one controller, so it is going to be worth it to pick up another one while you’re at it. An additional controller is ideal if you want to do any local co-op or need to switch out the controllers if one dies.

Luckily, the DualSense controller is one of the best controllers ever made, thanks to its ergonomic design, variable tension triggers, and improved haptic vibration. Plus, the new design looks straight out of the future, much like console itself.

It’s the best controller for the PS5, and you are going to need another one anyway.

Pulse 3D wireless headset">Pulse 3D wireless headset

Last generation had Sony Gold headsets, and the PS5 has the Pulse 3D. This headset has been fine-tuned for 3D audio, giving you an immersive and realistic audio experience while playing. The Pulse 3D headphones also have plush and comfortable ear cups and an inner band to improve stability while you wear it.

For online gamers, the Pulse 3D headset has discreet dual hidden microphones for clear audio without a boom mic jutting from the headset.

And for $100, the headset is a good deal that delivers an impressive sound experience.

PS5 media remote">PS5 media remote">PS5 media remote

The PS5 is a game console first, but for many people it will also be the central media hub for their homes. Most people use their consoles to stream Netflix and YouTube just as much as they use it to game. That’s why you’ll need the PS5 media remote. It has the typical play/pause options as well as dedicated buttons for major streaming services.

The built-in IR transmitter will also let you adjust audio and power on compatible TVs, potentially making this the only remote you need. Plus it has the curved all-white aesthetic of the console, rounding out the design language.

HD camera">HD camera

Streaming is becoming more popular with each passing year, and Sony aims to make it easier than ever to get you in front of people with its games. The HD camera for the PS5 has a 1080p image with a wide-angle lens, so viewers don’t have to worry about missing out on your beautiful mug.

The camera also has a built-in stand that lets you adjust the angle to get the right look. Plus the background removal tool helps cut out the background entirely if you have a green screen.

For $60, it’s well worth the outlay and much more functional than the average webcam.

SteelSeries Arctis 7P wireless gaming headset">SteelSeries Arctis 7P wireless gaming headset

The Pulse 3D headset is great for most people, but if you’re looking for the ultimate experience check out the SteelSeries Arctis 7P wireless headset. The unique SteelSeries drivers deliver exceptional sound, and the breathable mesh ear cups let you play all day without sweating.

The Arctis 7P also has a retractable boom mic for players who need the up close and personal mic experience. Plus the Arctis 7P has an impressive 24-hour battery life, which means you can play for days on end without charging.

The Arctis 7P wireless headset is the best headset for the hardcore gamers out there.

Insignia USB-C 9’ charging cable">Insignia USB-C 9’ charging cable

If you have ever lived with only one controller, then you have definitely played your console while the controller was plugged in and charging. You’ve also dealt with annoyingly short charging cables. The PS5 charging cable is 1.5 meters long, or just shy of five feet. That’s a pretty decent upgrade from previous console generations, which usually only included a meter long cable. However, it still isn’t enough for a lot of gamers, who sit a comfortable distance from the televisions they will be playing on.

That’s why this 9-foot cable from Insignia is an ideal alternative. It nearly doubles the length of the included cable, which means you can comfortably game on your couch without fear of yanking the console out of the wall.

Seagate 4TB game drive for PS4">Seagate 4TB game drive for PS4

The PS5 does not support saving games to an external hard drive (at least for the time being). However, that doesn’t mean you can’t load your PS4 games onto an external hard drive and play them from there. That lets you play both your PS4 and PS5 library on one console while preserving the precious SSD space for the PS5’s massive download files.

We recommend the Seagate 4TB game drive. This roomy hard drive should comfortably fit all of your games, plus it has a nice blue on black design that meshes well with the new console.

If you want to move your PS4 games to your PS5, using this 4TB game drive from Seagate is a must. Plus, at $100 it’s a pretty good deal for the amount of storage you get.

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