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The best PlayStation 5 accessories you can buy
The Sony PlayStation 5 is here, and it’s best supported with a host of accessories. You may not have to purchase a physical game ever again, either. Whether you go for the full-strength console or the digital edition, you’ll undoubtedly want to look at extra controllers, storage, and more. Luckily for you, we’ve got all of the best PlayStation 5 accessories you can get right here.
See also: Sony PlayStation 5 buyer’s guide
Sony’s first-party accessories are some of the best you’ll find. However, we’ve also chosen a few third-party favorites because Sony can’t quite do it all themselves. We’ll cover everything you need just in time for you to get in the game.
Best PlayStation 5 accessories:
Editor’s note: All of these PlayStation 5 accessories were in stock at the time of writing, but we will update the list as we find new options.
Pulse 3D wireless headset
If you’re hoping to tap into your favorite stealth games on the PlayStation 5 or compete against friends online, you’ll need a top-notch headset. This first option is Sony’s design, and it matches the signature black and white styling of the PS5. These cans are specifically designed to deliver 3D audio thanks to Tempest 3D AudioTech. Sony’s Pulse 3D headphones even feature a pair of built-in microphones so you can keep up with your friends.
As for connectivity, you can either connect wirelessly to your PlayStation 4 or 5 or go for a wired connection with the included 3.5mm cable. The Pulse 3D headset should last in the neighborhood of 12 hours if you go wireless.
SteelSeries Arctis 7P
If you prefer third-party accessories, SteelSeries is about as good as you can get. The Arctis 7P is an excellent alternative to the Pulse 3D headset, and it’s specifically designed to pair with the PlayStation 5. The Arctis 7P comes ready for ultra-low-latency gaming thanks to lossless 2.4GHz audio, and it even manages 24 hours of battery life.
You can also take your SteelSeries Arctis 7P on the go, though you’ll have to use the included dongle to connect to your phone. It connects via USB-C as well, so it won’t work too well for iPhone users. SteelSeries developed custom 40mm drivers for the Arctis 7P, and you can stay in command with handy controls on the earcups.
DualSense wireless controller
One of the most important PlayStation 5 accessories you can get is a second controller. After all, how many people play alone all the time? Even if it’s only for occasional use, you’ll probably want a second DualSense wireless controller. Like most PlayStation products, Sony completely redesigned the DualSense to match the new PlayStation 5. It bears the same black and white finish as the console, complete with blue accents.
See also: The best PC game controllers you can get
As for the tech specs, the DualSense features adaptive triggers and improved haptic feedback while you’re in the action. You can also tap into the create button to save and share clips with friends. Sony’s integrated speaker even helps to immerse you in sound.
DualSense controller charger
Once you have a few DualSense controllers, you’ll need to find a way to keep them running smoothly. Our pick is Sony’s first-party charging station, complete with cradles for a pair of chargers. Once again, it matches the rest of the console with a black and white finish. The best part about this PlayStation 5 accessory is that it charges wirelessly to keep your USB ports free.
That’s right, instead of tethering yourself to your PlayStation 5, you can keep your controllers on the stand and grab them and go when ready. You should also be able to recharge your controllers at the same speed as if you connected via USB cable.
Anker PowerLine+ III USB-C cable
On the other hand, a wired connection to your PlayStation 5 is the best way to play and charge simultaneously. If that’s your plan, then you’ll want one of the best USB-C to USB-C cables around. We’re partial to Anker, and the PowerLine+ III is a terrific six-foot option. Sure, the PlayStation 5 also has a front-facing USB-A port, but the USB-C charging should offer better speeds.
See also: The best USB-C cables you can buy
Sony is all about the aesthetic when it comes to the PS5, so it’s understandable to question a third-party cable. However, the PowerLine+ III comes in both black and silver, so you can still match reasonably well. The cable is rated for 35,000 bends, and you should get 60W speeds for select high-speed devices.
PlayStation 5 media remote
The DualSense controller is great for just about any game you can think of, but it’s not always the tool of choice for the PlayStation 5. If you’re looking to sit down and enjoy a movie or binge the new season of your favorite show, a remote control is probably much more appropriate. Sony’s PlayStation 5 media remote looks like just about any other smart remote on the market, but it features the same PS5 design cues as most accessories.
You can use all of the smart remote features you’d expect — voice commands, shortcut buttons, and volume control — but don’t try to game with it. The media remote also won’t work for standard cable controls due to the lack of a number pad.
PlayStation 5 HD camera
We’re firmly in the age of streaming now, and recording your gameplay isn’t always enough. People often want to watch the gamer simultaneously, especially when it comes to horror titles. Unfortunately, the PlayStation 5 doesn’t come with a built-in camera, so you’ll need this handy accessory. Sony’s HD camera matches everything else with the new black and white color scheme, and you can mount it directly to your TV.
You shouldn’t have to worry about quality either, thanks to the 1080p resolution. It’s perfect for capturing videos and still images, and you can even replace your background to create a picture-in-picture effect.
WD Black P10 external hard drive
Sony’s brand-new PlayStation 5 comes with a healthy bump in storage over the PlayStation 4, but games are getting bigger right along with it. You’ll have 825GB of storage to work with right out of the box, which means you’ll probably want to add some extra. Our pick for an external hard drive is Western Digital’s WD Black P10. The WD Black P10 performs admirably with all of your favorite consoles, and the PS5 is no exception.
You can pick up the standard version of the WD Black P10 with up to 5TB of storage, or you can track down a larger model with upwards of 10TB of storage. Just think about how many top titles you’ll be able to access at any time.