Gaming Consoles

The  Best PlayStation  Accessories

A Charging Dock

You'll need a charging dock. You can just drop the controller in the dock when you're done playing, and you'll know it's fully charged when you're ready to pick it up again. It matches the cyber-clam aesthetic of the PS5, which is a plus. They go well together.

Second Controller

In 2021, game consoles still don't ship with two controllers. If you want to play couch co-op, you'll need an extra gamepad, and the best one is still the Sony DualSense model. It might change in the coming months, but right now, no other third-party controller offers the same level of immersive feedback as DualSense.

Controller for Competitors

DualSense is one of my favorite controllers of all time. The streamlined design, the slim form factor, and the overall look and feel of Sony's latest controller have become favorites of mine. 

Great Wireless Headset for PS5

First-party peripherals are sometimes the best choice. Through the included dongle, you can connect the Sony Pulse 3D headset to any PlayStation game for immersive surround sound. Since it's made by Sony for a Sony console, it works seamlessly with the PS5.

Wireless Headset That Lasts 300 Hours

HyperX managed to pack around 300 hours of battery life into its Cloud Alpha Wireless headset. We gave it one of the few perfect 10 scores here at WIRED because of its longevity and solid all-around sound. 

Luxurious Headset

I could talk about this headset for days. It comes packed with impressive technology that turns your head into a home theater, and it works no matter what setup you use. Using an included dongle or Bluetooth, the Penrose gives you a wireless headset. 

Good Headset

HyperX Cloud Stinger Core is a great choice if you're looking for a headset with rich sound and an ultra-clear microphone.

Media Remote

You'll need a media controller if you use your PS5 as your media hub. It's basically a less functional controller, but it's nice to have a dedicated device that you can put next to your other TV remotes without having to get up and take it off the charging dock every time.

Internal M.2 Drive for Extra Storage

Now that the PlayStation 5 officially supports M.2 drives, you can pop it open and install your own lightning-fast storage drive. One of our favorite models for PCs, this model includes a low-profile heat sink to keep the PS5 at a safe temperature.

External Drive to Hold Games

We don't blame you for not wanting to crack open your new PS5, which probably wasn't easy to procure. Western Digital's WD Black external drive appeals to me. The drive is too slow to play games directly from it, but if you only need an extra 2 GB of storage to archive games you aren't playing right now, then it works just fine.

TV With 120 Hz for Fast Frame Rates

Despite not having pixel-level local dimming or ultra-sharp colors like LG OLED TVs, this TV comes with the most important feature for PS5 owners: 120 Hz refresh rate. If you use that refresh rate, your games will look just as fluid as they would on the LG CX.

The Absolute Best TV for PS5

If you have a lot of money to burn and want to get the most out of your PS5, this is the TV for you. LG C1 OLED has rich, vibrant colors and deep contrast. Furthermore, it's one of the few TVs on the market with a 120-Hz refresh rate.

A Good 4K TV Under $500

There is no better TV on the market than an OLED model, and LG makes them. It is the only TV that has pixel-level lighting, so colors are as vivid as possible and blacks are as deep as possible. Your games can also run in 4K resolution at 120 frames per second on this model. We definitely notice the difference in a lot of compatible games.

An Affordable Soundbar 

WIRED reviewer Parker Hall will never leave a conversation without urging you to purchase a soundbar, and he's right. A soundbar with a subwoofer will upgrade your home theater setup like nothing else. When you switch from TV speakers to a soundbar, it's like going from black-and-white to color.

Insane Dual-Sub Sound System

When a soundbar isn't enough to deck out your gaming space, the Nakamichi Shockwafe system is a great option. However, it is quite expensive. At that price, you get two subwoofers, a soundbar, and four surround sound speakers. It's overkill in the best possible way.

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