Here are the best PS5 accessories to make your summer gaming experience shine

Written by Jackie Thomas | Dwayne Herman · June 20, 2022
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Staying INSIDE this summer? Beat the GAS PRICES and the HEAT by getting the best PS5 accessories and having a staycation

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If you’ve somehow managed to get a PlayStation 5, accessories can really take your gaming experience to another level. Whatever you’re doing with your PS5, controllers, headsets, cameras and more can take your PlayStation experience to the next level.

Because while the PS5 does come with some required accessories, you don't really get the full experience unless you pair it with some of these gadgets.

PlayStation DualSense Controller

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The PlayStation DualSense Controller is truly a game changer, providing adaptive triggers and haptic feedback on supported titles. The DualSense Controller is available in six colors (Black, White, Red, Blue,Pink, and Purple). Style implications aside, investing in an additional DualSense Controller will allow you to share local multiplayer experiences and allow you to continue single player experiences for longer without delays for charging.

For a taste of the DualSense Controller’s new features, try Astro’s Playroom or Returnal.

PlayStation 5 Media Remote

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Sony’s PS5 Media Remote is a must have accessory if your console is the main streaming device in your home. An excellent first party device that functions seamlessly with the PS5 UI, the PS5 Media Remote also conserves battery life on your controllers and provides easy media access to users of all ages. Easy pairing with both your PS5 and your TV make this remote a no fuss favorite.

PlayStation DualSense Charging Station

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PS5 DualSense Charging Station | Amazon

The DualSense Charging Station is a must-have if you want to maximize battery life for multiple controllers. The stylish charging station compliments the aesthetic of the PS5 and provides a central location to store your controllers that keeps them fully charged and ready to go.

PlayStation HD Camera

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PlayStation HD Camera | Amazon

For aspiring streamers, the PlayStation HD camera features a built-in stand and microphone, and captures video at 1080p for consistent HD visuals. If you’re going all in on Sony brand loyalty, the PlayStation HD Camera is the perfect webcam for your console.

PlayStation Plus

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Sony’s PlayStation Plus service just received a major update, splitting the subscription into three tiers: Essential, Extra, and Premium. The $9.99 Essential tier is worth the price of admission for access to the classic PS4 library selection alone. Go play "Bloodborne".

Samsung Portable SSD T5

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Samsung T5 Portable SSD | Amazon

You can never have too much storage space. Portable drives like the Samsung T5 are great versatile ways to increase space for game downloads, save files, screenshots, and video. A word of warning though — you can’t use a portable SSD to save PS5 games themselves.

Razer Kaira X

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Razer Kaira X | Amazon

The Razer Kaira X headset comes in 5 colors (Black, White, Electric Volt, Red and Blue) and is a great wired headset from a reliable brand. The headset uses a 3.5mm jack, allowing for use with compatible platforms.

Fosmon PS5 DualSense Charging Dock

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Fosmon PS5 DualSense Charging Dock | Amazon

The Fosmon DualSense Charging Dock is an affordable third party alternative for keeping your controllers at full battery. This charging dock is also very unobtrusive, fitting neatly in an entertainment center.

Elgato HD60 S+

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Elgato HD60 S+ | Amazon

An external capture card is a fantastic tool for recording game footage and a must-have for potential streamers. The Elgato HD60 S+ works easily with no fuss and is compatible with more than just your PlayStation 5, allowing for capture of everything from your PC screen to your Nintendo Switch footage.

Anker Powerline USB-A to USB-C 3.0 Cable

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Anker Powerline USB-A to USB-C 3.0 Cable | Amazon

Anker produces incredibly sturdy USB cables that are usable across an ever expanding variety of devices. Purchase two cables at a reasonable price and you will always have a spare cable ready.

Logitech Driving Force G29 Racing Wheel

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Logitech Driving Force G29 Racing Wheel | Amazon

Racing enthusiasts will feel comfortable using Logitech’s Driving Force G29 Racing Wheel which features a sturdy design to give weight to movements and hand-stitched leather on the wheel for a comfortable feel that is worth every penny.

Frusde PS5 Plates

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Frusde PS5 Plates | Amazon

The PS5 plates from Frusde come in Blue, Red, Cosmic, and Translucent, allowing you to customize the look of your console. If you’re displaying your PlayStation as a work of art, consider switching up the color.

NexiGo Horizontal Stand

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NexiGo Horizontal Stand | Amazon

The stand that comes with your PS5 works great if you’re positioning your console vertically, but you’ll want more stability if you plan on using a horizontal arrangement. NexiGo’s horizontal stand features slip resistant silicone pads for stability that secure the bottom of your console, preventing scratches and allowing for increased airflow.

PSVR Iron Man Bundle

PSVR Iron Man Bundle in its retail package
PSVR Iron Man Bundle | Amazon

If you’re looking for a modern VR experience without the hassle, Sony’s PlayStation VR is a great choice. The Ironman Bundle features all the tech required to get started, including the PlayStation Move controllers, Sony’s PlayStation camera (compatible with PS4), and "Marvel’s Iron Man VR", a great way to demo this tech on your PS5 if you’re looking to experience Virtual Reality for the first time. Though, you may want to wait for PSVR 2 to really unlock the VR potential of your PS5.

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Jackie Thomas

Jackie Thomas

Jackie is a commerce journalist with nearly 10 years of experience across the tech and gaming landscapes. She has previously written for TechRadar, PC Gamer and Lifewire.

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