Getting your hands on Sony’s next-gen console wasn’t easy, especially given the Stock PS5 shortages, but if you’re one of the lucky ones who managed to pick up a digital or standard edition of the console, there’s a huge selection of first-party and third-party PS5 accessories you don’t want to be without.
If you haven’t already, you might want to consider a charging station for your DualSense controllers given the rather paltry size of the charging cable that comes with the console, which probably doesn’t extend from your console to the couch.
Or, if you’re bombarded with requests to take your PS5 to your friend’s house because you’re the only one in your circle of friends who has one, you might want to consider protecting your £450 investment with a case. official transportation. This will go much better than the approach of wrapping a few shirts around and putting in a backpack.
Here’s our pick of the best PS5 accessories you can get your hands on right now. We will continue to update this page with more recommendations over time.
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Best PS5 controllers
You’ll be hard-pressed to find a decent third-party controller for the PS5 given the DualSense’s haptic feedback and adaptive triggers. While the lack of a “pro” variant controller might be disappointing for some gamers, you really can’t fault the PS5 Dual Sense Controllerand it is now available in black and red color variants.
We’ve left links to the cheapest places you can grab one below.
As for racing wheels, all of the most popular are compatible with the PS5. Our top pick has to be the Logitech G29, with precision steering, super-responsive pedals, and hand-stitched leather cover over the steering wheel. If you’re looking for something a little cheaper, the Thrustmaster T150 is a decent choice, although the newer models (T300RS) are much better.
If you don’t already have one, you will also need a stand. There are plenty out there, but this Zelus Z Racing Steering Wheel Mount is priced reasonably at £75.99.
The best PS5 headsets
The Tempest chip inside the PS5 means there’s a new generation of games fully equipped with 3D audio. Unlike the PS4, you don’t need to use a proprietary headset such as Sony’s PS5 Pulse 3D to enjoy 3D audio, although it’s still a decent headset considering the price. The Game Collection is currently the cheapest at under £80, while most retailers are sticking to the RRP of £89.99.
If you’re looking for something a little cheaper, the SteelSeries Arctis 1 wired headset is a decent alternative. It’s wired, but available at almost half the price of the Pulse headphones. If you prefer something without wires, the Arctis 3 is also a solid choice, especially at £79.99. And if you don’t have price limits, we recommend checking out Digital Foundry’s list of best gaming headsetsmany of which are compatible with the PS5.
Best PS5 External Hard Drives and SSDs
You will inevitably need a PS5 external hard drive at some point (if you haven’t already run out of space, that is). With so many bargains on the PlayStation Store, especially for PS+ subscribers, storage space on the PS5 can quickly disappear as those game downloads pile up.
For now, it should be noted that SSDs can only be used to store games, rather than reading them directly from the drive. The PS5 has internal space for SSDs in its expansion bay, but it’s currently unusable until Sony updates the console and reveals which SSDs are supported.
That means you’ll still have to spend time moving games to and from your external hard drive or SSD every time you want to play them, but it’s still a lot faster than re-downloading them every time.
We recommend picking up a larger external hard drive or SSD rather than opting for a 1TB or 500GB drive, especially since prices tend to drop per TB the higher you go. HDDs are much cheaper than SSDs due to slower transfer speeds, and if you want to learn more about the different speeds on offer, we recommend reading Digital Foundry’s thoughts on the best ps5 ssd.
Best PS5 charging stations
The investment is worth it, as they will save you a lot of hassle in the long run. There are plenty of charging stations available for the PS5, and we suggest avoiding going for the cheapest one you can find online as they are the most susceptible to damage – be it questionable parts or simply general wear and tear.
That said, you don’t have to break the bank to get a decent charging station, and one of our top picks for a budget charging station is the OIVO PS5 Charging Station.
There’s an LED on the front that lets you know when your controllers are fully charged, and there are two cables for charging from the PS5 USB port or an external port. The link below also includes a voucher – don’t forget to add it.
If you want an alternative charging station for a similar price, we recommend the Venom PS5 charging station. It’s not as durable as the OIVI, in our opinion, but you can save some extra cash if you just want a docking station for a controller.
And if you’d rather trust a first-party charging station, the official DualSense Charging Station offers an RRP of £24.99. You’ll be hard pressed to find it cheaper given how quickly it sells out, but we’ve listed the retailers where it’s currently available below.
Best PS5 Carrying Cases
The PS5 is an absolute monolith of a machine, and we’d recommend investing in a proper carrying case rather than using it with your own transportation if you don’t want the console damaged.
The Khanka hard travel case is an affordable choice with separate compartments for your PS5, console stand, cables, DualSense controllers and cables.
For something with adjustable straps that’s a bit easier to carry, as well as more padded inside, the USA Gear PS5 case is a fantastic alternative. That’s almost triple the cost of the Khanka Travel Case!
And if you just need a safer way to transport your DualSense controller and all the cables you take with you, we recommend the TiMOVO Carrying Case. If you have an Xbox One or Xbox series X around the house, it will also work great for your Xbox controllers.
Best Ethernet Cables for PS5
I noticed a significant drop in download speeds on my PS5 compared to my PS4 Pro, and my internet connection didn’t change, nor did my router or console location. If you’re having the same problem, one of the easiest ways to get around this problem is to manually connect your PS5 to your router using a decent Ethernet cable.
Before you started digging into your PS5 box, it didn’t come with an Ethernet cable. Unless you have a spare one in the house that is relatively new, you will need to purchase a new one. Luckily, they’re pretty cheap.
It’s worth noting that most ethernet cables are different, so if the one you’re considering using has been sitting in a drawer for the past ten years, it’s worth buying a new one that’s at least CAT5e. Also, be sure to check the length of the cable, to make sure it covers the distance between your PS5 and the router (especially if your router is in another part of your house).
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