The 6 Best Accessories for PS5

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The Rundown
"Playstation placed all of its knowledge collected over five console generations to make this one of their best controllers yet."
"If you’ve never used a charging station, this is a really solid option."
"You can find a number of headsets for next-gen gaming, but it is tough to beat this first-party offering from Playstation."
"Game files keep getting bigger and bigger, so you’re going to want more storage so you can keep them all ready for play."
"The black and white motif continues for all things PS5, and this camera fits right in."
"The PS5 Media Remote has a clean black and white design that perfectly matches your console."

The best accessories for PS5 take full advantage of the console’s next-gen features. The PS5 has HDR technology, support for 8k output, high frame rate gameplay (up to 120 fps with 120Hz output on 4k), super-fast speeds, and custom integration. Take all of that, combine it with better feedback, and you have immersive and realistic gaming.

If you’re using older third-party accessories or those that don’t integrate well with the PS5’s design and technology, you won’t feel like you’re gaming on a next-gen console. The wrong camera might not integrate with the on-controller buttons, and a cheap old headset might not provide the 3D audio you’d get from a compatible headset.

To help you get the most out of your console, we selected the best accessories for PS5, and our pick for the best is the DualSense PS5 Controller. With an included mic and actuators instead of motors for more specific feedback, you can’t go wrong with an extra DualSense Controller. We’ve also included picks for the best PS5 accessories in other categories, like the best headset, the best hard drive, the best camera, and the best budget accessory for PS5.

Best Overall: Sony DualSense PS5 Controller

What We Like
  • Excellent weight and hand feel

  • New Haptic Feedback and Adaptive Triggers

  • Great sound with built-in mic

What We Don't Like
  • A bit expensive

The PS5 DualSense Controller looks to immerse you further into the game by introducing more game feedback, while also improving on the look and design. Playstation placed all of its knowledge collected over five console generations to make this one of their best controllers yet. Haptic feedback is a new feature that provides better and more dynamic rumble in the hands, with dual actuators that allow for much different vibrations for things like explosions, engines roaring, or guns firing. The DualSense also adds adaptive triggers, so developers can now add resistance to the triggers for different game functions. Everything feels more realistic, as you get specific feedback for different situations.

On top of the feedback additions, a built-in microphone lets you communicate straight through the controller for those times where you may not feel like using a headset. However, for times where you want your headset, there’s a headphone jack available. There’s a USB-C port for charging or connecting the controller, as well as a built-in speaker and motion sensors.

Everything about the DualSense feels like a refinement of previous iterations, but the controller still feels familiar in the hands. Overall, it enhances the experience without reinventing the wheel.

Best Charger: Sony DualSense Controller Charging Station

What We Like
  • Charges two controllers at once

  • Provides storage for controllers

  • Easy click detaching

What We Don't Like
  • A bit top heavy with controllers attached

If you’ve never used a charging station, this is a really solid option, as Playstation released the DualSense Controller Charging Station for only $30. Another clean design that perfectly matches the PS5 aesthetic, it has two external white walls and a black center with seats for the two controllers.

This charging station does not do anything new or vastly different than other stations, but being first-party means you will get a product backed by Sony engineering. Promoting a clean setup and ensuring you don’t have USB cables laying around and all of your ports filled, the controllers click into the station and easily release when it’s time for more gameplay. Controllers charge as quickly as if plugged into your console, so you don’t have to waste extra time waiting for a charge.

The major win here is the extra space and cleaner look for your gaming area—a great charging and storage solution for those beautiful DualSense Controllers. This is a must-have if you own multiple controllers, but it’s been out of stock at most retailers, so it might be a bit tough to find.

Best Headset: Sony Pulse 3D Wireless Headset

What We Like
  • Perfect match with the PS5

  • Comfortable to wear

  • Excellent audio quality

What We Don't Like
  • Somewhat of a plastic feel

You can find a number of headsets for next-gen gaming, but it is tough to beat this first-party offering from Playstation. It fits the look of the PS5 so well, with a basic white and black design without any flash—no RGB lighting, just clean design. 

Though the build might feel a bit plasticky, the headphones are about average when it comes to weight. They’re comfortable on the ears and don’t squeeze too hard on the head, with quick controls on the left ear for volume and muting. An included adapter allows you to use this headset with your Mac or PC, which is a really great inclusion. Plus, the 12-hour battery life is respectable. 

At the end of the day, the sound is what really counts here, and the PULSE 3D doesn’t disappoint. With Tempest 3D AudioTech, the PULSE 3D provides high-quality 3D audio, making you feel like you’re at the center of the action. Voices sound clear, and the sound has good depth, accuracy, and pleasant tone without sharp or hollow sounds. The included dual microphones do a great job of ensuring your teammates hear your speech, while noise-canceling ensures they don’t hear what’s going on in the background.

"For a PlayStation 5 owner who wants something that is easy to use, works perfectly with the console, and has the official Sony stamp, it’s worth the cash." Andrew Hayward, Product Tester

Best Hard Drive: Western Digital Black P10

WD Black P10
What We Like
  • Durable design

  • Plentiful storage space

  • Great price

What We Don't Like
  • Can be a bit noisy

Game files keep getting bigger and bigger, so you’re going to want more storage so you can keep them all ready for play. Enter the WD Black P10 Game Drive—a small HDD that’s tough enough to handle travel or intense gaming. 

The device has a rugged look which many gamers will appreciate. The 5 TB size comes at an affordable price considering space, and it gives you enough room for a decent-sized library. 

A 2.5-inch HDD that spins at 5,200 RPMs and has speeds of up to 140 MB/s, it doesn’t have the rocket speed of an SSD. However, it will certainly do the workhorse job of providing storage and fast enough speeds to play from, as well as provide you with good transfer speeds. This drive just does exactly what you need it to do when you need it to do it. It’s a basic, yet reliable drive for your PS5 games.

Best Camera: Sony PS5 HD Camera

What We Like
  • Adjustable built-in stand

  • Integrates well with controller

  • Background removal production tools

What We Don't Like
  • No 4K recording

With a smart design that looks like parts pulled off of a Star Wars droid, the PS5 HD Camera integrates well with other PlayStation accessories. The black and white motif continues for all things PS5, and this camera fits right in.  

The camera comes with a built-in stand, which can be manipulated to display above or below your TV. It also integrates with the create button on the DualSense controller to begin recording in full 1080p. The dual lenses come together to capture high-quality video. There are some excellent background removal tools too, so you can insert yourself into your gameplay videos, or you can utilize green screen and remove your background entirely. 

With the amazing sharing capabilities built into the camera, there really is the opportunity for everyone to share their best gaming moments. It doesn’t have a microphone (the controller does though), and this camera is not compatible with the PSVR, but that’s a small exchange for the next-gen abilities of the PS5 HD Camera.

Best Budget: Sony PS5 Media Remote

What We Like
  • Console matching design

  • Quick load entertainment buttons

  • Can control some TV functions

What We Don't Like
  • Mic button is for future use

For many users, the PS5 will work double duty as both a gaming console and an entertainment center, and the PS5 Media Remote is an excellent pick for this purpose. You don’t want to waste your controller’s battery (or even get up to get your controller for that matter) when you just want to binge watch your latest show on Netflix. 

The PS5 Media Remote has a clean black and white design that perfectly matches your console. It has pretty much everything you could want in a media remote, including dedicated entertainment buttons for platforms like YouTube, Disney+, Netflix, and Spotify. It also includes playback controls with the main buttons you’d expect like play/pause and forward and backward buttons. 

With a built-in IR transmitter, the PS Remote can control your TV volume and power buttons, offering even more convenience. There’s a microphone button that will likely be used for some sort of voice control, but as of right now, it’s there for future use.

Final Verdict

The DualSense PS5 Controller offers better feedback and features that make it the best accessory overall for the PS5. The DualSense Controller Charging Station is also an excellent addition, providing a means for a cleaner setup and fast-charging, all in a device with an affordable price tag.

About Our Trusted Experts

Erika Rawes has been writing professionally for more than a decade, and she’s spent the last five years writing about consumer technology. Erika has reviewed roughly 125 gadgets, including computers, peripherals, A/V equipment, mobile devices, and smart home gadgets. Erika currently writes for Digital Trends and Lifewire.

Andrew Hayward has been covering technology and games since 2006. He's reviewed hundreds of products at Lifewire, covering everything from smartphones, wearables, smart home devices, games, and headphones.

What to Look for in a PS5 Accessories

Gaming Performance- How will the accessory affect your performance in a game? You want accessories that improve your gaming experience. Buttons should be easy to access, and headsets and controllers should be comfortable for long periods. 

Compatibility- First-party accessories all but guarantee seamless compatibility, but you can find great third-party options as well. It’s best to go for plug-and-play accessories that don’t require long setup processes. Look at the accessory’s ports, formatting, and features to make sure it will integrate well with the PS5 and its features. 

Durability- Durability is so essential with devices like headsets, controllers, and storage drives because they must be able to withstand thousands of hours of gameplay. Typically, if the accessory has quality components, quality materials, and a lengthy warranty, it’s likely to last longer than a device made out of cheap materials that don’t offer much in the way of a warranty.

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