10 Super-Cool Accessories for the Xbox 360Joslyn Gray
When your game system becomes your family hearth, it’s only natural that you might want to make it a little more personal. After all, your family is unique, isn’t it?
A huge range of accessories are available to personalize your Xbox 360: from cool controllers to custom skins to protect your console. At prices ranging from below $5 to about $50, these would make great holiday presents for the gamer in your life!
One accessory I’ve included here isn’t so much about protecting the console or making it look different: it’s about not having to replace your controller batteries. The recharging center can charge up two controllers at once. The custom NiMH rechargeable batteries allow for a “drop and charge” design — you don’t even have to remove the batteries to charge them. At under $25, it’ll definitely save you money on batteries in the long run.
I didn’t include accessories that I think of as being for grown-up gamers, like headsets and chatpads. These are strictly all-ages and family-friendly.
Check out my picks for coolest accessories, below!
10 Super-Cool Xbox Accessories 1 of 11Click the arrows to scroll through!
Batarang Controller 2 of 11I totally heart this Batman-themed "Batarang" controller!
Available on Amazon, $27.00.
Vinyl Skin for Xbox 360 Slim: Red Dragon 3 of 11Durable vinyl skins protect your console from scratches and abrasions, but don't leave a sticky residue when removed.
Available on Amazon, $9.99.
Xbox 360 Faceplate: Hotrod 4 of 11This pattern is called "Hotrod," so maybe it's supposed to be tough, but I think it's really pretty.
Available on Amazon, $6.17.
Glow In the Dark Controllers 5 of 11Not that we play in the dark, actually. But anything that helps our controllers stand out helps keep them from getting lost in the couch cushions!
Available on Amazon in multiple colors, $37.32.
Vinyl Skin for Xbox 360 Slim: Trees 6 of 11I love this pretty, natural-looking design. Also comes with sticker skins for two controllers.
Available on Amazon, $14.99.
Xbox 360 Faceplate: Woody 7 of 11Want your game system to blend in a bit better with your living room? Give it a sleek look with the "Woody" faceplate.
Available on Amazon, $13.97.
Rock Candy Xbox 360 Controller 8 of 11Available in a rainbow of colors, the translucent cover lets you see the components inside.
Available on Amazon, $24.99.
Vinyl Skin for Xbox 360 Slim: Pink Leopard 9 of 11Express your inner girly gamer.
Available on Amazon, $14.99.
Nyko Charge Base 10 of 11Drop-in design allows for easy charging of Xbox 360 wireless controllers. The included custom NiMH rechargeable batteries supply up to 25 hours of play time.
Available on Amazon, $24.96.
Rainbow Cats Skin Sticker for Xbox Controller 11 of 11Specially cut for the Xbox controller. Will hold well but is still easy to remove to change your controller's look!
Available on Amazon, $4.99.
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