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The best Steam Deck accessories (2023)

A few extra accessories can improve your Steam Deck experience.

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Valve’s Steam Deck is one of the most innovative introductions to PC gaming in a long time. It kicked off a stream of portable consoles from other manufacturers and recently got an OLED version.

Originally sold with a reservation system, now anyone can order their own Steam Deck without waiting.

The Steam Deck itself is an all-in-one gaming PC that sits right in the palm of your hand. That means you don’t need accessories to game on the Steam Deck.

But most gamers know good accessories can significantly improve your gaming experience.

We’ve gathered our favorite Steam Deck accessories so that you can get the most out of your portable gaming console.

Our picks of the best Steam Deck accessories

From headsets to portable keyboards, you can pair tons of peripherals with the Steam Deck. But which ones should you get?

We’ve got you covered with the best Steam Deck accessories.

JSAUX Docking Station for Steam Deck

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JSAUX makes some of the best unofficial docking stations for portable gaming consoles, and this dual-display dock is excellent for the Steam Deck.

It adds one HDMI 2.0 and DisplayPort 1.2 output to view your Steam Deck on two 4K screens at 60Hz. While the Deck doesn’t have enough power to play games at that resolution, its great for a desktop replacement for work.

You also get power pass-through for charging, three USB-A 3.2 Gen 1 ports for accessories, and Gigabit Ethernet.

Jsaux docking station for steam deck JSAUX Docking Station for Steam Deck

The JSAUX Docking Station for Steam Deck adds tons of ports to the portable console, making it into a viable desktop replacement for gaming or getting some work done in Desktop mode.

Why we like it:
  • HDMI and DisplayPort outputs compatible with 4K 60fps
  • Adds Gigabit Ethernet, three USB-A 3.0 ports for accessories and USB-C charging
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12/05/2023 10:01 am GMT

Anker 7-in-1 USB-C Hub

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This Anker 7-in-1 Hub is a portable and convenient way to add more ports to the Steam Deck while on the go. It features USB-C 100W pass-through for charging and lots more.

It has a 4K-capable HDMI output for using the Steam Deck with an external monitor, two USB-A 3.2 Gen 1 ports, an SD card reader, and a USB-C data port.

That’s plenty to turn your console into a desktop replacement on the go, without the bulk of other docking stations.

Anker usb c hub Anker USB C Hub

Experience the ultimate in convenience and versatility with the Anker USB C Hub Adapter, featuring 7 essential ports for all your connectivity needs.

Why we like it:
  • Adds USB-C, two USB-A, HDMI, microSD and SD card readers to any USB-C equipped device
  • HDMI output supports 4K resolution
  • 100W pass-through charging
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12/05/2023 01:12 pm GMT

Official Steam Deck Docking Station

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If you are looking for a way to easily connect the Steam Deck to a monitor or want a way to charge the handheld conveniently, the Steak Deck Docking Station is perfect.

You get two USB ports, an HDMI port, USB-C, and an ethernet port. While you might get more ports from a third-party dock, the official one is guaranteed to fit your console better.

Editor's Choice
Steam deck docking station Steam Deck Docking Station

For just $89, Valve's got you covered with an accessory pack that includes an HDMI port, two USB ports, USB-C, and an ethernet port.

Why we like it: Adds extra USB-A and USB-C ports to your Steam Deck to turn it into a desktop replacement
HDMI output with 4K 60Hz support
Gigabit Ethernet port for wired networking
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UGREEN 6-1 USB-C Steam Deck Dock

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The Ugreen dock provides great display options for gamers. It can show 4K@60Hz, 2K@144Hz, and 1080P@240Hz, so it works with many types of monitors and gives smooth gameplay at different screen sizes and speeds.

This versatility allows Steam Deck owners to enjoy their favorite games on larger screens with stunning visuals.

Connectivity is key for any dedicated gamer, and the Ugreen dock delivers by providing two USB 3.0 ports, one USB-C port, and data transmission speeds up to 5Gbps.

Ugreen steam deck dock, 6-in-1 usb c docking station UGREEN Steam Deck Dock, 6-in-1 USB C Docking Station

The UGREEN Steam Deck Dock features a 4K@60Hz HDMI port, Gigabit Ethernet, PD 100W charging, 1x USB-C port, and 2x USB 3.0 ports. I t serves as both a dock and a stand for your Steam Deck, offering convenience and functionality in one sleek package.

What We Like:
  • 4K@60Hz HDMI output for high-quality, smooth gaming
  • Multiple USB A & C ports for easy peripheral connections
  • Gigabit Ethernet port for faster downloads and online play
  • 100W PD full-speed charging to keep your Steam Deck powered
  • Aluminum stand design with silicone pads for stability and cooling
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12/05/2023 07:41 pm GMT

Omnicharge 25,600mAh power bank

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You will definitely want a portable power bank to pair with your Steam Deck. The battery on the Steam Deck will drain pretty quickly when playing some more demanding games.

This 25,600mAh power bank from Omnicharge should keep you going for a while. It’s got 10W wireless charging, adjustable DC output and more.

READ MORE: Can Steam Deck play Minecraft?

This power bank provides a charging output of up to 60W via USB-C, which should quickly charge your Deck. And there are multiple ports so that you can charge multiple devices simultaneously.

Omni mobile 25600mah power bank Omni Mobile 25600mAh Power Bank

This premium power bank has 25,600mAh of capacity, plenty for all your electronics in daily use. It features 60W USB-C PD output, two 5V/2.4A QC 3.0 USB-A ports, and even adjustable DC output for charging laptops that don't use USB-C.

Why we like it:
  • 60W USB-C primary output capable of charging laptops
  • Adjustable DC output for other devices
  • 10W wireless charging pad
  • 45W input for fast recharging
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12/06/2023 04:36 am GMT

Anker 20,000mAh power bank

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You can also find a portable power bank that is cheaper. This option from Anker offers a similar 20,000mAh capacity battery at a much lower price.

But it is a bit slower than the previous option, outputting at a maximum of 20W. So you might have to wait a little longer to charge your Steam Deck up using this option.

Still, the 20,000mAh capacity should give you a couple of total charges on your Steam Deck to keep playing beyond the initial battery life.

Anker 525 powercore essential portable charger Anker 525 PowerCore Essential Portable Charger

The Anker 525 PowerCore Essential is Anker's go-to power bank to keep your devices charged at all times. With a 20,000mAh capacity, you can get 4 or 5 complete charges on your phone so you'll never run out of battery.

What We Like:
  • Portable enough to fit in your bag
  • 20,000mAh battery is enough to charge your phone four or five times
  • Wide compatibility with USB-A and USB-C outputs
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12/06/2023 04:41 am GMT

DLseego TPU protective shell case

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Depending on how clumsy you are with your electronics, you should outfit your Steam Deck with a protective case.

The DLseego TPU protective case is an excellent, affordable option. It offers a decent level of protection from scratches and light impacts.

The TPU material is typically found in many smartphone cases and offers a flexible but durable design. It also features a non-slip grip material on the handles of your Steam Deck for a little extra security.

Dlseego steam deck tpu protective case DLseego Steam Deck TPU Protective Case

Protect your Steam Deck from scratches and falls with this great value TPU case from DLseego. Designed to hug your portable console like a glove, it will add extra grip as the back has anti-slip markings.

What We Like:
  • Form-fitting protection for the Steam Deck
  • Doesn't cover any ports or exhausts
  • TPU gives shockproofing from drops or knocks
  • Anti-slip back panel for more grip
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12/06/2023 05:01 am GMT

JSAUX standing case

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The JSAUX standing case offers a similar TPU shell as the DLseego above. But JSAUX added a stand to this one in case you wanted to game hands-free on your Steam Deck.

This case offers an ergonomic grip with texturing on either side to help you grip your Steam Deck.

But what stands out the most (pun shamelessly intended) is the flip-out stand that lets the Steam Deck stand up by itself. That could make things much easier if you’re playing Steam Deck with a mouse and keyboard.

Jsaux kickstand protective case for steam deck JSAUX Kickstand Protective Case for Steam Deck

This stylish case from JSAUX covers your Steam Deck in comfortable TPU for shockproofing, while the fold out kickstand means you can prop it up without a dock, perfect for watching movies or using it with a keyboard and mouse.

What We Like:
  • Flip-out kickstand to hold your Steam Deck up without a dock
  • Textured back for added grip
  • Fits perfectly around the openings and exhausts of your Steam Deck
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12/06/2023 07:41 am GMT

Daydayup Steam Deck carrying case

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The Daydayup carrying case is your one-stop shop to protect and haul around your Steam Deck in comfort. It features a rugged outer shell to protect your Steam Deck from dings and drops.

Inside, the Steam Deck fits in a cushioned compartment with a mesh zipper pouch that can store all your cords, a power bank, earbuds, and other small accessories.

Daydayup carrying case compatible with steam deck Daydayup Carrying Case Compatible with Steam Deck

The case Valve includes with the Steam Deck is good for protection, but it doesn't have any space to store accessories. This case from Daydayup has tons of space for chargers, SD cards, and more so you're always prepared for gaming.

What We Like:
  • Hard shell construction to store the Steam Deck in protective comfort
  • Plenty of space for chargers, battery banks, and other accessories
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Waterfield Cityslicker leather case

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A premium case for your Steam Deck might be one of the ultimate accessories. Next up, we have the Cityslicker leather case from Waterfield.

The outside of the Cityslicker comprises full-grain leather, and the inside features a soft liner. The case offers stellar protection with its ballistic nylon lining or waxed canvas, depending on which version you get.

The best part is that you can pick your colors and decide if you want D-rings added for a carrying strap.

Cityslicker case for steam deck CitySlicker Case for Steam Deck

Carry your Stream Deck in style with this premium sleeve from WaterField. They're made with natural full-grain leather and either ballistic nylon or waxed leather for luxurious protection for your portable console.

What We Like:
  • Premium protection for your Steam Deck
  • Space for USB-C cable, SD cards, Micro SD cards, earbuds and a HDMI cable
  • Full-grain leather, ballistics nylon and tough zips
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Apple AirPods Pro 2

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Apple’s second-generation AirPods Pro are great earbuds to use with your Steam Deck.

They connect easily with Bluetooth and come with 30 hours of playtime, including the battery case.

They offer great sound with the H2 chipset. Plus, you get noise cancelation, so you don’t have to worry about interruptions when you’re in the middle of a game.

Apple airpods pro (2nd generation) Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Generation)

The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) are wireless earbuds offering high-quality sound, active noise cancellation, and a customizable fit. They are dust, sweat, and water-resistant and come with a multi-functional charging case.

What We Like:
  • Sound Quality: The H2 chip ensures rich and immersive audio, with noise cancellation for focused listening.
  • Customizable Fit: Four pairs of silicone tips provide a comfortable fit for various ear sizes.
  • Durability: The earbuds are resistant to dust, sweat, and water, suitable for various conditions.
  • Functional Case: The case offers multiple charging options and features like Precision Finding and a built-in speaker.
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12/05/2023 10:25 am GMT

EarFun Air Pro 3 earbuds

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If you’re looking for a more affordable pair of premium earbuds to connect to your Steam Deck, look no further than the EarFun Air Pro 3 earbuds.

The Air Pro 3s offer incredible sound and range with minimal distortion, even at higher volumes. Plus, you get environment and active noise cancelation for interruption-free gaming.

It also has Bluetooth 5.3 with a 55ms latency connection for little to no lag for your game sound.

Earfun air pro 3 anc earbuds EarFun Air Pro 3 ANC Earbuds

These noise-canceling earbuds are packed with some seriously impressive features, including active noise canceling, low-latency for gaming use, and minimal distortion even when played LOUD.

What We Like:
  • 55ms latency for lag-free performance when gaming
  • Comfortable thanks to the AirPods-esque design
  • Active noise cancelling to drown out outside noise
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12/06/2023 08:46 am GMT

SteelSeries Arctis 7+ wireless gaming headset

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SteelSeries’ Arctis line of headsets remains one of the most comfortable headsets I’ve tried to date. However, one issue with the headset is that it lacks Bluetooth connectivity.

You’ll need to use the USB-C port on the Steam Deck or something like the Anker 7-in-1 Hub mentioned above to connect the headset.

If you decide to use your Steam Deck docked with a hub like that, then you definitely can’t go wrong with the SteelSeries Arctis 7+.

Steelseries arctis 7+ SteelSeries Arctis 7+
$148.64 $129.99

The SteelSeries Arctis 7+ punched above its weight for sound quality and comfort.

What We Like:
  • Comfortable design with large earcups
  • Long battery life for loads of gaming time
  • Solid 2.4GHz wireless connectivity
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12/06/2023 09:31 am GMT

EPOS H3 Hybrid wireless gaming headset

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The H3 Hybrid offers excellent sound and comfort like other headsets. But one cool thing about the H3 Hybrid is that it connects to two devices simultaneously.

You can connect it wired via USB and wireless via Bluetooth to listen to two devices at the same time. That could be convenient if you were talking on the phone and playing the Steam Deck simultaneously.

The H3 Hybrid also features a detachable boom microphone, so you can turn it into a lower profile pair of headphones for when you’re out gaming on the go with your Steam Deck.

Epos audio h3 hybrid bluetooth gaming headset EPOS Audio H3 Hybrid Bluetooth Gaming Headset

The Epos H3 Hybrid is a versatile gaming headset with closed-back earcups to limit sound leakage. It features USB and Bluetooth connectivity, and can play sound from two devices at once when connected correctly.

What We Like:
  • Wired and wireless connectivity for versatile listening
  • Can connect to two devices at once and listen to them both, perfect for taking phone calls while gaming
  • Removable boom mic
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12/07/2023 12:10 am GMT

Razer Orochi V2 Mobile Gaming Mouse

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The Razer Orochi V2 is the perfect portable gaming mouse to use with the Steam Deck, with an ambidextrous shape, sub-60g weight for portability, and most importantly–Bluetooth connectivity.

That means you don’t have to worry about carrying a dock or adapter for the Steam Deck‘s USB-C port, as you can wirelessly connect whenever you need.

Razer orochi v2 mobile wireless gaming mouse Razer Orochi V2 Mobile Wireless Gaming Mouse
$69.99 $52.90

The Razer Orochi V2 is one of the best mobile mice around, with hundreds of hours of battery life from a single AA battery, multiple connectivity options, and a small, ambidextrous shape for any grip style.

What We Like:
  • Sub-60g ultralight design, perfect for taking with you on the go
  • Wireless via Bluetooth or 2.4GHz Razer Hyperspeed dongle
  • Super long battery life using a single AA lithium battery
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12/06/2023 09:53 am GMT

Cooler Master SK622 Wireless

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As with gaming mice, so many games in the Steam library work much better with a keyboard. But the Steam Deck is still designed for mobile gaming, so a portable keyboard like the SK622 is what you need.

This particular keyboard is a 60% design. So, not only is it missing the number pad on the right side, but it also packs all necessary keyboard keys into one of the smallest form gaming keyboards you can find.

And it connects with Bluetooth. So you don’t have to worry about keeping up with a dongle or buying an extra gadget to make it compatible with your Steam Deck.

Cooler master sk622 wireless gaming keyboard Cooler Master SK622 Wireless Gaming Keyboard

The Cooler Master SK622 is a great portable mechanical keyboard for gaming use. It's got low-profile switches for a slimmer profile, USB-C or Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, and a 60% form factor to take up less space in your bag.

What We Like:
  • 60% form factor to easily fit in your bag for portability
  • Bluetooth connectivity for wire-free gaming
  • Choice of low-profile mechanical key switches to get your preferred typing feel
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12/06/2023 12:53 am GMT

Xbox Core Wireless Controller

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While the Steam Deck does have its onboard controller, you will only sometimes want to pick it up. The smaller thumbsticks aren’t the easiest to use, so you might prefer a dedicated controller.

You can’t beat using an Xbox controller for all those times you’re docked to play on a larger screen.

Many of the games in your library support one, it’s ergonomic and has superior quality thumbsticks, and it works either wired or by Bluetooth.

Microsoft xbox wireless controller Microsoft Xbox Wireless Controller

The Xbox Wireless Controller is the gold standard all other gaming controllers are judged by. It's well-built, comfortable to hold, and more importantly, supported by pretty much every device and game under the sun.

What We Like:
  • Offset thumbsticks for ergonomic play
  • The gold standard for game controllers, compatible with pretty much any device or game
  • Bluetooth, Wired and Wireless connectivity (needs dongle for PC Wireless)
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PlayStation 5 DualSense controller

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If PlayStation controllers are more your speed, the PlayStation 5 DualSense controller is a great option. It’s the best accessory you can add when playing the Steam Deck docked.

Of course, you’re completely free of wires, so you’ll have ultimate freedom when playing. And the DualSense has tons of great features, like haptic feedback, adaptive triggers, and much more.

Plus, the DualSense has a great Bluetooth connection, so hooking it up to your Steam Deck is a breeze.

The DualSense is a reliable and great-feeling controller.

Sony ps5 dualsense wireless controller Sony PS5 DualSense Wireless Controller
From $49.00

The Sony DualSense controller for PS5 is also one of the best mobile gaming controllers on the market, thanks to its Bluetooth connectivity. It's also got a more natural thumbstick arrangement and a more sculpted design.

What We Like:
  • Symmetrical thumbsticks because your hands aren't different sizes
  • Ergonomic shape that suits some hand shapes better
  • Bluetooth connectivity and in-built rechargeable battery
  • Immersive haptic feedback on triggers and main body of controller
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12/06/2023 12:53 am GMT

AOpen 15.6″ portable monitor

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The AOpen 15.6″ portable monitor is an excellent option for portable gaming with the Steam Deck. This is a 15.6″ monitor with its own stand that you can set up anywhere.

And it has a USB-C port for display, so you won’t need anything extra to hook up your Steam Deck. The AOpen monitor does require a power supply, so its portability is somewhat limited.

And if you connect it directly to your Steam Deck, you won’t be able to use the Steam Deck‘s USB-C port for charging. So, you will be limited by the device’s battery if you use additional hardware.

Aopen portable monitor Aopen Portable Monitor

This portable touchscreen from Aopen gives you a 15.6-inch IPS screen to play games on, or to use as a second screen for productivity while working on the desktop.

What We Like:
  • 15.6-inch IPS panel with 1080p (Full HD) resolution
  • Touchscreen for productivity
  • Slim design for portability
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12/05/2023 11:26 am GMT

LG Ultragear 27″

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We talk a lot about the portability of the Steam Deck, as that is what it was mainly designed for.

But it’s still a full-functioning gaming PC. And pair it up with the Gigabyte M27Q Pro 27″ gaming monitor, and you’ve got a decent gaming setup.

READ MORE: The best equipment for your sim racing rig

The 1440p display has a 240Hz refresh rate with FreeSync support for buttery smooth frames. And it’s got USB-C input, with an internal KVM.

That means you can connect your Steam Deck with one cable, and have a keyboard and mouse attached to the monitor for controlling it. Winner.

Gigabyte m27q pro Gigabyte M27Q Pro
$329.99 $289.99

The Gigabyte M27Q Pro is a 27-inch gaming monitor with a 240Hz refresh rate, IPS panel with 1440p resolution, and 10-bit color support. It's also got a KVM, for controlling multiple attached devices from one keyboard and mouse.

What We Like:
  • 27-inch IPS panel with 1440p resolution
  • 240Hz refresh rate and FreeSync support for smooth frames
  • 10-bit color with VESA Display HDR400 certification
  • KVM with USB-C for controlling multiple devices
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12/05/2023 03:36 pm GMT

SCUF Exo posture cushion

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The Steam Deck is pretty hefty, at 23.6 oz (669g). That’s a lot of strain on your wrists and back when playing handheld without support.

SCUF has you covered with the Exo posture pillow. We’ve been using these with controllers and our Nintendo Switch, so we know it’ll be okay with the added weight of the Steam Deck.

The Exo is inflatable (or maybe deflatable if you want to look at it that way), so you can throw it in your bag to use wherever you are gaming. For $40, it’ll help save you from a lifetime of aching joints.

Scuf exo ergonomic posture cushion SCUF Exo Ergonomic Posture Cushion

The SCUF Exo is an inflatable ergonomic lap cushion designed to wrap around your waist as you play games, to reduce strain on your arms from the controller's weight.

What We Like:
  • Blow-up lap cushion for supporting your controller or portable console
  • Deflate-able for easy transportation
  • Reduces unnecessary strain on your arms, back, and joints
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12/05/2023 03:21 pm GMT

Lexar microSD

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Depending on the size of the Steam Deck you went with, you may need extra storage sooner rather than later.

With this two-pack of 128GB microSD cards from Lexar, you can store a bunch of extra games over the initial capacity of your device. You can load them up and then store the additional card in your carrying case.

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Remember when large capacity MicroSD cards where prohibitively expensive? We can, which is why we're amazed that you can get a two pack of 128GB MicroSD cards to stuff in someone's stocking this holiday at this price.

What We Like:
  • Two 128GB MicroSD cards with SD adapter
  • 100MB/s UHS-I transfer speeds for 4K image or video capture
  • Ideal for drones, portable consoles, or cameras
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12/04/2023 06:32 pm GMT

Samsung EVO 512GB microSD

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This 512GB option from Samsung will give you a little more room to play. You can fit tons of additional games on your Steam Deck with half a terabyte of extra storage.

The more storage you have the better. Nobody wants to uninstall and reinstall games constantly because they don’t have enough storage.

Samsung evo select 512gb microsd Samsung Evo Select 512GB microSD

With fast transfer speeds of up to 130MB/s, a range of storage capacities up to 512GB, and built-in durability to withstand even the toughest conditions, this memory card is a must-have for anyone looking to store photos, videos, and other media on their mobile devices.

What We Like:
  • High Speeds: This memory card has fast read and writes speeds of up to 130MB/s and 90MB/s, respectively, which makes it suitable for use in devices that require fast data transfer speeds
  • Durability: The memory card is built to withstand harsh conditions, including water, high temperatures, X-rays, magnets, and more.
  • Versatility: The EVO Select memory card is compatible with various devices, such as smartphones, tablets, and the Steam Deck.
12/05/2023 02:11 pm GMT

SanDisk 1TB Extreme microSD

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And finally, we’ve got the big one. This 1TB of storage offers twice as much storage as the Samsung option mentioned above. Even the largest Steam Deck only comes with 512GB of storage.

Adding this 1TB microSD from SanDisk will triple the number of games you can install on your device.

That should keep you going for a long time. Although some of today’s games are absolutely massive, so you still might fill that up quickly.

Sandisk 1tb extreme microsdxc uhs-i memory card SanDisk 1TB Extreme microSDXC UHS-I Memory Card

With fast transfer speeds up to 190MB/s, this microSDXC card from SanDisk is perfect for applications needing speedy storage like recording 4K video, or playing video games on a portable console.

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12/06/2023 07:51 am GMT

Internal SSD replacements

Even with the new Steam Deck OLED, the maximum already installed storage option is 1TB. That’s a lot for a portable gaming console but it might only be a fraction of your Steam library.

Thankfully, Valve makes it easy to swap the internal SSD for a new one. You’ll need a tool kit and an M.2 SSD in the 2230 form factor to do the swap, which are currently available in up to 2TB capacities.

Ugreen Nexode 140W USB-C GaN Charger

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It’s no secret the Steam Deck commands a lot of power. And if you’re playing it mobile, you’ll eventually need to recharge it. This is where the Nexode 140W USB-C GaN charger comes in.

Instead of waiting for your regular charger to juice up the Steam Deck, this charger can finish it in half the time.

The charger uses GaN technology, which generates a high-efficiency charge with less heat. This new technology is gaining popularity as it can deliver more power to devices than traditional chargers.

What would typically take your Steam Deck an hour to charge, this Nexode 140W can get it done in just 30 minutes or less.

Editor's Pick
Ugreen nexode 140w usb-c gan charger UGREEN Nexode 140W USB-C GaN Charger

Small enough to fit in your backpack but powerful enough to charge all devices quickly. Perfect for travelers, students, and just about anyone who appreciates a quick charge.

Quick Verdict: If you're a MacBook owner reading this, Ugreen's Nexode is superior to Apple's 140W option. It's smaller and faster and built like a rock. It's a solid USB C charger and does its job right out of the box. If you want a fast-charging workhorse, this is it.
  • Super-fast charging speeds
  • Plenty of ports to go around
  • Charges two laptops simultaneously
  • It’s a bit on the pricey side at $149.99
  • 140W might be too much power for some if you don’t plan on using it with a laptop
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GuliKit Hall Effect (no drift) Electromagnetic Joystick Module

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Stick drift is a big issue, especially on smaller joysticks like those on the Steam Deck. These replacement joysticks fix drift once and for all because they use the hall effect for sensing.

Because they use magnets, they won’t wear like normal joystick modules. These units are only for all Steam Decks using Type A or B sticks.

What’s even better is that the redesigned joystick replacements don’t need soldering, so all you have to worry about is the number of screws it takes to get to that part in your Steam Deck.

Gulikit hall effect sensor joystick for steam deck Gulikit Hall Effect Sensor Joystick for Steam Deck

The joysticks in the Steam Deck aren't bad, but will wear out over time and cause stick drift. This drop-in replacement from Guilkit uses magnets and the Hall effect instead, so they'll never drift and will stay accurate for years to come.

What We Like:
  • Two replacement joysticks for the Steam Deck with Hall Effect sticks instead of potentiometers so they won't ever drift
  • Comes with all the tools needed
  • Works with type A and type B Steam Decks
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12/05/2023 03:06 pm GMT

Apple AirTag

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This might not be an exciting accessory but it could prove to be a very necessary one. The Steam Deck is portable, and the last thing you want is to lose it somewhere.

So why not throw an AirTag in the case to help you keep track? Or go even further and slip the AirTag inside the Steam Deck itself.

And no, we’re not joking. One Redditor discovered there’s enough room to slip an AirTag inside the Steam Deck, thanks to Valve’s willingness for self-repair.

Just be sure not to interfere with any circuits inside the device, and you should be good to go. You can even use a little electrical tape as a safety measure.

Apple airtag 4 pack Apple AirTag 4 Pack
$99.00 $86.88

Apple's AirTag is a sleek, disk-shaped Bluetooth tracker that allows you to keep tabs on your most important belongings with the help of the Find My network.

What We Like:
  • Seamless integration with Apple ecosystem: AirTags work effortlessly with the Find My app on iOS devices, making it easy to locate lost items within the Apple ecosystem.
  • It finds you lost stuff: The U1 chip in Apple AirTags enables Ultra-Wideband technology, allowing for more accurate and precise location tracking when used with compatible iPhones.
  • Highly customizable: AirTags can be personalized with free engraving, offering a unique touch to each device. Additionally, numerous accessories and cases are available to suit different tastes and preferences.
  • Strong privacy features: Apple has designed AirTags with user privacy in mind, ensuring that your data is secure and only accessible by you.
  • Killer battery life: With a replaceable CR2032 battery, AirTags boast up to one year of battery life, reducing the need for frequent charging or replacements.
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12/04/2023 11:16 pm GMT

How we make our picks

So, how did we choose all the best Steam Deck accessories to include in this list? It’s easy – we personally tested many on the list.

On top of that, we spent hours researching user reviews, Reddit posts, YouTube videos, and more. But mainly, our first-hand experience is ultimately how we drafted our picks.

The best Steam Deck accessories will greatly enhance your enjoyment

And that does it for some of the best accessories you can add to your Steam Deck.

Of course, there are tons of mice, keyboards, and other accessories that you could pair with the Steam Deck to enhance your gaming experience. These are just some of our favorites.

We’ll update this article with any additional accessories we see. It’s definitely an exciting time for PC gaming as the Steam Deck gets into the hands of more and more gamers.

Did we miss any must-have Steam Deck accessories? If so, let. us know down below in the comments.

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