The best hardware for PS4, PC and Xbox One – TVs, soundbars, controllers, and more

9 May 2017 00:05 GMT

Getting the best experience out of your gaming setup is a must. With that in mind, here’s our guide to the best hardware for PS4, PC, Xbox One and beyond.

Video games aren’t going anywhere. That’s just one of life’s simple facts. It’s been around for almost half a century now and the industry has seen more growth in the last decade than ever before. Gaming will be here for a very long time and while there is a lot of debate out there about whether the current set of consoles – PS4, Xbox One and Switch – will be the final ‘generation’ of dedicated gaming boxes to be released, you can rest assured that the technology will keep advancing and awesome things will keep coming out.

The fact that technology will keep getting better is both a blessing and a curse, however. Sure, it’s lovely that gaming has come so far but you’ll have to spend some serious time keeping up with all the fancy new features, accessories and things to go along with the latest games and consoles. Doing so is easier said than done, for the most part.

All that being said, we’ve spent some time taking a look at the absolute best stuff out there for these consoles. We’ve put together guides and articles on the best TVs, soundbars, controllers, accessories, and more for PS4 and Xbox One, as well as for PC and even Nintendo Switch at times. You can take a quick look at a bunch of these guides right here and feel free to click through and read up on the best hardware of your choosing.

The best TV for PS4 Pro and Xbox One S

LG 4K OLED big

So you’ve got your shiny gaming console, now you need to find the absolute best way to play it. That will involve getting the right television set for the job. In the case of PS4 Pro and Xbox One S consoles, that means 4K and not just any 4K – the best 4K TV for gaming. TVs come out a whole lot more often than games consoles do – typically every year – so the tech doesn’t always match up but as 4K becomes more and more commonplace, the prices of these high-end TV sets are seeing a welcome downturn lately. Our guide to the best TV for PS4 Pro and Xbox One S will hopefully help you figure out exactly which TV is best for you, your console and your budget.

The best TV for PS4 Pro and Xbox One S

The best soundbars for PS4 Pro, Xbox One S and TV


As nice as a big fancy 4K TV can be, the vast majority of television sets to this day just don’t have what it takes to deliver the kind of audio levels that you get with a nice, dedicated soundbar audio system. Let’s face it, too, the thinner TVs get these days, the less likely they are to be able to deliver a satisfying sound system. Thankfully, there’s a whole bunch of dedicated soundbars out there for each and every type of television and setup. As you may have come to expect from a home cinema type setup, this doesn’t always mean a cheap solution, but you may be surprised at the level of audio quality you can get out of a soundbar that doesn’t also break the bank.

With the latest batch of these high-end soundbars featuring the latest Dolby Atmos tech, a nice soundbar can make all the difference between a good gaming setup and a truly great one. Our guide goes through the best soundbars for PS4 Pro, Xbox One S, TV and Blu-rays.

The best soundbars for PS4 Pro, Xbox One S and TV

The best gamepads and controllers for PS4, PC and Xbox One


You’ve sorted out the console, the television and the soundbar. What comes next? In most cases, getting the right controller. Sure, if you’re a console gamer you’ll get a standard Xbox One or PS4 controller along with your console but what you might not realise is that there is a whole host of other options out there, most designed to suit different needs and be ideal for different games. PC owners will be all too aware that you’ve always had to buy your own controller if mouse and keyboard isn’t your thing, so you may as well make sure that you’re putting your money in the right place and getting the best. So, with that in mind, our guide to the best gamepads and controllers for PS4, PC and Xbox One can be found right on this handy-dandy link below.

The best gamepads and controllers for PS4, PC and Xbox One

The best specialist controllers for PS4 – including mouse and keyboard converters


Let’s take that last category and get even more niche with it. If you’re a PS4 owner and find yourself dedicated to first-person shooters, fighting games or any number of other specific genres, you’ll want to take a look at our guide to the best specialist controllers for PS4. In this article, we take a look at the weird and wonderful side of third-party accessories, including the wild world of PS4 mouse and keyboard converters designed to let you hone your FPS skills with the most accuracy possible. If you’d like to see what else the PS4 controller world has to offer, head on over to our guide and see what’s there.

The best specialist controllers for PS4 – including mouse and keyboard converters

The best steering wheels for PS4 and PC

Logitech G29v2

If racing games are your thing, it’s really only a matter of time before you eventually convince yourself that you need a steering wheel controller. Whether you’re a PS4 or PC owner, you’re going to have to be a real diehard racing game fan to invest in one of these full setups but if you’ve ever had the opportunity to try one out, you’ll know that they can make a massive difference to your playing experience. Maybe it’ll even improve your performance on the track, who knows. One way or another, we’ve got a guide ot the best steering wheels for PS4 and PC for you to check out, including some of the best add-ons for the controllers because who doesn’t want a gear stick on their desktop?

The best steering wheels for PS4 and PC

The best accessories for PS4 and Xbox One

Over at our sister-site, Jelly Deals, there are even more buying guides and recommendations available for PS4, Xbox One and more. If you fancy it, you can check out the guides to the best accessories for PS4 and Xbox One, which you can think of as a list of essential accessories that you’re probably going to want to get at some point as a console owner. There’s lots of various different things to check out there, so feel free to head on over to the site and have a read.

The best accessories for PS4 (Jelly Deals)

The best accessories for Xbox One (Jelly Deals)

The best external hard drive for PS4

Recently, a PlayStation 4 firmware update (4.50) finally gave owners the ability to add extra storage space to their PS4 consoles using an external hard drive. This was by far one of the most requested features the console has had since its launch over three years ago and now, finally, it’s a reality. With that in mind, the folks at Jelly Deals put together a guide to the absolute best external hard drive for PS4, so you can make sure you get the best and don’t waste your money on something silly.

The best external hard drive for PS4 (Jelly Deals)

Hopefully, you’ll be able to find something that fascinates you and improve your overall gaming setup with the help of some of these guides, recommendations and tips. Do you have something specific you’d like us to take a look at in the future? Leave us a comment below and we’ll check our your suggestions.

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