Best Steam Deck accessories – Dot Esports
Valve’s Steam Deck is a versatile machine. While it masquerades as a handheld, it’s really a PC with plenty of flexibility when it comes to customization and accessorizing. Along with that flexibility comes the ability to expand storage, add on headphones, and more.
The best Steam Deck accessories are the ones you can plugin and use right off the rip with minimal configuration. That means looking for proper device connections and appropriate storage options is a must. Since the official Steam Deck Dock wasn’t available at launch and is still a way down the pipeline, USB-C docks are an ideal replacement that can offer greater functionality. We’ll cover the gamut when it comes to Steam Deck accessories, giving you plenty of options to check out should you find yourself in need of a Steam Deck refresh.
The Steam Deck’s top model is loaded with a 512GB NVMe SSD. While it sounds decent on paper, there are iPhones with as much storage that run smaller and less demanding applications. Expanding your Steam Deck storage is a good idea if you plan on making the handheld PC your daily driver when it comes to gaming. This is easy to do thanks to the microSD slot on the Steam Deck.
Looking at microSD options, you’ll really have to decide whether to opt for storage size, price, or speed. The Steam Deck supports the UHS-I (Ultra high-speed) of SD, SDXC, and SDHCA cards, so you’ve got a wide variety to choose from. Along with that decision, you’ll also have to pick a brand. A few household names you might recognize include SanDisk, Lexar, and Samsung.
Here are three of the best microSD options for Steam Deck.
SanDisk 1TB Extreme microSDXC UHS-I Memory Card
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For those interested in speed and storage capacity, this one terabyte microSD card from SanDisk ought to do the trick. It’s the most expensive of the trio, but you get what you pay for here, with read and write speeds of 160MB/s and 90MB/s, respectively along with a whole terabyte of storage for a heftier Steam library.
SanDisk 512GB Extreme microSDXC UHS-I Memory Card
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If you’re looking to simply double the storage of the top Steam Deck model, this will do the trick. Like the other SanDisk cards, this microSD card features solid speeds but cuts down on storage size and price. If you can catch it on sale, it runs about $60 as of late.
SAMSUNG EVO Select microSDXC 256GB Micro SD
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For those looking for just a bit more additional storage without breaking the bank, the SAMSUNG EVO Select microSD is a sound choice. With transfer speeds about the same as the SanDisk Ultra 512GB above, this microSD card provides a decent value for those who don’t have the largest Steam library.
Choosing a headset for gaming is largely subjective. There are some baseline criteria for gaming, especially competitive gaming, but the rest is more or less up to what you need a headset for. In the case of the Steam Deck, the only USB port users get is through a USB-C. While the Steam Deck also features a 3.5-millimeter jack, it isn’t really the most convenient option if you’re gaming on the go or …….