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The best Steam Deck accessories

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.

If you were lucky enough to get your hands on an early Steam Deck, you’ll likely be looking to pair some accessories with your new device.

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

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

For example, there’s even a way to turn the Steam Deck into a stationary gaming PC that you hook to a monitor before the official Steam Deck dock comes out.

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

From headsets to portable keyboards, you can pair tons of accessories with the Steam Deck. But which ones should you get? This post will answer that below.

So let’s see what kind of accessories are out there.

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Anker 7-in-1 USB-C Hub

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Kicking things off in our list of Steam Deck accessories, this Anker 7-in-1 Hub can take Steam Deck gaming to a whole different level.

Valve plans to release a dock for the Steam Deck so you can dock the device and hook it up to a TV or monitor, like a Nintendo Switch.

But Valve’s dock isn’t coming out until at least late spring, and Anker’s 7-in-1 hub can get the job done today. It features an HDMI hookup to connect a monitor and pass through charging via USB-C.

That way, you can hook the Steam Deck up to the Anker Hub and play games for hours without worrying about battery life. The Anker 7-in-1 Hub is available on Amazon for $34.99.

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 conveniently charge the handheld, the Steak Deck Docking Station is perfect.

For $89, you get two USB ports, an HDMI port, USB-C, and an ethernet port. Now that anyone can buy a Steam Deck, we highly recommend checking out this option from Valve if you want more functionality from your gaming handheld.

Unitek Cooling Dock Pro

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With so much tech packed into a small case, the Steam Deck can occasionally get pretty hot. Unitek has created its own solution with the Cooling Dock Pro.

The Unitek Cooling Dock Pro works like most other docking stations, with passthrough charging, HDMI output, and a LAN port for wired internet.

But where it stands apart is the included thermoelectric cooler. It uses a metallic contact plate and a cooler on the back to help keep your Steam Deck cooler during those intense gaming sessions.

The Unitek Cooling Dock Pro is available on the Unitek website for $119.

JSAUX upgraded docking station

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We’re still waiting for news about the official Steam Deck Dock, so until then, it’s time for some third-party action.

The upgraded dock from JSAUX has HDMI 4K60 output, Gigabit ethernet, USB-C for charging, and three USB-A 3.0 ports.

READ MORE: Can the Steam Deck play GTA 5?

Supporting 100W power delivery, it can charge at the full 45W that the Steam Deck supports. Oh, and it’s also compatible with iPads or Android phones with USB-C.

Omni Mobile 25,600mah power bank

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And 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.

READ MORE: Can Steam Deck play Minecraft?

This power bank provides a charging output of up to 60W via USB-C, which should your device pretty quickly.

And there are multiple ports, so you can charge multiple devices simultaneously.

With this amount of stored power, you should be able to charge your Steam Deck up to full at least a couple of times before recharging the battery. You can get this power bank from Omnicharge from Amazon for $149.99.

Anker 20,000mah power bank

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You can also find a portable power bank for a little bit 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 full charges on your Steam Deck so you can keep playing beyond the initial battery life.

The Anker 20,000mah portable power bank is available on Amazon for $69.99.

iVoler Steam Deck screen protector 3-pack

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By now, most of us know screen protectors are crucial to keeping our devices safe.

If you’re still on the fence about whether or not to add a screen protector to your Steam Deck, just do it. Unless you’re comfortable risking scratches or cracks in your $400 plus dollar investment.

iVoler has already developed screen protectors for the Steam Deck. And you can get a pack of three on Amazon for just under $12.

Do yourself a favor and protect your Steam Deck’s screen from scratches with a screen protector or three.

DLseego TPU protective shell case

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

The DLseego TPU protective case is a good option that’s affordable and offers a decent level of prottection from scratches and light impacts.

The TPU material is what’s typically found in many smartphone cases, and offers a flexible but durable design.

While it might not save your Steam Deck from big falls, the DLseego case provides good scratch protection and some cushioning from potential impacts.

It also features a non-slip grip material on the handles of your Steam Deck for a little extra security.

The DLseego case is available on Amazon for just $16.99. Click the button below to check it out.

JSAUX standing case

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Another option you might want to consider is the JSAUX standing case.

It 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 (no pun intended) is the flip-out stand that lets the Steam Deck stand up by itself.

This case could make things much easier if you’re playing Steam Deck with a mouse and keyboard. Check out the JSAUX stand case on the JSAUX website.

Daydayup Steam Deck carrying case

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If a full-on carrying case is more your style, then check out the daydayup Steam Deck carrying case.

The Daydayup carrying case is your one-stop shop to protect and haul around your Steam Deck in comfort.

The Daydayup carrying case features a hard, protective outer shell to keep your Steam Deck safe 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.

Oh, and there’s an included 16-slot SD card case so you can carry around all the game storage you’ll ever need.

The Daydayup case is available on Amazon for $19.99.

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.

Now, all three versions of the Steam Deck already come with a case. But Waterfield’s Cityslicker is a decent step up.

The outside comprises full-grain leather, and the inside features a soft liner. And the case offers stellar protection with its ballistic nylon lining.

The Waterfield Cityslicker will have you carrying your Steam Deck in style while offering an increased level of protection from damage.

The Cityslicker is available for preorder on the Waterfield website starting at $129.

JSAUX Carrying case (hard shell)

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More options are never a bad thing, and if you are a fan of some of JSAUX other products on this list, the company’s Steam Deck carrying case is worth checking out.

This protective case for Steam Deck includes places for chargers, earbuds, and more. The best part, at $29, it won’t break the bank. It’s available on Amazon (link below) or directly from the company.

Audeze Penrose wireless gaming headset

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And now we’re on to the accessories that enhance your gameplay experience.

To start things off, the Audeze Penrose wireless gaming headset is a great option to pair with your Steam Deck.

The Audeze Penrose features Bluetooth, so you don’t have to worry about buying any extra accessories to work with the Steam Deck.

The headset is lightweight and features a powerful battery that will keep you gaming for hours.

And its planar drivers offer incredible sound both in games and when listening to music. The Audeze Penrose is a great-sounding headset that would work well with the Steam Deck.

Check out our full review here if you’re not convinced. You can snag the Audeze Penrose from Amazon for $299.

SteelSeries Arctis 7+ wireless gaming headset

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Another great headset option for the Steam Deck is the SteelSeries Arctis 7+. SteelSeries is known for its award-winning gaming peripherals, and the Arctis 7+ is not different.

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.

But, 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+.

Check out our full review of the Arctis 7+ here. The SteelSeries Arctis 7+ is available at Amazon for $169.99.

EPOS H3 Hybrid wireless gaming headset

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The final headset that will work well with the Steam Deck is the H3 Pro Hybrid from EPOS. Like the other headsets mentioned, the H3 Hybrid offers great sound and comfort.

But one cool thing about the H3 Hybrid is that it can connect to two devices simultaneously.

You can connect it wired via USB and wireless via Bluetooth simultaneously to listen to two devices at once.

That could be convenient, for instance, if you were talking on the phone and playing the Steam Deck at the same time.

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.

The EPOS H3 is available at Amazon for $179.

SteelSeries Aerox 3 Wireless

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You can also enhance your Steam Deck experience with old-school PC gaming accessories. Of course, the Steam Deck has several of its own control options.

But some games are just so much better with a mouse. And the Aerox 3 is the perfect mouse to pair up with a Steam Deck.

The Aerox 3 is an ultra-lightweight mouse that’s relatively small in size, so you can take it anywhere. And it connects via Bluetooth, so you don’t have to worry about extra accessories.

And to cap things off, the Aerox 3 has an incredible battery that can keep you going for weeks. I’m a big fan of the Aerox 3, and it seems like the perfect mouse to pair with your Steam Deck.

You can grab an Aerox 3 wireless in white or black for $99.99 at Amazon.

Logitech G305 Lightspeed Wireless

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Next up, we have the Logitech G305 Lightspeed wireless mouse. Logitech consistently delivers quality gaming peripherals for computers and the G305 is no exception.

The G305 features six programmable buttons with onboard memory for settings. And the G305 also has an impressive battery rated for up to 250 hours of use on a single charge.

The only downside to the G305 for the Steam Deck is that it lacks Bluetooth connectivity.

You will need to connect the included dongle to hook this mouse up to your Steam Deck, which means you’ll need something like the Anker Hub mentioned above.

But the G305 is relatively affordable, at just $49.99 on Amazon.

Cooler Master SK622 Wireless

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As is the case 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 mobile keyboard is what you need. And Cooler Master delivers with the SK622 wireless keyboard.

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.

The SK622 from Cooler Master is available on Amazon for $115.

SteelSeries Apex 3 TKL keyboard

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Another great mobile keyboard option is the Apex 3 TKL from SteelSeries.

This keyboard is a little bigger than the SK622 mentioned above, but it’s still a small, lightweight option compared to other gaming keyboards.

The Apex 3 TKL features IP32 waterproof protection, protecting it from water splashes and dust buildup.

That makes it a good option for gaming on the go in environments that aren’t necessarily controlled. However, there is one flaw with the Apex 3 TKL when pairing it up with a Steam Deck.

And you guessed it, no Bluetooth. The Apex 3 is a wired keyboard, so you’ll need something like the Anker Hub mentioned above to add USB ports to connect this keyboard.

The Apex 3 TKL is pretty affordable, at just $44.99 on Amazon.

Xbox Core Wireless controller

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While the Steam Deck does have its own onboard controller, you won’t always want to pick it up.

The smaller thumbsticks aren’t the easiest to use either so that 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.

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

AOpen 15.6″ portable monitor

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Now, we’re going to check out a couple of monitors you can pair with the Steam Deck.

The Steam Deck has its own 7″ screen for games, but there might be times when you want a bit bigger screen for gaming.

And the AOpen 15.6″ portable monitor is a great option for portable gaming. 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 unless you use additional hardware.

You can get this AOpen 15.6″ portable monitor on Amazon for $275.

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 LG Ultragear 27″ gaming monitor, and you’ve got a decent gaming setup.

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The LG Ultragear 27″ is a 1080p 144hz monitor, which will take full advantage of the Steam Deck’s capabilities.

Of course, the Ultragear 27″ only features HDMI connectivity for display, so you’ll have to snag the Anker Hub or wait until Valve releases the dock for the Steam Deck.

This particular monitor costs $299.99 on Amazon.

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 fine 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.

Lexar 64GB microSD

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And the last things we want to cover aren’t necessarily accessories, but they’ll definitely improve your Steam Deck.

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

With this 64GB microSD from Lexar, you can store a few extra games over the initial capacity of your device.

And at only $10, you can even snag multiple of these cards to fill up with games and switch them in and out whenever you’d like.

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 several 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.

The Samsung EVO 512 GB microSD costs $74.99 on Amazon.

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.

This 1TB microSD from SanDisk will run you $174.99 on Amazon.

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’re eventually going to 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 get it done 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 normally take your Steam Deck an hour to charge, this Nexode 140W can get it done in just 30 minutes or less.

Read our review here: Ugreen Nexode 140W USB-C GaN Charger Review

GuliKit (no drift) Type A 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 Steam Decks using Type A sticks, so head to Settings, System, Steam Deck Controller ID, and make sure it starts with MEDA before you purchase.

You’ll also need a soldering iron to install them. We recommend finding a professional to swap if you’re not comfortable, as your Steam Deck wasn’t cheap.

We should see more Steam Deck-specific accessories in the coming months

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

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

The Steam Deck’s design combined with the fact that it has only been out for a few weeks means there aren’t a lot of accessories designed specifically for the device yet.

However, as more and more people get their hands on the device, we’ll likely see some new accessories in the future.

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

I’ve got my reservation in, and I can’t wait to see what the Steam Deck’s all about when I finally order mine.

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