8bitdo’s Xbox media remote lets you use your gaming console to comfortably watch Netflix too!

Your Xbox can run Netflix, Hulu, HBO Max, YouTube, and Spotify, which sounds pretty impressive at first till you realize you have to navigate those apps with a gaming controller. If you’re the kind to use your Xbox for bingeing as much as you do for gaming, 8BitDo’s Xbox Media Remote might come in pretty handy. Designed to let you use your gaming console as a media console too, the remote gives you a traditional television-style experience, with the appropriate navigation, playback, and volume control buttons.

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While it’s essentially a third-party controller, the Media Remote looks like it belongs right in Xbox’s design family, and works wonderfully with the gaming console too. It comes in the same colors as the Xbox (black or white) and two sizes – a smaller remote with all the basic controls, and a longer one with a few extra buttons. The remote works seamlessly with Xbox One, Series X, and Series S, allowing you to wake up your console just by pushing the main button and navigating through the interface just as comfortably as you would with a TV remote. If you’re in a gaming mood, the remote comes with XYAB buttons too, although don’t expect to pull off any spectacular victories with that! That remote’s for Netflix and Chill, not GTA and Thrill!

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Otterbox Xbox Series X | S & Xbox One Rechargeable Battery Pack: Triple A Solution

Across console generations, Xbox controllers have always used AA batteries instead of a built-in rechargeable one. It has its pros and cons, but Otterbox has found a solution that combines the best of both worlds. The company’s Xbox Battery Pack gives you two rechargeable packs that you can hot-swap. A third tiny battery clips into the controller via a cage. This battery stores up to 30 seconds of power, keeping the controller on while you swap packs.

Each battery pack lasts up to 10 hours per charge. The Xbox Battery Pack also comes with a charging dock. a cage that works with the Xbox Series X or S controller, and a cage that works with the Xbox One controller.

You can order the Xbox Battery Pack from Otterbox for $60 (USD). It’s also on Amazon (affiliate link).

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