7 Gaming Accessories You Won’t Believe Cost Under $10

Justin Pot 20-03-2015

Who says gaming has to be expensive? You can get great deals for games 5 Ways To Make Sure You Get The Best Deals On Steam Games Steam is known for being super convenient for managing one’s video game library, and it’s also useful in a few other ways, but did you know that with a bit of effort you can obtain... Read More  if you’re paying attention, and you can find some great affordable accessories if you know where to look.


Whether you’re looking for a great gaming gift or just want to buy yourself something without going broke, here are seven things every gamer should consider buying, all for less than ten bucks.

We’ve shown you that accessories can make you a better gamer 6 Accessories That Can Make You A Better Gamer Most games are a test of skill. You either face the game itself, or other players, and in either case your ability to interact with and manipulate the game ultimately determines success or failure. Or... Read More or that they can just make gaming more fun Have $20? Here's 10 Things To Improve Your Gaming Life Tightening your budget means you can't have the latest and greatest, but you may be surprised what you can buy for a third the price of a brand new AAA title. Read More – here are a few things you can pick up for next to nothing.

Classic USB Controllers


Emulators make it easy to play your favourite classic games on a PC or Mac, and sure: keyboards work. But for the ultimate retro experience, you need to play with a classic controller.

Gtron makes surprisingly affordable USB versions of the NES, SNES, Sega Genesis and other classic controllers.


Monoprice 6-key gaming mouse


A good gaming mouse Razer Naga, Logitech G600 MMO Gaming Mice Review and Giveaway Next to a good keyboard, a mouse is one of the most important tools in a PC gamer's toolbox. For some genres, a mouse is even more important than a keyboard. After all, it allows... Read More has extra buttons, which you can map to all kinds of keyboard shortcuts – very useful for strategy games and MMOs. But some of these mice can set you back a lot of money.

Monoprice is a company known for offering affordable accessories, and their 6-button gaming mouse certainly fits the bill at under $10. If you’re been thinking about a gaming mouse, but don’t want to spend a lot of money, this is a no-brainer.

JoystickIt for Touch Screens



Touch screen direction pads suck, because there’s no tactile response. This joystick, which attaches to your tablet with suction cups and mimics the touch of your finger, makes things a little easier. Sure, you could just hook up a controller to your iPad How to Connect a Game Controller to Your iPad or iPhone Here's how to connect a PS4 or Xbox One controller to iPhone, plus the best alternative game controllers for iOS. Read More , but JoystickIt doesn’t require any setup. It’s not perfect, but it makes many games a lot easier to play.

Video Capture adapters


If you want to record your classic gaming session, or just use your computer monitor as a display for your old consoles, you need some way to output the video to your computer. This ten dollar adapter can do that, easily. It’s not going to replace high-end solutions, and it will take a little bit of time to set up, but it get the job done.

Silicon Covers for Xbox and PS4 Controllers



Wish your controllers offered a bit more grip? These affordable covers might be right for you, and can also protect your controllers from getting scratched.

Thumb grips for XBox controllers


The XBox has one of the best controllers in gaming, but do you find your fingers slip right off the analogue sticks? These foam grips can help. You’ll get four sets to try: two short, two tall (the tall ones are shown above). Never have sore thumbs after a session again.

Critical Hit LED Die



Not all gamers need screens. If you’re more of a pen-and-paper sort, but still like a little flash from time to time, check out this 20-sided die from ThinkGeek.

There’s nothing better than rolling a 20 – a critical hit. This die lights up when you do so, making the moment that much sweeter.

What Did We Miss?

This is just a quick roundup – we’re sure that there’s more out there. So we want to know: what are your favourite video game accessories My Favorite Video Game Accessories Ever Created [MUO Gaming] A video game console usually comes with the system itself, some cables and a controller. These are the essentials necessary to give the machine power, make it display images on your screen of choice and... Read More that can be found for under $10? Let’s get a list going in the comments, okay?

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  1. Christopher
    March 20, 2015 at 6:49 pm

    And I believed that they cost $10 :-)

  2. Johnny
    March 20, 2015 at 4:45 pm

    Monoprice mouse is discontinued

  3. Koshy George
    March 20, 2015 at 2:20 pm

    I am really not liking the direction makeuseof titles their new articles, maybe I am just paranoid.

    • dark passenger
      March 20, 2015 at 2:27 pm

      Yes, indeed I DO believe they are under $10.

    • Justin Pot
      March 20, 2015 at 2:39 pm

      Are the articles not delivering on the promise of the headline? If that's true, I'm worried, and I'll need to work harder for you.