While the Steam Deck might look more like a handheld console, similar to the Nintendo Switch, in reality, it's more of a mobile PC. And, as with any PC, you can hook the Steam Deck up to a monitor and even add a keyboard and mouse, making it a fully-fledged computer that you can carry around with you.

The only downside to the Steam Deck is that it runs Linux instead of Windows, meaning you might have some issues with certain keyboards or mice being able to work with it. Other accessories such as microSD cards and Bluetooth headphones all work on the Steam Deck without any compatibility issues at all.

Here are the best Steam Deck accessories available today.

While the Sony WH1000XM4/B over-ear headphones are not primarily gaming headphones, they are perfect for the Steam Deck thanks to their amazing arsenal of industry-leading features. This includes the quick attention mode, whereby placing your hand over the right ear cup, the headset is quickly muted in order for you to hear your surroundings.

The Sony WH1000XM4/B over-ear headphones also come with ANC and adaptive sound control, meaning if you are wearing them in public, they will automatically adjust the sound they let through, not only for the optimal sound but also to help keep you safe of your surroundings.

With a battery life of up to 30 hours, the Sony WH1000XM4/B over-ear headphones can keep going longer than most gamers can, ensuring you enjoy more time immersed into your Steam Deck.

Key Features
  • Up to 30 hours battery life
  • Speak-to-chat technology
  • Edge-AI
Specifications
  • Brand: Sony
  • Battery Life: Up to 30 hours
  • Material: Synthetic leather
  • Bluetooth: Bluetooth 5.0
  • Noise Cancellation: Active Noise Cancellation
  • Colors: Black, Blue, Silver
Pros
  • Amazing sound quality
  • ANC
  • Wearing detection
Cons
  • Expensive
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Sony WH1000XM4/B Over-Ear Headphones

The Razer Huntsman Tournament Edition might be a small keyboard, but don't let that put you off. The solid aluminum build ensures that it remains safe from damage as you transport it around, and the detachable USB-C cable makes transport even easier, saving you space and ensuring it remains intact for your next gaming session.

Razer Chroma helps your Razer Huntsman Tournament Edition looks it best at all times, adjust the lighting profile between a set of predefined RGB profiles, or create your very own one, allowing you to even change the color of each button on the keyboard, giving you that extra personal touch.

The Razer linear optical switches have been designed to be even faster than standard mechanical switches, offering between 15 - 30 percent shorter actuation distance over conventional mechanical keyboards. It's an ideal companion for any Steam Deck user looking for a compact and premium gaming keyboard.

Key Features
  • Chroma RGB lighting
  • Razer Chroma
  • Linear optical switches
Specifications
  • Brand: Razer
  • Wireless: No
  • Backlight: Yes
  • Media Controls: No
  • Num Pad: No
  • Switch Type: Razer Linear Optical
  • Replaceable Keys: Yes
  • Number of Keys: 87
Pros
  • Great software
  • Sturdy build
  • Detachable lead
Cons
  • Wired only
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Razer Huntsman Tournament Edition

A Steam Deck is not a cheap investment, so it's worth protecting it with a screen protector such as the Ivoler Steam Deck screen protector, which has been specifically designed to protect your Steam Deck from drops, scratches, and even fingerprints.

The Ivoler Steam Deck screen protector is easy to fit and comes with dry and wet wipes, a squeeze card, and an easy installation guide to walk you through the process, ensuring that you get it right the first time.

While the Ivoler Steam Deck screen protector is durable, this doesn't affect the usage of your Steam Deck. The tempered glass has been created to ensure that the touch screen still works with precision, making it both a durable and functional accessory.

Key Features
  • Anti-fingerprint
  • Precise touch
  • Tempered glass
Specifications
  • Brand: Ivoler
  • Compatibility: Steam Deck
  • Material: Tempered Glass
Pros
  • Bubble free
  • Crystal clear
  • High level of transparency
Cons
  • Can be fiddly to fit on straight
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Ivoler Steam Deck Screen Protector

Nothing could be more annoying than being halfway through defeating a boss, and your battery running out. Well, the Anker PowerCore 26800 portable charger and its impressive high-speed charging, make this a worry of the past.

The Anker PowerCore 26800 portable charger offers two 20W micro-USB ports, allowing you to charge the device at double the speed of conventional power banks, and with three power output ports, not only can you charge your Steam Deck, but also your other devices at the same time too, making it an ideal travel companion.

At only 495g the Anker PowerCore 26800 portable charger is lightweight and fits perfectly into your pocket or Steam Deck carry case if you have one. So, if you don't want to stop gaming, a power bank for your Steam Deck could be just the right accessory.

Key Features
  • Dual micro-USB 20W inputs
  • Travel pouch included
  • Compatible with iOS
Specifications
  • Brand: Anker
  • Battery Capacity: 26800mAh
  • Ports: 3x USB
  • Weight: 1.1lbs
  • Input : 5V
Pros
  • Plenty of power
  • Durable
  • Convenient
Cons
  • Expensive
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Anker PowerCore 26800 Portable Charger

The Samsung Pro Plus microSD card boasts an impressive 160Mbps read speed and 120Mbps write speed, making sure that you spend less time loading and more time playing the games that you enjoy.

If the standard 128GB that comes with the Samsung Pro Plus microSD card isn't enough, thankfully there are also a couple of larger options to choose from, including a 512GB which should be ample storage for your Steam Deck.

Key Features
  • Available up to 512GB
  • Class 10
  • UHS-I interface
Specifications
  • Brand: Samsung
  • Capacity: 128GB
  • Flash Memory Type: Micro SDXC
  • Hardware Interface: MicroSDXC
  • Speed (Read, Write): 160Mbps, 120Mbps
Pros
  • Multiple size options
  • Fast read and write speeds
  • Affordable
Cons
  • Not as fast as the Steam Deck's NVMe
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Samsung Pro Plus microSD card

The Highwings 8K HDMI cableoffers a wide range of features to ensure that your Steam Deck looks amazing when docked to any modern TV of up to 8K resolution and even includes support for features such as Dolby Vision and Dolby Sound.

With a transfer rate of 48Gbps the Highwings 8K HDMI cable can support up to [email protected] or [email protected], giving you the freedom to pick between higher resolution or higher frame rates, depending on your preference.

On top of all this, the Highwings 8K HDMI cable has support for dynamic HDR and 12bit color depth processing, offering a much more vivid and detailed experience and making your games look absolutely stunning on your TV.

Key Features
  • Gold plated
  • HDR10 Compatible
  • Braided cable
Specifications
  • Length(s): 6.6ft
  • Materials/Construction: Braided Cord, Gold plated
  • Capacity: 48Gbps
  • Brand: Highwings
Pros
  • Choice of length
  • High quality build
  • PS5 compatible
Cons
  • Stiff cable
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Highwings 8K HDMI Cable

FAQ

Q: Has The Steam Deck Been Released?

While the Steam Deck has been officially released, due to supply chain issues the majority of customers who have pre-ordered the Steam Deck have now had their expected shipment dates pushed back until Q3 2022.

Q: Will My Keyboard Work With The Steam Deck?

As Steam Decks run on Linux, you will need to make sure that your current keyboard, or any that you plan to buy offers driver support for Linux OS. If your keyboard only has support for Windows OS it will likely not work with the Steam Deck.

Q: Do I Need A Screen Protector For My Steam Deck?

This depends on which version of the Steam Deck you have. The more expensive versions of the handheld console include additional screen protection to ensure that it does not get scratched, however, the cheaper versions of the console do not feature this, and would benefit from additional screen protection.