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FIVE MORE PIECES OF KIT THAT WILL HELP THE NEW XBOX FUL­FIL ITS PO­TEN­TIAL

Australian T3 - - XBOX ONE X -

1 4K TV

To see the real im­pact of the vis­ual im­prove­ments that the Xbox One X’s hard­ware of­fers, you’re go­ing to want a nice juicy 4K TV, ideally with HDR. Hisense ULED Se­ries 7 and Sony’s X8500 range are rea­son­ably priced op­tions that will let you ap­pre­ci­ate the sharp pic­ture and deep HDR colours ca­pa­bil­ties of­fered by the Xbox One X – check out our Elite pages (p91) for more.

2 SOUND SYS­TEM

The Xbox One X is a con­sole that sup­ports Dolby At­mos sound, so you’ll want some At­mos-en­abled hard­ware to get the most out of the game-chang­ing (and im­prov­ing) spa­tial sur­round sound. The Sam­sung HW-K950 is a neat so­lu­tion that de­liv­ers a full Dolby At­mos ex­pe­ri­ence with only three sep­a­rate speak­ers (and a sub) in your liv­ing room.

3 DUKE CON­TROLLER

Mi­crosoft is also re­leas­ing a re­mas­tered ver­sion of the orig­i­nal Xbox con­troller, fondly known as The Duke, that will be com­pat­i­ble with the en­tire Xbox fam­ily. It’ll look retro, but be com­pletely mod­ern in terms of fea­tures (in­clud­ing wire­less). No price has been an­nounced yet, but you’ll be able to get your hands on it in time for Christ­mas.

4 SEA­GATE 8TB DRIVE

The Xbox One X has a 1TB hard drive, but its 4K game files will re­quire a lot of space. You’ll want an ex­ter­nal hard drive. You won’t find one bet­ter than Sea­gate’s 8TB Game Drive – it’s tai­lored for use with the Xbox fam­ily and has two front-fac­ing USB ports to charge ex­tra con­trollers. You won’t have to delete games for a very long time.

5 PLANTRONICS HEAD­SET

You can’t game on­line with­out a good gam­ing head­set. We’d sug­gest Plantronics’ RIG 800LX Wire­less. For starters, it’s Dolby At­mos en­abled. Plus, with 24-hour wire­less bat­tery life, as well as a noise-can­celling mi­cro­phone and the abil­ity to con­trol the bal­ance be­tween game and chat sound, it’s a high-end head­set for a high-end con­sole.

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