The best thing you can get for your Xbox Series X for less than $20

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On a strict budget with what accessories to get your Xbox Series X? No worries, we've handpicked what is sure to be an essential addon to the system that doesn't break the bank. 

That's why we've brought you one of the best Xbox Series X accessories for under $20. While we could have opted for the excellent Game Pass subscription, which is stellar value for the many Game Pass games on offer, you won't get too far under this dollar amount, as one month retails at $9.99. That's why we've turned our attention to something that gives back with the Xbox Series X - a rechargeable battery pack. 

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There's nothing more frustrating than a wireless controller running out of battery at a critical moment. With these rechargeable batteries, however, rather than spending time recharging your controller, you can remove the depleted battery and slot in a fresh one. It may not seem like much at first glance, but this third-party rechargeable battery pack from Ukor is a cost-efficient way to keep your controllers ready to go. 

It's not the most glamorous accessory out there, but for a mere $15.99, it's a serious quality-of-life improvement at a refreshingly low cost. It's an ideal way to treat yourself, or the Xbox fan in your life, to a handy accessory without costing the earth.

Ukor rechargable battery pack: $15.99 at Amazon

Ukor rechargable battery pack: $15.99 at Amazon

This choice of battery pack offers significant value for money. It's a strong option for anyone wanting to get more life out of their wireless controllers as well as those who might be tired of long charging times. 

It's a huge improvement on the official Microsoft rechargeable battery pack, which offers only one spare battery at a higher price point. The extra spare battery goes a surprisingly long way, especially if you're playing local multiplayer. 

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