After deciding to take the techy plunge and upgrade our son to an Xbox for the holidays, I thought I would be wise to explore all the must have Xbox accessories that we might want to add to his collection, if not for his Christmas loot pile, at least for his upcoming birthday. Of course, the first place I headed to explore gaming accessories was Amazon. Although I expected to be quickly overwhelmed, I found a great selection of items even this mostly non-gaming Mom could appreciate.
Part of the beauty of the Xbox gaming system is the ability to connect live with other player, as well as download music, movies and TV shows straight through your Xbox console. Although the starter kit is priced slightly higher than a solo Xbox LIVE Gold 12 month subscription card, I found this kit priced just lower than average ARV through the Amazon Xbox Store with free shipping. In addition to the 12 month LIVE subscription, the kit contain 400 Microsoft Points for downloading games, add ons and entertainment, as well as an authentic Xbox Chatpad and Headset. Everything your gamer needs to fully appreciate the Xbox LIVE experience. For subsequent years, the single Xbox LIVE Gold 12 month card is also offered at a savings on Amazon and certainly a better value at $55.96 for a full year of live play as opposed to $24.99 for a mere three month subscription.
Of course, with the expanded access, it certainly wouldn't do to run short on memory. Although we decided to start with an Xbox Kinect System bundle, offering our in home gaming fanatic access to Xbox LIVE means we'll need to look into expanding the system's memory. Again, the larger the extra hard drive you purchase, the better the value. Microsoft is now offering a 320 GB Hard Drive for $129.99 on Amazon, the largest one available on the market
Must Have Xbox Accessories
|Xbox LIVE Gold Starter Kit|
|Xbox Live Gold 12 Month Subscription Card|
|Xbox 360 GB Hard Drive & Hard Drive Transfer Cable|
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