The Xbox 360 is a user-friendly device that offers countless ways to stay entertained. The console offers access to music, movies, sports, and, of course, video games. It may be a great media hub, but without the right peripheral devices it may be difficult to enjoy the 360's full potential.
If you want to go online with the console you need a subscription to Xbox LIVE. The service is offered in monthly increments, so you can decide what time frame meets your needs to avoid wasteful spending on a subscription. If you want to buy any games, movies, or music from Microsoft's online store make sure you have plenty of Microsoft Points.
Spare controllers are necessary for gamers who plan on playing with others. Rechargeable batteries and charging stations are available so gamers don't have to find a new pair of AA's every time power is running low.
You could also replace the controller with your own movements by adding Kinect to your 360. Adding the motion sensor bar to the console gives you the ability to control your content with gestures and voice commands.
While starting a movie by telling your Xbox to "play disc" may be convenient, playing games on Kinect may be awkward for some users who need an object to interact with and can't just act out certain activities. For example, a bowling ball replica may make bowling more fun and feel less like a game of charades.
Make sure your device is well-connected with all the right wires and cords. Kinect's motion sensor can be moved further away from a television to prevent any motion-related accidents. Finally, don't forget an HDMI cable so all your favorite games, movies and shows are displayed in the highest possible picture quality.