Grado Prestige Series SR80e
While the open-back design isn't good for noisy environments, the Grado SR80e headphones sound exceptionally good for $100 and are also comfortable to wear.
Microsoft Xbox One Media Remote
The Xbox One Media Remote is a must-have accessory that makes it much easier to accept a gaming console as the hub of your living room.
The SteelSeries Stratus is the best-feeling and most versatile iOS game controller, but it's a lot to pay for an accessory.
Logitech PowerShell Controller + Battery
Logitech's first stab at an iOS game controller nails design and feel, but lacks flexibility or extra features.
Moga Ace Power
The Moga Ace Power successfully turns an iOS 7-equipped iPhone into a full-fledged gaming handheld, and adds enough buttons to cover all bases when more games arrive to work with it.
Sony PlayStation Move Racing Wheel
Despite a couple of limitations, the Sony Move Racing Wheel performs well, delivering a good sense of steering a car in racing games, and is much easier to set up than a full racing wheel.
iCade 8-Bitty Retro Wireless Game Controller ( iOS, Android)
iCade succeeds in shrinking last year's arcade cabinet down to a clever pocket size with the 8-Bitty controller. Even though it won't work with many iOS games, the price is low enough that some people will want to buy it anyway for the novelty.
Duo Games Duo Pinball
Pinball Duo is a cute idea with little purpose for anyone, even hard-core pinball fans, especially at its high price. It's a one-trick plastic pony for one app.
Discovery Bay Games Duo Gamer Controller
The good news: the iPad has a game controller. The bad news: it only works with a few games. Meet the awkward Duo Gamer.
Ion Audio iCade Mobile
The iCade Mobile is a retro gaming oddity for the iPhone that adds physical buttons, but for a lofty $70 price. Its lack of universal compatibility, lack of analog sticks, and large size relegate it to strictly novelty status.