Getting into gaming can be confusing, especially if you don’t know what accessories you need or where to get them. Luckily, with some guidance, you’ll make the right decisions right off the bat. Gaming is a whole lot of fun and it gets even better when you have the right tools to kick some butt in your gaming circles. Here are 5 gaming accessories every gamer should have.
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1. The Samsung J791 Series Ultra-Wide QHD Computer Monitor
A good computer monitor is the cornerstone of a mind-blowing gaming experience. We recommend that you have three side-by-side to ensure you have a real immersive experience. You can start with one if you’re constrained by a budget but to really get going you need three. The 34-inch Samsung J791 Series Ultra-Wide QHD Computer Monitor is a good start, it has a high 3440 x 1440 resolution and comes with intuitive screen-splitting software.
For connectivity, it comes with an HDMI port, USB, USB 3.0, and USB-C connectivity, and Thunderbolt 3 for single-source power and charging. Connectivity is also available for docks, peripherals, and monitors ensuring that you can link all your accessories for an immersively electrifying gaming experience. Get it here.
You can also opt for a double-monitor setup as per your budget constraints instead of the triple monitor setup.
The WALI Triple Monitor Mount
To ensure your triple monitors remain sturdy and do not fall off, even when you’re banging on the desk after losing to a mouthy opponent, get the WALI Triple Monitor Mount. It is fully adjustable and can rotate 360-degrees, swivel for 90-degrees, and tilt for 45-degrees. The beauty of this is that you can step back to have a meal and tilt the screens to watch your friends keep on gaming while refueling without missing a moment.
The mount also has extensive connectivity and will support up to 15.7 pounds and screens of up to 27 inches. Note that this mount will not work with the Samsung 34-inch monitors but it is the best we could find and would suffice if you opt for monitors that are 27-inches and below. Get it here.
2. The CORSAIR ONE i200 Compact Gaming PC
The heart of gaming is power and that comes from the PC. Like the miners of cryptocurrency, you will need a computer that will survive extensive use and ensure that even a year or two down the line, you’ll have the power you need to keep going. The CORSAIR ONE i200 Compact Gaming PC is perfect for this. It comes with a capable processor, the Intel Core i-9 11900K, and an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 graphics card. These two will work together to ensure that your gaming experience is flawless while delivering an intense graphics output.
For connectivity, the CORSAIR ONE i200 Compact Gaming PC comes with Bluetooth 5.0, support for USB Type-A, Type-C, and USB 3.1, and the latest Wi-Fi technology. It also comes with a humongous RAM of 32GB that can be extended to 64GB and uses an SSD for storage, the fastest storage tech out there. Couple this PC with the Samsung J791 monitor and we recommend, three of them, and you have power that even crypto miners will envy. Get it here.
3. The Redragon S101 Wired Gaming Keyboard
With your monitors and PCs set, you now need a good keyboard that is first ergonomic, meaning it’s best suited for comfort even in long periods of use, and also intuitive in that it gives you feedback while gaming. Another crucial thing when looking for a gaming keyboard is ensuring that it is backlit for night or in-dark gaming, and has additional keys for multimedia that act like shortcuts when trying to connect your headphones or other multimedia accessories. The Redragon S101 Wired Gaming Keyboard has all this covered.
It also comes with a wrist rest and can withstand a drink spill because when gaming you’re probably drinking something and it could spill. Even more, it comes with its own wired gaming mouse and has USB connectivity for other peripheral devices. Get it here.
4. The Razer Basilisk X Hyperspeed Wireless Gaming Mouse
Now, a wired mouse may not be your cup of tea, especially when you’re looking for comfort. To be honest, we all sometimes use the mouse on our laps and if it is wired, then the experience feels constrained. Even more, basic wireless mouses can have connectivity issues necessitating a more powerful and gaming-centric mouse such as the Razer Basilisk X Hyperspeed Wireless Gaming Mouse. The Razer Basilisk X comes with interesting connectivity where it can be used via Bluetooth for less power consumption or via HyperSpeed wireless for more intense and power-centric gaming.
According to the company, the mouse will last you for 450 hours on Bluetooth and 285 on HyperSpeed Wireless without needing a charge, plenty of time to kick everyone’s butt in your gaming circle. It is 25 times faster than competing wireless mice and has 6 programmable buttons that you can fine-tune to do custom roles with Razer Synapse 3 technology. To top it all off, the Razer Basilisk X also comes with a 2-year warranty and a manufacturer guarantee of 50 million clicks before it even thinks of going bust. Awesome. Get it here.
5. The LUMINOSIA Hexagon Lights
Gaming isn’t fun when you’re restrained to the TV’s or PC’s backlight to make your experience more immersive. As a principle, every gamer’s gaming room should have some sort of ‘gamey’ lighting and that’s where the LUMINOSIA Hexagon Lights come in. These lights are touch-sensitive and remote-controlled RGB lights and can be interconnected, however many, to create the intended aesthetic for your gaming room. Every ten lights are recommended to be used via a single USB power cable and one pack comes with six lights, the USB power cable, and a remote control.
Also included in the box are 10 triangle-shaped connectors, 8 adhesive pads, 6 USB boards, a plastic stand, and a manual. These will ensure that you get what you need to create a custom lighting experience while you game. You can imagine how envious your friends will feel if you have a gamey light show in the background. I know I would use it to distract them. Get them here.
That’s it for our 5 gaming accessories every gamer should have list. There is so much more that we could have included but these, we feel, are the fundamental accessories that everyone needs to kick off an immersive gaming experience and do it without the fuss of bad connectivity, unending lags, and an overall constrained experience. The beauty of gaming is that you should be free and comfortable to do it as you like and for however long you like. These will help you do exactly that. Enjoy and stay tuned for more gaming articles.