The Best Video Game Hardware

There’s no doubt about it; gaming has changed in the last couple of decades. Those who have been gaming for a number of years will remember a time where simply owning a video game and having some sort of platform to play it on was enough to feel like a million bucks. However, in the modern day, gaming is much more than just plug in and play and there a number of different factors – including comfort, convenience and effectiveness – which must be considered when choosing the right pieces of equipment for your gaming set-up. With that being said, below is a quick look at some of the best gaming hardware on the market right now which could give you that extra edge over your opponents online or simply enhance your overall gaming experience when playing from the comfort of your own home.

HyperX Cloud Revolver S Gaming Headset

The surge in popularity of gaming headsets is perhaps one of the biggest indicators that times are changing when it comes to the gaming industry. At the risk of sounding cliched, “back in my day”, as an Atari obsessed old man, having a working television with sound was once considered something of a gaming privilege. In the modern day gaming arena, if you can’t hear your opponent’s footsteps from across the map while playing online, then you’re putting yourself at a serious disadvantage. As a result, high-quality gaming headsets are becoming a must. Step forward the HyperX Cloud Revolver S. While the headset may come across as a little pricey at around $200, the 7.1 Dolby channel surround sound more than makes up for it. This is also one of the comfier headsets to wear which will definitely benefit those who prefer longer gaming sessions.

LEVL Gaming Chair

Gaming chairs appear to divide opinion throughout the gaming world. While some claim that they are gimmicky and nothing more than a waste of money, others credit them for improving their gaming experience ten fold. Ultimately, gaming chairs are mostly about comfort and the latest effort from LEVL remains one of the best gaming chairs for 2018. Again, while this particular model may be a little bit pricier than some of its competitors, there’s good reason for this and the large cushions which are specifically designed for the neck and lower back ensure that you won’t feel like Quasimodo when you come to stand up after 5 hours non stop gaming. In addition to this, the chair generally comes with a 60 day money back guarantee and a 3 year warranty so there’s really no reason why you shouldn’t give it a try – it also comes in two sizes and various different colors for those wanting to really show off.

Razer Firefly and Mamba Hyperflux Mousepad

Having a good mouse pad is an essential part of an enjoyable PC gaming experience and, if you’re serious about your gaming, then you probably ditched the idea of a wireless mouse a long time ago. Whether it’s replacing the battery every 5 minutes, plugging in a charging cable or simply issues with latency, the idea of going wireless with your mouse was often more trouble than it’s worth. Thankfully, the introduction of wireless charging mats has changed the game in this regard and the Razer Firefly and Mamba Hyperflux is one of the best and most aesthetically pleasing wireless pad combinations currently on the market. Although fairly expensive, not having to ever worry about charging your mouse again is definitely worth it if you can afford it and will allow you to focus solely on your gaming and trash talk.

Logitech G513 Keyboard

Choosing to invest in a proper keyboard is pretty much the gaming equivalent of purchasing a new steering wheel and your gaming PC is arguably only as good as the keyboard that governs it. The Logitech G513 is the follow up model to the highly successful G413 and is a high quality keyboard which barely makes a sound as your fingers elegantly glide over the keys. In addition to this, the leatherette palm rest ensures that all hand sizes are supported and the keyboard is clearly designed with comfort in mind, which anyone who has played The Witcher 3 for 2 days straight will know is a big deal.

Finding The Right Hardware Can Be Hard Work

With the amount of choice out there, identifying the PC hardware which is best suited to your gaming needs is difficult. While online reviews and lists such as this one do help, the best way to find what works bets for you is through trial and error due to the fact that different set-ups tend to suit certain gamers. Nevertheless, there is plenty of information out there and, if you do the right amount of research, it shouldn’t take you long to find what you’re looking for. Happy gaming.

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