13 PC Gaming Accessories That Could Help Improve Your Game Play – Rolling Stone
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PC gaming is a really fun way to de-stress after a long day, connect with friends online, and appreciate a fast-paced interactive art form. But to get the most out of the experience, you’ll need to pick up a few of the best gaming accessories. Yes, you can play games with the mouse and keyboard you use for work, but they’re not necessarily designed with ergonomics in mind.
Bluetooth gaming accessories, meantime, are great if you want a clean desk, but they introduce latency (lag), which is imperceptible when you’re surfing the web, but make the difference between (virtual) life and death.
Plus, gaming accessories allow you to customize some features, especially lighting, to add some ambiance and fun to the experience.
The world of tech accessories is large, but we’ve done the heavy lifting for you by finding 13 must-have accessories you’ll need to create a great PC gaming setup. From keyboards and mice to the right WiFi routers to use, we’ve got you covered.
1. A Gaming Headset
If you’re going to play online multiplayer games with friends, a good gaming headset is an essential accessory.
HyperX’s Cloud Revolver is an over-ear headset with ultra plus earcups for comfort and a steel band for durability. It supports true stereo sound or simulated 7.1 surround sound, which can help you hear enemies coming from all directions, and its detachable microphone allows you to communicate with your teammates clearly in real time.
The Cloud Revolver is a wired headset, which means you must keep it connected to your computer using a cable. This may seem limiting, but it ensures you’ll have zero latency (lag) when speaking to allies or listening for enemies. You can also plug the headset into a PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series S/X, mobile devices, or a VR headset.
If you’ve been using a pair of average Bluetooth headphones during online matches, HyperX’s Cloud Revolver is the first upgrade to make to your PC Gaming setup.
2. An Ergonomic Chair
Long gaming sessions lead to serious back pain if you don’t have the right chair.
Andaseat’s Jungle has ergonomic features like a high-back design to cradle your entire body, height-adjustable arm rests, a headset pillow, and a lumbar pillow. We’ve gotten a chance to try the chair out for ourselves, and it’s a definite improvement over using an office chair. The ability to move the lumbar pillow up or down to accommodate the length of your back.
The chair can be tilted back from 90 to 160 degrees, so you can stretch out, or find a comfortable position. Its roller wheels also allow you to easily adjust your positioning with your desk to find the sweet spot. The wheels roll smoothly, but they’re not too sensitive; you won’t accidentally roll yourself around if you …….