The Best Gaming Accessories (just in time for the Black Friday Sale) – Empire
The love of video games is, like all tech-based pastimes, one that makes us want to acquire and keep acquiring. For PC gamers, this is no issue – there are always some things that can be tweaked, upgraded or rebuilt. For those who prefer to play from the sofa, video game consoles offer little to scratch that unpacking itch post-purchase. Or, so you may think.
While it’s true that players of PlayStation, Nintendo and Xbox don’t have graphics cards, keyboards and mice to help itch that gear-hungry itch, there are plenty of smaller options: gaming accessories. Of course, while gaming accessories make a wonderful present to yourself, the world just as well as a gift for the video gamer in your life.
From headsets to Cable Guys, racing and arcade boards, there’s something out there for everyone. We’ve rounded up the best gaming accessories below, including a few premium picks, such as a soundbar, console-suitable monitor and gaming chair.
The Best Gaming Accessories
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Razer Kishi Smartphone Controller
Given the rise of mobile gaming and the dawn of Xbox Game Pass streaming, it’s no wonder that one of the biggest names in peripherals turned its hand to smartphones controllers. The Razer Kishi delivers ergonomic and intuitive controls, plugging into the phone’s charging port. It performs well, with zero lag and can be plugged in during gameplay to charge the device.
Cable Guys are the perfect blend of fandom celebration and practicality. You can shout about your love for a host of pop culture and gaming icons while having a place to store your phone or controller as it charges. While the base models start around £20, other variations incorporate headset holders and charging ports.
WD_Black D30 Game Drive
The WD_Black D30 Game Drive provides gamers with the thing most valued in this digital age – more storage. The Game Drive works across PC, PlayStation and Xbox to provide between 500GB and 2TB of speedy 900MB/s storage. Due to broadband limits, this can’t play PS5 and Series X|S titles, but it can archive them. For new-gen players, better use of the space is as storage for PS4 and Game Pass titles, as they can be stored and played from the drive. This leaves plenty of space for new-gen titles on the new-gen consoles.
SteelSeries Arctis Pro Wireless Gaming Headset
The Arctis Pro is an accurate headset. The drivers deliver a wide frequency range that provides atmospheric and powerful bass, with clear and detailed mids and highs. As well as providing excellent in-game situational awareness, the headset supports DTS Headphone:X v2.0 surround sound, and dual audio allows both a …….