If you’re in search of some new gaming accessories to compliment your setup then you’ve come to the right place.
Innovation has always been an important part of gaming, and with so many advanced tools flooding the market each year, you might be surprised on what you’re missing.
In this list, we will cover all of the latest hardware ranging from skins to stands, and cables to cradles that you can use to enhance your battle station.
These items not only serve to meet a function, but also the overall aesthetic appeal.
What are the best accessories for my gaming setup?
1. VR Headset
VR Headsets are the latest way to engage in a virtual space that appears realistic. The technology has finally become more affordable for the mass market, and the number of compatible games is rapidly increasing.
If you think you don’t need a virtual reality headset then think twice, using a VR headset will allow you to experience games in a whole new light than you’re used to. They particularly focus on interaction with all the details in the environment, and require much more concentration of movement.
There are several types of VR headsets to choose from. We recommend picking up a portable device (like this one from Oculus Rift) so you don’t run the risk of tripping over wires. It comes with two touch controllers, and features “Insight” tracking, allowing you to freely move around with no limits.
Immerse yourself in new worlds with a VR headset.
2. Steering Wheel Kit
If you’re a big fan of racing games and want to experience racing games to the highest level; then you’re going to need a steering wheel/ pedal combo.
The Logitech “G” steering wheel comes in two models: the G29, which is compatible with the PlayStation 4 and PC, and the G920 which is compatible with Xbox and PC.
The G29 has some outstanding features like RPM lights that indicate when you should shift into a new gear, and a control knob to make internal adjustments to the vehicle. Aside from this, both models are the same, so it’s up to you to choose which one is compatible with your system.
Why go to the arcade when you could bring the best bits to your home.
3. Driving Force Gear Shifter
This tool is a must-have for racing games and works to complement your steering wheel. The Logitech driving force shifter is one of the best models around, and is one hundred percent compatable with the G29 and G920 driving force racing wheels.
The manual transmission has a six-speed shifter that clicks into place to execute smooth and accurate transitions. The knob and boot are both covered in high-quality, hand-stitched leather to provide a sense of realism. It even has a solid steel gear shaft just for this reason.
You can easily secure it to your desk, or racing rig, thanks to the built-in clamps that provide easy installation.
4. One-Handed Keyboard
One-handed keyboards are an awesome choice for Laptop gamers who are looking for a way to protect their keys. Just like a Laptop, they are compact and lightweight so you can take them anywhere.
The curved keys are ergonomically closer together than a standard keyboard, a preference suited to a variety of different people. If you are suffering from a hand injury or have small hands in general, then this could be a worthwhile investment.
The Razer Tartarus V2 is one of the best examples of excellent one-handed keyboards. It offers a quick response and transmission for an affordable price. Unlike most other similar products, the V2 has a thumbstick and a choice of three different kinds of key switches.
5. Monitor Mount
A Monitor Mount is a supportive arm or bracket for holding up your monitor. Monitors tend to take up a lot of desk space that could be used for other gaming accessories, which is why utilizing a mount effectively can make your overall setup look so much better.
The majority of monitor mounts allow you to adjust the height, angle, and position of the monitor. As a result, you can install the monitor in the most preferential position to help with neck strain.
Premium models come with spring-loaded rising mechanism, and integrated cable management for mastering the organization. Other mounts use a clamp-style attachment that saves space without requiring permanent or semi-permanent installation.
Depending upon how many monitors you use, there are different products available to lift several screens. VIVO is one of the most reputable brands used by gamers.
6. Microphone Mount
A Microphone Mount clips to the edge of your desk and provides full 360-degree rotation. You can trust a quality mount to stay suspended in the air without running the risk of falling off and hitting the floor; a nightmare scenario, especially if you invested a couple of hundred bucks in your mic.
By using a mic mount, you won’t have to keep worrying about the position of your mic. If you need more space to focus on your gaming, you can simply push it out the way.
The RODE PSA 1 Swivel is a favorite amongst streamers. It has an extremely smooth built-in spring mechanism that makes adjusting the angle a pleasure, and the slim structure is strong enough to hold the heaviest of mics.
Cable management is another high priority, so this product uses Velcro ties to secure them lose wires to the structure of the arms. You won’t be disappointed with any Rode accessories in your gaming setup. It’s a premium product with a premium build.
7. BenQ ScreenBar
The BenQ Screen Bar is a revolutionary way to distribute light evenly across the keyboard/ mouse area of your desk. Unlike most other corner table lamps, it clips unobtrusively to the top of your monitor, and prevents any undesired reflective screen-glare.
You can easily set the brightness using the responsive buttons on the top, and the ambient light sensor will automatically adapt throughout the day to match your settings. The temperature is fully adjustable, allowing you to choose between a relaxing cool or warm light for comfort.
This popular accessory are a great way to save space in your gaming setup. It removes the need for extra desk space, which is perfect for those who are trying to achieve minimalism.
RGB lights are brilliant for customizing a build and spotlighting certain themes.
You can use lights to set the mood of the room, and they do have some other cool functions too like syncing with music, and changing colors upon certain heat thresholds.
8. Nano Leaf
Nanoleaf is a regular addition to most people’s battle stations, being one of the most popular RGB lighting setup accessories. If you have never seen them before, they are simply triangular color-changing LED wall panels that allow you to create a stunning audiovisual light show in your home.
Nanoleaf work by sensing audio and transforming it into color and light in real-time. By using the app, you can also program them to create different lighting scenes, such as changing colors during different time zones of the day!
9. Yescom WiFi Smart LED Light Kit
The Yescom WiFi Smart acts in a very similar way to Nanoleaf, however, they are a slightly smaller table-lamp alternative. These smart LED lights also use an intelligent linking system to synchronize lighting displays. They can be spliced together to stay freely suspended in mid-air.
You also have the option to splice them together on the walls if you wish, or any flat surface using the mounting tape provided. The downloadable app works as a controller on your phone for you to alter the temperature and brightness. These little hexagons can illuminate up to 16 million colors!
10. LED strips
LED Strips are another favorite lighting accessory.
People buy them for backlighting monitors and TV’s, but you can also run them around the edges of your walls, or virtually anywhere else you can think off. LED strips can be easily trimed to size, and stick to surfaces with a light adhesive tape.
Once you have some of these in your room, you can dim down the lights and relax in peace.
11. Headset Cradle
A good headset needs to be displayed and kept in a secure place at all times.
Fortunately, there are multiple ways to store your headset, so you won’t have to leave them lying around where they can pick up dust for much longer.
These options range from; a Headset Hanger that clips to the back of your monitor, a Headset Hook that clamps to the underside of your desk, or even a desktop tower Magnet (NZXT Puck) that mounts to the side PC tower case.
Most of these products just use hooks, but If you worry about the headset losing its shape over time, then perhaps an ergonomic design like this laminated Alikeke Classic is better.
A headset stand doesn’t just have to hold the headset either. Some have additional power so they can feature as a USB charging port, an extra 3.5mm analog input, plus RGB lighting!
12. Tablet Stand
If you stream games on Twitch but don’t have room for a second monitor, then you might want to think about using a Tablet instead. You can use a Tablet stand to position your device at the ideal angle, making it perfect for a “smart lifestyle” of playing games, reading or working, etc.
This sturdy stand from KABCON comes in a sleek silver or space grey look to match your gaming theme. The construction is made with a strong lightweight “Al-Ti” alloy, and is fully adjustable for both vertical and horizontal viewing.
What’s surprising about this little device is that it can be used to support a wide range of products; including 13” Notebooks, the Nintendo Switch, as well as mobile phones. The design is foldable and portable so you can take it anywhere on the move.
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