Gift Ideas for PC GamersLouise van Heerden
Let’s be honest, buying gifts can feel like a chore, especially if you don’t know the ins and outs of your recipient’s interests. Fear not, because we are going to give you a list of the best gift ideas for PC Gamers, and break down the logic behind each option so you can better understand the significance of what you are gifting.
When playing games on a console, hand-held device, or smartphone, typically one only needs to plug in the game and play. But, with PC gaming, there is a variety of accessories available that can either make or break a gaming experience.
[Also Read: Best Gift Ideas for PS4 Gamers]
Knowing what each piece of tech does and how they impact the user experience will help you better wade through the mountain of available options this holiday season.
Headphones are a great way to allow the gamer in your life to fully immerse themselves in their passion.
The Hexgears GH102 Gaming Vibration Headphones 7.1 can do just that by adding vibration functions to its already high-end surround sound, giving gamers greater accuracy and orientation in their games.
It also includes an omni-directional microphone whose increased sensitivity is adept at isolating noise and picking up sounds. Convenient controls for volume, vibration, microphone, and LED lights are also located on the device.
A novel feature you also get once the drivers have been installed is a feature to change your voice on the fly to that of a deep voiced man, a woman or a baby’s voice.
We’ve all used a mouse that failed to respond to our commands. That is why a specially designed gaming mouse is a must have for any PC gamer. They are built with responsiveness in mind and come with additional features such as programmable buttons and improved accuracy.
The Razer Death Adder Elite boasts the title of best gaming mouse thanks to its comfort and ergonomic fit, perfectly designed for gamers of all grips and sizes. Easy set up and customization, with an accurate and quick response time, makes this reasonably priced accessory a much appreciated gift.
Gaming keyboards come tailored with a few benefits like optimized button layout and added functionality on specific keys. What better gift for your loving gamer than a keyboard designed for use in the real world?
The Corsair K68 RGB is the perfect example of a tech that balances good mechanics with practicality. It’s priced well below similar products thanks to its stylish yet subtle design. Its keys are curved inward to better center the user’s fingers, and its back lighting can be customized to your liking.
What it lacks in visual flair, it makes up for in functionality with added dust protection and water resistance. This sturdy construction grants gamers an extra life should an accident occur. With additional controls for media playback and volume and features built with gamers in mind, this high-end keyboard offers secure play with little to no hiccups.
A Gaming Desk provides users with an abundance of space to fit all of their gaming gear. Some are made of sleek carbon fiber and provide good support against wobbling. Look out for added features like hooks for headphones, secure cup holder, and cable shield to neatly store wires.
Comfort is a necessity for any task that requires focus over an extended period of time. A gaming chair will offer just that, along with the added benefit of promoting proper posture.
The Cougar Armor Gaming Chair is ergonomically designed for all body types and constructed from materials that make it a breeze to clean, including its metal frame and artificial leather upholstery. The headrest and back cushion are removable for further customization, and its adjustable back can range from 90 to 170 degrees. The whole chair sits atop smooth and sturdy rollers, with the option to swivel a full 360 degrees.
Having two monitors joined, or even three monitors are so 2012. What about a single massive curved monitor that immerses you in the game? the Acer Predator Z35 Curved Monitor is a beast at 35 inches with a refresh rate of 144Hz.
I first met this monitor at a gaming expo where it had pulled in a crowd. The other nice feature is the two built-in 9W speakers. Built in speakers is a features so often not found in dedicated monitors, and having sound out from the HDMI is an all new headache for the gamer whose mom did not read the specs at the shop.
A computer’s video card is responsible for controlling the images that appear on-screen. A high performing card is crucial since modern games are littered with complex and detailed visuals. The more powerful the video card, the smoother and faster the game will run. The ASUS GeForce RTX 2070 offers high quality as well as reliability thanks to its premium components. Its increased cooling and airflow functions help maintain smooth operation and greater resistance to dust interference. The enhanced power offers more realistic gaming, and a built in utility allows users to adjust parameters and functions as they occur, granting them greater control over their experience.
Steam Gift Card
When in doubt, a gift card from Steam is always a great choice for the PC gamer in your life. Steam is an online platform that offers gamers access to thousands of titles, content, and community support. Cards can be used to buy games and other products. Set up is easy. Simply log-in to the Steam website and follow the instructions, or pick up a physical gift card at any number of retailers worldwide.