The world of gaming has so many different subjects. You’ve got the gamers who always buy the latest release. The gamers who love the classics. The gamers who love a story. No matter who you have on your list, make sure the gift is as next-level as they are.
We all have that gamer in our life, or maybe even a few. They always know the release dates for upcoming games, could talk for hours about a variety of games, and somehow know an entirely new language that is foreign to the rest of us. They’re pretty extra, which means they require next-level gifts.
When it comes to gamers, they know what they want and certainly what they don’t. Rather than another gift card for another game, you should tap into gamer gadgets and devices that they could really use.
HyperX ChargePlay Qi Wireless Charger Base
There’s no greater bummer than running out of mouse or headphone battery in the middle of a competitive game. The HyperX ChargePlay is a wireless charger that delivers up to 15 watts of power for fast and easy charging while you’re not conquering virtual worlds or leading your team to a close victory online. It’s made with two pad chargers that are equipped with LED lights to indicate that your Qi-compatible device, be it your mouse, smartphone, or headset, is charging. It was also constructed with a clean design so it looks great on any gaming desk, as well as help eliminate the cable clutter that comes with wired chargers.
Cooler Master SK621 Wireless Mechanical Keyboard
If you haven’t tried a mechanical keyboard, you’re truly missing out. The Cool Master SK621 offers crisp, delightful mechanical key feedback and comes with tons of options for customization, starting with its hybrid wireless capability. You can set the keyboard up wirelessly via Bluetooth, or keep it wired if you’d prefer to not deal with charging it routinely. It also comes with backlit keys that can be customized into different color combinations and brightness levels. Simply put, it’s a keyboard that looks as good as it functions.
SteelSeries QcK Prism Gaming Mouse Pad
This isn’t one of those boring mousepads you’d find at your old high school library. This is the SteelSeries QcK Prism, coming at you with a slim cloth design and up to 16 million color options to enhance your gaming experience. The QcK Prism Cloth illuminates in step with your game to take you to new levels of immersion. You can also set up the mousepad to light up to your notifications. It’s easy to set up and the cloth is optimized for both low and high DPI movement tracking. The base is made of non-slip rubber to it stays in place while you game.
SteelSeries Arctis 1 All-Platform Gaming Headset
SteelSeries is known for its high-quality gamer gadgets, and its Arctis 1 headset will blow you away at such a reasonable price. The headset works with almost any platform, including PlayStation 4, PC, Xbox, and Switch. Their versatility and compact construction make them a great option for anyone with multiple gaming systems, or for those who like to travel to a friend’s house every now and then to play on their gaming setup. It also comes with a detachable microphone for the times you’d rather roll solo than communicate with your team. In any case, these high-quality headphones will last you a long time, proving reliable for many gaming sessions to come.
Elgato Stream Deck XL Live Content Creation Controller
If you want to be the next big Twitch streamer, you’re going to have to have the hardware to crank out high-quality content at a fast clip. The Elgato Stream Deck is one such tool that can help turn your gaming setup into a full-blown content studio. It comes with 32 customizable keys where you can assign static or dynamic icons. It rests on a magnetic stand and a non-slip surface so while it sits upright, you won’t have to worry about knocking it over as you press the buttons to create your next great clip. The Deck XL also makes it easy to make adjustments mid-stream, like adjust the sound, light, or your cameras.
Nintendo Switch Light Handheld Gaming Console
For gamers on the go, the Nintendo Switch Lite Handheld Gaming Console will follow you anywhere. The Switch Lite is the same Nintendo product you know and love, designed for gaming on-the-go. It comes in yellow, grey, and turquoise color options to match your style. And while it’s a portable gaming device, it still connects with up to seven other switch devices so you can get all your friends in on the fun, wherever you go.
Razer Raiju Ultimate Wireless PS4 Gaming Controller
The Razer Raiju was made for true PlayStation loyalists. Use the associated mobile app to customize this controller to your exact liking. You can adjust the sensitivity settings, remap multi-functions, and switch out the thumbsticks to find the right settings to take your gaming to new heights. You can also activate the Hair Trigger Mode to improve your reaction and quick-fire speeds. The controller works wirelessly, or with a wired mode for those who don’t like to deal with batteries.
Razer BlackWidow Lite Stormtrooper Edition Keyboard
The Razer Black Widow Lite Stormtrooper Keyboard will bring you endless amounts of Star Wars nostalgia whether you’re working or gaming. As a mechanical keyboard, you’re guaranteed fast and accurate response times as you type. Each compact keycap comes with an O-ring that quiets the switches on the keys, so you don’t have to worry about waking up family members or roommates as you type a late-night paper or game from dusk until dawn.
Seagate PS4 External Game Drive
If the stock PS4 hard drive isn’t quite enough to store all your games and apps, it’s worth looking at the Seagate PS4 External Game Drive. This harddrive offers either 2 TB or 4 TB storage solutions, the latter of which can store 100+ PS4 games, so you’ll virtually never run out of storage. It also uses high-speed USB 3.0, so your games will transfer over quick and easy. And setup is easy. Just plug the USB into an available port on your PS4 and the game system will recognize the Seagate hard drive immediately.
SteelSeries Stratus Duo Multi-Platform Wireless Controller
The SteelSeries Stratus Duo controller offers multi-platform compatibility and a wireless construction that works with Android, Windows, Steam, and virtual reality. And it doesn’t require any software. You can connect the controller via the USB adapter or Bluetooth. Through Steam, you can access more than 5,000 controller-enabled games. It comes with a lithium-ion battery that lasts up to 20 hours in its wireless form, which amounts to a whole lot of gaming.
Oculus Rift S High-Resolution VR Headset
Oculus is known for its high-quality VR headsets, but its Rift S headset is perhaps the most impressive yet. It features next-gen optics that create a sharper display and super-vivid colors. It also doesn’t require any troublesome external sensors, so the setup is far more user-friendly than the average VR headset. It comes with two Oculus Touch controllers for you to immerse yourself deeply in new worlds.