Best gaming gadgets of 2021: headphones, keyboards, ergonomic chairs, and more

Looking to add to your gaming setup at the end of 2021? Check out this article to see our picks for the best gaming gadgets of the year.

Best gaming gadgets of 2021: headphones, keyboards, ergonomic chairs, and more
Best gaming gadgets of 2021

Outfit your gaming setup with some of the best gaming gadgets of 2021. Because, if tech this year has given us anything, it’s an array of new gaming devices that take your play over the edge. We’re talking about gadgets that keep you comfortable, like ergonomic chairs, as well as those that can help you game faster, like zero-latency keyboards. These gadgets overtake your opponents and give you a setup you can brag about.

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But this list isn’t all about the competition. We also included gaming items that impress us with their ingenuity and design. For instance, the retro-inspired Panic Playdate gives you everything you love about classic games, but it also includes some modern features. Then, Nintendo’s VR gaming kit gives kids and adults the chance to create and play together. Check out these products and more in the list below.

1. The Panasonic GN01 Neck-Type 4-Channel Surround Speaker gives you immersive 3D sound and allows you to game in comfort.

Panasonic GN01 neck-type in action

Make gaming more comfortable as well as more immersive with the Panasonic GN01 Neck-Type 4-Channel Surround Speaker. This next-generation take on gaming audio provides realistic sound in a form factor that sits on your shoulder, not on your ears. It even has a noise-canceling microphone.

This product price is TBA. Get availability updates on the official website.

2. The ASUS ROG Phone 5s Pro has a 144 Hz AMOLED display and is definitely one of the best gaming gadgets of 2021. Plus, the 360 Hz native touch-sampling rate makes your gaming seamless.

ASUS ROG in black

For seamless mobile gaming, go for the ASUS ROG Phone 5s Pro. The 144 Hz Samsung E4 AMOLED display gives you impressively low latency. And, with the Corning Gorilla Glass Victus, it’s durable enough to take anywhere. Finally, 10 motion controls allow you to choose your moves depending on your game.

Get it for $1,355.50.

3. The Panic Playdate fits easily in your pocket and lets you play retro-inspired games with a fast processor and a Wi-Fi connection.

Panic Playdate review

With its nostalgic form factor and adorable analog crank, the Panic Playdate brings retro games to modern times. A special black and white screen gives you impressive contrast, while a high-quality loudspeaker delivers great sound.

Preorder it for $179 on the official website.

4. The Samsung Odyssey Neo G9 has a curved design and 32:9 aspect ratio that transform your PC gaming experience, making it one of the best gaming gadgets of 2021.

Samsung Odyssey Neo G9 design

The Samsung Odyssey Neo G9 is the latest addition to the Samsung gaming monitor lineup. It provides deeper blacks, improved HDR performance, and enhanced screen brightness compared to LCD or QLED monitors.

Preorder it for $2,499.99.

5. The Valve Steam Deck lets you take your Steam games anywhere. It runs the newest AAA games and features an array of storage options.

Valve Steam Deck in use

Another of the best gaming gadgets of 2021 is the Valve Steam Deck. It has a convenient handheld form factor and comes with trackpads, gyro controls, and a 7″ touchscreen. These make your mobile gaming more intuitive and PC-like.

Reserve it for $399 on the official website.

6. The Razer Iskur X boasts an adjustable recline, height, and tilt. That way, you always have the support you need no matter how you like to play. You’ll agree that this is one of the best gaming gadgets of 2021.

Razer Iskur X in a work setup

Every gaming setup needs an ergonomic chair, and the Razer Iskur X is one of our favorites. You can adjust it to suit your preferences, and the high-density foam supports your body shape.

Get it for $399 on the official website.

7. The Playpulse ONE is an indoor gaming bike that makes you part of the game with its pedal sensors. Plus, it keeps you fit.

Playpulse ONE in use

Gaming doesn’t have to take a toll on your fitness, not when you have the Playpulse ONE. So, of course, this indoor gaming bike made our list of the best gaming gadgets of 2021. It has a large touchscreen and pedals with sensors.

Preorder it for $1,399 on the official website.

8. The ROCCAT Vulcan Pro has a mechanical keystroke for no-delay playing. One of the best gaming gadgets of 2021, it also comes with a lifecycle of 100 million strokes.

ROCCAT Vulcan Pro with backlit LEDs

Add the ROCCAT Vulcan Pro to your setup for a long-lasting keyboard. Made from aircraft-grade aluminum and boasting a long lifespan, it’s quite durable. Meanwhile, the zero-delay response helps you game faster.

Get it for $139.99 on the official website.

9. The Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 04 is a VR gaming kit the whole family can enjoy. It merges DIY with pass-and-play multiplayer fun.

Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 04 design

The Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 04 introduces your kids to VR creation. It comes with everything you need, like quick-play VR games, easy-to-follow building guides, and more. Then, just add your Switch and Joy-Con controllers to make your creations come alive.

Get it for $79.99 on the official website.

10. The Elgato Wave Panels deliver studio-like sound to enhance your gaming. Just install them on your walls for an incredible sound experience.

Elgato Wave Panels in a gaming setup

You can get studio-level sound quality for your games with the Elgato Wave Panels. They made our list of the best gaming gadgets of 2021 to help you customize your sound on every level.

Get them for $99.99 on the official website.

11. The CORSAIR T3 RUSH gives you plenty of support while you play. Plus, the soft fabric is cool and breathable against your body.

CORSAIR T3 RUSH in different colors

Avoid an aching back with the CORSAIR T3 RUSH. This incredibly comfortable gaming chair supports your lumbar area with memory foam and has a padded neck cushion. Plus, it moves as easily over carpet as it does over hard floors.

Get it for $299.99 on the official website.

12. The Razer BlackWidow V3 Mini HyperSpeed wireless gaming keyboard features a 65% form factor and Razer Chroma RGB backlighting you can customize.

Razer BlackWidow V3 on a desk

The Razer BlackWidow V3 Mini HyperSpeed keyboard made our list of the best gaming gadgets of 2021 because of its 80 million keystroke lifespan, lag-free connection, and onboard memory that stores up to 5 profiles.

Get it for $179.99 on the official website.

From ergonomic chairs that adjust to comfortable speakers you can wear on your shoulders, there are some truly great gaming gadgets that 2021 has given us. Do you have any other products to suggest? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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