14 Gaming gear and gadgets for any serious gamer

Gaming is serious business. And not just the adrenaline rush you get from defeating your rival or finally getting past that big boss you've been trying to trounce for what feels like eighty-two years. People are making serious money off of gaming, and if you're looking to take your gaming to a pro level, you're going to need some new gear.

14 Gaming gear and gadgets for any serious gamer
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If you’ve taken the time to click on this article, you’re probably aware that esports is huge. There’s a lot of money to be made if you have the talent to compete. You might even already be on the road to competition or are already competing. Or maybe you’re just getting started and are perfecting your Call of Duty play to get in on the new league starting in 2020. Wherever you are in your gaming journey, whether it be a serious hobby or you have pro aspirations, we have all the gaming gear and gadgets you need to make sure you’ll slay that dragon.

Sure, you need whatever gaming system your preference is, or whatever the game requires. But whether you’re using a PC, Xbox One, or PlayStation 4 (or you’re saving up in anticipation of the PS5), you need the right accessories. A standard computer mouse or the controller that comes with your console is the bare minimum of what you need, and unless you’re a gaming god, you’re probably not going to be making any massive strides with those.

Never fear, we know what you need, and we’re here to share our picks for gaming gear and gadgets with you so you can say goodbye to your paycheck for the foreseeable future.

SteelSeries QcK Prism Gaming Mouse Pad

You’ll be able to immerse yourself in your gaming world when you have the SteelSeries QcK Prism Gaming Mouse Pad. With 16 million color options and in-game lighting notifications, you’ll have another aspect to add to your gaming experience. It’s easy to set up, and it’s optimized for low and high DPI movement tracking. It comes in two sizes, and it has a non-slip rubber so it will stay in place.

Logitech G935 Wireless Surround Sound Gaming Headset

A good headset is important to gaming. You need something with great sound, long battery life, and a good microphone. And it needs to be comfortable for the many hours you’ll be wearing it. The Logitech G935 Wireless Surround Sound Gaming Headset is a fantastic addition to any gaming repertoire with twelve hours of battery life, impressive audio, and RGB lighting. You can even personalize the color to match your gaming setup.

Logitech G Adaptive Gaming Kit Customizable Controller

Your gaming skills live and die by the quality of the gaming controller you have. And when you have the Logitech G Adaptive Gaming Kit Customizable Controller, you can add buttons and triggers to your Xbox adaptive controller for a high-performance gaming setup. And they’re durable, so when you’re pounding away in the middle of a battle, you’re good to go. You’ll have twelve plug-and-play buttons with this add-on that you can organize however you like.

Netgear Nighthawk AX12 12-Stream Wi-Fi 6 Router

Not only does this Netgear Nighthawk router look awesome, but it can also handle four times more data capacity. The more smart home gadgets you add to your house, the more it bogs down your network. Which means your gaming takes a hit. Don’t let that happen. This gaming device is incredibly fast, so your gaming will be optimized. Because the last thing you want is your network dropping the connection. It also reduces latency. It might not be something you automatically think of when you think of gaming gear and gadgets, but it’s definitely something you need.

Netgear Nighthawk AX12 12-Stream Wi-Fi 6 Router

Netgear Nighthawk AX12 12-Stream Wi-Fi 6 Router in Black

SteelSeries Stratus Duo Multi-Platform Wireless Controller

Sometimes you just want to play one of your favorite games on your phone. But that can be difficult if you’re used to using a controller. Now, you have the SteelSeries Stratus Duo Multi-Platform Wireless Controller. This gaming device is compatible with Android, Windows, and VR. And best of all? You can play over 5,000 controller-enabled Steam games. Bring. It. On.

PhoneBook Smartphone Converting Laptop

The time has come to bring your smartphone games to a bigger screen. All you have to do is plug your smartphone into the PhoneBook Smartphone Converting Laptop, and it’ll display what your phone displays. It looks and functions just like a laptop, so you’ll forget you’re using your phone. All of the games you love to play on your phone are even better on a laptop.

HyperX Pulsefire Dart Precise Gaming Mouse

If you’re gaming, you need a wireless mouse. And if it’s a Qi-enabled wireless mouse, even better. When you’re done gaming, all you have to do is set it on your Qi-enabled charger, and you’ll have up to 50 hours of gaming on a single charge with the HyperX Pulsefire Dart Precise Gaming Mouse. It’s ergonomic, so your hand won’t cramp up, and the Pixart 3389 sensor means more accuracy.

Elgato Stream Deck XL Live Content Creation Controller

Imagine what you can do with an advanced stream controller that has 32 customizable keys. That’s what the Elgato Stream Deck XL Live Content Creation Controller gives you. And the LCD buttons are easy to see at a glance. It rests on a magnetic stand with a non-slip surface, so you won’t be knocking it over in your excitement either. And when you’re streaming your game, you can easily adjust sound, light, or cameras with this gaming gadget.

Acer Predator Thronos Air Gaming Chair

Sure, it’s a lot of money. But once you win a cool $3 mil playing Fortnite, you’ll be able to afford the Acer Predator Thronos Air Gaming Chair. This amazing chair can tilt back to 140°, and the mechanical arm holds up to three computer displays. It even has a built-in massage feature. Of course, you need to be sure your floor is strong enough to hold this massive gaming gear, since it weighs in at 715 lbs.

HP Omen X 27 240Hz 2K Gaming Monitor

The HP Omen X 27 240Hz 2K Gaming Monitor is the monitor any gamer must have. It comes with patented technology, Omen Aim Assist, that helps you aim accurately. So you’ll never miss that all-important shot again and miss your chance at that esports competition money. It has a 240Hz refresh rate and a one-millisecond response time. You might not have the highest resolution ever, but isn’t making that shot worth it?

HP OMEN X 27 240Hz 2K Gaming Monitor

HP OMEN X 27 240Hz 2K Gaming Monitor with a Trio Display

Alienware Aurora R9 Gaming Desktop

The Alienware Aurora R9 Gaming Desktop was designed to esport pro standards. And it’s Alienware, so you know it’s quality. You’ll never experience lag again with this desktop, and you’ll have eight different configurations to beat your competition. It runs on Windows 10 and has hard drives from 1TB to 2TB, so you’ll have room for everything you need.

Power-Vessel All-in-One Gaming Keyboard

You’ll have a wireless remote, gaming controller, and audio receiver in one with the Power-Vessel All-in-One Gaming Keyboard. It connects to your Bluetooth devices, and it’s super lightweight and easy to take on the go. It has a full QWERTY keyboard, all the controls you need like X, Y, A, and B, and it even has a joystick. If you’re a dedicated gamer, you’ll want to add this to your stash of gaming gear and gadgets.

Logitech PRO X Gaming Keyboard and PRO X Switch Kit Customizable Gaming Keys

This is the keyboard and keys for the big leagues. You can use the PRO X Switch Kit Customizable Gaming Keys to make your PRO X Gaming Keyboard exactly what you need it to be. The mechanical keyboard has highly accurate GX switches, and you can choose from clicky, linear, or tactile feedback styles for your keys. The kit comes with 92 switches and a tweezer-like device to help you change things out.

You probably have some ideas on ways to improve your gaming gear and gadgets collection now. Because if you’re serious about your gaming, you need the gear to go along with your passion. What kind of setup do you currently have?

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Meet Tera Cuskaden

Tera has worked in the publishing industry since 2004 and considers the written word her first love. When she's not writing or editing, she's usually traveling, knitting, or binge-watching Netflix.
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