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Whether you’re using a PC, XBox, PS5, or other gaming consoles, you need gaming accessories. From controllers and headphones, to external hard drives, gaming desks, mousepads, keyboards, and microphones, the list of gaming essentials is seemingly endless. We’ve rounded up 10 of the best gaming accessories every gamer should have in their collection.
Below, find our list of affordable and multi-functional gaming accessories that you can buy for yourself, or give as a gift. For more shopping options, check out our picks for the most comfortable gaming chairs, and our gift guides for gamers.
The Havit Mechanical Keyboard Bundle is a great buy for PC gamers. Besides a gaming keyboard with RGB lighting effect and 14 backlit modes, the set includes a gaming mouse that has seven different light effects and headsets featuring dual 50mm drivers for powerful audio.
Need more space? The Seagate Games Desktop Hard Drive has 8TB of colossal space to store more than 200 games, and there are two front-facing USB 3.0 ports making it super convenient to charge and connect to your game controllers and mobile devices. The extra storage on the Game Drive Hub for Xbox is also useful for game-save data and downloadable content.
Astro Gaming’s A40TR Headset is specially tuned for gaming and they deliver premium audio fidelity. The headphones are tuned with Astro Audio V2 technology for balanced resolution and neutral, smooth, and distortion-free bass. These lightweight headphones are made with premium materials, and cloth ear cushions are backed with synthetic leather for a comfortable, pressure-free fit. Other cool features include a 3.5 mm jack (for PCs, and most smart phones and tablets), and a swappable boom microphone. The headphones are also available in black.
This gaming desk from Mr. Ironstone is specifically designed to keep your gear in one place, so you can keep your focus on the game. The 45.2″ thx 23.6″ desk features durable metal frame legs and a carbon fiber laminated tabletop with ample room for a PC, laptop, games, speakers, and more. The desk has a curved front providing close-up comfort, along with a built-in socket with three outlets and two USB Ports, a headphone hook, and cup holder. It’s easy to assemble, durable, and available in red and blue.
A gaming mat might not be the first accessory that comes to mind, but your floor will certainly appreciate it. This GT Racing mat is ideal for hardwood, vinyl, and laminate flooring, and even concrete. The 39” gaming mat features a soft polyester fiber top and a rubber bottom that’s water resistant and flame retardant. To increase your comfort, add this ergonomic foot rest to your shopping cart.
Logitech is known for making some of the best webcams on the market. The BRIO streams and records in 4K Ultra HD (available in 1080p and 720p), and comes equipped with HD 5X digital zoom. This multi-functional webcam can be used for gaming, video chatting, and more functions. It’s compatible with Windows 7 or later, Mac OS 10.10 and up, Chrome OS, and Cisco, and features a detachable universal mounting clip so it can fit laptops, LCD screens, and other monitors.
One of the cooler items on the list, this LED headphone stand is hand carved from eco-friendly birch plywood and sandalwood. The LED centerpiece lantern is designed to help relieve stress on your eyes by creating bias lighting when you’re in front of your computer screen or in a dark room. It also includes a remote control to adjust the lighting colors and brightness.
The Sony PlayStation 5 DualSense wireless controller offers immersive haptic feedback, and dynamic adaptive triggers. The controller features a built-in microphone and headphone jack with a motion sensor packed into an iconic, comfortable design. If you want something a little cheaper, try the OPOLAR wireless controller.
You can always use a device holder, and if you’re looking for something creative, try this Sonic the Hedgehog design from Cable Guys. These device holders are also available in different character designs including Grogu and Black Panther.
You don’t need to spend a lot of money for a good gaming microphone. This Bonke M900 USB Condenser Microphone works great for gaming, live streaming, podcasting and more — and it’s only $40. The kit also comes with an adjustable arm stand, shock mount, pop filter, widescreen foam, table mounting clamp, and a USB cable. Want more options? Check out our list of the best microphones for YouTubers and gamers.