I once had a friend who, upon hearing that I, too, play games online, asked me how my set up was. I told him that I got a decent computer set up which he was impressed by until I mentioned the accessories I used. When I got home, I received quite a lengthy email from my said friend describing in details the merits of investing in a good gaming accessory, and that if I should ever hope to become a serious gamer, I should seriously think about throwing out what I had been using and replace them with his recommendations. I did not follow his advice and kept using my accessories until they were worn out. I only ever had to give his recommendations another glance when it came time to buy new accessories.
The Trifecta of Accessories for Gaming
In gaming, the three main accessories one should consider upgrading are the headset, keyboard, and mouse. These three tools are the most used and abused by gamers not to mention they are the most visible part of their set up. So naturally, should look the part as well as function flawlessly.
SteelSeries Arctis Pro Wireless
Marketed as the last gaming headset you will ever have to buy, the SteelSeries Arctis Pro is the top-of-the-line headset that gives players high-quality lossless audio even despite the fact that it is wireless. It costs a lot more than its closest competition but what I love about the SteelSeries is its design. Its sleek aesthetic fits seamlessly with my computer set up. The elastic headband secures the headset in my head without applying too much pressure. Its switches are quite prominent making it a lot easier to hit the volume or mutebutton. And the cherry on top of this magnificent headset is the magnetic battery cover, which means I can swap out batteries with one hand without pausing my game.
Razer Huntsman Elite
No gaming set up is complete without a gaming keyboard included. Razer Huntsman would be a perfect addition to any gamer’s arsenal of tools. For years, Razer has been the champion when it comes to providing gaming keyboards and they outdid themselves with the Huntsman Elite. It is Razer’s first optomechanical keyboard; a long-winded way of saying it uses lasers to detect individual key movements. In short, this keyboard is insanely fast. Not only is it perfect for gaming, but I also have never typed as quickly as I did with the Huntsman Elite.
SteelSeries Rival 600
To complete the trio of computer accessories for gaming, I present the SteelSeries Rival 600, a gaming mouse that packs a strong punch. This latest model from SteelSeries comes equipped with a customizable weight, side buttons, and a true RGB lighting. This mouse will be hard to miss as it sits in your gaming rig. Its performance far exceeds its closest competition of the same price range thanks in part to its 12,000 DPI sensor and mechanical switches. Truly the best gaming mouse available in the market today.