Gaming in today’s day and age means so much more than just playing your Nintendo Game Boy in your room. Remember that clunky little gray box with the three buttons and tiny screen you used to play Super Mario Bros on? Well times have certainly changed, and gaming is now an artform that comes with lots of fun toys and gadgets. If you are the ultimate gamer, or if you’re looking to buy a gift for your gaming friend, check out these seven cool gadgets that will change the whole gaming experience for the better.
Logitech G19s Gaming Keyboard
The new gaming keyboard from Logitech is a must-have gaming gadget. This keyboard allows its user to choose a custom display and offers the ability to track statistics, even when not actually playing the game. There are twelve programmable keys and 36 different helpful functions that will make every gamer’s life easier.
Mad Catz R.A.T. 9 Mouse
The coolest feature of the new Mad Catz R.A.T. 9 Mouse is its ability to actually adjust in size, so you can adjust it to fit the size of your own personal grip, making your gaming experience more comfortable. Its wireless capabilities mean you don’t have to work around messy cables and cords, and it comes with a recharging dock when low on battery.
XBOX 360 Controller (for Windows)
Certain games are just not compatible with using a mouse, so this is where the XBOX 360 controller comes into play. This wireless controller device has up to a thirty foot range and there are several new button improvements designed for ease of use. Each console allows up to four controllers at one time, so play alongside your buddies using the 360 controllers.
Beyerdynamic Mmx 300 Headset
To truly optimize your experience and feel like you’re actually in the game, purchase a Beyerdynamic Mmx 300 Headset. Half the fun of video games is experiencing the audio, and this headset will allow you to do this at the fullest potential. Its super soft ear pads make it comfortable even after hours of use, and your speech will always come through clearly to other gamers with the high-quality microphone.
Logitech G600 Gaming Mouse
Even though the Mad Catz mouse is a solid option for all gamers around, Logitech also offers a mouse that competes with the Mad Catz model on all levels. The Logitech G600 has twenty reprogrammable buttons for use during MMO games like World of Warcraft. The 12-button thumb panel makes it quick and easy to navigate through every game, and it was manufactured to make the gaming experience as comfortable as possible with its tuned buttons and sculpted shape.
WD My Passport Portable Hard Drive
If you’re frustrated with your games filling up your Mac or PC hard drive, your next purchase needs to be the My Passport Portable Hard Drive by Western Digital. You can get up to four terabytes of hard drive space, and it’s compliant with both USB 2.0 and 3.0. If you do get one of these, make sure you treat it with care. Since it’s not a solid state drive so you could lose your data should it fall or be treated roughly.