WE all know that gaming gifts are the best kind of gifts, and peripherals can help make your gaming experience even better.
Whether you’re looking for something for a gamer in your life or wanting to drop broad hints to Santa about what you’d like under the tree, here’s a few of my suggestions to get you started.
4GAMERS PLAYSTATION 4 DUAL CHARGE AND STAND
It’s a simple problem – keeping your controller in the same place while also giving it somewhere to charge – that has a simple solution. The 4Gamers PlayStation 4 Charge Stand is a no-nonsense, no frills, budget-friendly way to keep your PS4 controller where you can find it (on a moulded stand that has room for two controllers) and charge it as well, via micro USB cables.
Simple, effective, and easy on the wallet, this is a great stocking filler for a gaming friend, family member, or even yourself.
WD BLACK PORTABLE HARD DRIVE
Portable hard drives have been around for several years now and have proven themselves to be very useful indeed, providing a lot of extra and portable storage at quite reasonable prices.
The WD Black range is designed for gaming and while most of the name brand hard drives are pretty much of a muchness from a functionality aspect, the Black is a slimline affair with a quasi-MilSpec aesthetic which makes it easy to transport and instantly identifiable.
It’s also available in a range of storage sizes and can be used with PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 – so no matter what the gamer you get it for plays, they will be able to find a use for it.
RRP: $128 (2TB version)
SAMSUNG T5 PORTABLE SSD
Sometimes it’s not the amount of data you need to store, it’s the speed it can be accessed. And for those times, a portable Solid State Drive (SSD) is just the ticket, and the Samsung T5 is a popular choice – with good reason.
Essentially a large USB stick, the T5 has extremely fast read and write speeds and can be configured as an external storage device for PC, Xbox One or PlayStation 4 – providing an effective way to add somewhere else to store all those games you’re going to get around to playing at some point.
RRP: $168 (500GB version)
SENNHEISER GSP 370 WIRELESS HEADSET
The major limitations on wireless headsets is their battery life – which Sennheiser appear to have solved with the GSP370 wireless headset.
If you want something with a battery that will last for a really, really long time as well as sound excellent too, you can’t go past these – It has a 100 hour battery life.
The sound quality is very also good, and they’re comfortable to wear – in other words, pretty much everything you want out of a set of wireless gaming headphones for PC.
XBOX ELITE 2 CONTROLLER
Is there a special Xbox gamer in your life? Do you want them to have the best possible gaming experience? The Xbox Elite 2 Wireless Controller may be an ideal Christmas gift.
One of the best console controllers out there, the Xbox Elite 2 is a customisable, programmable advanced version of the standard Xbox controller – and it has more buttons.
With a special high-grip texture, great ergonomics and plenty of customisablility – not to mention the ability to charge its internal battery in its storage case – any Xbox gamer who finds this under the tree is going to be very happy indeed.