Gaming is a hobby which many of us enjoy. Sitting back and relaxing in a short or marathon session of our favourite FPS, MMO or strategy game can help you unwind and explore new worlds. It can also help satiate your competitive spirit. This article will be focused on the PC Gamer, the person who demands the best both graphically and competitively.
If you’re a PC gamer, you likely have an interest in performing well. Keyboard and mouse configurations are often more accurate than consoles, especially in FPS games. Some titles are only available on the PC itself, such as some MMO’s and strategy games. However, to enjoy these titles you must interface with your computer in the best way possible.
In the march up to Christmas, we have collated a list of some of the best gaming peripherals you can find. We hope they serve you well in all of your gaming discovery.
A reliable keyboard can be hard to find. There are so many on the market these days that finding one which truly suits your aim can be difficult. More and more people are making the transition from the membrane keyboards of old, and recognizing the importance of using mechanical keys. This is because they both have faster actuation key response times which are perfect when attempting to score that latest frag, but they are more comfortable to use.
‘Cherry’ switches are popular at the moment, thanks to their million press warranty and overall premium feel. There are three different colors to choose from - red is fastest for gaming, blue has more tactile feedback which is excellent for typing, and browns are considered a solid mix between the two. We’d recommend the Corsair K95 Platinum for those looking for a premium RGB keyboard.
Your chair will be highly subjective in terms of what works for you. Depending on your size and individual anthropometry, you might find one style works better for you than another. A good gaming chair often balances comfort and support well, supporting the marathon gaming sessions you might indulge in on a Friday night. There are many racing chairs out there, and they are quality. We’d recommend allocating your budget, and sticking within those parameters. Don’t be afraid to spend slightly over the odds for quality, as your chair will be something that subconsciously dictates your entire experience playing games.
In order to truly perform well in online games, and to keep the comfort and reliability of grip, it pays to choose a premium option. The Logitech ‘G’ line is one of the most celebrated these days, thanks to their programmable buttons, great Logitech gaming software, and overall fast actuation times. We’d recommend the G502, the G602 or at the top of the line, the G900. These mice allow for hours of clicking, and have long warranties. If you’re a MOBA or an FPS player, you’ll surely appreciate the added versatility.
With these awesome peripherals, you’ll be sure to be gaming in comfort and style this winter.