Gaming is fun, whether you do it as a weekend hobby after school, nighttime relaxation after work, or professionally for several hours daily. But playing games in front of your computer or console shouldn’t just be about what’s on the screen – you should spice up your environment, or as many would call it, your battle station.
Below are 30 accessories/devices that you can use to improve your overall gaming experience. In this list, you’ll find things purely for aesthetic value and nostalgia, while others will help you play games more safely and efficiently.
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Ever wonder how to make your gaming experience even more immersive? Well, Philips Hue Play Smart Lights will give you a set of 10 light bars that can be set with 16.8 million colors so it matches the game’s mood! These lights come in three different sizes – 1×1 inch, 3×3 inches and 6×6 inches- but they’re all just as bright at 450 lumens for an output tone of voice that is informative.
The Mr IRONSTONE gaming desk is the perfect way to keep everything you’ll ever need just right next to you while you are doing the most important thing: playing! It has enough space for you to put on your PC, laptops, monitors, speakers, and other furniture or accessories you’ll need for comfort. It even has a built-in cup holder and headphone hooks!
It’s not enough that you have good lumbar support from your gaming chair or an ergonomic keyboard and mouse to help with your wrists — you also need to take care of your feet! Having a great foot rest can help correct your posture too, especially if you are going to spend several hours per day playing games.
For ErgoFoam’s foot rest, you can adjust it in three ways: the normal way with the base attached, inverted, or detached.
Having a good mouse pad is an integral piece of equipment for gamers, and some of the factors to consider when looking for one are the size; shape and material (cloth or hard plastic); double-sided or single-sided; if there should be any wrist support included with the purchase. For many who opt for hard plastic, the surface eventually gets scratched or too smooth to be used comfortably, while cloth mouse pads often get worn out due to repeated use. But many reviews attest to Corsair’s MM300 Anti-Fray cloth mouse pad that even after several years of gaming, it’s still one of the best.
Have you ever lost your headphones because they got caught on the leg of a chair or in some other way dangled precariously from under the desk? This should solve that problem for good. This clamp is designed to fit desks up to 37mm thick and as narrow as 7mm, so it should be able to accommodate most desks that are currently in the market.
The holder can swivel around underneath your desk when not needed and then swing back out again with just one hand motion, making things much more convenient.
For Nintendo Switch console gamers, especially those who are a fan of The Legend of Zelda franchise, wouldn’t it be cool to store your games on this handmade sword?!
That was a mouthful but seriously, look at this beauty! I know that for the majority of gamers out there, whether PC or console, 10 games is just like entry level. But having this multipurpose beauty on top of your desk will surely help organize your messy “workstation”!
Do you mainly play on your iOS or Android device? Even at 6.5″ screen, things can get a little difficult to handle when playing RPGs or FPS games, so why not extend the reach of your fingers by transforming your very phone into a controller?
Playing games that really don’t utilize your entire keyboard? If so, you should consider using a one-handed mechanical keyboard for extra comfort. Move it around for maximum comfort too!
Are you into streaming? If so, you should check this one out. You can get these customizable LCD keys that can trigger anything you set it to – for example, launching OBS for broadcasting, Twitch, YouTube, and several other actions like switching between multiple webcams, open other applications while in-game, and basically anything you can think of (tip: you can also use this for work!).
Just a decoration that will give your room a definitive gaming vibe. You can set the colors to 13 different monochrome modes, smooth transitions between colors, and adjust brightness – all done remotely. You can also mix and match and find the best pattern before hanging it on your wall.
Technically not something you need while playing games, but something every Pokemon fans desperately need. Bring life to your desk with these flower pots!
If you’re not that into Pokemon, but are into the good old days of gaming, try this one instead!
Just another decoration for your desk that retro gamers will love. It’s a perfect addition to any gaming room. According to its creator, the neon lights can last up to 8-15 years depending on use (or up to 130,000 hours).
You heard that right. Mouse skates. Eventually dirt will gather underneath your mouse, and sometimes the ridges below that help you glide your mouse on your pad easily become damaged too — in which case, should you buy a new mouse? Nope. Just replace the damaged “skate”. Handy to have one of these all the time at home!
Do you love retro or steampunk-inspired keyboards? Look no further. This custom-made keyboard gives you circular keys, satisfying clicking sounds, and pure aesthetics from Q to P.
Do you have sweaty hands which makes handling your mouse a little bit uncomfortable? These anti-slip tapes can easily solve that problem! They can absorb water, improve grip, and improve your overall gaming experience.
A lot of gamers still prefer using a wired mouse over a wireless one, even though having a cable attached to it might be a little annoying sometimes. The issue of cable management is also there. But by using a mouse bungee, it will easily feel as if there is no cable attached to your mouse at all. It can also help prevent cable entanglement!
Racers would go crazy for this gaming piece. Check out what it has: dual-motor force feedback to make you feel traction losses, weight shift, a six-speed shifter, sturdy steel pedals for precise throttling, brakes and gear shifting and a steering wheel that turns 900°, i.e. about 2.5 times from lock to lock.
An ergonomically designed 8-way directional gamepad with 16 programmable and Hyperesponsive™ keys giving you better control over your games. It features a soft touch rubberized wrist pad for added comfort.
12 buttons and 5 axles, all entirely programmable, an exclusive "Mapping" button, which lets you to switch functions from one part to the other instantly and easily and to add to the user experience, you can also program the resistance of movement to the joystick.
If multi-player modes are your thing, you’d want this gaming headset to block out the white noise so you can focus on the distinct sounds of the game and team play. With a noise-cancelling microphone, 2.4 GHz wireless connectivity, surround sound, you can receive and deliver your commands to team mates smoothly and clearly.
Another mouse that is built for heavy-duty gaming, the Razer Naga is an ergonomically designed gaming mouse that features 17 MMO optimized programmable buttons. This mouse also has a scroll wheel which can be clicked in 24 different positions for advanced gaming.
Built for flight simulation games, this gaming controller has a 5-position handle adjustment system, is designed for comfort and enhanced game play. It even has an LCD display.
Inspired from the Ferrari 430 Scuderia, this driving simulator has two metal pedals fixed to the cockpit, for maximum stability and high-speed gaming, precision steering wheel for the perfect control during a simulated race. The steering wheel is also detachable, that means you can easily store it easily as well. The piece is fully programmable and also has its own internal memory.
This mouse may look demure but don’t let its looks fool you. Perfectly engineered for gaming, it has 9 programmable buttons, for easy access during gameplay and it supports the storage of three user profiles, along with their lighting preference, so that you can find those profiles ready even at a different PC! This mouse can also perform flawlessly over a wide variety of surfaces.
Game with 25 programmable keys that eliminates the need of a keyboard in gaming. Create macros for gaming commands on the fly. The inbuilt GamePanel lets you have a quick peek at the game stats, system information, and messages from your fellow gamers.
Feel every hit, or crash in the game with help of the dual motor vibration feedback on this Gamepad. It also has a unique floating D-Pad which gives you better controls.
Arealer’s Heated Massage Pillow
Sitting several hours everyday can take a toll on your back, especially during colder months, so why not give your back the treatment it deserves while you are actively playing your games? Massage your back plus warm it up — that’s a level of comfort that you need!
Blue Light Reduction Glasses
Gaming after work or gaming as a profession both exposes you to harmful blue light, which can screw up your vision and sleep schedule. Having a blue light reduction glasses will help filter anywhere from 80-90% of the blue light emitted by your monitor/s- in case it doesn’t have a built-in function to reduce blue light either manually or by nighttime (tip: there are monitors that have an option to reduce blue light, so you should check your settings).
With this, you can game for hours on end without straining your eyes too much!
Found the gaming accessory you’ve always wanted? Give it a shoutout in the comment below so others will know! Or is something missing from our list that you recently foudn out about? Help the readers discover it too!