Have you got a gamer in your family? Are you struggling to decide what to get them this festive season? Well stress no more, Glitchtech is going to help you decide with a top 5 list of Christmas gifts for your gaming family members this Christmas!
1. Logitech G430 Gaming Headset
The Logitech G430 Gaming headset is an all-around versatile beast of a gaming headset. It’s extremely comfy. Meaning you are able to wear this thing for hours at a time and not have your ears feel like they’re bleeding. Which is all too common for many ‘gamer-friendly’ headsets that are available on the market. Also, this isn’t going to break the bank in terms of price on typical gaming equipment. It comes packed with 7.1 surround sound support meaning that you can use this to watch movies as well and music sounds amazing through this headset. Another reason to decide on this headset is the fact that Logitech is notorious for having amazing customer support, I would definitely recommend picking this one from the rest of the bunch.
2. HCMAN – RGB ESports Mousemat
Where do I start with this one? Well, it’s actually been a part of my set up for about a year now. I was skeptical at first to include this as part of my main set up considering just how much cheaper it is compared to the name brands such as Razer. I thought that there must be a quality issue concerning this item but after reading the overwhelmingly positive reviews I decided to bite the bullet and give it a try and I did not regret it! It’s LED’s have still not faded one bit over a year later! That’s amazing, this thing costs a measly £16.99 that’s around £50-70 cheaper than the name brands such as Razer. It comes with a discreet button that allows you to change the LED mode from the rainbow, to single colors to pulsing modes. It really has got everything you could wish for. It’s actually rather large as well for a gaming mouse mat and its build quality is second to none. With an aluminum backplate that keeps it from bending and perfectly perched on your desk. This is a must-buy!
3. Samsung Portable SSD T5 1 TB
Whether you’re a gamer or just a general techy. An external SSD is absolutely essential in this day and age. I’m recommending this external SSD over any external HDD due to its speed, reliability and tankiness durability. That’s right Samsung is notorious for its speed when it comes to selling storage and especially in its SSD’s. They’re reliable as well bosting some amazing customer support, warranties and you probably won’t have to use the warranty considering just how well made these products are. The durability of an SSD is uncomparable to an HDD. The obvious is that there are no moving parts in an SSD meaning that it’s safer to move about in your bag and potentially knocking of things, you know since it’s portable? Why the SSD over a much cheaper HDD, well this means that you can store games on it and will be able to essentially plug and play when you’re on the go especially when you want to store them hefty games such as Arma 3, who really do benefit from the extra speed of an SSD.
4. Logitech G502 RGB Gaming Mouse
With this list featuring another Logitech product, you may start to think that we’re being biased! Whilst that may be slightly true, this is another addition that has been in my daily set up for well over a year now and it’s probably the best addition to my gaming experience. With a slimmer build than typical gaming mice and a really comfy grip, you can game on this thing for hours without getting uncomfortable. Once you get used to the grip, you will not be able to game on anything else and with every shot you take you will feel yourself becoming more and more accurate. I made the switch to this mouse from a SteelSeries Rival 300 and I have to say that I really improved my aim across every FPS game I played but especially CS:GO and in CS:GO aiming is crucial to your ability to win games and gunfights. Don’t be a noob this Christmas season, buy yourself an amazing mouse and you will not regret it!
5. Blue Yeti USB Microphone
The Blue Yeti microphone is infamous within the gaming community. It is known as the standard for amazing audio quality. Whether you’re wanting to do podcasting, make youtube videos or even stream. This microphone is the way to break into the market and get to know your audience! It provides crystal clear audio quality meaning that discord chats with your buddies will no longer be potato quality one-liners with massive amounts of static and background noise in between. Rocking a few different audio modes depending on what you want. You can use it to the podcast as mentioned, interview people with a dual sides mic mode and it’s got an amazing built-in stand with it. This microphone also has a built-in pop filter. This is the microphone to get if you’re wanting to seriously get into content creating or gaming. However, it is quite an investment to some people so if you’re not feeling spending that much money and are not interested in high-quality microphones then go for the Yet’s counter-part the Blue Snowball!