2019's Best PC Gaming Gifts: Headsets, Keyboards, And More
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The holiday season is upon us, and as Thanksgiving and Christmas draw ever closer, you might be pressured to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list, including PC video game fans. There are tons of accessories out there, too, including products that should be avoided at all costs, so it can be difficult to tell which ones will make a great gift. Thankfully, we know the difference between good and bad, so we've collected some of the best gifts for PC gamers, focusing on accessories for this guide, covering keyboards, mice, monitors, and more.
Need ideas for more than gifts for PC gamers? Check out more of our 2019 holiday gift guides below for the best gift ideas across gaming, entertainment, and tech.
Holiday Gift Guide 2019
Note that prices are accurate at the time of publication but subject to change without notice.
Razer DeathAdder Elite Mouse
Gaming mice are a perfect gift to go along with just about any PC game you can play, and The Razer DeathAdder Elite is one of the most ergonomic mice we've used. Definitely a great choice for those with big hands, the DeathAdder also features adjustable DPI sensitivity buttons in addition to two remappable thumb buttons.
Logitech G502 Mouse
The Logitech G502 is a popular buy for a reason. Not only does it feature 11 customizable buttons, five presets, and adjustable weights, it's also a very comfortable, accurate mouse, making it a must-have even if you don't play games on PC much.
Steelseries Rival 710 Mouse
The Rival 710 is a cool modular mouse that features haptic feedback and an OLED display. The display lets you adjust sensitivity settings and select button mappings as well as receive Discord notifications and in-game stats.
Razer Hunstman Elite Keyboard
One of the best gaming keyboards out there, the Razer Huntsman Elite features everything you could need, including macros, media control, and soft wrist support. However, it also features Razer's Opto-Mechanical technology, which couples an optical beam with the keys' mechanical switches to make typing and performing actions faster. It may not be noticeable for casual players, but it's a big boon for those more experienced gamers. Plus, the name just sounds cool.
Logitech G513 Keyboard
Logitech's G513 is an excellent keyboard that is both smooth to type on and comfortable to use, largely thanks to its memory foam wrist support--this is a game-changer you may not realize you need until you experience it for yourself.
Corsair K68 Keyboard
The Corsair K68 is on the cheaper side of gaming keyboards, but that doesn't mean it's a slouch. In addition to performing well in gaming sessions, it also features macro support and customizable lighting effects, making a perfect addition to any gaming desk.
Xbox Adaptive Controller
The Xbox Adaptive Controller was designed to make gaming more accessible for those with limited mobility, and thankfully, it can also be used with a PC. It can play nice with quite a few different devices, thanks to its large number of 3.5mm jacks and USB ports.
Xbox One Elite Series 2 Controller
Whether you play on console or PC, The Xbox One Elite Series 2 controller is the much-anticipated followup to the first Elite controller, and while they are built to play on Xbox One, that doesn't mean they're a slouch on PC. Everything you can do with this controller on a console can be done on a PC, from the customization to the button remapping. A controller is an especially good buy if you plan to play retro games, or even a modern game like Red Dead Redemption 2, which recently released on PC. The controller also pairs well with the biggest platform for PC games, Steam, which features native support for Microsoft's stellar device.
Xbox Wireless Controller Adapter
Xbox One controllers work natively on their home console, but you'll need this little stocking stuffer for wireless gaming on most PCs. The Xbox Wireless Adapter makes it easy for you to connect your Xbox One controllers to your PC.
HyperX Cloud Revolver S
The HyperX Cloud Revolver S is a perfect buy for a surround sound gaming experience that won't get a complaint from your neighbors. These look more like studio headphones (and sound like them) when the microphone is detached, but when you put it on, people will know you take gaming seriously. It connects via USB with a remote that lets you adjust the volume, mute your headphones entirely, and activate Dolby 7.1 surround sound to just enjoy them as the nice pair of headphones they are.
Steelseries Arctis Pro Headset
This headset features an excellent sound, extreme comfortability, and a discreet, attractive appearance that doesn't scream "Hey, quiet down! I'm gaming over here!" It's equipped with a retractable microphone and a dial that lets you adjust the balance of your game and chat audio.
GameSpex Gaming Glasses
GameSpex gaming glasses are for those who are sensitive to harmful blue light, as the yellow-tinted lenses block out both that and filter glare, making it easier on the eyes for longer periods of time. And for those who require glasses to see, these can be equipped with that person's specific prescription. Prices vary by model, but the frames and lenses pictured above started at $88 on GlassesUSA.
Acer Predator XB271HU Monitor
The Acer Predator XB271HU is a great 1440p gaming monitor, touting a 144Hz refresh rate and G-Sync, the latter of which makes it so you can turn off V-Sync, let your monitor do the work for you, and enjoy the performance boost that comes with. If the person you’re shopping for doesn't care about 4K, then this monitor will make them very, very happy with high frame rates and beautiful colors, and the 144Hz experience is definitely unique. Like most gaming monitors, you can hook it up to console, too.
Asus VG278Q Monitor
The Asus VG278Q is an affordable, yet still great 1080p display. It supports a 144Hz refresh rate and G-Sync.
LG 27UL500 Monitor
If you're looking for a 4K PC monitor, then the LG 27UL500-W is great way to go. It supports 4K and HDR10 for the best colors you'll see on a PC. It only has a 60Hz refresh rate, but you would need some serious hardware to run games higher than 60 frames per second at 4K.
Logitech Racing Wheel + Pedals
The best part about most controllers these days is that they work with their respective console and the PC. And thanks to the PC's absolutely massive library of driving and racing games, this Logitech racing wheel and pedals combo can be put to even better use than it would with the Xbox One on its own.