Best Gaming Accessories of 2021

Esports and video games are big business but even if you’re not a pro, you should at least give yourself the best gaming experience possible. And the means to that end is a bevy of state-of-the-art accessories that put you in the driver’s seat and enhance not only your ability to succeed but immerse you in the world of your gaming choice. Below we discuss some of the most popular and intriguing game gear on the market today!

Gaming Chair

If you’re not comfortable, you’re not going to play very long so acquiring the best chair possible for hours of interrupted gaming pleasure is essential. And while there are many impressive options on the market, we found our top choice in the form of the Secretlab TITAN Evo 2022 Series. It’s not cheap and will run you in the neighborhood of $450 to $500 depending on whether you choose the small, regular, or XL version.

Many of the professional esports players insist on using this chair, as the stakes can be high considering the tournaments now boast high-tech avant-garde venues with oodles of prize money to be won. Even the best online sportsbooks, like Intertops, are dealing odds on these events. And for those who have asked, “Does Intertops have a mobile app?”, the answer is an emphatic – Yes!

The Secretlab TITAN Evo 2022 Series separates itself from all of the others with lumbar support that can be adjusted seamlessly to wide rubber casters making rolling a breeze. The cold-cure foam throughout the chair allows just the right amount of support, particularly in your lower back, a feature in which many chairs miss the mark. Try it out for yourself because it is a durable, long-lasting chair that will prove to be worth every penny over time.

Gaming Headset

There’s nothing worse than having your ears mashed against hard plastic for hours on end and supplying poor audio that will render you unable to detect footsteps around the corner ready to take you out. Get yourself a great headset that will allow you to concentrate on your game and not the twisted cartilage in your ears. Our suggestion is HyperX’s Cloud Revolver which is an over-the-ear cover headset that will allow you the ultimate in aural quality whether it be listening for enemies or communicating with teammates via a detachable microphone.

The Cloud Revolver is wired to your PC which ensures there is no lag and you will soon forget about wireless headsets altogether once you put this crown on your head. This nifty little gadget will run you about $90 but you’ll never go back to a Bluetooth set again, and it is compatible with Xbox One, Xbox Series S/X, PlayStation 4, mobile devices, or used as a VR headset.

Gaming Monitor

The single most important piece of gaming equipment is undoubtedly the monitor. It is the conduit that allows you access to the virtual world, and although the sounds of the game are an integral part of the total experience, it is the graphics and the clarity of those graphics that ultimately win the day. And while there are many quality monitors on the market there are a few that rise above the rest.

The resolution, refresh rate, and certainly size matters when it comes to monitors. And although the choice is not easy when selecting the best of the best, we will throw our hat into the ring for the Acer Predator X38. If you’ve got the dough, this is the way to go because at roughly $1700 it doesn’t come cheap but oh, is it worth it as long as the price tag doesn’t keep you awake at night.

Here are the stats on this bad boy:

Screen size: 37.5-inch

Panel type: IPS

Aspect ratio: 24:9

Resolution: 3840×1600

Response time: 1 ms

Refresh rate: 144 Hz (175 Hz overclocked)

Weight: 21 pounds

Okay, so you’ve got rent to pay and food happens to be high on your priority list, therefore, making it rain on the Best Buy customer service associates might not be in your plans. But no sweat, because there are a few other monitors that will kick it bigtime with just about any of the big boys and we’ve got a few that won’t bust your budget below.

BenQ EL2870U – $299.00

Screen Size: 27.9 inch

Panel Type: TN

Backlight Technology: LED backlight

Resolution (max.) 3840 x 2160

Refresh Rate: 60 Hz

Aspect ratio: 16:9

Weight: 16 pounds

Alienware 25 AW2521HF – $269.99

Screen size: 25-inch

Panel type: IPS

Aspect ratio: 16:9

Resolution: 1920 x 1080

Response time: 1 ms

Refresh rate: 240 Hz

Weight: 7.8 pounds

The Ben Q and Alienware 25 are no slouches and would be fine additions to anyone’s gaming kit. There are cheaper monitors on the market but these two will give you the biggest bang for your buck if you want splashy visuals at a relatively economic price point.