COGconnected’s Holiday 2020 Gear Guide
We all know that the entire gaming experience can be even better if you just have the perfect controller, headset, mouse etc. With the holiday season coming up quickly and we know just how hard it can be to try and find the very best accessories to boost your own gaming setup, or for those gamers in your life. We decided to take the thinking and searching out of the equation for you and have compiled an entire list of the very best accessories we’ve reviewed over the last year…plus a couple extras. Let’s get into it!
“Overall, the HVER PRO X is worth the price of admission. You could definitely do a lot worse at this price, and the keyboard swings above its price point. After giving the keyboard a go for a decent amount of time, it was hard to feel that the keyboard had any serious cons to it. Over time, I feel like the HVER PRO X might shine even more when it comes to liquid-related accidents or even basic cleaning given its design.”
Perfect for: PC gamers
Budget: Under $100
HyperX QuadCast USB Condenser Gaming Microphone
This HyperX QuadCast gaming microphone is perfect for every aspiring PS4 or PC streamer or podcaster looking for a well-rounded quality mic for crisp and clear sound. Its anti-vibration shock mount ensures there aren’t any extra noises in the event you bump your desk while broadcasting and the convenient control dial allows for quick adjustments to your mic inputs. Oh and of course it looks amazing with its customizable RGB lighting and dynamic effects, all controllable through the HyperX NGENUITY software. Whatever you’re looking to say online, this mic is going to be a game changer!
Perfect for: Streamers
Budget: Under $150
“It’s quite clear Microsoft listened to the concerns raised about the original Elite controller. The Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 improves on the original in almost every conceivable way. Xbox has raised the bar yet again when it comes to delivering a high-end controller for those who take their Xbox One gaming seriously…[I]f you are looking for a premium controller and probably the best one you’ll ever use, it doesn’t get any better than the Elite Series 2.”
Perfect for: Serious Xbox One, Xbox Series X & PC gamers
Budget: Under $200
“[T]he EPOS GSX 300 Gaming External Sound Card from EPOS Audio and Sennheiser is an absolutely incredible device. For those who want to get a serious upgrade in their PC’s audio output but aren’t the most confident in opening up their PC to perform circuit surgery, this plug and play option is fantastic. It has been the easiest device I have ever set up and the sound quality elevates even a mediocre to average headset to one of top-notch quality…I can’t imagine going back to using my PC’s audio port or plugging into a gamepad when I have something as stellar as this to let me fully experience gaming in the best way possible.”
Perfect for: PC gamers
Budget: Under $75
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