“I love the Mini. I’ve spent several hours putting it to use across Modern Warfare, Hunt: Showdown, and Halo 3. Razer’s quality craftsmanship continues to shine. It’s compact, remarkably responsive, quiet, and beautifully designed. Whether you’re considering upgrading your 60% form factor keyboard or picking one up for the first time, you can’t go wrong with the Huntsman Mini, especially if you’re a fan of Razer peripherals.”
Perfect for: PC gamers
Budget: Under $125
Asteroids X Replicade
It’s been 4 entire decades since the release of Atari’s arcade classic Asteroids. To celebrate New Wave Toys has made an upcoming replica that’s 100% playable and way smaller at 1/6th the original size. This makes it the perfect size for your desk, or for any small space you’re looking to fill in your gaming room. With enhanced graphics and the iconic diecast coin door, operator dip switches, and glow-in-the-dark anniversary edition packaging it looks just as great as you remember the original being and then some. The only downside here is that it doesn’t ship until approximately December 25th, so if this is a gift for someone special, it might arrive a little late.
Perfect for: Gamers looking for a bit of nostalgia.
Budget: Under $125
PowerA Enhanced Wireless Controller for Nintendo Switch – Animal Crossing
PowerA is well known for offering up solid alternatives to video game accessories that rival those made by the big dogs like Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony. This enhanced wireless controller is great if you’re looking for a different way to play the Switch without spending an arm and a leg for the Switch Pro controller. Plus, if you’re a fan of Animal Crossing, this controller is an absolute no-brainer. Plus, it’s also super cute. The only real downside is that you’ll have to stock up on double-A batteries, since it’s not rechargeable.
Perfect for: Switch gamers
Budget: Under $50
“The Razer Blackshark V2s have been a dream come true. Razer was able to combine everything I’ve been looking for in an over-the-ear headset, rolling it all into an affordable package. The V2s are beautiful, being bold enough to stand out, but low-key enough to spare the user of any self-consciousness…On top of that, the audio is of the signature Razer quality that you’ve come to expect from the 22-year-old hardware manufacturer.”
Perfect for: PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, PS5 & Switch gamers
Budget: Under $100
“It’s revolutionary, and fundamentally changes the experience of playing traditional video games. The resolution and granularity of feedback both from the haptic motors and the triggers is beyond what I could have imagined. Astro’s Playroom shows that off in remarkable fashion, but even Spider-Man – a cross-gen title – features some cool haptic touches…I think the DualSense could very well be the feature that defines the PS5 long term.”
Perfect for: PS5 gamers
Budget: Under $75
And that concludes COGconnected’s Holiday 2020 Gear Guide. Still need some more ideas? Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for even more gift guides in the coming weeks as we get closer to that special time of year. Happy holiday shopping!