Gaming

How to choose the right accessories for your gaming computer

You’ve built or picked out the perfect gaming computer. Now you need accessories. You can have the best gaming PC on the market, but you’ll have trouble actually playing them if your keyboard, headset, or third-party customization software are all clunky.

Good news: Quality gadgets from both big-name and small-scale manufacturers are just a few clicks away on Amazon and Newegg. This has made peripheral shopping no longer a time-consuming and expensive process. If you have been a console player for a while, you may not be aware of which brands are worth your money and how much it costs to buy something that will last through countless hours.

A mouse, keyboard and headset combination is an essential upgrade for a gaming computer. I recently upgraded my gaming PC in Verge’s West Coast location to play Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds. There are many options available to make your Overwatch-ready rig either new or used.

I don’t recommend spending a lot of money on a glowing keyboard. A keyboard only needs to be comfortable and easy to use. The Logitech K360 scores high in both comfort and ease of use, all at a very affordable price. It’s wireless and can last up to three years with just two AA batteries. The keyboard retains all the functionality and comfort of a full-sized keyboard, but in a smaller package. It might not have rainbow colors or the same aesthetic sound and feel as a mechanical keyboard with Cherry MX switch, but it does the job well for less than a pair of tickets to a movie.

Redragon, a brand that I discovered via Amazon, seems too good to be true. Redragon’s products have excellent ratings and the prices are lower than any big-name gaming company. Redragon actually came from a third-party white label manufacturer. This means that it created and manufactured electronics for companies to brand. The company’s expertise has allowed it to make its own gear at a fraction of the cost. You won’t find a better deal than the Redragon K552 Kumara. Although it may not have the most advanced switches, the keyboard is loud and clacky, which makes it a great value for money.