Red Bull eSports picks some tools and toys for the gift giving season.
With the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One here, console gamers are fairly easy to buy for this holiday season. But what about PC-friendly eSports fans? Red Bull eSports has a few ideas what to get that particular gadget and gaming geek in your life.
Dota 2 Steel Series Siberia Headset
Available at: Steelseries.com
Decked out in handsome red and black to match the colors of Dota, this headset from Steel Series looks and sounds great. As a bonus, it comes with an exclusive in-game unlock in Dota for Nature’s Prophet: Scythe of Vyse.
Razer Naga Hex League of Legends Collector’s Edition Mouse
Available at: Razerzone
This mouse is almost as powerful as Jayce’s giant hammer. It has 6 buttons on the side and allows League of Legends players (or Dota 2 players for that matter) to bind any hotkeys, including spells, attacks and items to programmable buttons. The high performance buttons registers up to 250 clicks a minute, which you’ll need in massive team fights.
Tt eSports Challenger Illuminated Gaming Keyboard
Available at: Amazon.com
For an eSports gamer, the keyboard is the most basic tool, like a bat for a baseball player or cleats for a soccer player. This one by Thermaltake features on-board memory that allows for six macro keys for three different game profiles and each key is rubber-coated textured for better control and is backlit for better viewing. Key on!
Dimora Gaming Mousepad
Available at: feenixcollection
We’ve all gotten free mousepads at gaming conventions, but you don’t want to be using those flimsy things for competitive play. Consider instead the Dimora Gaming Mousepad, which features a hard micro textured surface that works to reduces contact between the mouse and pad for optimal glide and fast speeds.
Computer Monitor with Nvidia G-Sync
Available at: Digital Storm
The cutting edge of graphics tech, G-SYNC is designed to address screen tearing - one of the most common and annoying problems in gaming - pro and otherwise. Screen tearing is that jagged discontinuity you can sometimes see on your PC. You can experience a pre-modified ASUS VG248QE monitor equipped with G-SYNC today.
Alienware X51 Gaming Desktop
Available at: Alienware
Who knew that a desktop computer would ever be smaller than an Xbox? Alienware's sleek X51 is about the size of an Xbox One and packs a lot of power under the hood for all gaming needs.
Edifier: Predator Multimedia Speaker System
Available at: Edifier.US
It’s called the Predator, yet this speaker setup looks like the sound system for a queen from the “Aliens” series as well. Either way, this set – that includes a 5 inch subwoofer, a pair of 2 inch drivers and 2 inch passive bass radiators are designed to complement a gaming rig or a computer system, but can also be connected to any audio device with a 3.5 mm auxiliary cable.
GSL’s Premium 2014 Subscription
Available at: Twitch.tv
For $20 more than a regular yearly subscription to this eSports channel, GSL is offering a premium package that gives users a higher quality stream, access to VODs, and chat during subscriber-only mode.
Available at: Jinx
Show your allegiance to your chosen race in StarCraft with these keychains. You can choose between Zerg, Terran and Protoss symbols. Intergalactic space travel unfortunately not included.
Available at: Samsung
You don't want to miss a minute of eSports broadcasts, which is why it's good to have a watch. The latest proof that we’re living in a science fiction world – the Galaxy Gear is a watch with almost all the capabilities of a smartphone with a built in camera, speakers, and a 1.63 inch touchscreen. Admit it, Batman, you’re jealous.
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