With the holidays just around the corner, we at MTV Geek want to help you out with your shopping lists! Here’s our Official Gaming Gear Gift Guide!
Razer Onza TE
The Razer Onza is easily one of the best third-party Xbox 360 controllers we’ve ever encountered. It sports adjustable tension joysticks, backlit hyperresponse action buttons and two extra programmable shoulder buttons. The only thing we don’t like about Razer’s tournament controller is the 15-foot, braided wire. Unfortunately, there’s no getting around Microsoft’s licensing.
Best Buy: $39.99
XtracPads Ripper XXL
The XTracPad Ripper XXL is not your average mousepad. It measures 3 feet long and 1.5 feet wide, providing a soft and comfortable PC gaming surface that would easily cover the majority of your desk. What’s great about the Ripper is the low price. You’ll be able to pick up a gift any PC gamer is sure to love without spending a bundle.
Astro A50 Headset
The Astro A50 headset was introduced earlier this year and received rave reviews. It’s compatible with Xbox 360, PS3 and PC, meaning any gamer you buy it for will surely be pleased. These bad boys look and a sound great, pumping out 7.1 Dolby Surround Sound without any bothersome wires. The downside is the price you’ll have to pay, but if you’re lucky you may be able to find them on sale this holiday season.
It’s always fun going back to our consoles and playing our favorite games from the past, but what if you want to play those games on the go? Hyperkin’s Supaboy is the answer for Super Nintendo fans. The handheld SNES features a 3.5-inch LCD screen, along with two controller ports and video/audio out so you can connect it the TV and use it like a standard console.
AOC 16” USB LED Monitor
It’s not very easy to check email or browse the web for hints while your gaming on your laptop, unless you have second monitor. This AOC USB Monitor is affordable, lightweight and gets power from the USB port it’s plugged into. There’s also a nifty stand on the back that can prop it up in landscape and portrait mode.
Mobile gamers always have to worry about they’re gadgets staying charged while they’re on the move and the products from Powerbag are here to help. They have a full line of backpacks, messenger bags, tablet sleeves and briefcases. Each is equipped with an onboard battery, some of which can charge a smartphone up to 4 times. Prices vary depending on what kind of bag you’re looking for, so take a look around and see what would work best for your gift recipient.
Powerbag: $140 – $250
Gift Cards, Points and Subscriptions
One of the best gifts you can get gamers is gift cards. Not only will game-specific retailers have gift cards on the ready, but Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo all offer points cards that can be used to purchase downloadable games, DLC and other content like movies and TV shows. There’s also Xbox Live and PS Plus to consider, both of which can be picked up in gift card form. They’re available from just about every major retailer with a gaming section and can even be found in convenience stores like 7-Eleven and Walgreens. Prices vary.