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Top 10 Must Have Gadgets for Gamers - Gear UP^

VO: Raphael Daigneault WRITTEN BY: Marc Saltzman
There are a lot of really cool games coming out in 2018, but gamers are also spoiled, with some great gadgets and tech. With a lot of high end devices and tools at your disposal, our tech expert Marc Saltzman has compiled a list of things like monitors, gameplay capture devices, best gaming mice, best gaming keyboards and lots of other gaming accessories. So join Marc and WatchMojo for our list of the best gaming peripherals ever gamer needs.

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If you’re a gamer, there’s nothing else you’d rather be doing – and when you’re not playing, you’re watching others game. Or perhaps you’re playing around with cool gadgets to help you get the most out of your favorite hobby.

Hey everyone, welcome to Gear Up, the WatchMojo series that looks at the latest in gadgets, gear and games. I’m Marc Saltzman, and in this video, it’s a fusion of what GearUp is all about, as we look at 10 great gadgets for gamers – including a handful that help you get more out of your play.

Not listed in any particular order….

1. The Logitech G903 LIGHTSPEED Wireless Gaming Mouse

While many PC gamers will only go with a wired mouse, you won’t have to worry about latency with the G903, which delivers superfast responsiveness, pixel-precise performance thanks to its award-winning optical sensor, 11 programmable buttons and a super comfortable ambidextrous design to use whether you’re right- or left-handed. Plus, you can plug in the data and charging cable to seamlessly switch between wireless and wired modes without interrupting your game.

2. Also for PC gamers…Razer BlackWidow Chroma V2 keyboard

Dubbed the world’s best mechanical gaming keyboard by multiple gaming publications and pro gamers alike, Razer’s flagship responsive nd durable keyboard features three mechanical switch variations, 5 additional dedicated macro keys, an ergonomic wrist rest, customizable backlighting with 16.8 million color options, and audio and USB pass-through. According to Razer, this keyboard was built to last with an overall lifespan of up to 80 million keystrokes.

3. Next up, something for console and PC gamers is the SteelSeries Arctis 7 headset

Enjoy clear, loud, well-balanced and lag-free 2.4 GHz wireless audio with up to a 40-foot range – along with an Exclusive ClearCast microphone for studio-quality voice clarity and background noise cancellation. Along with stereo audio on a PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and Mac, if you’re on a Windows PC this SteelSeries wireless headphone supports DTS 7.1 surround sound. These comfortable over-the-ear headphones offer more than 24-hour battery life between charges.

4. Speaking of microphones…a Blue Yeti USB Microphone

Perfect for Twitch streamers, YouTubers and podcasters, The Yeti is one of the best all-around USB microphones that produces incredibly clear, studio-quality recordings. This true plug-and-play microphone offers four different pattern settings so you can record vocals, music, podcasts, and audio. Gamers who want to share their passion with the world can record easily at home, on the road, as it’s a USB mic that doesn’t require external power.

5. A router for gamers, the ASUS ROG Rapture.

This AC5300 Tri-band WiFi Gaming router is ideal for competitive online video games, demanding virtual reality software and 4K streaming – so if you’re going to go with Wi-Fi over a wired Ethernet connection, this is the one to get. And of course there are 8 gigabit wired ports, 2 USB 3.0 ports, should you want them. Features of this ROG or Republic of Gamers router include a quad-core processor for incredible network performance, a gaming port, AiMesh for a multi-room MESH Wi-Fi system, advanced network security, and more.

6. The Elgato Game Capture HD60

Half the fun of playing games is sharing your success. With the Elgato Game Capture HD60, you can easily record and stream your games – whether you’re on a PlayStation 4, Xbox One, or Nintendo Switch. Capture hours of your best moments in stunning 1080p HD with 60 frames per second, and access them directly on your PC or Mac. With Flashback Recording, you don't have to worry about your capture -- simply slide back in time on your PC or Mac and hit the record button retroactively. The lag-free passthrough to your TV will let you focus on your game, before uploading to Twitch, YouTube or other platforms.

7. Another great accessory for gamers is Samsung’s 49-inch CHG90 Series Curved Gaming Monitor.

This stunning PC monitor has a crazy wide 32 by 9 aspect ratio so it fills your entire field of view with gaming goodness, plus it features Samsung’s QLED technology for the best in vivid colors, High Dynamic Range for better contrast and brightness, and the CHG90 supports AMD’s new Radeon FreeSync 2 technology for a smooth gaming experience. In the speed department, Samsung has created this curved monitor with a super-fast 1 millisecond response times and a 144 Hertz refresh rate to cut out issues like motion blur.

8. Oculus Rift

While it had a bit of a rocky start, Oculus Rift with Touch controllers is highly recommended hardware for serious gamers. Between it’s huge assortment of virtual reality titles, comfortable headset and high-resolution screens, Oculus Rift offers many hundreds of experiences, some of which are deeply immersive games, but there’s a ton of other content, too, like VR movies and shows, and 360 videos. All you need is a compatible PC and you’re magically transported once you don the Oculus headset.

9. Loot Crate

Alright, if you’re not sure what to buy a gamer, then consider Loot Crate, it’s a monthly subscription that delivers a box of collectibles, fun apparel and gear – all delivered to your door. For gamers, there are many different video game related Loot Crate options, including LootGaming, Halo: Legendary Crate, Fallout Create, Call of Duty WWII, Destiny 2, God of War, and many more. it might contain a t-shirt or socks, backpack, action figure, a comic book, novel, belt buckle, and so on.

And finally…10. Samsung Galaxy S9…

Gamers love gadgets, and of course a smartphone is an important piece of gear to have – especially when you can play mobile games on it. The brand new Samsung Galaxy S9 and larger S9 Plus both feature a gorgeous infinity display – which is brighter and offering more life-like colours than its predecessors. Plus what separates these devices from others is the incredible new cameras, including super slow-motion video at 960 frames per second, so you capture amazing things that you might otherwise miss. The cameras also take beautiful photos in low-light environments. There’s an outstanding portrait mode – called live focus – where you can adjust the amount of background blur for a cool bokeh effect, on the Galaxy S9 Plus. With the front-facing camera, bring your selfies to life with fun AR avatar emojis, like this. These waterproof phones also have stereo AKG-tuned speakers with support for Dolby Atmos, there’s expandable memory and wireless charging..

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