The holidays are here! And chances are, if you have a gamer in your life, you are starting to research the latest gaming trends, the newest games, and the hottest peripherals.
As technology is ever-changing, this can be a difficult task. Don’t worry though, we are here to help you be the hero – trade out the old and busted for the new hotness!
We will be introducing the Top Gifts for Gamers in 2019.
On this list will be the “Gaming Essentials”, such as gaming headsets, mice and keyboards. In later posts, we will also discuss the “Newly Release Video Games,” and gifts for “Starting a Stream”.
In 2019, after Fortnite broke the internet with the black hole, and Bugha, a 16 year old from Pennsylvania, won $3 million dollars at the Fortnite World Cup, the popularity of e-sports and streaming has exploded! 2020 will be a huge year for the gaming community, and now is a great time to begin your stream on Twitch, Mixer, or Youtube!
If you live in or near the Greater Houston Area, visit the Allegiant Gaming store in Katy, TX where one of our friendly Professional Gaming Consultants stand ready to assist in your selection and answer any questions you may have. With a wide selection of gaming chairs, peripherals, and streaming accessories all available to try before you buy, Allegiant Gaming is your ultimate gaming, streaming and e-sports retailer!
However, without further ado, we introduce to you, the Top Gifts for Gamers this 2019 holiday season.
“GAMING ESSENTIALS” TOP GIFTS
1. SteelSeries Arctis 1 Wireless Gaming Headset, $99.99
The SteelSeries Arctis 1 Wireless Gaming Headset was released in September, 2019 – still fresh from production! What makes it highly sought after, is the fact that it is:
- Wireless – Game at home, or on the go! Use the compact USB-C wireless dongle with your Nintendo Switch or Android phone for the same wireless audio and chat experience when you’re on the move.
- Compatible with all your devices – PC, XBOX, PS4, Switch, Android
- Signature Arctis Sound – With the same speaker drivers as the award-winning Arctis 7, the Arctis 1 Wireless features the same signature Arctis soundscape, which emphasizes subtle details to give you an audio advantage.
- Discord Certified Mic – Discord-certified bidirectional mic provides superior noise cancellation so your voice sounds clear and natural. It’s also detachable while you’re on the go!
Steel-reinforced headband – Built to last with a steel-reinforced headband that not only easily adjusts to fit all head sizes, while remaining lightweight and durable.
2. BenQ Zowie XL2411P 24″ Monitor, $199.99
Zowie is known for making top quality monitors, and is recognized as being the official monitor for e-sports! The XL2411P Monitor is favorited among gamers, developers, and programmers alike due to the following benefits:
- 24″ Adjustable screen can rise or lower in height, for the ultimate viewing angle. However, get this, it can also rotate 90 degrees, creating a streamlined vertical display – perfect for a second monitor for game chat, coding, and more.
- 1ms monitor with 144Hz refresh rate delivers a very smooth gaming experience in FPS and MOBA games
- Black eQualizer for visual clarity in dark scenes without overexposing bright area that help gamer to acquire targets easily and offer viewing comfort in gameplay
- Optimize Gaming Precision: Color Vibrance gives you the flexibility to easily tune preferred color tone and makes color grading more defined. With 20 levels of Color Vibrance settings, you can get specific viewing requirements and preferences for all types of gameplay.
- Great Value – Copping a 144hz gaming monitor of this high quality, and features, for under $200 is an amazing value!
3. SteelSeries APEX PRO TKL Gaming Keyboard, $179.99
SteelSeries is known for their colorful, quality keyboards and as RGB = life to most gamers, the SteelSeries APEX PRO TKL Gaming Keyboard will easily win you a huge smile from your gift recipient!
- This TKL (Tenkeyless Mechanical Keyboard) is a compact version of the SteelSeries APEX Pro Keyboard, meaning it does not have the number pad. While the number pad can be helpful in accounting, it is obsolete for gamers. Removing this keypad saves desk-space, and allows more room for your mouse to run free.
8X FASTER RESPONSE, 5X FASTER ACTUATION, 2X MORE DURABLE when compared to conventional mechanical keyboards.
Adjustable mechanical switches: From the world’s fastest featherlight touches, to deep and deliberate keypresses, the Apex Pro doesn’t just adapt to every game, it seamlessly adjusts to you. Maybe adjust the WASD keys to be super-sensitive, while leaving the other letters of the alphabet requiring harder key presses? It’s up to you!
Dynamic Per-Key RGB Illumination: Millions of color options and reactive typing effects make you the designer of your ultimate setup. Sync up with your other SteelSeries gear for the most gorgeous setup ever.
4. Ben Q ZOWIE ZA12 Mouse for e-Sports, $59.99
Zowie wins another featured product, with the Zowie ZA12 Mouse for e-Sports. This ambidextrous mouse is ideal for both right and left handed users, which makes it a no-brainer/no-risk gift for your gaming guru.
- Comfortable designed for both right-hand and left-hand users.
- The high profile design gives support to user’s palm.
- Two thumb buttons on both sides to comfortably serve left- and right-handed users
- 400/ 800/ 1600/ 3200 DPI adjustment
- Adjustable USB report rate 125/ 500/ 1000 Hz
5. DXRACER RW106 Gaming Chair, $299
DXRACER is world renowned and recognized as the leading premium brand of gaming chairs. The iconic chair can be seen in many professional gaming tournaments, and online streams. Most recently, DXRACER became the official chair of the World Cyber Games, WCG. The RW106 Gaming Chair is part of the RacingSeries, and has many key features which place it on our Top 5 List of Gifts for Gamers.
- Conventional Strong Mesh and PU Leather
- High Density Mold Shaping Foam
- Recommended for those up to 200lbs, and 6ft in height
- Adjustable lumbar support back rest, and headrest
- Reclining angle of up to 135 degrees
- 2-year Warranty for Accessories, Lifetime for Frame