Gamers are eating good right now. Starfield, one of the year's most highly-anticipated games, lands next week (Sep 6, but Sep 1 with early access). It follows other recent high-profile titles like Baldur's Gate 3 and Armored Core VI Fires of Rubicon. Not to mention the Mortal Kombat reboot and the Cyberpunk 2077 expansion Phantom Liberty arrive late September. In other words, it might be time to refresh your gaming setup. Perhaps your controller is experiencing some stick drift? How about a gaming headset for greater immersion? Here are five gaming accessories that will elevate your gaming experience, and maybe your performance, too.
Alienware AW920H Gaming Headset
Sound is an essential part of gaming. This Alienware wireless gaming headset (around S$250) not only helps you make out enemies creeping up on you in games, it also offers good audio quality, including Dolby Atmos support. There's also active noise cancellation, a detachable microphone, and works with your PC, game console, or phone.
Asus ROG Azoth
If you have the budget, the Asus ROG Azoth is an excellent wireless mechanical keyboard with all the bells and whistles. Coming from a big, established brand, it's suited for those looking to get into custom mechanical keyboard, but aren't too sure where to start. Battery life is great, too.
Creative Sound Blaster Katana SE
If you're fixing up a gaming den in your spare room, consider the Creative Sound Blaster Katana SE (S$449). This soundbar packs quite the punch, despite the lack of an accompanying subwoofer. While it works best with a PC (for its Super X-Fi feature), you can also use it with a game console. It offers great connectivity with Bluetooth, HDMI, optical, and USB-C.
Ugreen Steam Deck Dock 6-in-1
Are you a fan of handheld consoles like the Steam Deck or the Asus ROG Ally? Well, this Ugreen dock (S$66) is designed specially for these systems. It not only expands the connectivity on the Steam Deck or ROG Ally, but also props up the device. Of course, you can use the Ugreen with your laptop or tablet for the extra ports, but it's unsuitable for the Nintendo Switch, which has its USB-C port at the bottom.
8BitDo Pro 2
Looking for an inexpensive but excellent third-party game controller that works with practically any platform? You won't go wrong with the 8BitDo Pro 2 (around S$60). Underneath its attractive retro-inspired design is a capable controller with Bluetooth and USB-C connectivity. It also has two additional back buttons that you can configure using 8BitDo's software.
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