It's that time of the year again for getting that someone special a gift, and if you're geeks like us, there are certain things that you'd rather get. Sure, while I wouldn't say no to an awesome vacuum cleaner, there are certain presents I would prefer. Here are 5 gifts for the geeks that are *chef kiss*.
Seagate Spider-Man Special Edition FireCuda
Solid-state drives are more affordable than ever. But if I'm looking to store my ever-expanding library of games, an external hard drive like the Seagate Spider-Man Special Edition FireCuda would be a more cost-effective solution. It costs S$139 for 2TB of storage compared to an SSD like the Samsung Portable SSD T7 Shield (S$379 for 2TB). And the Seagate even has flashy RGB LEDs to jazz up your gaming PC or game console, too. Oh, and there are Star Wars versions too if Marvel isn't your thing.
Sony Inzone H9
There's much to like about the expensive Sony Inzone H9 gaming headset. For one, it's super comfortable and doesn't press in on your ears. It also features active noise-cancelling — which is rare for gaming headsets. Secondly, battery life is outstanding. Audio quality is good, too. If you're looking for a headset you can use on your PC and PS5, this is it. There are also cheaper models around you can get, such as the H3 and H7.
Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered
Swinging around in New York City as a spider-themed superhero on your PC is a lot of fun, but doing it on a dual- or triple-screen set up is probably even better. Marvel's Spider-Man Remastered port for the PC lets you do all this, and even supports the PlayStation DualSense controller, as well as Xbox ones, too. Oh, and once you're done, be sure to pick up the semi-sequel, Miles Morales, too.
AMD Ryzen 7000 Series
The latest AMD CPUs, the AMD Ryzen 7000 Series are great chips for both gaming and work, but be prepared to fork out cash. That's because these new chips, which run on the Zen 4 architecture, uses a new AM5 socket. That means you have to get new motherboards, unlike the jump from Intel's 12th-gen to 13th-gen processors. The new boards cost quite a bit more. DDR5 memory is also a must, and they are currently two or three times the price of DDR4 RAM. Alternatively, check out the Intel 13th-gen chips.
Creative Sound Blaster Katana V2
The Creative Sound Blaster Katana V2 soundbar dials up the volume and the power — literally. Its peak output is almost 100W RMS higher than the previous version. Creative also added several new features to the soundbar, from its proprietary Super X-Fi audio holography feature to a HDMI ARC port. It makes for a soundbar that's not just ideal for your PC, but works well with a TV for your gaming den.
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