This latest gaming accessories guide is for all of you guys whom are about to start to battle again with college and schools chores.
School is just around the corner, and no doubt you guys are seeing plenty of videos on all kinds of different cool little gadgets that are going to help you with your studies.
That’s not what we’re doing here today.
Today, instead, I’m going to show you some great cheap gaming accessories to help you with the number one pastime to distract you from those homework’s.
Latest Gaming Accessories Backpacks
Kicking things off, we’re going to start with back-to-school classic, backpacks.
Specifically, though, ones that will also carry around game systems.
Now, one that I absolutely love and have talked about before is the Switch backpack.
It carries around a Switch, all the accessories you can need, and enough extra room to also carry a MackBook or a small laptop.
But within the context of being for back to school, I actually don’t really recommend this one for a couple reasons.
This one happen to be a little on the small side, not really going to carry extra stuff you need, like maybe textbooks.
But more importantly, while it is a good-looking backpack, kind of advertises to people that it’s probably carrying around a hard-to-buy system that would be great for someone else to steal and sell on eBay or Craigslist.
Not a great idea, so instead, I highly recommend this CTA backpack.
This is one I’ve talked about before.
It’s specifically designed for carrying around things like Xbox One or a PS4, giving you a safe and secure way to bring it around and take it to.
Let’s say, a friend’s dorm room or something, but at the same time, being nice and subtle so it’s not screaming, “I’m filled with game systems!”
It’s also larger, so it’s going to be better to actually double as a useful, functional backpack as well for textbooks or other things you might need to get by.
Now, of course, having a way to safely protect a system as you’re transporting it around is a good idea, but there are also those systems that you want to protect while using them at the same time.
Specifically, portables, the big one right now.
Now, look, it’s not the best idea to walk around campus playing a game at the same time, but I know a lot of you are going to do it, so if you are, invest in a protective hard case like this one right here:
What’s great about this one is that it’s actually made out of rubber, so it’s just a little pliable and bendable at the same time, so if you drop the system while it’s in it, it’s actually going to absorb the impact and not just transfer the whole thing into the Switch.
Now, it actually straps really easy into place, and it’s all one package.
So it’s going to keep the Joy-Cons on, so if you do drop the system, it’s not only going to protect it, but it’s going to keep these Joy-Cons from flying off into the distance.
Now, speaking of the Switch, while it does make a great portable, it’s no secret that the dock has its problems.
There have been scratched screens; some Switches have overheated to the point of actually bending a little bit.
Therefore it’s just not nearly as portable as the Switch itself, which can be a problem if you want to bring it over to someone else’s place and hook it up to their TV.
And that’s where a portable dock solution comes in handy talking about the latest gaming accessories.
Turns out, the actual functional parts of the Switch dock aren’t very large and don’t need a lot of space, so a lot of third-party companies have started popping up with these portable docks for the Switch.
They are just small enough to easily fit in your pocket or a small pocket of your backpack.
This only fact makes it an easy way to be able to impromptu setup on a TV in a friend’s dorm room or a common room, anywhere you just want to use the Switch on the spot, and this is on hand for you.
Best Cheap Gaming Accessories
Now, a lot of these cheap gaming accessories but very good have been coming from companies that are doing crowd funding.
These accessories are having fairly high price points, but there’s actually some more affordable options coming up soon.
For instance, FastSnail is coming out with one later this month for only 30 bucks, just in time for the school year.
Now, if you’re going to be living that dorm life, an important part of any kind of gaming setup is a headset.
Simply because you don’t want to be that jerk that keep your roommate up all night with the sounds of explosions and gunshots.
The chances are if you’re in college, you’re probably going to want to buy some cheap gaming accessories, or something a little more on the lower budget side so you can afford the pizza and ramen diet.
That’s where the Cloud Stinger from HyperX comes in
This is an awesome headset at the low price point of 50 bucks, with a great balance of sound quality, in quality, and comfort levels so you can wear it for prolonged periods.
It’s also designed to work across pretty much any gaming system, Xbox One, PS4, PC, and Mac.
It’ll even work with Switch, although if you want to use both game audio and chat audio, you have to buy that terrible adapter system, since you have to use your phone for some reason.
The point is, this is a great headset that’ll work on any system you’ve got.
Sure, there are better headsets out there, but only if you’re willing to spend two, 300, even 400 bucks.
For 50 bucks, this thing is an absolute steal.
But, of course, no latest gaming accessories or gaming setup would be complete without a monitor.
If you’re living that dorm life, you don’t always have very much room to work with.
And that’s why having something like a full-size TV isn’t really a practical idea.
And that’s why even if you’re playing stuff like Xbox One, PS4, or Switch, you’re actually better off picking up a gaming monitor rather than an actual TV, and might I suggest one of these from BenQ.
They’re designed specifically with gaming in mind to give you a great color depth, crisp image, super-fast response times of only two milliseconds, and low blue light, so you can actually play for long periods of time without getting your eyes all tired out.
This one in particular is their 27-inch model, which is a 1080p monitor with 60Hz refresh rate, at only 160 bucks.
If you want a higher resolution, the options are out there, but you’re going to be paying more.
On a low budget, this is the perfect choice.
So here are some awesome latest gaming accessories to pick up for back to school.
You’ve probably also heard of a lot of other useful things, like external hard drives, battery banks, I’ve got some of those I would recommend as well.
Come back here next week and you will find another powerful review which will guide you in your choices on the cheap gaming accessories side of things, making your life easier.