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5 Things You Need For Gaming

Summer is almost over, which means beach days will soon turn into after-school gaming days! But, video games aren’t just for the kids: did you know that 26% of video gamers are now between the ages of 35-54 with the average age in the U.S. being 33 years old? With that, there are likely more than a few video game enthusiasts in your friends or family group, if not yourself!. Plus, the holidays will be here before you know it, and if you are scratching your head over what to buy the gamers in your life this season, we’re here to help.

Ways to Level up Your Game

  1. High Powered Backlit Keyboard: Gaming keyboards are a necessity, especially if the gamer in your life uses a PC. Even if they already have one, constant and heavy use can cause it to break down in a matter of just three years. Having a backlit keyboard is helpful for gamers because it allows the keys to be easily seen, even in dark environments–plus it looks cool! The Satechi – Slim X3 Bluetooth Backlit Keyboard is a great choice because of the backlit feature and durability for gamers who expect to get a lot of use out of it. Also, this seamlessly-designed keyboard connects to almost any brand of PC via Bluetooth, making it a truly faultless piece of gaming technology.
  2. Wireless Headphones: Whether you’re communicating to your Fortnite squad in real-time or want to experience the skull-thumping sensation of your new open world RPG, sound is an important part of any gaming experience. Skullcandy has released a new generation of wireless headphones that can be used anywhere and with any gaming device. The Crusher Evo Wireless Over Ear Headphones represents the most innovative audio technology available on the market today. With up to 40 hours of battery life and customizable sensory base, it doesn’t get more groundbreaking than this!
  3. Comfortable Desk Mat: Desk mats are a hot trend in today’s gaming marketplace. The Satechi – Eco Leather Deskmate Mat is the perfect choice to elevate the gaming experience. Comfort makes all the difference for gamers, who are sometimes sitting at their desk for hours at a time. A comfortable pad that rests below your mouse and keyboard is a must. In addition to added comfort, desk mats prevent the sliding of a keyboard on the slick surface of a desk. Also, desk mats eliminate the need for a mouse pad because they are, essentially, a larger version of a mouse pad. They also help keep everything closer together and make a great unique gift for any gamer.
  4. Gift Cards > Games: A decade ago, there was no better way to show the gamer in your life some love than stopping by your local video game store and picking out some of the coolest new games. That’s changed in today’s world. With the ease of shopping for new games on platforms like Steam (PC) and Microsoft (Xbox), gamers are preferring to receive gift cards rather than the games themselves. Also, a lot of games they currently own offer enticing in-game purchases like new characters which can be bought with a gift card. This takes the pressure off of you, the gifter, by allowing them to choose how to spend the money!
  5. USB Hub with Ethernet: Many gamers have dozens of wires all around or under their desk. The more centralized hubs they have for everything, the better. The Satechi – Type C 2 in 1 USB Hub with Ethernet mikes light work of those USB wires, and even includes an ethernet port. Ethernet cables are what connect a device like a PC or gaming console to the internet. While a lot of devices easily connect to wifi, ethernet cable connections provide a more stable internet connection. Every gamer knows what it’s like to glitch due to “high pings.” The Satechi Type-C’s Ethernet port supports 10/100/1000 Mbps for high-speed connectivity and has three USB 3.0 ports for fast data transfer. What more could a gamer want?

Here at Victra, we are thrilled to provide all of the latest in gaming technology. From keyboards and computers to streaming equipment and devices, our selection is never lacking in innovation and powerful performance. Visit your local Verizon Victra store to find the perfect accessories and devices for yourself or the gamers in your life!


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