5 Gadgets All Gamers Will Love This Year

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Are you addicted to action, fixated on first-person shooters, and looking to get lost in VR underworlds? Look no further, for we have the greatest gadgets that money can buy.

Whether your thing is VR, or you want to take your gaming out on the go; there's a gadget for it. And as time goes on, we find more and more creative solutions to problems we never knew we had.

Here are our five favorite gadgets that all gamers will go gaga for.

PocketSprite Portable Retro Gamer

If you remember the Gameboy, you'll remember monochrome hours spent collecting coins, escaping enemies, and shooting the bad guys. So, if you hanker for those simpler days, look no further than the PocketSprite: a unit so small that it fits onto your keyring, offering access to Gameboy, Gamegear and Sega Master classics.

It may be minute, but it's unmistakably mighty, saving your mid-game playing position and connecting to wifi to seek out new games. The rechargeable battery (via USB) means no more triple-As. And the PocketSprite is not only a fabulous gaming emulator - it provides an open source development platform for those who love to code. With controls that any Gameboy fanboy will be familiar with, this is the gadget that will make you the envy of your friends.

Merge VR 6DoF Blaster Controller

This is so hot-off-the-press it's not yet available, but as soon as you see it, you'll want it. Resembling a NERF gun, this plastic blaster has a slot for your cell phone, providing AR control over your favorite search-and-destroy platforms.  As you move around the Augmented Reality universe, you can save your team from being unwelcome lunch for famished zombies, and escape rooms where demons may dwell.

The prototype has been designed for use with the iPhone X initially, but they'd be goons to keep this great game controller exclusive.

With a gun trigger, a reload button, and zoom control, you'll have everything you need to defeat the demons.

Due to hit the retailers in Summer 2018. Keep a look out!

SteelSeries Arctis 3 Gaming Headset

Whether your gaming is on-the-move or on the PC, the Arctis 3 gaming headset is sure to immerse you in an experience like no other. With 7.1 Surround sound on PC and stereo audio for other platforms, it entirely engages you in gameplay. The ClearCast microphone is situated on the front of the ear cup, capturing crystal clear sound for when you're gaming with online pals, but also features noise cancellation technology, so make sure you're not wearing these if you're waiting for an urgent call!

Compatible with Mac, PC, Xbox One, PS4, VR systems, Android, and iOS, this is THE gaming headset for 2018! Comfortable and breathable, these are ear cups that you can wear all day long.

All-In-One Gaming Mouse from Lexip

PC gaming, at times, suffers from an overly-complicated control platform, so when a company goes out of their way to solve the interface with a single unit, we should all sit up and take notice. This is the first 3D mouse designed specifically for gamers, merging two joysticks into a single controller to create a superlative gaming experience. It's currently available for pre-order with Kickstarter, due for release later in the year.

The mouse has a three-dimensional tilt action that lets you seamlessly scroll around 3D universes, while the two joysticks can be operated with the thumb whether you're left- or right-handed. Perhaps the main drawback is that this is a wired mouse which feels a little counterintuitive for such an ergonomic device, but maybe wireless is for future releases. Regardless of the wire situation, the Lexip All-In-One gaming mouse is sure to excite dedicated gamers.

Pimax 8K VR headset

Virtual reality just got real(er), with a headset that uses your peripheral vision to enhance the fidelity and authenticity of the VR experience. Up until now, VR has given you three-dimensions in a straight line - forward -  but the Pimax 8K headset offers a 200-degree field of vision, not far from our natural 220-degree FOV.

The VR experience, so far, has required a LOT of neck work - you're constantly spinning around to take in the world. The Pimax 8K fills in the majority of your peripheral vision creating an altogether heightened experience, meaning that your neck gets a welcome break. If you're looking for total immersion in digital planes, then the 3840x2160 resolution PER EYE is enough to literally mimic life itself! Compatible with over 1700 VR games and experiences, this is the must-have for lovers of alternative universes. Keep an eye out for pre-orders which are set to open in the Spring.

If you desire the best and want to be the first to have them, then these are the five gadgets will set you apart. Gaming-on-the-go, VR that mimics the world around us, and gaming peripherals that augment reality are what it's all about.

Great gaming, y'all.

Article by Katie
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