Fanatical Five | 2014 Gaming Peripherals To Game Right With This Year

Gaming is platform-agnostic. From your mobile device to a PC or console, most gadgets offers a satisfying gaming experience. There are countless titles out there to suit players of every age, taste and interest. No matter how good the game is though, if your equipment lets you down then you’re not going to have much fun.

To avoid those frustrating deaths, lag, and lack of control, make sure to check out these great gaming peripherals.

Roccat Isku FX Keyboard

Roccat Isku FX Keyboard

The Roccat Isku FX is a surprisingly simple and well-designed piece of hardware. With spacious and comfortable keys, backlit with LEDs that can change colour when equipped with the driver software, this keyboard is not only impressive but brilliant to use as well. Considered the only non-mechanical keyboard worth using in gaming, it features various programmable vkeys. So whether you’re getting lost in Titanfall or just wanting to stay ahead in a game of Rush Poker, we won’t judge, this is the keyboard to give you that competitive edge.

Razer Ouroboros Mouse

Razer Ouroboros Mouse

This wireless mouse boasts a symmetrical design, which is equally appealing to right-handed or left-handed gamers. The devices length and angle can all be adjusted to suit the user, with the option to choose between two different styles of magnetic side panels. Programmable buttons allow you to tailor this gadget even further, and you can opt for a wireless or USB connection to suit whatever title you’re playing.

Astro A40 and MixAmp Pro

Astro A40 and MixAmp Pro

Sound is very important in gaming, with the soundtrack and effects setting the scenes of your game and allowing you to become fully immersed as you play. That’s why you should opt for none other than the definitive gaming headset. The Astro A40 and MixAmp Pro are compatible with consoles, PCs and smartphones, delivering some phenomenal audio to the comfortable and customisable headset.

SteelSeries Stratus Wireless Controller

SteelSeries Stratus Wireless Gaming Controller

Debuting at CES this year, the SteelSeries Stratus is the first wireless controller to connect to devices running on iOS 7. Potentially changing the shape of mobile gaming, this controller delivers a console style playing experience to mobile and tablet devices, allowing you to get lost in your game no matter where you are. Along with a wonderfully classic design, the controller also has up to 10 hours of battery life and takes just two hours to fully charge, so you’ll never be left bored on that long commute again.

Xbox Gamepad for Windows

Xbox Gamepad for Windows

 

We’ve got to keep it OG and talk about the Xbox controller and it’s PC functionality. Microsoft hit the nail on the head in terms of comfort, reliability, feedback and durability. It is therefore no surprise that PC gamers want a taste of it too. Giving players complete control over big PC title releases, the gamepad is available in both wired and wireless designs. You don’t have to buy it twice either, as it’ll work on your Xbox 360 as well as your PC.

That does it for this list, but rest-assured we’ll be updating the list with our favorites throughout the year, so be sure you’re following us on Twitter and are subscribed to our blog!

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