Gaming is a serious thing, a hobby or even a career you must take seriously. And there’s nothing more distracting than an untidy gaming desk or a gaming desk that lacks imagination; it’s like playing just the first season of COD or Animal Crossing; you wouldn’t do it.
So we’ve put together a tally of the 11 coolest gaming desk accessories that will transform the way you think about your gaming setup, making it more functional and stylish at the same time.
1. A metal print of your favourite game, character or scene.
Picture the scene you’re in your man cave (or woman cave), and the walls are bland, empty of any personality – no personality can affect how you play.
You need a metal print of your favourite game, character or scene to show off to your gaming buddies.
Metal prints are high quality and long-lasting, so you can be sure that your metal print will be the envy of those who see it. Think of it as your atmospheric, full metal jacket leading you into battle.
2. A customised mouse mat
Keep with your gamer tag or slogan and a cable management tray to keep your gaming area tidy and uncluttered.
We all know how annoying it is to have cables everywhere, and a constantly untidy desk can be a real distraction when trying to get into the zone.
So get yourself a customised mouse mat with your gamer tag or slogan and a cable management tray to keep your gaming area tidy and uncluttered – it’ll make a difference.
3. A LED strip light
Brighten up your gaming area and help you spot those enemies in the dark. Choose one that has a choice of colours.
Light up your gaming desk with a red glow if you need a boost, or chill out with a blue light; it’s up to you. You can even have a multicoloured LED strip light to give you that 70s disco feel.
4. A set of high-quality speakers
Really get those gaming sound effects going. 7.1 surround sound is ideal, but whatever suits your budget will do the job just fine. Okay, speakers are not an accessory, but they are essential.
Whether you’re playing first-person shooter games and need to hear your enemies coming, or you’re playing open-world games and want to listen to the animals in the distance, a good set of speakers will enhance your gaming experience.
5. A mug warmer
Because no one likes a cold coffee while gaming. Keep your coffee at the right temperature with a mug warmer – perfect for those long gaming sessions.
6. An external hard drive
A must for any serious gamer; you need somewhere to store all those games, and an external hard drive is a perfect solution. They come in every shape and size, so you’re sure to find one that’s just right for you.
7. A pop-up monitor stand
This gives you more desk space and raises your screen to a comfortable viewing height.
If you’re suffering from neck pain from looking down at your screen all the time, then a pop-up monitor stand is a must. It gives you more desk space and raises your screen to a comfortable viewing height; it’s like having a mini TV on your desk.
Or, if you feel like going all out, get yourself a monitor arm that lets you swivel, tilt and rotate your screen for the perfect view.
8. An ergonomic gaming chair
They support your back and keeps you comfortable for those long gaming sessions. Make sure it has wheels so you can quickly move around and adjust armrests to find the perfect position.
We know a chair is not an accessory, but it’s all very well having a set of chrome swinging balls, but they won’t save your back.
9. A well-stocked mini fridge
Full with all your favourite snacks and drinks to keep you going during those long gaming sessions.
No one likes to stop gaming for a snack, so have a well-stocked fridge with all your favourite snacks and drinks to keep you going. And if you’re feeling generous, you could share with your fellow gamers (that’s not going to happen).
10. A set of noise-cancelling headphones
Block out all the distractions and help you focus on the game. Some excellent wireless options are now that are very comfortable to wear for long periods.
11. Finally, a rug or mat
With an incredible gaming design because every great gaming setup needs a bit of personality.
So there you have it, our 11 favourite gaming desk accessories or must-have items that will transform the way you game. Now all you need to do is choose which ones you want and make your gaming setup dreams a reality!