Budget, availability, and usefulness, are three things that we consider in buying gifts for our friends, family, and significant others. Whether you are a busy working parent, a generous sister, or a thoughtful girlfriend, going through different retail stores and crowded malls to find potential gift items seem next-to-impossible with your jam-packed schedule, especially at this time of the year. Luckily, we came up with a shortlist of budget-friendly items that might interest you (and your gamer boyfriend).
Read below and check out our 2012 Gadget Gift Guide for Gamers.
Elephant Dragunov Gaming Laser Mouse
Elephant is a Japanese brand which makes all sorts of PC accessories and peripherals including gaming mice. Their Dragunov is made for palm-grip users and comes with 6 buttons, a tangle-free braided cloth fiber covered cable, and a stunning adjustable 3200-dpi pro-gaming quality laser. It also comes with a free dragon-printed black gaming mouse pad. Overall, this item is definitely a steal for the buyer, and the gamer.
SteelSeries QCK Gaming Mousepad
SteelSeries offers time-tested quality mousepads used by different professional gamers. With different sizes and thinkness catering to different play styles, you can easily choose what to buy depending on the need of the user.
The general features of the pad are its cloth surface, which provides smooth steady glide, and its non-slip rubber base. Just make sure your recipient has enough space if ever you are going to buy the mass version.
Variations and Price:
- Mini ““ Php300-500
- Regular ““ Php400-600
- Mass ““ Php800-1000
- Special Editions ““ Php700-1300
Razer Goliathus Gaming Mousemat
Like SteelSeries, most professional gamers also use Razer products for their gaming mats, such as the Goliathus Mousemat. Goliathus mats offer two editions, Control and Speed. Control features heavily textured cloth for pixel-precise targeting, while Speed offers a slick cloth weave for seamless speed while gaming.
With various sizes and thickness, make sure that you purchase a Razer mousemat that is suitable for your recipient.
Variations and Price:
- Omega ““ Php700-800
- Standard ““ Php900-1000
- Alpha ““ Php1100-1400
- Extended ““ Php800-1000
TT eSports Shock Gaming Headset
TT eSports is a gaming peripheral brand from PC cooler-maker Thermaltake. The Shock Gaming Headset comes with stereo surround sound and a cable length of 3 meters. Aside from this, its foldable noise-cancelling microphone and earcups make it easy to pack which comes handy when you frequent LAN parties.
Website: TT eSports
TT eSports Isurus Gaming Headset
If your recipient is an in-ear headphones type of gamer, you might want to consider this as an alternative. The Isurus features gaming essentials like premium bass and a comfy, ergonomic design. Additionally, it has an in-line microphone for in-game communication needs.
With a free pouch and compatibility with different multimedia gadgets, Isurus is definitely a good purchase.
Website: TT eSports
TT eSports Knucker Gaming Keyboard
One of the essentials of PC gaming is a fully-functional keyboard with a decent response time. Knucker delivers outstanding keystroke experience and gentle feedback, allowing easy quiet keystrokes for fast-paced gaming.
Aside from this, the keyboard has a transmission rate of 250hz, making it an above-standard gaming accessory, and a worthy purchase for your gamer recipient.
Manufacturer’s Site: TT eSports
Logitech Attack 3 Joystick
If your recipient still uses a joystick, Logitech offers a fully-featured gaming stick with a rapid-fire trigger and 11 programmable buttons. Its plug-and-play capability makes it easy to set up and the Logitech Gaming software that is bundled with it makes it easy to customize.
Logitech F310 Gamepad
For gamepads, you can trust Logitech’s F310. Its standard gamepad design, along with a comfortable grip and a familiar button layout makes it a necessary accessory for PC gamers desiring a console-style control.
Lastly, the F310’s broad game support and game profiler enables a hassle-free set up, making it a good bargain for its price.
We hope that this budget-friendly list will give you a good head start in shopping for your friends and family. With the holiday season already upon us, remember to shop early so you will not run out of stock. Good luck and have fun!