The Best Gifts For Your Hardcore Gamer Friend (2020)

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From plush chairs to clicky keyboards, the world of gaming accessories in Singapore can certainly be daunting for anyone new! If you’re looking to buy a gift for your gamer friend, the last thing you’ll want is to purchase a sub-par accessory that’s all flash and no substance. Need suggestions? Here’s a complete guide to the best gifts for gamers this Christmas.

Gifts for gamers: Best gaming chairs

Top pick: Predator Gaming Chair x OSIM

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If your friend is complaining about back pain from hours of sitting hunched over, then the perfect gift for gamers would be a comfy gaming chair. As one of the most ambitious crossovers to ever grace the gaming gear market, OSIM has worked with Acer to produce one of the best gaming chairs to date! From looks alone, the Predator Gaming Chair x OSIM (available on OSIM Singapore Official Store) will win you over with its adjustable headrest and lumbar cushion that promote a better sitting posture. Beneath the premium upholstery lies OSIM’s secret weapon — the V-Hand. From loosening stiff joints to decompressing your lower back, V-Hand promises in-game massages that gamers never knew they needed!

Runner-up: Sades Sirius

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Tired of your leather furniture peeling and tearing over time? Thanks to the Sades Sirius (available on SADES Singapore Official Store), you’re guaranteed a long-lasting gaming chair built for maximum comfort. Sades’ professional gaming chairs are designed with TÜV certified faux leather so you won’t have to deal with leather wear and tear. As for why it’s one of the best gaming chairs around, Sades offers neat features like 4D armrests and the ability to recline to near-horizontal levels. This caters to all kinds of sitting preferences for maximum personalised comfort!

Gifts for gamers: Best gaming laptops

Top pick: Razer Blade 15

Razer Blade 15
(Credit: Razer Official Store)

When it comes to the best gaming laptops, the Razer Blade 15 (available on Razer Online Store) has your friend covered in both design and performance aspects. The Razer Blade laptop series does away with edgy motifs and garish colours. Instead, it impresses users with its thin bezels and slim aluminum frame! Performance-wise, the laptop excels thanks to its modern RTX graphic card and 15.6″ UHD OLED 4K display that is able to render demanding 3D graphics effortlessly. Ultimately, the Razer Blade 15 stands shoulders above the competition among our recommended gifts for gamers! This is thanks to how it delivers powerhouse gaming performance in a stylish unibody chassis.

Runner-up: Acer Nitro 5

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(Credit: Acer Official Store)

The Acer Nitro 5 (available on Acer Official Store) proves you don’t have to dig far into your pockets for a decent gaming laptop! As is common among the Acer Nitro laptops, you’ll love how this value-for-money gaming laptop offers mid-range but quality components that stand the test of time. Specifically, this model includes the GTX 1650 graphics card and i5 9th generation CPU, both of which will help you easily load up an array of video games.

Gifts for gamers: Best gaming mouse

Top pick: Razer DeathAdder V2 Mini

Razer DeathAdder V2 Mini
(Credit: Razer Official Store)

The best gaming mouse just got better! The Razer DeathAdder V2 Mini (available on Razer Official Store) is a minified version of the classic DeathAdder gaming accessory in Singapore and brings many new features to the fray. The most notable feature is the 8500 DPI Optical Sensor! With this improved technology, the DeathAdder V2 Mini now boasts pixel-precise accuracy in tracking your movement with zero spinouts. Additionally, its smaller form factor makes it versatile in accomodating most grip styles. The Razer gaming mouse allows you to pull off effortless swipes and play games in comfort for long hours.

Runner-up: Logitech’s G502 Hero

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For a gaming mouse with more heft and personalisation, we recommend the Logitech’s G502 Hero (available on Logitech G Official Store)! To maximise comfort levels and cater to varied grip preferences, the G502 Hero has an oval form factor and asymmetrical shape. Not satisfied with the overall feel and glide? You can the mass (up to 130g) thanks to the inclusion of additional weights! In addition, this Logitech gaming mouse uses a Hero sensor that allows for up to 16000 Dots-Per-Inch of tracking speed and excels in raw tracking capability.

Gifts for gamers: Best mechanical keyboards

Top pick: Corsair K95 RGB

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Got a friend that’s hyper-competitive? He’ll certainly appreciate the advantage provided by Corsair’s K95 RGB Keyboard (available on Corsair Official Store)! Compared to other Corsair mechanical keyboards, the K95 RGB takes the cake for having many interesting features. From having full key rollover and 100% anti-ghosting on USB to having fast switch activation, the possibilities are endless! Additionally, the K95 has RGB intensified; with 19 zone RGB light edge and RGB backlit Corsair logo! These features can definitely help any gamer ace their video games!

Runner-up: Razer Huntsman Mini

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The Razer Huntsman Mini Mercury Edition (available on Razer Official Store) is the perfect gift for gamers who are short of tabletop space! Unlike other full-scale Razer mechanical keyboards, the Huntsman Mini is a 60% keyboard that maximises space on gaming setups. Essentially, it has stripped away the number pad, F-keys and directional arrows to deliver a pure typing experience. Other than being your friend’s newest gaming eye candy, the Huntsman Mini performs well too. It’s earned a reputation as one of the best mechanical keyboards with its high-end aluminum top plate and double shot PBT keycaps for extra durability!

Gifts for gamers: Best gaming monitors

Top pick: LG 27GN750

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There’s no point in your friend having a powerful gaming rig if he doesn’t have the best gaming monitors to display the stunning visuals! With essential gaming accessories in Singapore like the LG 27GN750 (available on LG Official Store), you’ll be hard-pressed to find a better LG monitor that portrays such vibrant colours. The 27GN750 is an IPS panel monitor that’s armed with a 1ms Grey-to-Grey speed, which translates to minimal pixel lag. This combines with the 240Hz refresh rate to deliver smooth flowing action and an uninterrupted gaming experience.

Runner-up: Armaggeddon Pixxel Xtreme XC27HD Super

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As far as budget gaming monitors are concerned, the Armaggeddon Pixxel Xtreme XC27HD Super (available on Armaggeddon Official Store) offers unmatched value. With support for 1080p resolutions and R1800 screen curvature, the XC27HD Super is certainly a must-own affordable high-performance monitor. Don’t let its budget price point fool you — this Armaggeddon monitor also provides premium bells and whistles like vibrant HDR colours and 165Hz refresh rate to guarantee smooth gaming sessions!

Gifts for gamers: Best gaming headsets

Top pick: SteelSeries Arctis Pro Wireless

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(Credit: SteelSeries Official Store)

The SteelSeries Arctis Pro Wireless (available on SteelSeries Official Store) is one of the best gaming headsets around and is a solid gift for gamers who are experts in multiplayer deathmatches! With Bluetooth 5.0 and 2.4G wireless audio, they’ll never need to fret about delayed audio again. The overall aural experience is further enhanced thanks to its 40mm neodymium drivers and DTS Headphone:X 2.0 technology. These ensure that the SteelSeries headphones bring all sound cues to life with phenomenal sound staging and crystal clear audio reproduction!

Runner-up: Kingston HyperX Cloud II

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Prefer something a little less pricey when it comes to gaming accessories in Singapore? By embracing the coloured highlights and sharp lines associated with gifts for gamers, the Kingston HyperX Cloud II (available on Make Fine Computer (S) Pte Ltd) earns a spot on this list. With its striking black and red finish and sturdy build quality, the Cloud II is an attractive gaming headset that feels as good as it looks. This is thanks to its plush leather-like ear covers and memory foam earpads that let you game comfortably for hours. As for sound quality, the Cloud II leverages upon 7.1 virtual surround sound. This effectively isolates you from surrounding ambient noise to deliver crisp and textured audio!

Help your friends set up a full gaming rig with these awesome gifts for gamers

From dazzling monitors to all-powerful gaming laptops, we have you covered when shopping for various gaming accessories in Singapore! For more deals on gaming accessories, scoot over to our computer and peripherals collection. Keen on assembling your own gaming setup? Get started by reading our guide to gaming desktop or learn how to build a PC! Do also check out our Shopee Christmas Sale, ongoing from now till 25 December 2020!

This article was updated on 15 December 2020. Additional research done by Matilda Gwee. 

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