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The best gifts for PC gamers | Digital Trends Spanish


If this is not the first time you have tried to give something to someone who uses their PC to play games, you probably already know how difficult it is to find what to buy from them. This type of gamer he is inflexible, he knows what the latest devices are, and he knows what he wants… and what he doesn’t. So good luck!

You are obviously looking for ideas. In this list you will find 11 gift options for anyone gamer PC would love to find under the tree, divided into two sections: our first five recommendations will work for anyone, while the last six are more of our favorite things in different categories.

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A Steam gift card

If you have no idea what to give your gamer from PC, buy him a Steam gift card. During the end of the year season we see two great Steam promotions: the fall sale, which arrives around the Black Friday, and the winter sale, which usually lasts from the last week of December to the first of January.

Steam is the biggest market for those who play on PC, and its great promotions are famous. What we do not suggest is to give a PC game as a gift. Most are only available digitally through Steam, and you’ll generally spend more elsewhere. While $ 50 could be enough for just one game in a store, a Steam gift card for the same amount usually goes for three games or more.

Corsair MM700 RGB mouse pad

The Corsair MM700 makes the most bland PC accessory exciting again. This is a spacious mat that accommodates a mouse and a keyboard at the same time, in addition to having RGB lights that adorn the edge and can be synchronized with the other components of the user. There are other cheaper RGB mats out there, but none come close to Corsair when it comes to quality.

But it’s not just its attractive lights; this is a great mat. It is 4mm thick and includes two USB ports that serve to connect the keyboard and mouse without a tangle of cables. In short: if that mouse pad That you gave him last year with your baby’s photo printed on it didn’t thrill him, try the Corsair MM700.

Xbox Game Pass

What could be better than a few games? Over 300, to be exact. Although “Xbox” is part of its name, Xbox Game Pass works with consoles and PC. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate includes the PC version, which automatically gives access to between 300 and 350 titles. It is a subscription service, so your gamer you will have to continue paying for it, but it is certainly worth what it costs.

It’s not just that Game Pass has a lot of games; it has games good ones. Almost every month $ 60 games arrive, and there is a huge archive of titles to take advantage of. We recommend a gift card for three months, as it includes a good discount. Or you can just buy one for a month.

Velcro straps for cables

It’s not as exciting as a game, but you gamer you will certainly appreciate having an orderly battle station. We love the One-Wrap Velcro straps; They come in a variety of colors to match your other accessories.

When someone builds a PC to gaming, generally pays close attention to the arrangement of the cables inside the device, and those outside are often forgotten. Ask any gamer and it will tell you that you have about 10 cables going in and out of your PC, and a couple of reusable straps may be just what they need.

Air cleaner

It’s the same as with straps here – maybe not exciting, but essential for any gamer of PC. After all, dust is the plague that plagues those who play on a PC. To easily do the regular cleaning needed, there is nothing better than a reusable air device that you will be able to take advantage of for years.

The one we chose is cordless and includes a long, slim nozzle that is perfect for reaching every corner of the PC and extracting dust, crumbs, and pet hair from a keyboard.

Logitech G915 TKL Keyboard

The Logitech G915 TKL is expensive, but it’s a blast. Imagine the Apple Magic Keyboard but to play. While other keyboards gamer They are big and garish, this one has a subtle design that can be seen just as well in a battle station full of colored lights as it does in a home office.

The keyboard comes in a few varieties, depending on the mechanical switches. As with the other PC components and peripherals that we recommend, you should consult with your gamer PC to find out what type of switch you prefer. If the switch is right, the Logitech G915 is one of the best keyboards gamer that exist.

Solid State Drive WD_BLACK SN850 1TB NVMe

It is never a bad thing to have more space, especially considering that the size of the games keeps increasing. Although a standard hard drive offers more storage for a lower price, the best solid state drives, like the WD_BLACK SN850, are much faster. That translates into two things: shorter installation times and shorter loading times.

However, we suggest you inquire before purchasing this unit, to ensure that your gamer you can install it on your PC and have room for it. This disk uses the PCIe 4.0 connection standard, which is much faster than the previous version, but not every PC supports it.

Steelseries Arctis Pro Headphones

Three years ago we declared them the best hearing aids gamer of the market, and our opinion has not changed. They come in corded or cordless versions and both offer a higher frequency range than can normally be found in headphones for gamers. This helps to perceive even the finest details, which can be a great differentiator when it comes to battle.

If you can afford it, we recommend the wireless version. It includes two batteries that guarantee that you will never run out of power, plus a receiver with controls to adjust the sound. Most importantly, the wireless Steelseries Arctis Pro use Bluetooth, so they are good for gaming but also for listening to music on the bus.

Scuf Instinct Pro Control

A keyboard and mouse are the logical components for a PC gamer, but let’s face it: some games just play better with a controller. But not just any control. The Scuf Instinct Pro is expensive, but it’s worth it.

The main difference between this and the others is the four additional rear buttons. PC gamers are used to using all their fingers to play games, but normal controls only use the thumbs and index fingers. The rear buttons allow the full hand to be used, making the transition from keyboard and mouse to control much more comfortable.

Corsair Saber RGB Pro Wireless Mouse

Corsair is a titan of the PC peripheral world, and this mouse is a perfect example of why. It will be a mouse wireless that beats the competition in both specs and price.

True, despite being less expensive than the others, the Saber RGB Pro still costs about $ 100. If your budget is more limited, we recommend looking for wired options. Corsair offers a wired version of the Saber Pro for around $ 50, and the Logitech G502 Hero It is an excellent alternative for a similar price.

Asus ROG Swift 360Hz Monitor PG259QNR

If price is no problem, the Asus ROG Swift 360Hz PG259QNR monitor is just what you are looking for. It’s one of the best gaming monitors available today, equipped with the latest Nvidia technology and a refresh rate that helps keep games running as smoothly as possible.

It’s a bit pricey even for a Full HD monitor, but for good reason. It is capable of producing more images per second, which makes it perfect for playing titles like Valorant, League of Legends and Overwatch. However, in this case we also recommend that you first find out if this is something that you gamer really going to want to.

Remember: they are very demanding

Buy something from a gamer PC is not easy. They have their very clear preferences, and with so many quality options on the market, it’s not a matter of just picking something out of a gift guide and moving on with your life. If you’re not sure what to buy, ask. What brands do you like? What peripherals do you need? What kind of device are they looking for?

If you prefer your gift to be a surprise, the best thing to do is choose the Steam gift card or the Xbox Game Pass subscription. No gamer The world’s PC would be disappointed to dawn one day with more Steam credit or access to hundreds of new games.

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