The 10 Best gaming gadgets

view gallery VIEW GALLERY

They might not make you play any better, but these accessories should improve your in-game experience...

1. Steelseries Wireless Controller

This has been designed to work with your PC or Mac, which is pretty standard – but it also works with mobile devices via Bluetooth. Just hook it up to your Android or iPhone and bam, proper gaming on the go. Fully charged, it gives you 10 hours of non-stop playing time.

£59.99, pcworld.co.uk

2. Razer destructor 2

The Destructor 2 is only 2.2mm thick and is pretty much the perfect mouse pad for gamers. Its surface is micro-textured for easy sliding and works with both laser and optical mice.

£34.99, razerzone.com

3. WD My Passport Portable Hard Drive

Avoid the PC gamer's dilemma and get this two-terabyte external hard drive and you'll never need to worry about those Steam games filling up your hard drive. It's USB powered (2.0 and 3.0 compliant) and will run with a Mac or PC.

£149.95, johnlewis.com

4. Logitech G19s gaming keyboard

The new keyboard from Logitech features a customisable display that allows you to track your gaming stats even if you aren't currently in game. There are also 12 programmable keys, with 36 different functions. Its two USB ports mean you don't have to worry about not having enough slots for other kit, either. Out in three weeks.

£179.99, logitech.com

5. Mad Catz Cyborg Fly 5 Joystick

An affordable joystick that doesn't compromise on features. It has 10 buttons, a dual-throttle lever and an adjustable handle height. There's no need for batteries either; it runs off your USB port.

£39.99, pcworld.co.uk

6. Mad Catz R.A.T 9 Mouse

The R.A.T. 9 looks like something out of a sci-fi movie and has the features to match. Incredibly, you can adjust the size of the mouse to match your grip. It's wireless, but comes with a recharging dock and next-gen wireless technology for lightning-fast responses.

£89.99, pcworld.co.uk

7. Logitech Driving Force Gt

The official wheel of ultimate driving game Gran Turismo – and still the best in its class. The vibrating wheel lets you experience shifts in weight and even the surface of the road and the 900-degree rotation lets you drive as you would in a real car on the track. And that's to say nothing of the sensitive throttle and brake pedals.

£102.97, asda.com

8. Xbox 360 Controller for Windows

When games created for consoles make their way on to PC there can be some problems using a mouse. That's where the Xbox 360 controller for Windows comes in. Try it with the latest Tomb Raider on PC – you'll find it much improved.

£22.99, game.co.uk

9. Logitech G600 Gaming Mouse

Probably the ultimate gaming mouse around, this one has 20 buttons, which can be programmed for use during MMO (Massive Multiplier Online) games including World of Warcraft. If you get bored and want to swap to another game,this will store your profile.

£69.99, logitech.com

10. Beyerdynamic Mmx 300 headset

Big developers put a lot of effort (and cash) into in-game audio, especially when for first-person shooter games, so make the most of it with this headset.

£279, overclockers.co.uk

PROMOTED VIDEO
Life and Style
ebooksA superb mix of recipes serving up the freshest of local produce in a delicious range of styles
Life and Style
ebooksFrom the lifespan of a slug to the distance to the Sun: answers to 500 questions from readers
Arts and Entertainment
Sarah Dales attempts to sell British Breeze in the luxury scent task
tvReview: 'Apprentice' candidates on the verge of tears as they were ejected from the boardroom
Voices
New look: Zellweger at Elle's Women in Hollywood awards on Monday
voicesRenée Zellweger's real crime has been to age in an industry that prizes women's youth over humanity, says Amanda Hess
News
Russell Brand arriving for the book launch in East London
peopleRussell Brand cancels his book launch debate due to concerns about the make-up of the panel
Sport
Christiano Ronaldo enjoys his opening goal
champions leagueLiverpool 0 Real Madrid 3: Ronaldo and Benzema run Reds ragged to avenge thrashing from their last visit to Anfield
Arts and Entertainment
Awesome foursome: Sam Smith shows off his awards
music22-year-old confirms he is 2014’s breakout British music success
Arts and Entertainment
Sir Nicholas Serota has been a feature in the Power 100 top ten since its 2002 launch
art
News
Call me Superman: one of many unusual names chosen by Chinese students
newsChinese state TV offers advice for citizens picking a Western moniker
News
Wilko Johnson is currently on his farewell tour
people
News
Let’s pretend: KidZania in Tokyo
educationKidZania lets children try their hands at being a firefighter, doctor or factory worker for the day
Life and Style
CHARGE BOOSTER: Aeroplane mode doesn't sound very exciting, but it can be a (phone) hacker's friend. Turning on the option while charging your mobile will increase the speed at which your phone battery charges
techNew book reveals how to rid your inbox of spam, protect your passwords and amplify your iPhone
Arts and Entertainment
Julianne Moore and Ellen Page are starring together in civil rights drama Freeheld
film
News
i100
Latest stories from i100
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Independent Dating
and  

By clicking 'Search' you
are agreeing to our
Terms of Use.

ES Rentals

    iJobs Job Widget
    iJobs Gadgets & Tech

    Solutions Architect - Permanent - London - £70k DOE

    £60000 - £70000 Per Annum Excellent benefits: Clearwater People Solutions Ltd:...

    Technical Business Analyst/SQL Development - London - Permanent - £50k DOE

    £40000 - £50000 Per Annum Excellent benefits: Clearwater People Solutions Ltd:...

    Telecoms Engineer - Telecoms Admin - £35,000 - 5 month FTC

    £35000 per annum: Ashdown Group: 5 month Fixed Term Contract - Telecommunicati...

    Telecoms Engineer - Telecoms Administrator - London - £26,000

    £26000 per annum + 25 days holiday & further benefits: Ashdown Group: Telecomm...

    Day In a Page

    How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?

    A crime that reveals London's dark heart

    How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?
    Meet 'Porridge' and 'Vampire': Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker

    Lost in translation: Western monikers

    Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker. Simon Usborne, who met a 'Porridge' and a 'Vampire' while in China, can see the problem
    Handy hacks that make life easier: New book reveals how to rid your inbox of spam, protect your passwords and amplify your iPhone

    Handy hacks that make life easier

    New book reveals how to rid your email inbox of spam, protect your passwords and amplify your iPhone with a loo-roll
    KidZania lets children try their hands at being a firefighter, doctor or factory worker for the day

    KidZania: It's a small world

    The new 'educational entertainment experience' in London's Shepherd's Bush will allow children to try out the jobs that are usually undertaken by adults, including firefighter, doctor or factory worker
    Renée Zellweger's real crime has been to age in an industry that prizes women's youth over humanity

    'Renée Zellweger's real crime was to age'

    The actress's altered appearance raised eyebrows at Elle's Women in Hollywood awards on Monday
    From Cinderella to The Jungle Book, Disney plans live-action remakes of animated classics

    Disney plans live-action remakes of animated classics

    From Cinderella to The Jungle Book, Patrick Grafton-Green wonders if they can ever recapture the old magic
    Thousands of teenagers to visit battlefields of the First World War in new Government scheme

    Pupils to visit First World War battlefields

    A new Government scheme aims to bring the the horrors of the conflict to life over the next five years
    The 10 best smartphone accessories

    Make the most of your mobile: 10 best smartphone accessories

    Try these add-ons for everything from secret charging to making sure you never lose your keys again
    Mario Balotelli substituted at half-time against Real Madrid: Was this shirt swapping the real reason?

    Liverpool v Real Madrid

    Mario Balotelli substituted at half-time. Was shirt swapping the real reason?
    West Indies tour of India: Hurricane set to sweep Windies into the shadows

    Hurricane set to sweep Windies into the shadows

    Decision to pull out of India tour leaves the WICB fighting for its existence with an off-field storm building
    Indiana serial killer? Man arrested for murdering teenage prostitute confesses to six other murders - and police fear there could be many more

    A new American serial killer?

    Police fear man arrested for murder of teen prostitute could be responsible for killing spree dating back 20 years
    Sweetie, the fake 10-year-old girl designed to catch online predators, claims her first scalp

    Sting to trap paedophiles may not carry weight in UK courts

    Computer image of ‘Sweetie’ represented entrapment, experts say
    Fukushima nuclear crisis: Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on - and may never return home

    Return to Fukushima – a land they will never call home again

    Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on from nuclear disaster
    Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Intimate image of resting lions claims top prize

    Wildlife Photographer of the Year

    Intimate image of resting lions claims top prize
    Online petitions: Sign here to change the world

    Want to change the world? Just sign here

    The proliferation of online petitions allows us to register our protests at the touch of a button. But do they change anything?