Have you ever wanted to have your own game room with all the gadgets you could want?
Well, that’s more than possible in 2022, with a whole new generation of gaming technology becoming increasingly accessible to consumers.
From VR to the first gaming bed, there’s a whole range of things out there for people who like to play.
So, here are the best gaming gadgets to get your fill this Christmas.
Dreams Drift Gaming Bed
Drift by Dreams puts the bed in bedroom gaming and is the UK’s first king-size gaming bed, although it can also be picked up in a single or double bed.
It comes complete with LED lighting, 2.1 channel sound, charging ports, headphone holders and even a motorized TV, which rises theatrically from the foot of the bed.
With a 32-inch or 43-inch screen – the latter climbing up to 4K resolution – it’s perfect for today’s most powerful gaming machines, and there’s an easily accessible space under the bed for console storage.
The motorized TV can be hidden when not in use so it doesn’t always look like a gaming bed.
We wish the LED lights changed color and the speaker didn’t announce every time we turned the bed off or on, but those niggles aside, the Drift is a fantastically fun and indulgent option for bedroom gamers short on space. have to mount their TV.
Get it for £1,799 from Dreams.
Meta quest 2
The Meta Quest 2 is a perfect entry-level model for VR gaming. Whether you’re blasting through new titles like Iron Man VR (as awesome as it sounds), working out with fitness games like Supernatural or Beat Saber, or distracting yourself from VR office time, it’s got everything you need out of the box.
One of the reasons Meta’s headset is so good for beginners is that it doesn’t require a computer to power it like more PC gamer-oriented, more expensive alternatives. The Quest 2 runs on a standalone operating system, comes with the headset and controllers, and runs wirelessly on battery power.
Get it for £399.99 from Meta.
HTC Vive Pro 2
If the idea of putting together a monstrously powerful gaming PC doesn’t daunt you, the HTC Vive Pro 2 might be more your speed when it comes to VR. This expensive headset needs to be paired with an even more expensive computer to produce silky-smooth 120Hz images in crystal-clear 5K resolution across its expansive 120-degree field of view.
Along with the Valve Index, the Vive Pro 2 is the benchmark when it comes to VR graphics quality, and it’s one of the few ways you can play stunning-looking titles like Half-Life: Alyx and Skyrim VR.
In addition to best-in-class resolution and tracking accuracy, you can also disconnect the Vive Pro 2 with a wireless adapter and express yourself in VR worlds with HTC’s Vive Facial Tracker.
Get it for £1,199 from Vive.
Logitech G Cloud
The Logitech G Cloud is a modestly specified handheld console designed to take advantage of cloud gaming streaming services such as Nvidia GeForce Now and Xbox Game Pass.
Cloud gaming has been around for a while now, giving anyone with fast enough internet gaming PC grunts, without the need for expensive hardware. The G Cloud looks like a Nintendo Switch Lite and has two analog sticks, loads of buttons, triggers and a Full HD 7-inch screen. While you can’t pick it up in the UK just yet, the handheld is still one to watch as cloud gaming could give birth to a whole category of consoles in the years to come.
Check it out at Logitech. Price and availability to be determined.
There’s never been a better time to buy a PS5. God Of War: Ragnarok – one of the most highly anticipated, stunning and top-rated titles in gaming history – launched exclusively on Sony’s console last week.
With its huge, mature games catalog and Sony’s new PS Plus levels, you can get started without breaking the bank. Keep an eye out for upcoming releases for 2023, including Final Fantasy XVI, Hogwarts Legacy and Street Fighter 6 – just to name a few – whatever your gaming venom is, there’s something in the PS5 pipeline for you.
PS5 owners can also look forward to advanced VR, with the launch of PS VR2 in February 2023 bringing 4K resolution, MediaTek smarts, to PlayStation’s virtual reality capabilities.
Get it for £389.99 from PlayStation.
Infinity digital board game table
If you love the idea of putting a modern twist on classics like Scrabble, Trivial Pursuit, and Yahtzee, the Infinity Digital Board Game Table is a coffee table-shaped tonic for the spec wars raging through most consoles and gaming rigs. be fought.
The surface of the expensive piece of furniture hosts a 32-inch touchscreen, and it’s a centerpiece for the family to gather around. Intentionally old-fashioned, it combines nostalgic 2D graphics with a simple, kid-friendly interface.
It launches with over 40 games included in the price, so whether you’re in the mood for single-player solo titles like Mahjong and Sudoku, two-player classics like Battleship or Guess Who?, or a four-player family fallout – Monopoly, we’re struggling to think of a saner piece of gaming tech this Christmas.
Get it for £649.99 from Game.
The best gaming laptops
Lenovo Legion 5 (Gen 7)
The Lenovo Legion 5 is one of the top-rated gaming laptops out there, with its mighty mix of AMD Ryzen 7 power, specs, style, and ports.
You can load Lenovo’s portable champ with Nvidia RTX 3060 or 3070 graphics. That means even triple-A titles look great on the 15.6-inch display, which goes up to 165Hz at its highest configuration for incredibly smooth gameplay.
With its understated style, you might not realize at first glance that the Legion 5 is a gaming laptop, but activate the RGB backlit keyboard and the game is on. A serious set of connections rounds out Lenovo’s powerful package – and there’s even a gigabit Ethernet port for lightning-fast online gaming.
Buy it from £1,000 from Lenovo.
Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 16 (2022)
The eye-catching Zephyrus Duo 16 might start at £2,249 – not too bad for a gaming laptop – but the price climbs to around £4,000 in its most maxed-out spec; striking and eye-catching.
Whichever configuration you choose, the highlight of the Duo 16 is its dual screen design. As the laptop unfolds like a pop-up book, the 14-inch screen comes into view for an unparalleled gaming experience.
Watch a walkthrough on YouTube on one screen while traversing a dungeon on the other, or mirror your phone on the bottom screen so your eyes don’t have to stray too far from the action when you receive a message.
If you want a gadget on the go and a ton of power, two screens are definitely better than one.
But it for £2,249.99 from John Lewis.
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