We understand the need to find the best gift ever and the trouble that goes along with it. Thus here’s a list of our favorite items for the computer geek or the gamer you can dig through during your free time. Each of these items is handpicked by inStash staff based on our preferences, user reviews, and item ratings.
DXRacer Formula Series Ergonomic Computer Chair
This ergonomic desk chair features strong yet breathable materials made from mesh and PU leather so your back doesn’t heat up even after sitting on this for a long time, high and adjustable backrest to support your neck and spine, and soft armrests for your wrists. It also includes free headrest and lumbar cushions for added support.
Arozzi Arena Gaming Desk
Want a desk that fits your entire gaming system? Check out Arozzi Arena Gaming Desk that can hold up to three large monitors at once. Its width measures 5’ 3” with a depth of 2’ 7 1/2”. Its mousepad is also covered with a water-resistant microfiber cloth to make sure mouse movements stay smooth.
Acer Predator Z35P 34″ UltraWide Gaming Monitor
Size matters, especially in gaming. So here’s a 35” curved monitor from Acer with a resolution of 3440 x 1440, a refresh rate of 100 Hz, a response time of 4ms, and a pixel pitch of 0.34mm. It also has 2 built-in 9W speakers and has ports for HDMI and USB 3.0. For a bigger screen, get the 43″ LG MN 43MU79-B instead.
BenQ HT2150ST Gaming Projector
Having a LAN party? Then take this short throw projector with you. It supports full HD resolution at 1080P, 15000:1 contrast ratio, and 6x RGBRGB color wheel. It can project images up to 100” at 1.5 meters and features low input lag and various game modes for your gaming needs. It also comes with two built-in 10W speakers powered by BenQ Cinema Master Audio+ for a better audio experience.
ASUS ROG STRIX GTX 1080TI Graphics Card
You know ASUS ROG. It doesn’t disappoint. And true enough, this graphics card is truly a keeper. From the 1708 MHz Boost Clock (OC Mode) featuring 11GB GDDR5X 352-bit memory, 3584 CUDA cores, and 11GB Frame Buffer, Patented wing-blade 0dB fans with FanConnect II, to the MaxContact plus Auto-Extreme manufacturing technology for better cooling, this card delivers. Did we say it’s 5K ready too?
Creative Sound Blaster Omni Surround
Want better-sounding audio? Get the Creative Sound Blaster Omni Surround that features SBX Pro Studio and Crystal Voice Technologies. It also delivers 5.1 discrete channels that easily transforms any meh-sounding computer sound into a compelling 5.1 surround sound. It also includes High-Performance Headphone Amp and Integrated Beam Forming Microphone.
CORSAIR K95 RGB PLATINUM Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
We’ve featured several corsair products before, and we loved them. We’re pretty sure you do too. So here’s another one from this maker, but this time it’s a mechanical gaming keyboard. Aside from the customizable colors native to Corsair merchandise, it also features 100% CHERRY MX Speed RGB mechanical key switches with 1.2mm actuation and durability of gold contact CHERRY MX. It’s also made from an aircraft-grade anodized brushed aluminum frame for lightness and durability.
G903 LIGHTSPEED Gaming Mouse
Logitech mice are known for its speed. The G903 LIGHTSPEED Gaming Mouse is one with a 1ms report rate so you can gain the upper hand at competition-level twitch targeting. It’s also equipped with the PMW3366 optical sensor for zero smoothing, filtering, and acceleration. And of course, the crisp and clean button feel inherent in Logitech gaming mice.
Logitech G Powerplay Wireless Charging System
To keep your G903 LIGHTSPEED Gaming Mouse going, you need to pair it with the Logitech G Powerplay Wireless Charging System. This ensures your mouse gets enough juice even after hours upon hours of beating your opponents.
Logitech G533 Wireless Gaming Headset
What’s a game without good sound effects? To help you get the best audio, here’s Logitech G533 Wireless Gaming Headset that delivers 7.1 surround sound along with the patent pending Pro G drivers and DTS technology. There’s also the rechargeable and replaceable battery that lasts up to 15 hours on a single charge. Another option you have is the CORSAIR VOID PRO RGB Wireless Gaming Headset.
ASUS AC3200 Wireless Tri-Band Router
Online gaming has no room for lags and internet disconnections. To make sure you get the fastest band available, get the ASUS AC3200 Wireless Tri-Band Router. It employs Smart Connect technology that automatically connects your device to the fastest band available depending on your devices’ requirements. It also supports USB 2.0 and 3.0 for fast data transfers, to connect to wireless printers, and USB Internet dongles.
Logitech Z906 5.1 Surround Sound Speaker System
If you want audio that booms, here’s the surround sound speaker system by Logitech. Featuring 5.1 surround sound enhanced by Dolby Digital and DTS soundtracks, 500 W of power, and a flexible setup while remaining easy to control, this system has almost everything you are looking for. Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 THX Certified Computer Speaker System is another great option albeit it only has 2.1 channels.
Oculus Rift + Touch Virtual Reality System
One of the most successful VR system along with HTC Vive now comes with free games including Robo Recall, Luckyʼs Tale, Quill, Medium, Dead and Buried, and Toybox. This system may be used with Windows 8.1 or Windows 7 SP1 64 bit or newer Operating System as long as these are powered by NVIDIA GTX 1050Ti/AMD Radeon RX 470 or greater graphics card with at least 8GB RAM.
CORSAIR ONE PRO Compact Gaming Desktop
We can’t get enough of this compact gaming desktop that’s not only powerful but also unbelievably quiet. Even the average whisper sounds louder than this. This powerhouse features Intel Core i7-7700K Processor, MSI GeForce GTX 1080 graphics card, and DDR4 memory that makes 4K and VR gaming a breeze.
ASUS ROG G703VI Gaming Laptop
For powerful gaming performance without compromising portability, here’s ASUS ROG G703VI Gaming Laptop. It houses Intel Core i7-7820HK, overclocked GTX 1080 8GB, and 17.3″ 144Hz IPS-Type Full HD gaming display with G-SYNC technology plus a whole lot of ports and storage for your gaming needs.
Microsoft Surface Pro
The latest notebook from Microsoft is not only power-packed by stylish and more durable than the first one as well. It has 7th generation Intel Core i7 Processor, 1 TB of storage, 16 GB RAM, and a battery big enough to last up to 13.5 hours. It surely lets you work, study, and play with anywhere ease.
Microsoft Surface Pro Signature Type Cover
To give you a delightful time typing your reports, get this type cover that goes along with your Microsoft Surface Pro, Surface Pro 3 and 4. It’s covered with Alcantara thus giving you that lush, velvety feel while staying slim and super portable.
Apple 15″ MacBook Pro
The latest iteration to the MacBook Pro includes not just more powerful processor and graphics card but also a Touch Bar and Touch ID, so your typing is smoother and your files more secure. What’s more, buying this provides you with a serial number that may be used to detect if it’s been stolen en route to your place, which will be then tagged as stolen, thus disabling reselling of the item.
Apple iMac MK482LL/A
For a powerful display that is 5K ready, here Apple iMac MK482LL/A. It features 3.3GHz quad-core Intel Core i5, 8GB Onboard Memory, 2TB Fusion Drive, and AMD Radeon R9 M395 graphics processor with 2GB of GDDR5 memory. This is truly a powerhouse contained in one sleek packaging.
Apple iPad with WiFi
For the creatives who are always on the go, make sure to have Apple iPad with WiFi with you so you’ll be updated with current events and connected wherever you go. The 1.2 MP FaceTime camera along with other features ensures you can attend video conferences and participate in them with no problem.
Apple Mac Mini
Having 3.0GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i7, Intel Iris Graphics, and the latest Mac OS X, the Mac Mini is one feature-packed machine that can handle almost any of your computing requirements. Its 1TB hard drive and 16GB of 1600 MHz LPDDR3 RAM make sure your data are all saved and protected.
Logitech G29 Driving Force Race Wheel + Logitech G Driving Force Shifter Bundle
No racing game is complete without a race wheel, so here’s one from Logitech that’s bundled with a shifter. The racing wheel is compatible with both PS3 and PS4 and creates realistic steering and pedal actions. It’s also made of durable materials specifically solid steel bearing, stainless steel shifter and pedals, and the leather grip. The shifter, on the other hand, is compatible with PS4, Xbox One, and Windows 7 or newer OS.
G29 Racing Steering Wheel Stand for Logitech
To make sure you get the best out of the G29 Driving Force race wheel, use this stand that’s both stable and portable. It’s also adjustable so you can be comfortable in whatever position you choose.
PlayStation 4 Pro 1TB Console
One of the most powerful and most loved gaming consoles is undoubtedly one of the best gifts you can give to a gamer. It’s 4K ready and boasts of vivid graphics, supports better frame rates, and enables unified gaming as it allows you to play online with PS4 and PlayStation Plus players.
Xbox One X 1TB Console
The most powerful console to date is another gift idea for the game lover. Featuring 6 teraflops of graphical processing power, 4K gaming, and backward compatibility, this has got to be one of the best gifts ever.
Nintendo Switch – Gray Joy-Con
Because gaming is not limited to the boundaries of your home only, get the Nintendo Switch so you can take your favorite games with you anywhere you go. Just lift the device from the dock and you can instantly transform it into a handheld gaming device.
Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition
The Nintendo we’ve loved before is now back in a smaller and sleeker package. It comes preinstalled with some our favorite games such as Super Mario Bros., Donkey Kong, The Legend of Zelda, PAC-MAN, Dr. Mario, Mega Man, and Final Fantasy. Truly, you will never go wrong with a classic.
Super NES Classic
Another favorite toy from our past is the Super NES Classic. It has the complete look and feel of the 90s only made a bit smaller to fit the trend of the current generation. It has 21 pre-installed games such as Super Mario Kart and Star Fox 2. If you or your recipient love 16-bit retro gaming, this is perfect for you.
Cooler Master NotePal U3 PLUS Laptop Cooler
We know that our gaming laptops will get hot once in a while, so to keep things literally cool, here’s a cooling pad that fits up to 19” laptops. What we like about this is that its fans are moveable so you can arrange it to target your laptop’s heat zones. It’s also made of aluminum that’s durable and stylish. It’s also perforated so the heat can dissipate faster.
Mount-It! Triple Monitor Stand
For those who have more than one monitor, here’s a stand that can hold up to three 19”-24” monitors be it Samsung, Acer, LG, Dell, etc. It’s fully adjustable, has an ergonomic design, yet it’s heavy duty and easy to install. You can surely increase productivity as it lessens the need for you to be switching from one screen to the next.