With back to school just around the corner, it’s a great time to begin shopping for the best video game gear for your dorm room that will give you the best experience while away from home. Whether you will be heading off to your University dorm for the first time, or you’re a returning student making your way back to the dorm, here’s a list of some of the best video game gear for your dorm room.
One of the first pieces of video game gear that you’ll need for your dorm room is a gaming headset. Gaming headsets do an excellent job of blocking external noises, limiting disturbance, providing superior sound quality and are an effective way to communicate with your team online. A great headset will produce clear, balanced sound, and provide comfort for long periods of wear.
PULSE 3D Wireless Gaming Headset for PS5
The PULSE 3D Wireless Gaming Headset has been specifically designed and tuned to deliver the best 3D audio possible using the PS5‘s Tempest 3D audio engine. The earpads are soft and fit around your ears perfectly. The headset takes a one size fits all approach, it’s lightweight and is very sturdy.
The PULSE 3D wireless gaming headset features easy-access controls, which are located around the left ear pad and include: power button, mute, volume, monitor and chat/game. Furthermore, it features a rechargeable battery for up to 12 hours of play, USB wireless adapter for wireless functionality and a 3.5mm jack for wired gameplay if you choose so.
SteelSeries Arctis 9X Wireless Gaming Headset for Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One
The SteelSeries Arctis 9X wireless gaming headset allows you the freedom of an integrated Xbox wireless connection to your Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One. This headset features comfortable over the ear headphones that blocks out external noises. Additionally, the Arctis 9x features bluetooth connectivity. This means you can have it connected to your Xbox and your phone at the same time and take calls while you are gaming.
Moreover, the headset comes with a bidirectional noise cancelling microphone for crystal clear audio when you are communicating with your friends or team online. You won’t have to worry for those marathon gaming sessions either, the Arctis 9X gives you more than 20 hours of use on a single charge!
SteelSeries Arctis 3 Console Edition Gaming Headset with multi console support
For those on a budget and looking for a headset that will work across multiple consoles, the SteelSeries Arctis 3 Console Edition gaming headset is a great choice. This budget friendly gaming headset offers great sound and comfort with a wired connection. By using a wired design the need for a battery in the headset is removed and thus you never have to worry if they are charged or not.
The Arctis 3 is compatible with PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Google Stadia and mobile. The built in ClearCast microphone features background noise cancellation so that your friends can hear you clearly. Finally, the Arctis 3 features a built-in share jack that allows you to share your audio with a friend by hooking up their headphones to the Arctis 3.
A gaming monitor will allow you to get the most out of your gaming experiences in your dorm room. With super-fast refresh rates and near instant response times, you’ll have an incredibly smooth and fluid on-screen gaming experience.
BenQ EX2710Q 27″ QHD 1440p gaming monitor
If you are looking for a solid 1440p gaming monitor, the BenQ EX27210Q 27″ gaming monitor is for you. With both the Xbox Series X|S and PS5 supporting 1440p resolution, you’ll enjoy increased frame rates in games while still looking sharp and fantastic. This particular monitor features a 165Hz refresh rate for smooth and realistic motion on the screen.
With two HDMI ports and one display port, you can hook up multiple devices all at the same time. Furthermore, the BenQ EX 27210Q has a game mode that reduces input delay that allows for maximum gaming enjoyment. Finally, with 178 degree viewing angles along with HDRi, Color Vibrance, and Black eQualizer features—you’ll feel like you are right in the game.
Asus VG289Q 28″ 4K Ultra HD gaming monitor
A common misconception about 4K gaming monitors is that they are quite expensive. The Asus VG289Q 28″ 4K Ultra HD gaming monitor offers crystal clear 4k visuals at an affordable price. It sports a 5ms GTG response time, which allows for smooth, accurate movement—even in fast-paced action sequences.
With HDR10 support the VG289Q offers a wide colour range with high contrast visuals that make them pop right out of the screen. And with two HDMI 2.0 ports and a display port you can hook up multiple devices to your monitor and switch between the inputs.
Best video game gear for your dorm room
And there you have it, a list of a list of some of the best video game gear for your dorm room. With a gaming headset and a gaming monitor, you’ll be all set to get the best gaming experience regardless of what platform you are playing on.