A good thing about having a gamer partner is that there is always some new fancy-pants geeky accessory or game that he’s had his eye on, so trying to think of gifts is never a problem.
And, by buying him gifts like this, it’s an easy way to show him that you support his hobby.
One Christmas, I got my Gamer Guy a gaming mouse and keyboard, because wouldn’t you know it, his regular mouse and keyboard just weren’t cutting it. In fact, I’m fairly sure they holding him back, preventing him from unleashing his true gaming potential… or something like that.
I did ask him to pick the good stuff, and boy, he didn’t hold back:
There’s the Razer BlackWidow (RRP $AU 199.95) above, which even I think is rather amazing. Granted, I really just like it for its pretty blue lights more than anything else. One of the main reasons this keyboard costs more than five times what I would generally spend on a keyboard, is because it’s a mechanical keyboard, which is made with better mechanisms than your standard keyboard, which allow you to type/play with more efficiency and accuracy. A lot of the pro gamers have these too.
NOTE: I must warn you now, mechanical keyboards are pretty freakin’ loud. There have been many a morning that I have woken up to the glorious CLICK-CLICK-CLICK of The Boy on his keyboard… it’s not too bad though. Just different. AND, I’ve just discovered that Razer actually make “Stealth” mechanical keyboards now too, which is quieter. Thank you, Razer.
The Boy’s new keyboard is complemented by this beeeeeautiful gaming mouse, the Razer DeathAdder (RRP $AU 79.95). This too has pretty blue lights on it :) Anywho, this fancy gaming mouse is super-sensitive, which means a quicker response time. I’ve tried using his mouse on the odd occasion and it really takes a bit of getting used to. The high sensitivity made me feel like a child using a computer for the first time – it took me five minutes to get the mouse in the right place. Ugh.
(Image Source: Razer)