Don't-Miss Hardware Stories
The Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 GX550 is a dual-screen gaming laptop that packs an overclockable 8-core Core i9-10980HK, GeForce RTX 2080 Super, and lots more.
The MSI GS66 Stealth gaming laptop packs a 10th gen Core i9-10980HK, GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, and 300Hz screen into a surprisingly thin and light body.
Another custom-built keyboard switch joins the fray. The HyperX Alloy Origins is near-identical to its Alloy FPS RGB sibling, but with HyperX's new Aqua and Red switches under the hood.
The Razer Kraken X is a budget version of a headset that was already considered entry-level to begin with. It's comfortable enough and sounds good enough for its $50 price tag, but most people are probably better off with the normal Kraken models.
Intel's 10th gen Comet Lake S CPUs don't take the crown in multi-core performance but they close the gap enough that you may want to actually consider them.
The Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 is the world's first Ryzen 4000-based laptop. It offers stupidly good performance in a stupidly light chassis at a stupidly reasonable price.
On the hunt for a new gaming mouse? Zowie lets you try all 10 of its models in your very own home for just $10. Hopefully other companies follow suit.
The Viper Mini is small, lightweight, and cheap, making it perfect for small-handed folk and as a child's first gaming mouse. Just be wary of the budget sensor.
The XFX Radeon RX 5600 XT Thicc II Pro is a good graphics card for no-compromises 1080p gaming, but it suffers from AMD's last-second product decisions.
Plantronics' RIG 700HD gaming headset stands out for its ultra-lightweight design, but also for its baffling size-adjustment solution.
The official Oculus Link cable is pricey, but it's the only solution currently available that's long enough, (mostly) reliable, and keeps the Quest headset charged while in use.
The EVGA GeForce RTX 2060 KO makes some smart compromises to bring real-time ray tracing under $300, drastically undercutting its rivals.
The AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT delivers outstanding 1080p gaming, knocking out the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti thanks to a last-minute upgrade. Make sure you get that new BIOS!
The Razer DeathAdder V2 isn't necessarily deserving of such an auspicious name, but optical switches, a super-flexible cable, and three more buttons make this the upgrade the DeathAdder needed.
Sure, it's kind of ugly—but Sennheiser's new GSP 370 wireless headset sounds great, and it lasts for weeks on a single charge. What else do you need, really?