As we all set up our new Next Generation consoles, and get ready to upgrade, there are a few accessories and tech that will make the experience more immersive and enjoyable. From audio, video and lighting, there are countless ways to make your home setup more immersive and exciting. Weather you are looking to buy the new PlayStation 5 or the Xbox Series X/S there are selections on most budgets.
SteelSeries Arctis 9 Wireless Headphone
At the end of the day, I highly recommend the SteelSeries Arctis 9 or, by extension, the other Arctis headsets, like its console specific counterparts, the Arctis 9P and 9X for next-gen consoles. The 9 is compatible with the PlayStation 5 and its 3D Audio, and it’s dissuaded me from buying Sony’s own Pulse headset someday.
I had questioned if this headset would justify its price tag and live up to my already high expectations for the SteelSeries brand. It do so in spades, loud and clear.
Gunnar has found a formula for comfort and style in the Lightning Bolt 360 glasses for gamers, even if modular parts can feel a bit tight for frequent changes. A great solution for when you are playing your next gen PlayStation 5 or Series X and don’t want to take as many breaks as your eyes would probably require.
That being said, The Play Gradient Lightstrip is a fantastic offering, and shows how far smart lighting has come. Hue stands as the front-runner in the space, and the Play Gradient Lightstrips are an example of this innovation and potential of the technology. If you love media, and want the most immersive experience possible, it is hard to deny how exciting the Play Gradient Lightstrips are.
If you are going to be diving into the next gen, you will want to ensure you have a TV that supports 4K and all the latest features to take full advantage of your new Series X or PS5. This is where the TCL 6 Series comes in, offering a great 4K HDR picture, all the ports you can handle is also the first TV to offer THX Certified Game Mode which adds features like Variable Refresh Rate, Auto Game Mode to make sure you are experiencing the makes as they are meant to be played. Best of all, the TCL 6 series of TV’s won’t brake the bank.
With new consoles comes new third party gear. Steelseries has updated their Arctis 7 with wireless technology and fancy new paint jobs to specifically complement the next generation of gaming and they seem to be well worth the investment.