Video game accessory Christmas gift ideas for 2017

Amy Theodore 14 December 2017 NEWS

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Give the perfect Christmas gift to the gamer in your life with our video game accessory gift ideas guide.

If you have a true gamer in your life, we might just have the perfect Christmas gift idea for you in our video game accessory gift ideas guide.

If you know a hardcore PC gamer then you could opt for something like the Corsair Gaming GLAIVE RGB Gaming Mouse, which boasts a contoured shape to ensure pure comfort for hours of game play. Or the Corsair Gaming K95 RGB PLATINUM Mechanical Gaming Keyboard, with adjustable key colors and illumination levels for sophisticated effects, might take their fancy.

For the console fans out there check out the Nacon Revolution Pro Controller for PlayStation 4, designed and developed with professional eSports players, or the Xbox One Elite Wireless Controller that features four slots for interchangeable paddles and an app allowing them to assign a wide range of inputs to each paddle, so they can configure the controller to suit them best.

If you’re wanting to get a little peace and quiet from the constant sound of gunfire and explosions this festive season, check out the Logitech G430 Digital Gaming Headset, which features 7.1 Dolby surround sound, crystal-clear chat and sports-performance cloth ear cups giving a soft, comfortable fit even after hours of use.

Check out our full list of video game accessory gift ideas below.

Logitech G430 Digital Gaming Headset

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Truly immerse yourself and give yourself the complete picture with the Logitech G430 Surround Sound Gaming Headset. Delivering 7.1 Dolby surround sound and crisp, clear chat, the lightweight design and sports performance cloth ear cups mean a soft, comfortable fit even after hours of use, that doesn’t sacrifice audio quality.

With a noise-cancelling mic that folds away, or cable controls that let you adjust the volume or mute in seconds, and rotating ear cups for a personalized fit and easy transportation, this headset is the perfect accessory for any gaming lover.

Retailer Price
Kogan $75.00
Mighty Ape $92.00
Amazon $92.95
Mwave.com $75.00
JB Hi Fi $79.00
PC Case Gear $79.00
Bing Lee $79.00
The Gamesmen $79.95
Officeworks $98.00
Logitech $119.95

PlayStation 4 Camera V2

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The brand new PlayStation Camera has all the original features of the original model, including PlayStation VR support, but in a brand new compact cylindrical form. Featuring a stand, giving you the ability to easily adjust the angle of the PS Camera as you need and set the camera up in a spot that suits you. If you're shopping for PSVR (below) this is a required purchase.

Retailer Price
Amazon $78.00
Ozgameshop $79.99
Mighty Ape $78.00
Catch.com.au $78.00
Target $78.00
The Gamesmen $89.95
EB Games $89.95
Big W $79.00

Corsair Gaming GLAIVE RGB Gaming Mouse

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Engineered for unrivalled performance and unmatched comfort, the CORSAIR GLAIVE RGB Gaming Mouse has a contoured shape that ensures pure comfort for hour after hour of gameplay. Customize the way you play with three styles of interchangeable thumb grips, and experience the control of a mouse that is made for your hand.

A custom high-accuracy 16000 DPI optical gaming sensor ensures maximum performance and the onboard profile storage saves lighting effects, macros and DPI settings for universal access to your settings on any PC. An aluminium scroll wheel with rubber grip guarantees solid response and accuracy and the Omron switches allow for custom tuning.

Retailer Price
Amazon $119.95
Ozgameshop $110.99
Mighty Ape $139.99
Mwave.com $99.00
Scorptec $109.00
JB HI Fi $139.00

Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Neon Green and Neon Pink Controller Set

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If you are looking to personalise and bring a serious pop of colour to your Nintendo Switch console, this Joy-Con Neon Green and Neon Pink Controller Set has you covered.

With easy-to-use motion controls and HD rumble, pick your favourite colour and battle it out with your friend, or combine the two for a traditional-style controller for single player use.

The pack includes one Left Neon Green Joy-Con Controller, one Right Neon Pink Joy-Con Controller and two Grey Joy-Con Wrist Straps.

Retailer Price
Amazon $119.95
Ozgameshop $126.79
EB Games $119.95
The Gamesmen $119.95
JB HI Fi $119.95

Nacon Revolution Pro Controller for PlayStation 4

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A tough and durable controller, it still feels comfortable on the hands and remains pleasing for the eyes. With new-and-improved customisation software, a USB Type-C wired connection, fully-customisable left and right sticks and the option to set the directional pad with four or eight directions, this controller is perfect all kinds of games.

Avid gamers can take their gaming performance to the next level, elevate their skills, maximize their potential and take on some of their toughest opponents with stunning accuracy and precision with this technologically advanced controller, built for PS4™.

Retailer Price
Base.com £80.39
Ozgameshop $116.99
Play Asia $140.47
Mighty Ape $159.00
JB HI Fi $159.00
EB Games $199.95

Xbox One Elite Wireless Controller

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Take your gaming to the next level with the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller.

With four slots for interchangeable paddles and an app allowing you to assign a wide range of inputs to each paddle, you can configure the controller to what’s best for you. Stainless steel thumbstick shafts, D-pads and paddles, reinforced rings around each thumbstick and rubberised diamond grip means every surface and detail is designed to meet the rigorous demands of competitive gaming.

Built to last, the paddles give your fingers more control, so you can execute devastating moves and experience more efficiency. You don’t even have to take your thumbs off the thumbstick to execute intricate jump, aim and shoot combinations.

The enhanced grip also allows you to hold the controller with less effort, so you can play longer and more comfortably. The soft-touch finish on the top case provides a luxurious feel and non-slip control.

Retailer Price
Mighty Ape $119.95
Ozgameshop $179.65
Microsoft Store $199.95
JB HI Fi $199.00
The Gamesmen $199.95
EB Games $199.95

Corsair Gaming K95 RGB PLATINUM Mechanical Gaming Keyboard – Cherry MX Speed

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The K95 PLATINUM from CORSAIR helps take your gaming performance to another level, as you battle on a keyboard that is both lightweight and built to withstand a lifetime of use.

With the ability to unleash unreal gaming skills with the CHERRY MX mechanical switches, this keyboard takes you to another dimension of customisation as you store and playback complex macros and lighting effects to any key and assign complex in-game macros to any of the six dedicated macro keys.

With keys that are textured and contoured so you can easily find them and prevent accidental presses that could cost you the game, you can compete, defeat and repeat with this ultimate gaming accessory. Adjust each key’s colour and illumination level for sophisticated and dramatic animations and effects and never miss a key no matter how fast your in-game actions are with 100% anti-ghosting and full key rollover.

The 8MB storage profile with hardware macro and lighting playback lets you access up to three stored profiles on the go, independent of external software. There is also a detachable, dual-sided soft-touch wrist rest to enhance your comfort during marathon gaming sessions.

Retailer Price
Amazon $349.00
Kogan $187.99
AusPCMarket $294.00
Mwave.com $299.00
PC Case Gear $299.00
JB Hi-Fi $329.00

Thrustmaster TMX PRO Force Feedback Racing Wheel for Xbox One

If you know someone who loves to race, then you need to get them one of these this Christmas. Thrustmaster presents the new TMX PRO racing wheel.

The TMX PRO Force Feedback is the combined result of many years of experience and advanced technologies. It has a realistic wheel design with rubber-coated wheel grips, an 11”/28 cm diameter with an ergonomic design perfectly adapted for all racing games, two large, wheel-mounted sequential paddle shifters, a comprehensive driving gear, 12 action buttons and a directional pad. The 900° force feedback means you feel every detail of every loss of tire grip, braking, bumps and impacts while racing.

With precision and a mixed belt-pulley and gears system, you’ll be driving more smoothly and fluidly. It also has a versatile attachment system that is compatible with a variety of mounts.

Retailer Price
Amazon $433.13
OzGameShop $379.99
The Gamesmen $369.95
JB Hi-Fi $399.00

HORI Universal HD Gaming Monitor for PlayStation 4

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For gamers on the go and those looking for a portable second monitor for their laptop, look no further!

HORI's new HD gaming monitor features ultra low-lag and a lightning-fast refresh rate within a 15.6 inch LCD monitor, meaning you have top gaming quality no matter where you are.

Featuring both speakers and headphone outputs, a HDMI cable and AC adapter, a premium leatherette built-in protector, a slim profile and weighing under 2kg, this monitor fits inside most backpacks and computer bags, making it easy to transport anywhere you go.

Retailer Price
EB Games $377.00

PlayStation VR

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Truly immerse yourself with PlayStation VR. Slip on your VR headset and be transported to the middle of the action. Not only will you lose track of time, but VR will make you lose track of where you are as you feel like you are truly inside the game.

Connected in just seconds, the custom OLED screen gives you super smooth, 360-degree vision and 3D audio so you can hear the sounds of your game all around you.

The headset is so lightweight you’ll forget you have it on, and it includes an adjustable headband so it can be comfortable for everyone. You can even project what you’re seeing on your TV screen, so others can jump in and join you.

A PlayStation 4 Camera is also required to play, sold separately.

Retailer Price
Ozgameshop $499.99
Base.com £294.99
Harvey Norman $548.00
Amazon $549.00
Play Asia $689.04
SONY $549.95
Catch.com.au $548.00
JB Hi Fi $549.00
Target $549.00
The Gamesmen $549.00
EB Games $549.95
Big W $549.00

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