Diwali, also called the festival of lights, is one of the most important festivals in India. It lasts five or six days in some regions of the country, depending on the regional customs. It is also the time when a sizable population makes high-profile, expensive purchases. Considering this trend, most brands want to capitalise on the habit by offering several deals on most products available on sale. The list of products available on sale, of course, also includes computer peripherals and accessories.
Given the festive season, we looked at some ongoing deals on different gaming accessories such as headphones, microphones, mice, and keyboards that you can buy for yourself or gift to your loved ones. Here are some of our top picks for Diwali gifts in 2022 across multiple categories.
Best headphone deals this Diwali
Headphones are an essential item to have for anyone today. Even if you are someone who doesn’t game or use computers a lot, a good pair of headphones are still a must-have item that can be used even with a smartphone for entertainment and communication.
Here are some headphone recommendations that can make great Diwali gifts for your friends or family:
ASUS TUF Gaming H1
Starting with a wired headset, the Asus TUF Gaming H1 costing Rs. 2,999 comes with a Discord certified mic and supports 7.1 Surround Sound. This makes it a great choice for gaming, general entertainment, and communication. The lightweight headphone supports PC, consoles, and mobile devices.
Another pair of headphones to consider is the Logitech G335. The lightweight gaming headphones come with a mic flip to mute feature, which can be handy during gaming sessions. The 3.5mm headphone jack supports plenty of devices, and the headphones have an easily adjustable volume roller. The 40mm audio drivers ensure good sound and soft, adjustable headband along with memory foam ear pads makes them extremely comfortable to use.
Steelseries Arctis 1
On the higher range of this list comes the Steelseries Arctis 1. It comes with detachable ClearCast noise-cancelling that is also Discord certified and provides natural sounding clarity. The Steelseries headphone has a sleek and low-profile design with great sound performance.
Best microphones to consider buying this Diwali
Headphone mics do their job when you are talking to your friends over a call, but if you are considering streaming, then you need a dedicated microphone. A mic is one of the most necessary items in a good streaming setup, so let’s take a look at some of our recommendations:
Cosmic Byte Odyssey
If you are just getting into streaming, then the Cosmic Byte Odyssey can be a good choice. Priced at just Rs. 1,949, the mic comes with a tripod stand, RGB lighting, a touch button, and easiness of plug n play.
Now, getting into some serious gear, the Blue Yeti is considered a quintessential item for someone who is serious about streaming or making videos with voice narration. The microphone has a custom three-capsule array that enables you to produce clear quality sound, as well four pickup patterns which can fulfil any needs.
Elgato Wave 3
The Elgato Wave 3 is a mic for pros. The mic is known for its high-quality audio, and can even have features such as noise-cancelling if you use a software for that. It also comes with a mute button, and gain control, monitor volume, crossfade between mic and PC and more.
Best gaming mice check out this Diwali
While gaming with a regular mouse is okay, one should really consider investing in a gaming mouse. These mice can come with a host of features that can make your gaming experience much better. They can handle more DPI, which is good for not only gaming, but other tasks such as editing. Gaming mice can be customised according to specific preferences, which can fit their gaming style and is comfortable for long hours of use.
Let’s take a look at some good gaming mice deals this Diwali season:
The Logitech G402 Hyperion Fury is a lightweight wired gaming mouse. It supports 4000 DPI and comes with eight programmable buttons. You can easily shift through DPI from 250 to 4000. The high speed tracking and respond rate with a comfortable design makes this a good choice for budget gaming mouse at the price of Rs. 2095.
Razer Basilisk X
If you are looking for a wireless gaming mouse, the Razer Basilisk X could be a good contender. It uses Bluetooth and comes with six programmable buttons for extended controls. The mouse also claims to be faster than other wired gaming mice, with its Razer Hyperspeed wireless technology. It also boasts of an ultra-long battery life of up to 450 hours.
SteelSeries Rival 600
Now, this is a mouse for the Pro Gamers™. The SteelSeries Rival 600 comes with silicone side grips for increased grip and durability during serious gaming sessions. It has a sensor called Truemove 3+, and comes with a sensitivity of 12,000 CPI.
Gaming keyboard upgrades this Diwali
Just like mice, a good keyboard can help a lot with your gaming, entertainment, and even work needs. Most gaming keyboards are generally mechanical keyboards, which are considered as good keyboards for typing. Gaming keyboards can give you more control over the key and how you want the keys to be pressed. They can be more tactile and faster to use, which can in handy while gaming.
So let’s take a look at some gaming keyboards that you can upgrade to this Diwali:
The Logitech G213 Prodigy gaming keyboard comes in at Rs. 3700 and can provide a comfortable gaming experience without breaking the bank. It is spill-resistant and has RGB backlit keys, and dedicated media controls.
The Corsair K60 RGP Pro comes with mechanical key switches and a durable aluminium frame. It has per-key customisation with Cherry switches which provide linear and smooth keypress. The keyboard also comes with anti-ghosting that ensures that every key you press registers, even if you press them really fast.
SteelSeries Store Apex 5
If you want something on the high-end side of things, the SteelSeries Store Apex 5 is something to consider. It has dynamic per-key RGB illumination, hybrid mechanical gaming switches, an OLED smart display on the side with media controls, and a premium detachable magnetic wrist rest.