How to create the ultimate gaming setup
June 7, 2021
As lockdown has forced millions around the world to spend months on end inside, many of us looked towards new sources of entertainment — like gaming!
Sony and Microsoft timed the release of the Playstation 5 and Xbox Series X perfectly and these two consoles simply flew off the shelves. However, many gamers found themselves returning to the traditional setup of a keyboard, mouse, and computer — after all, what more could you need to pass the time?
Well, as it turns out, there are a wide array of products that you can use to take your gaming setup to the next level. Even better; opting to go for a gaming laptop rental or renting your favourite gaming accessories means that you can get your hands on the latest gaming products without the need for upfront payment.
If you have been bitten by the gaming bug, continue reading to discover what gadgets and accessories you should be looking to rent, pronto.
Must-have gaming products
Believe it or not, the humble mouse is one of the most important gaming accessories.
A gaming mouse is often more ergonomic and comfortable than a regular mouse, as it is made for long sessions of continuous gameplay. There are different grip styles available and some even have special light-up features, adding a bit of style to your gaming setup.
Find a mouse that suits your grip, has a good weight to it, and moves cleanly across your desk surface.
Just like the mouse, a good keyboard is an essential tool in your gaming kit.
The first factor that you want to think about is the size of the board itself. Most gamers prefer a fairly substantial sized keyboard that gives them plenty of room to move over the keys.
Secondly, consider whether you would prefer mechanical or membrane keys. Mechanical keys are louder and some gamers argue, provide a more satisfying ‘click-clack’ sound when gaming at high speeds. Membrane keys, on the other hand, have a cushioned underside, are lighter, and tend to be less durable.
Mechanical keyboards also often offer the opportunity to customise the keys, a feature that many hard-core gamers appreciate.
Modern games have taken graphics to a whole new level and you want to be sure that you have a monitor that lets you appreciate this in crystal clear definition.
A few features to keep an eye out for include screen size and resolution, refresh rate, response rate, and colour detail.
It can be tempting to go for the biggest screen possible to provide a truly immersive experience. In reality, a screen sized between 24 and 32 inches is perfect for most gamers. When it comes to resolution, it’s true too that higher is not always better — particularly when you consider the processing power that will be required to run your monitor. A 24-inch screen, for example, runs well with a resolution of 1080p.
Where are you going to set all your accessories up? On your designated gaming desk, of course.
Ensure that your desk fits the design of your room well while also providing enough space for all of your gadgets. Opt for a secure, ergonomic design that will let you sit for hours without putting undue stress on your back or neck.
Settling in for a big gaming session? Do so in comfort with a stylish, suitable chair.
Despite what some people may think, gaming is quite a physical activity. You want to be sure that your choice of chair enables you to move freely, tilt forward and back as is required, and provides you with plenty of spine support.
The most important element of all — the gaming computer.
If you are a hardcore gamer, you may want to opt for a desktop computer over a laptop as they generally have better processing power and storage capabilities. If you are set on a laptop, make sure it is a device that is specifically designed for gaming purposes.
CPU (processing power), RAM (memory), storage, and graphics card are all factors that you will need to consider when selecting your gaming device.
Have you considered renting?
Feeling a little overwhelmed? That’s understandable — there’s a lot of gadgets out there for you to try and explore.
Many people feel that creating their dream gaming setup is not within their reach due to the high upfront cost of these products. Fortunately, there is another way, that makes these products more accessible - renting!
Thanks to Snaffle, you will have your hands on your dream gaming desk, chair or computer in no time. Avoid the shock of large, upfront costs with easy to manage, bite-size payments.
At Snaffle, we understand that our customers are looking for the latest and most innovative products. With flexible contract lengths to suit your financial needs you can choose from a short 1-year rental, a longer 3-year contract, or somewhere in the middle.
Whether you are looking for a furniture combo or an extra monitor, browse our extensive range of gaming rentals, and snaffle a bargain today.