13 Great Deals on Gaming Gear for Prime Day

13 Great Deals on Gaming Gear for Prime Day

Video gaming can be an expensive hobby, but that just makes scoring deals all the more important. Whether you’re looking for a new gaming laptop, a better mouse, or literally any gadget crammed full of RGB LEDs, there are plenty of deals for you today.

The WIRED Gear team tests products year-round. We sorted through hundreds of thousands of deals by hand to make these picks. Crossed out products are out of stock or no longer discounted. Our Amazon Prime Day coverage page has the latest stories, and our Prime Day Shopping Tips will help you avoid bad deals. You can also get a 1-Year Subscription to WIRED for $5 here.

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Gaming Rig Deals

Alienware Aurora

Photograph: Alienware

The Aurora R14 is an upgraded version of one of our favorite gaming desktops. It has Alienware’s trademark stylish chassis, an RTX 3080 graphics card, and 32 gigabytes of RAM, making it a beastly machine.

Razer makes some of the best gaming laptops in the world, and the Razer Blade 14 is one of our favorites. It packs an RTX 3080 graphics card, 16 gigabytes of RAM, and a 1-terabyte SSD for silky smooth gaming even when you’re away from home.

Few manufacturers can give Razer a run for its money in the gaming laptop space, but Asus is one of those few. The Rog Zephyrus G15 is one of our top picks overall for gaming laptops in 2022, thanks to its RTX 3080 graphics card, 16:10 wide slim bezel (edge) display, and AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS processor.

TV and Monitor Deals

Photograph: LG

This OLED TV from LG (8/10, WIRED Recommends) supports up to 120 frame-per-second (fps) gaming at 4K HDR, as well as either Nvidia’s G-Sync or AMD’s FreeSync for the smoothest possible gaming on one of the nicest-looking screens we’ve tested.

Ultrawide monitors like this one from AOC provide way more peripheral vision coverage than typical displays. Which is an excellent asset to have while gaming. If you want to be immersed in the games you play, this monitor is one of our favorite ultrawides.

For the performance-minded, this LG Ultragear monitor sticks with a 1080p panel, but boasts up to 240 fps for the most buttery smooth action even from fast-paced games. It’s compatible with both Nvidia G-Sync and AMD’s FreeSync and the included base is height, tilt, and pivot adjustable.

Okay technically, Philips Hue lights aren’t gaming-specific, but what gamer doesn’t need more RGB lights? This kit is our upgrade pick and it’s one of the most popular (and also most expensive) smart light systems around. As long as you’re comfortable committing to a pricier system for the long haul, this is a good deal on a starter pack.

Peripheral Deals

Photograph: Razer

It’s hard to find a perfect mouse, but the Razer Viper Ultimate gets close. It’s our top pick for wireless mouse with a dock, and it’s been among our top picks overall in the past thanks to its ambidextrous design, clever charging dock, and convenient dongle storage.

There is no such thing as too many buttons on a gaming mouse. That’s how I do it. That’s how Razer does it. And it’s worked out pretty well so far. This mouse is one of our favorites, in no small part due to having 19 customizable buttons, making it a Swiss Army Knife of customizability for gamers and workers alike.

Headphone Deals

Photograph: Steelseries

This headset was already one of our favorites under $50, but this deal makes it even sweeter. The wireless version of the Arctis 1 (8/10, WIRED Recommends) impressed us with its rich sound and clear mic quality. This model is largely the same, but uses a wired connection instead.

The Bluetooth version of the Arctis 3 is our top pick for Switch players who want to use voice chat. However, this corded option is still a great headset and it can connect to any platform, making it a versatile and inexpensive set of cans.

The Arctis Prime from SteelSeries (8/10, WIRED Recommends) is our pick for midrange gaming headset under $100. However, right now it’s way under $100. If you want a better-than-average pair of headphones without spending a ton on them, now’s the time.

Logitech’s G Pro X is currently our top pick for best wireless gaming headset. It supports PC, PlayStation, and has solid battery life. Its DTX:S object-based surround sound makes it easy to hear exactly where enemies are in your game and Logitech’s G Hub software enables a ton of audio customization options.

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