December 7, 2023

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The Verge’s 2023 PC gift guide: Laptops, mice, office chairs, and more

The Verge’s 2023 PC gift guide: Laptops, mice, office chairs, and more

Cable management set (192 pieces)

Gifting someone cable management tools may seem like you’re giving them homework, but they’ll appreciate it when all their messy cables are neatly routed out of sight thanks to this easy-to-use assortment of ties, clips and sleeves. Well, at least they will once they spend a few hours dismantling the rat nest behind their desks.
Price: $14.99

PC Game Pass (three-month subscription)

Giving someone a few months of PC Game Pass gives them access to over 100 high-quality titles, including the latest Forza Motorsport, Starfield, and some of the biggest games of the year. There are also sudden strikes such as P lies And independent artistic works such as cocoonmaking it a perfectly curated collection of games.
Price: $24.29+

Elgato Stream Deck MK. 2

Elgato’s Stream Deck MK. Version 2 is a treat for PC users who appreciate a good button, as the macro controller lets you perform all sorts of tasks with a single button. Want a physical mute button for Zoom calls? How about one to start your favorite Spotify playlist? 15-key MK. 2 can do it all — and that’s before you get to all the built-in streaming features.
Price: $149.99

SteelSeries Arena 7 speakers

The SteelSeries Arena 7 is a 2.1-channel speaker with thunderous bass and easy-to-use extras like Bluetooth compatibility and RGB lights that sync with what’s on screen. It’s a great set for any gamer who wants to stream their favorite game or songs, especially since it offers very simple setup via USB and compatibility with PlayStation 5.
Price: $299.99

Herman Miller Sayle office chair

Herman Miller’s Sayl is an ergonomic, comfortable and supportive office chair that looks particularly stylish without taking up a lot of space. Its back provides ample support and ventilation to keep you cool during the warmer months, and the arms and seat are adjustable enough that your kid won’t have any trouble finding the right fit for his body.
Price: $588+

Lenovo Slim Pro 9i

Powered by the Intel® Evo™ platform and 13th Generation Intel® Core™ processor, the Slim Pro 9i is designed to do it all. Its 360-degree multi-mode flexibility, stunning display and four Bowers & Wilkins speakers provide an entertainment experience like no other. Its ergonomic cover with rounded edges provides easy portability. With the inclusion of the Lenovo Precision Pen 2, this laptop lets you shape your creativity. Price: $1,799.99

SteelSeries Arctis Nova Pro Wireless

One of our favorite gaming headsets, the SteelSeries Arctis Nova Pro Wireless have a simple, straightforward design that won’t look out of place even during a professional Zoom call. However, their best assets are the fantastic sound quality that comes through their 40mm drivers and their marathon battery life, which gets you over 20 hours on a single charge.
price: $309.79+

Keykron Q1 Pro

We doubt you’ll find a better wireless mechanical keyboard for the money than the preset Keychron Q1 Pro. Right out of the box, the Q1 Pro offers a sturdy aluminum chassis with a great typing feel and sound. Anyone who types all day long will feel especially great with this pad, which is also easily customizable thanks to its hot-swappable keys and great customization software.
Price: $199.99+

Govee DreamView G1 Pro gaming light

The RGB lighting can be a bit inconspicuous, but it’s more impressive than bending when you’re immersed in the game. The DreamView G1 Pro gaming lamp attaches to your screen using a tiny camera designed to match the on-screen action. It’s a great ride if you’re playing in a dark room, allowing you to flood your space with colorful light that beautifully enhances the mood.
Price: $99.99+

Baldur’s Gate 3

Baldur’s Gate 3 It’s one of the best CRPGs ever made, whether you’re a fan of pencil-and-paper RPGs or a complete newcomer. The turn-based combat is exceptional, but the character interaction and role-playing are its calling card. The branching paths of the story provide hundreds of hours of gameplay, with exceptional voice acting that makes the characters likable and memorable.
price: $59.99

LG Ultragear 27GR95QE-B OLED monitor

Modern OLED TVs are a feast for the eyes thanks to their exceptional colors, deep black levels, and great viewing angles. And now, thanks to LG’s latest 27GR95QE-B, you can get it all in a reasonably sized display with a fast 240Hz refresh that keeps up with fast, responsive gaming.
Price: $850.99+

Large leather desk pad protector

Desk rugs are all the rage, but if you want something prettier and more refined, this leather desk pad can really elevate your space. It is large enough to cover your keyboard, mouse and other accessories. Additionally, it will build a beautiful appearance when used, unlike fabric rugs that can get dirty over time.
Price: $84.50

Primary Memory: A visual scan of old computers

Technology can be a work of art – something photographer Mark Richards explores in great detail Primary memory. The hardcover book documents beautiful detail of 35 historic devices and computers, including icons like the ENIAC and the Apple II. It’s a great collector’s item for any geek who’s tickled by nostalgia for old-fashioned computing.
price: $34.95

Samsung 990 Pro SSD (4TB)

The Samsung 990 Pro NVMe SSD achieves incredible read speeds of up to 7450MB/s, making it a great choice as a boot disk for your PC or an additional drive for all your PC gaming. You can also get the drive with an RGB heatsink for improved performance and compatibility with PlayStation 5.
Price: $279.99

XPower A-2 Electric Air Duster

Dust absorbs. It clogs your computer’s ventilation, makes your desk look ugly, and spreads everywhere. Fortunately, an electric duster can blow away all that dust and clean things up with ease. XPower’s A-2 comes with a range of accessories that allow you to reach hard-to-reach places. Just make sure to run a vacuum or air purifier next to it to catch all the dust generated.
Price: $39+

GameSir T4 Caled Controller

The T4 Kaleid Controller from GameSir is a sleek-looking gamepad with a transparent housing that allows you to clearly see its circuitry and colorful RGB lighting. It also frees you from worrying about two things: battery life (it’s a wired controller, after all) and stick drift (because it uses drift-free Hall effect sticks). Additionally, it is compatible with both Nintendo Switch and PC.
Price: $37.79+

Vornado AVH2 Advanced Whole Room Heater

If you are the type of person who gets cold hands while writing or playing, you should first consult a doctor about your blood circulation. Next, consider a heater like the Vornado AVH2, which comes with automatic climate controls that let you dial in the perfect temperature. It is very useful during the colder months of the year, especially in places exposed to drafts.
Price: $89.29+

Verilux HappyLight Touch Plus Therapy Lamp

If your giftee is prone to Seasonal Affective Disorder, you can help them try to shake off the cold weather blues with this LED therapy lamp. The aptly titled HappyLight creates a bright, adjustable light that can make any work or living space feel more alive on gray and dreary days, helping to boost your energy levels.
Price: $46.99+

IKEA Skades Pegboard

A simple wall-mounted peg board like Ikea’s Skadis can do wonders for keeping your desk space organized and lively. It can be a utilitarian storage space to store tools and hobby items or an aesthetic decoration that allows you to hang plants, cute little posters, and cards. The world is your oyster when you can hang some cool stuff out of it.
Price: $27.99

Lume Cube display light bar

This monitor light bar can illuminate your workspace without casting an annoying glare on your work. The Lume Cube display is especially useful for anyone making detailed photos, video, or graphs, which look more accurate in dark environments. It prevents you from having to work like a dwarf in a cave and strain your eyes, providing you with enough light to keep you comfortable and focused.
Price: $59.99+

Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 (2023)

Few gaming laptops are as stylish and fun to use for actual laptop tasks as the Asus ROG Zephyrus G14. The excellent 14-inch can handle high-res gaming on its 165Hz QHD display, but unlike other gaming laptops, it’s actually designed to leave your desk and do everyday computing stuff — without making you feel like you’re lugging around a boat anchor all over the place. You go to him.
Price: $1,249.99