Essential Gaming Devices

The 5 Essential Gaming Devices Heading Into 2021

It’s hard to draw distinct lines in gaming history, but it certainly feels like we’ve entered a sort of prestigious era. Every new device or console feels exciting upon release, but right now it truly feels as if the top-of-the-line products are facilitating a special, decidedly modern gaming experience. This is likely to be emphasized during the current holiday season, as gaming devices could wind up making for more popular gifts than they have in years.

Because of all this, now seems as good a time as any to delve into the truly essential gaming devices any serious gamer should have as we head into 2021.

Best 10 Essential Gaming Devices for 2021

Bestseller No. 1
GPD XD Plus [Latest HW & Most Stable Update] Handheld Gaming Console 5" Touchscreen Android 7.0 Portable Video Game Player Laptop MT8176 Hexa-core CPU,PowerVR GX6250 GPU,4GB/32GB,Support Google Store
  • The GPD XD+ handheld device small enough to fit in your pocket, it is around the size of your average mobile phone and twice as thick;
  • It also features Vulkan Engine support for even greater performance increases in supported games and emulators;
  • It features a powerful MT8176+PowerVR Hexa-core processor, 4GB RAM, 32Gb Storage and runs Android 7.0;
  • Comes with Wireless LAN 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac - Dual Band and compatible with BT 4.1
  • Hexa-core processor, high performance CPU High performance processor graphics.Rechargeable Internal 6700MAh battery.
Bestseller No. 2
Titan Two Device NEW Model [Programmable Scripts, Macros, Mods, Remapping, Keyboard, Mouse] Advanced Crossover Gaming Adapter and Converter for PlayStation 4 PS3 Xbox One 360 Nintendo Switch and more
  • Fully programmable and customizable gaming device compatible with PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii U, PlayStation TV, PS4 Remote Play, Xbox One App, Android Systems, Computers and more. Programing Software available for Windows, Mac and iOS.
  • Use your preferred controller on any compatible gaming system. The Titan Two is an all-in-one gaming device that replaces dozens of gaming adapters, converters and crossover devices found on the market. The Titan Bluetooth Module (sold separately) allow Bluetooth enabled controllers to be used wirelessly with the Titan Two, USB wireless adapters are also supported.
  • Customize the controller layout accordingly your needs for any game. Exclusive MODs, combos and macros can be easily enabled with a simple drag-and-drop of Gamepacks or community made scripts. No chips to install, no tools required. Create your own scripts, combos and macros at the millisecond precision. Program automated commands in reaction to events. The possibilities are endless.
  • Play with Keyboard and Mouse on consoles with an unprecedented level of configuration. The Titan Two is fully compliant with the HID standard, making it compatible with virtually any HID gaming devices, such as fight-sticks, steering wheels, joysticks, foot switches, etc.
  • Package Contents: Titan Two Device, High Quality Micro-USB Cable 40cm (1.3 FT), Quick Setup Guide.
Bestseller No. 3
CredevZone Handheld Game Console 3.5inch Mini Retro Gaming Player 700 Classic Games Preinstalled Rechargeable Game Consoles Box for Kids Boys Chirldren (Turquoise)
  • 🎮700+ Slected Classic Games: This RS-55 game console has nostalgic 700+ NES/SNES/GB/GBC/GBA/MD/Arcade games, unique game file and folder list systematically, find the game you want to play by accurate orignal English name and number more quickly.
  • 🎮Customized Professional System: Exclusive customization console system, English default setted and Save & Load features, no more lost datas and start again, providing excellent gaming experience.
  • 🎮Playing On to Go: The handheld game console with super compact size, easy to carry wherever you go on a business trip, traveling, camping, take out of your pocket and start your favorite games fastly.
  • 🎮Multimedia Gaming Device: With multifunction designing, you can reach more entertainment funcion like playing game, watching movie, music, even TXT fiction.
  • 🎮Perfect Gifts for Kids & Nostalgia: This mini gaming player is a perfect companion to keep your children occupied and improve their hand-eye coordination.
Bestseller No. 4
ASUS ROG Rapture WiFi 6 Gaming Router (GT-AX11000) - Tri-Band 10 Gigabit Wireless Router, 1.8GHz Quad-Core CPU, WTFast, 2.5G Port, AiMesh Compatible, Included Lifetime Internet Security, AURA RGB
2,841 Reviews
ASUS ROG Rapture WiFi 6 Gaming Router (GT-AX11000) - Tri-Band 10 Gigabit Wireless Router, 1.8GHz Quad-Core CPU, WTFast, 2.5G Port, AiMesh Compatible, Included Lifetime Internet Security, AURA RGB
  • Triple level game acceleration accelerate game traffic With device, game packet and game server prioritization
  • Cutting edge hardware offers the best performance 1.8 GigaHertz Quad Core cpu and 2.5 G gaming port for ultimate performance
  • Your own gaming mesh network Compatible with ASUS AiMesh Wi Fi system for seamless whole home coverage.Memory:256 MB Flash,1 GB RAM
  • ASUS wrt enables support for open, advanced monitoring and control which includes device bandwidth utilization as well as device or usage prioritization
  • ASUS AiProtection security to neutralize internet threats before they hit your network
  • Nextgen ax Wi Fi is backward compatible with 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi Fi devices and Supports current Wi Fi devices. Operating Frequency:2.4 GigaHertz, 5 GigaHertz 1, 5 GigaHertz 2
Bestseller No. 5
CZT 4.3 inch 8GB Double Joystick Handheld Game Console Build in 2000 Games Video Game Console Support Arcade/CPS/FC/SFC/GB/GBC/GBA/SMC/SMD/SEGA Games MP4 Player TV Out
266 Reviews
CZT 4.3 inch 8GB Double Joystick Handheld Game Console Build in 2000 Games Video Game Console Support Arcade/CPS/FC/SFC/GB/GBC/GBA/SMC/SMD/SEGA Games MP4 Player TV Out
  • 4.3-inch LCD color screen multifunctional nostalgic game console,the double joystick makes it easier to control the game. it can play games, watch videos, listen to music, read e-books, it is very suitable for travel, indoor, outdoor, leisure use, is one of the best entertainment electronic products, also suitable as gifts.
  • Support multiple emulators (ARCADE/CPS/FC/NES/SFC/SNES/GBA/GBC/GB/SMC/SMD/SEGA), it can play many kinds of games; Built-in 2000 free games, when you receive When using a game console, you can play the game without downloading the game, which is very convenient. The game can be added or deleted.
  • How to find 2000 games? Enter the "Game Center" icon in the lower left corner of the screen, you will find many games; How to add games or quickly find the game you want to play?? just connect the game console to your computer and copy the game to the "GAME" folder in the game console;you can aslo create a file in the game folder of the game console, such as "My Favorites", then copy games to this folder, then you can quickly find it in this folder the game you want to play.
  • Support game save progress. When you can't continue playing the game, press the SELECT or ESC key to save the game progress, and you can continue to play with the saved progress next time without restarting. This is a very important function.
  • Support video and audio, as well as recording, e-book, stopwatch, calendar and other functions; support TV output function, you can play games on the TV; built-in rechargeable lithium battery.
Bestseller No. 6
Nintendo Switch Gaming Guide (Black & White): Overview of the best Nintendo video games, cheats and accessories (Good Game Guides)
139 Reviews
Nintendo Switch Gaming Guide (Black & White): Overview of the best Nintendo video games, cheats and accessories (Good Game Guides)
  • Stead, Chris (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 148 Pages - 07/11/2020 (Publication Date) - Old Mate Media (Publisher)
Bestseller No. 7
Oculus Quest 2 — Advanced All-In-One Virtual Reality Headset — 128 GB
  • Voltage: 100-240 V
  • Next-level Hardware - Make every move count with a blazing-fast processor and our highest-resolution display
  • All-In-One Gaming - With backward compatibility, you can explore new titles and old favorites in the expansive Quest content library
  • Immersive Entertainment - Get the best seat in the house to live concerts, groundbreaking films, exclusive events and more
  • Easy Setup - Just open the box, set up with the smartphone app and jump into VR. No PC or console needed. Requires wireless internet access and the Oculus app (free download) to set up device Premium Display - Catch every detail with a stunning display that features 50% more pixels than the original Quest Ultimate Control - Redesigned Oculus Touch controllers transport your movements directly into VR with intuitive controls PC VR Compatible - Step into incredible Oculus Rift titles by connecting an Oculus Link cable to a compatible gaming PC. Oculus Link Cable sold separately 3D Cinematic Sound - Hear in all directions with built-in speakers that deliver cinematic 3D positional audio
Bestseller No. 8
Gaming Headset, LED Lighting Headset Headband, 3.5mm Stereo Surround with Microphone Compatible with Smart Phones, PC, PS4 and Other Gaming Devices, can Control Volume and Noise Reduction– Pink
219 Reviews
Gaming Headset, LED Lighting Headset Headband, 3.5mm Stereo Surround with Microphone Compatible with Smart Phones, PC, PS4 and Other Gaming Devices, can Control Volume and Noise Reduction– Pink
  • 【Awesome audio experience】This headset features ultra-thin film 50mm speaker surround sound subwoofer, crystal clear communication. The rotatable, high-sensitivity microphone delivers clearer, smoother sound for an immersive experience.
  • 【Adjustable Width】The design of the gaming headset is ergonomically designed. It features a lightweight design and adjusts the headphone's head-wear width based on wearing comfort. And all-inclusive ear-like protein earmuffs are comfortable, soft and environmentally friendly.
  • 【Cool LED lighting】The left and right sides of the headphones and the microphone with LED cool lighting design can bring a cool e-sports experience in the dark, highlighting the game atmosphere. (LED lights are only powered by USB plug)
  • 【Volume Control】 There is a volume control knob and a one-button microphone mute button on the headset. It can easily and directly adjust the volume, turn the microphone on or off, to meet the needs of different occasions.
  • 【Multi-platform compatibility】This headset supports smartphone, PS4, new Xbox one (extra adapter for Xbox one connection, product is not included), PS vita and other gaming devices, and it comes with a 3.5mm interface second-division connector Cables can be connected to laptops, PCs, Macs and mobile/tablets.
SaleBestseller No. 9
Handheld Game Console, Retro Game Console with 400 Classic Handheld Games, Supporting 2 Players & TV Connection, 800 mAh Rechargeable Battery
1,501 Reviews
Handheld Game Console, Retro Game Console with 400 Classic Handheld Games, Supporting 2 Players & TV Connection, 800 mAh Rechargeable Battery
  • 🍅 【400 Classic games, fun for kids & adults】 The handheld game console has 400 built-in classic handheld games, like action, sports, racing, shooting, fighting games and etc., not only bringing the funny game time to children, but also waking up the wonderful childhood memories to the 80s and 90s adults as well as releasing their life pressure.
  • 🌷 【Support 2 players】 The other game controller, included in the package, allows two people to play at the same time and brings interaction to the players, that is helpful to steady the relationship between brothers & sisters as well as parents & children. (Note: The wired controller only works for controlling the 2nd player in 2-player games, it doesn't work in 1-player games. The 1-player games are controlled by the buttons on the handheld game console.)
  • 🍭 【Allow to connect to TV】 You can even connect this handheld game console to the television with the AV output cable, to display the real-time game picture to the TV screen, and experience the fantastic game vision.
  • ⚽ 【Portable game player】 It is portable and easy to carry this mini game player in the pocket or bag with its fairly compact design, so that you can have fun at anytime and anywhere.
  • 🌱 【Rechargeable & long battery life】Built in 800 mAh rechargeable battery, it supports long time game playing up to 5-6 hours after fully charged. You can play it outside without plugging in.
Bestseller No. 10
Amazon Luna
  • Play great games on devices you already own
  • Games stream directly from the cloud to your screens
  • Play on supported PC, Mac, Fire TV, Fire tablet, Chromebook devices and web apps for iPhone, iPad and Android phones
  • Explore a growing library of games including action, adventure, platformer, indie, shooter, RPG, racing, and classic games
  • Watch Twitch streams directly from Luna
  • Play screen to screen without missing a step in your game with the Luna Controller
  • Learn more about Luna at amazon.com/luna
  • English (Publication Language)

1. PlayStation 4 Pro

One could certainly nitpick between the top two gaming consoles on the market: the PS4 Pro and the Xbox One S. Both are incredibly capable, and at this point can deliver shockingly big and beautiful games, sometimes with a 4K display (depending on the game). These are quite simply the most robust and impressive gaming machines ever invented, and really, either one makes for an incredible console moving forward. We’re giving the nod to PlayStation primarily because you get a few more exclusive games through the Sony device. Just recently, a Spider-Man game was dubbed a spectacular PS4 exclusive, and when you think about it, this is a pretty major title to be available only on one console. For this reason alone, it may have a slight edge over Xbox.

2. Nintendo Switch

Over the years Nintendo has become almost like the little brother of major consoles. Really, ever since the GameCube, Nintendo has been on a slightly lower level than Xbox and PlayStation. Rather than simply attempting to catch up, however, Nintendo has pursued its own avenue and has succeeded in carving out a particular place in console gaming. The Nintendo Switch is a unique console in that it can be taken portable, but it’s also unique in that it has access to countless excellent Nintendo-exclusive games. Case in point, a new Super Smash Bros. is due out this season, and brand new Pokémon games just recently hit shelves.

3. Dell XPS 13

There are other laptops better known for gaming, but the Dell XPS 13 stands out because it’s a powerful laptop in general that also happens to work well for gaming. This matters in part because so many good gaming experiences can still be found via browser. Old arcade sites still host many of the best games that have become popular on mobile platforms, and there are now gaming sites available in New Jersey and elsewhere that gambling is legal that showcase the world’s best in digital casino gaming. The Dell XPS 13 helps all of these games to run smoothly and look beautiful, while the machine also works beautifully with larger games such as the kind you might download via Steam (and some of which are exclusive to Windows devices like this one).

4. iPhone Xs Max

There seems to be a tendency or temptation at some gaming sites to list other phones ahead of the iPhone where gaming prowess is concerned. It’s true that a few phones are specifically built for gaming. Some are meant to fit with special controllers, and some devote disproportional resources to front-facing speakers so that games can be heard particularly well. Even so, the iPhone Xs Max now blows just about every other smartphone out of the water from a visual standpoint, as well as in terms of touch response. It’s an incredibly powerful and beautiful phone with an expansive and flawless display, and therefore the best on the market for mobile games.

5. Oculus Go

To date, the most powerful virtual reality gaming devices have needed to be set up alongside either gaming consoles or very strong PCs in order to work properly. Recognizing that this is both expensive and impractical however, Oculus has released a “Go” model that works independently. Said one review back in May, it’s positioned to be the first true consumer-focused VR system, which is not insignificant. While some of the other headsets that work with consoles and PCs are still arguably more impressive, the Oculus Go is powerful and effective and represents the future of VR.

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