If we've become accustomed to anything in the past 19 months, it's sitting in the house like hermits waiting for whatever it is that dumb people are keeping around finds the exit (looking at you, Delta variant). While you're here, you might as well get some new gaming gear for yourself as a treat for staying socially distant, even if it wasn't by choice (or maybe it was by luxury, since you're hyperaware of how gross humans on the outside are).
All of the below items are on sale ready for the taking. Live long and prosper, gamers!
SteelSeries 61481 Arctis 9X Wireless Gaming Headset – Certified Refurbished Brown Box – $139.99; originally $199
Got an Xbox geek in your life? These headphones connect directly to your Xbox Series X|S or Xbox One just like a wireless controller, so you never have to deal with a pesky wire while getting your game on.
RIG 500 PRO HS Precisely Tuned Stereo Gaming Headset – Certified Refurbished Brown Box – $34.99; originally $69
These headphones are perfect for not only PlayStation 4 and PlayStation junkies, but also people who love screaming at their teammates during a deep mission on Call of Duty. They're also noise-canceling, so you never have to worry about anyone coming between you and the squad stocking up on ammo.
Need to show off your frisky side? These headphones not only give a feline look for a cool cosplay feel but are also noise-canceling and feature Razer Chroma lighting on kitty ear and triple-headed snake logo areas. You know, to show off your light side.
But, hey, maybe you're a sucker for the classics and love a good pair of wired headphones. No sweat, these give you that, plus a 40mm, high-sensitivity speaker and a removable noise-canceling boom microphone for when you get sick of calling out plays for your Madden pals.
SteelSeries Arctis Pro 61486 Headset v 2.0 Surround – Certified Refurbished Brown Box – $98.99; originally $179
The risk of losing sound signal when gaming is low, but never zero. That's why these headphones are equipped with X v2.0 surround sound, voice clarity, and background noise cancellation. This way, you never have to leave any man behind because of crummy audio (not that you would do that anyway, we know).
Refurbished SteelSeries Arctis 7 61505 Wireless Headset – Black – Certified Refurbished Brown Box – $95.99; originally $179
Black is back and better than ever. These headphones are not only sleek looking, but the sound that comes from them is immaculate. With ultra-low distortion audio and v2.0 7.1 surround sound, you can rest easy knowing you'll never be on the tail end of some fuzzy sound. Or don't rest, you have 24 hours of battery time to game before these decide to go to sleep, after all.
Razer Kraken THX 7.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headset – Certified Refurbished Brown Box – $68.99; originally $99
Green is most certainly your color, and now you can basically embody it whenever you pick up the controller or grab the mouse. These are THX 7.1 surround sound capable (yeah, the same surround sound they use in the movies theatre) and provide amazing audio realism for in-game immersion. Talk about being one with your game.
Sure, you like to game, but sometimes you just need a full-on marathon of the classics as part of your self-care. We get that, that's why these headphones boast all-day comfort, as well as in-line audio controls and noise-canceling functions, so you truly never have to leave your console for anything (well, maybe to go to the bathroom, these don't offer help with that).
Not into bulky headphones? These feature a lightweight exoskeleton design, isolated over-the-ear design, and dual-material ear padding, so you never feel bogged down by your headphones, only the weakest link of your gaming buddies on the other end of the controller.
We know that gaming causes stress, not just on the heart, but on the ears as well. That's why these earphones bring you cooling gel cushions inside the soles to reduce heat buildup on the ears. Now, doesn't that sound relaxing?
A lot to unpack with this mouse, so let's start with the basics. Not just a clicker, this baby also includes up to 12-button layouts that can be easily snapped on, (19+1) programmable buttons for extended controls, and Razer Optical Mouse Switch for speedy actuation when you need it most. It's basically a gamer's best friend when you think about it.
SteelSeries Aerox 3 – Super Light Gaming Mouse – Certified Refurbished Brown Box – $39.99; originally $59
Sure, some mice are a dime a dozen, but this one is one in a million. With custom true 1-to-1 tracking sensors, soft microfiber mesh cable for less drag and a lighter feel, and water-resistant aqua shielding, you'll be sure to use this mouse whenever you're deep in-game (or when you need to get actual work done for the company that hired you).
Controller Gear Star Wars: The Mandalorian Baby Yoda, Xbox Wireless Controller + Pro Charging Stand Bundle – Certified Refurbished Retail Box – $249.99; originally $329
A sucker for Baby Yoda? Yeah, us too. That's why this controller, which boasts a Mandalorian theme, is perfect for the Star Wars kid in all of us.
A riff on the classic controller look and feel, this bad boy is anything but basic. With over 20 hours of nonstop charge, Bluetooth faculties, and capabilities to run on most platforms including Chrome and Android, this controller can be your BFF on the go or in your home.
Sure, there are some games that require a webcam, but you also might need a cam to say hello to your pals you haven't seen since we all needed to hole up in our houses thanks to COVID. This cam provides all of that with so much more. with full HD 1080p 60FPS video functioning, wide-angle lens, and flexible mounting. Your friends are just a click away from you, even if that means they're still physically miles away.
SteelSeries Apex Pro TKL 64734 Gaming Keyboard – Certified Refurbished Brown Box – $134.99; originally $149
A super sick keyboard, this one is made of aircraft-grade aluminum alloy, so you never have to worry about breaking it with the power of your gaming hands. Also included with it is full palm support on the magnetic pad, for when everything just needs a quick rest.
Need a sick new keyboard to make your gaming station complete? Try this one that features optical actuation, a key stabilizer bar, and hybrid onboard memory and cloud storage, so you never have to worry about losing your favorite profiles.
SteelSeries Apex Pro 64626 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard – Certified Refurbished Brown Box – $149.99; originally $199
Not every keyboard is created the same, and if you're still dealing with your crusty old Windows 99 keys, you might need an upgrade. This board features an OLED smart display, RGB Illumination, and a sick magnetic wrist rest for ultimate comfort.
Razer Seiren X USB Streaming Microphone – Quartz Pink – Certified Refurbished Brown Box – $69.98; originally $99
If your in-line mic isn't cutting it for the serious gaming you do, you might need a little enhancement. This mic has built-in background noise reduction so that it's you and only you the gamers on the other end here (sorry Fido, you can bark later).
Razer Anzu Smart Glasses: Blue Light Filtering & Polarized Sunglass Lenses – Certified Refurbished Brown Box – $139.99; originally $199
Okay, but what do sunglasses have to do with the price of fish in Kansas when it comes to this round-up of deals? Well, not much in terms of gaming. That said, they are fully equipped with blue light blockers, built-in speakers hidden in their frame, and touch-enabled and voice-assistant, so they're just as cool as any gaming tool on the block. And in case you want to use them as your number one pair, they can be equipped as prescription.