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As you can probably tell I am covering a lot of different things on this site. I hope you find them interesting and engaging. Also I am going with a minimalist design so let me know what you think using the contact us page or in the comments section.

PC Gamer Chairs

Most PC gamers are hardcore players who consequently spend much of their time in a chair. Even gamers who are more casual can end up spending 2 or more hours in a chair in one sitting. The fact is gamers spend a good portion of their free time gaming and that means their butt is parked in a chair for long periods of time. You should think about taking care of your back and body by purchasing at the bare minimum a decent computer chair. I searched the web a made a list of about 5 good computer chairs I also found a gaming site that has compiled a good list of gaming chairs for PC gamers. Also there’s a site that sells some really cool “racing” chairs but they are pretty expensive (around $400).

Really expensive office chairs can run upwards of $500. I think that’s a bit overboard to be spending on a chair. I found a few good options on office max and amazon for around $200. Basically you have to decide what type of chair you want. The size of the back piece of the chair, the material, the color, adjustment options, and price are all things you need to decide on.

A lot of people like leather and for the comfort it provides it are hard to beat. Leather also goes in office rooms and most other rooms pretty well. Real leather is going to cost more than most material but it is worth the price. Look at these options I found and let me know what you think. If there’s a cool chair you’ve found tell me about it in the comments section and I will add it to this list.

List of Computer Chairs

  1. Boss Black LeatherPlus Executive Chair
  2. Office Star Professional Air Grid Chair
  3. Alera Elusion Series Mesh Mid-Back Chair
  4. Executive Bonded Leather Chair

Is there such a thing as a decent cheap gaming keyboard?

Some of us are savers, some of us are on a tight budget, some like to stretch their dollars, others just don’t want to pay 120 for all those bells and whistles. Whatever the case, you want to see what your options are. In this article we cover the best cheap gaming keyboard options currently available.

Cheap and gaming are usually two words that are not used in association with one another. The fact of the matter is the gaming peripherals and accessories market is relatively new, albeit a rapidly growing one. The beefiest models haven’t had time to come all the way down in price yet. In a couple years, there will be many excellent cheap gaming keyboard options, but for now one must be careful in their selection. You don’t want to throw your money away into a keyboard that isn’t going to perform well and or break in a few months. Some of the cheap gaming keyboards are designed to look cool but that’s about it—they are plastic crap that you’d better off just to wait until you had another $30 and bought a mechanical keyboard. Nonetheless, all this being said there are a few good value priced keyboards out there.

What you do get for under $50

This doesn’t mean there are not a few well priced options currently residing in the market. We have rooted out some of the best cheap gaming keyboards and compiled them into this article. A lot of people wonder if they can get a mechanical gaming keyboard for under $50 dollars. The answer is, not yet. This is also the case for wireless keyboards if you’re into that.

The options under $50 are usually sporting rubber domes. Some of the technology behind these keys includes, tactile feedback, grip coat, enhanced durability, laser etched keys and low profile keys. A couple of these keyboards also have additional features such as programmable macro keys, backlighting, media controls, and anti-ghosting keys.

Many of the top manufacturers of gaming peripherals have barebones models of their most popular keyboards. It’s like getting a basic vehicle without all the bells and whistles such as heated seats and GPS and whatnot. They still get the job done, they just aren’t as pretty and don’t have as many features.

List of top 6 best Cheap Gaming Keyboards

  1. Qisan Judges Gaming Keyboard
  2. CM Storm Devastator
  3. Aula Illuminated Gaming Keyboard
  4. Logitech G105 Gaming Keyboard
  5. Razer DeathStalker Essential Gaming Keyboard
  6. SteelSeries Raw Gaming Keyboard

Are PC Gaming Glasses a Hoax?

PC Gaming Glasses

A lot of people have been wondering if buying a set of gaming glasses is worth it. Will they improve your gaming performance and make you a better player? The short answer is probably not. They will marginally improve your viewing experience and will likely reduce eye strain. Furthermore they will up your nerdiness level by a multiple of 5 by extra geekifying you.

Science behind gaming glasses

Anti reflective glare technology. These glasses typically come with a coat of AR. The main thing you want to look for is a pair with a new high quality coating, as ones with older type coat will wear and smudge easily, actually increasing eye strain as a result. The worthwhile glasses have a new coat that is backed by a one year warranty. The coatings have really improved over the last few years, so make it a point to getting one of the latest pairs

Color tints. Usually a staple of gunners and xyz brand, color tints are a way manufactures tint their glasses. Yellow is the most common tint used. The tint increases the contrast of the screen reducing uncomfortable and harsh light spectrums. This assists the eye muscles in relaxing.

Will they work for you?

Computer glasses are something that should be considered on a case by case basis. You’ve heard all this before.. Everyone is different, everyone’s eyes are different blah blah.

If you aren’t experiencing any eye strain issues then you can stop here. This is one of those if it isn’t broke don’t fix it sort of things. However, if you are experiencing eye strain, a nice pair is worth looking into. Factor such as your daily computer usage time, visual genetics, viewing habits, and environmental conditions will effect how much a set of gaming glasses will help you.

There’s a few things to follow when purchasing a pair. The first thing is you want to find one that gives your vision a slight bump, which will make text and images on the screen appear slightly larger and clearer, allowing you to strain less. Secondly you AR coated lenses that I spoke about earlier. You also need to get a pair that has Transition lenses. These lenses adapt to changes in light so you will be setting your eyes up for success during the morning and night time hours when light is changing a lot. Also it won’t matter if you turn on and off lights.

If you wear glasses instead of contacts, or like to wear glasses from time to time to give your eyes a break from contacts, it may be worth seeing an optometrist about prescription computer glasses. Many optical shops issue 30 day refund periods so you can test them out for yourself and see if there’s an actual difference.

Advantages

  • Prevent headaches
  • Reduce eye strain and blurry vision
  • Look like your from the future
  • Not only for use infront of computer screen, but phone and tablet screens as well
  • Increase contrast (arguably allows you to see more game detail

So you’ve heard about 1440p and 4K monitors..

1440p and 4K Monitors

One of the big new things have been the recent advancements in display technology. These advancements have ushered in two new resolutions: 1440p and 4K. Some people have already purchased one of these new monitors but many folks are still on the fence about whether or not the timing is right, or even if dropping that kind of cash is worth it. In this article I will answer both those questions and clear up some of the confusion surrounding these new monitor breeds. Also, here is a site that has regular updates of the latest stuff going on in 1440p monitors.

First things first. I am going to say here and now, it is definitely not worth buying a 4K monitor at this time. The main reason for this is that the technology is brand spanking new. Quite frankly, you will be paying a severe premium on a 4K monitor. Secondly, very few games are going to take advantage of 4K resolution, now and including the foreseeable future. The last reason is even if the game did support 4K, your going to need 2 titans to 3even run the damn thing. If your playing a competitive game you can forget about maintaining a nice fps rate.

Those who should buy 1440p

The prequisite here is that you’ll need a badass system hands down. The minimum specs you are going to need is xyz. Obviously if you don’t have a nice rig already going 1440p is an expensive endeavor. You are looking at a tall order between a new monitor and gaming PC. If you already have a nice rig, all you are looking at is the cost of the monitor.

As an aside your rig doesn’t matter nearly as much if you don’t care about maintaining a high fps rate. If you don’t play competitive games often then running lower frame rates isn’t a big deal. Though this is one of the chief reasons virtually all competitive gamers still use 1080p monitors, because they don’t want to sacrifice a shred of performance for a bit more visuals.

If you use your gaming Pc for a lot of work as well. The extra real estate is extremely conducive to working with multiple Windows. The crisp resolution makes font pleasing to read. Browsing, working with documents  and photos, is a real joy with 1440p.

Money isn’t an issue. Even the less expensive 1440p monitors are going to cost you an arm and a leg. But if you’re going to go 1440p you probably want to do it right and not half ass it. That means spending at least 500 for a good monitor.

People who shouldn’t go 1440p

You’re a hardcore competitive gamer. Even if you have a super beefy system, 1080p is still the best performance option. If you’re serious about competing at the very least you want a minimum consistent 60 fps. And that can be pretty dicey with running 1440p resolutions.

You don’t mind waiting about 6 months for the price to come down. If price is at all an issue, or say you already have a decent 1080p monitor and don’t mind waiting, the price will come down substantially over the next half year to a year. The technology is a new there is a bit of a premium for the first wave of buyers. If you don’t need the latest and greatest waiting to buy is a pragmatic decision. Although this is especially true with 4k monitors it still holds true with 1440p monitors.

If you mainly play older games, or games that just don’t support 1440p, you won’t benefit from upgrading. If you plan to play games that aren’t slated for 1440p support this is also a reason to not jump on the bandwagon.