Your gaming rig could always use an upgrade, couldn’t it? Whether it’s a new keyboard, headset, or microphone so you can stream on Twitch, there’s plenty of new gear on sale right now that you can score to up your game. These are our favorite Amazon Prime Day gaming deals, and we’ve added discounts from other retailers such as Target too.
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Microsoft’s lesser console has dropped to around $240 recently, but we haven’t seen it dip this low before. If you don’t fancy its more powerful sibling, the Series X (7/10, WIRED review), the all-digital Series S might tempt you. It’s a good way to take advantage of Microsoft’s excellent Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.
Keyboard and Mouse Deals
Read our Best Keyboards and Best Gaming Mouse guides for more recommendations.
Logitech also makes some of our favorite mice, and this one is particularly handy when paired with its companion wireless charging mat. It can charge while you’re using it, or when you leave it unattended on the mouse pad, so you never have to worry about keeping the batteries topped off. It’s slightly different from the G Pro we tested—this one has two fewer buttons but is much more lightweight., which is helpful in fast-paced games.
The SteelSeries Apex Pro is a powerhouse of customization and tools. It supports per-key switch customization and LED lighting, plus it has a small OLED display that can provide heads-up information like system stats, notifications, or which macro profile you’re using. If you want to save some money, the corded version and the Apex Pro Mini (which lacks the OLED display and a couple of other features) are also on sale. If you’d prefer to have a Numpad, that version is also discounted right now.
It can be hard to make a mechanical keyboard stand out, but the K100 from Corsair pulls it off with a unique twist: a wheel. Two, technically. In addition to a volume roller, there’s a large knob on the top left of the keyboard that can be used to do things like scrub through video or control features in Adobe applications.
The Logitech G915 is one of our top mechanical keyboard recommendations, especially if you like to use gaming peripherals to get work done. Logitech’s G Hub software makes it dead simple to automate everything from your WoW macros to responding to dull emails. If you want this keyboard with a Numpad, that model is also on sale for $170 ($60 off).
We love Cherry switches on our mechanical keyboards, but the company also makes keyboards too. This low-profile, detachable, and rechargeable keyboard gives you that Cherry typing experience whilst letting you move around your house.
Gaming Headset Deals
We’ve got more details in our Best Gaming Headsets guide.
Our upgrade pick in our Best Gaming Headset guide comes in both corded and wireless flavors. We loved the wireless Nova Pro (8/10, WIRED Recommends) and the wired version includes the same DAC that lets you swap between devices, tweak EQ, and adjust mic volumes.
The SteelSeries Arctis 9X headset is our top pick for Xbox owners, and both it and the variant that’s compatible with PlayStation, PC, and Xbox are currently on sale. The design is comfortable, it comes with a retractable mic for team chat, and it lasts for about 20 hours on a single charge.
This might be one of the least attractive gaming headsets in our guide, but the JBL Quantum One delivers some of the best 3D Audio around. The included JBL software can track the position of your head, so it can even turn the volume down when you turn away from the monitor.
The Cloud Alpha Wireless earned a rare and prestigious 10/10 score in our review. Yes, they’re comfy, sound great, and have a handy mic, but it’s the battery life that will blow you away. Most wireless headsets have 30 to 40 hours of battery life, but the Cloud Alpha has a whopping three hundred. Our reviewer actually was able to get even more listening time out of the thing.
This headset is our favorite gaming headset under $100. The Arctis Nova 1X is a corded headset, so it can work with your PC, PS5, Xbox, or Switch. They’re not quite as fancy as some of the other SteelSeries headphones we like, but they feel just as sturdy and sound nearly as good, especially for the price.
Desktop Speaker Deals
Check out our Best Speakers guide for other picks.
I’ve used the same desktop speakers for nearly 20 years, but after trying out SteelSeries Arena 7 speakers (8/10, WIRED Recommends), I was persuaded to upgrade. The two desktop speakers have built-in RGB LEDs that integrate into SteelSeries’ GG software, and the system comes with a generous subwoofer.
If you don’t need a subwoofer or don’t care about having RGB LEDs, then the SteelSeries Arena 3 system can save you some money. They come with 4-inch drivers that deliver solid audio quality, and the right-side speaker has a 3.5-mm jack to plug in your headphones.
The SteelSeries Arena 9 is the highest-end version of the company’s desktop speakers. It uses the same front speakers and subwoofer as the Arena 7 system but adds two rear speakers and a center channel. The extra speakers lack the RGB LEDs but use the same two-way drivers as the other speakers.
Read our Best USB Mics guide for other recommendations.
The Quadcast (see below) held its own for years, but the HyperX Quadcast S (8/10, WIRED Recommends) managed to improve on the original and impress us. It adds a USB-C connection, has full RGB LEDs (instead of just red), and has an intuitive gain control knob along the bottom.
If you’ve spent any time on Twitch, it’s hard not to have seen the HyperX Quadcast. It’s a mainstay for its excellent audio quality, plus it’s got eye-catching red LEDs that light up the center column. Even if you don’t plan to stream games, it’s one of the best USB mics if you want dead simple, quality audio. It relies on the older Mini USB port and only lights up red.
This is a solid starter microphone we recommend in our Best Podcasting Gear guide. It uses a cardioid recording pattern, has USB-C (and comes with a USB-A to USB-C dongle so you can plug it into your laptop), and the LEDs go red when the mic is muted.
Another iconic mainstay of the audio world, the Blue Yeti has been the workhorse for countless podcasts, video essays, and vlogs. It’s simple to set up and use, and it provides great audio quality compared to whatever mic comes built into your laptop or phone.
If you want to save a little money and a little desk space, the Blue Yeti Nano packs most of the power of the full-size Yeti into a much smaller package. It only has two of the four audio pickup patterns of the regular Yeti, but unless you plan to use one mic to record two people talking to each other from across a desk, it should work just fine.
Gaming Monitor and Accessory Deals
Triple-A games are only getting bigger. If you’re running out of storage in your PS5 (or any console), this external SSD gives you an extra 1 terabyte of space that should last you through the next, oh, six months or so of major game releases.
This is one of the lowest prices we’ve tracked on this solid state drive. It works anywhere you can fit an M.2 drive, laptop, desktop, or even a PlayStation 5. It’s plenty fast for whatever you throw at it—we recommend it in our How to Build a PC guide. The 2-terabyte model is also on sale for $140 ($20 off), but this is the better per-gigabyte deal.
OK, it’s not exactly a gaming monitor, but the Vizio M-Series Quantum X is one of our favorite mid-tier TVs, and right now the gargantuan 75-inch version is on sale. While we tested smaller versions, it comes with the same Smartcast interface we liked plus local dimming, and it supports up to 120 frames per second for your fast-paced action games.
Amazon’s Luna might not be high on our list of game streaming services, but if you’ve taken the plunge on the service, then this controller might be helpful for you. It’s compatible with most platforms including Windows, Mac, iPhone, and Android, so you can play across your devices.
Video Game Deals