Best Gaming Accessories for Mac iMore 2019

While many people say that Macs aren't designed for gaming, there are still plenty of people who enjoy playing some games in their free time with their Macs. It may not be as good as PCs, but it's still completely doable, and there's a lot of great gear out there to complement your gaming hobby, even on Mac. Here are some great options to check out as you get your game on.

Color-changing headset: ARKARTECH Gaming Headset with Mic

A gamer always needs a good headset. This one from ARKARTECH is soft and comfortable, while also sounding good for the price. It features color-changing LED lights on the sides that give it a cool appearance, and there is also a built-in noise-isolating microphone that folds in when you don't need it.

$28 at Amazon

Wired mice for precision: VersionTECH RGB Wired Gaming Mouse

When it comes to computer gaming, nothing beats a wired mouse. They provide the best precision when you play, and you don't have to worry about the batteries dying on you in the middle of a game or lag. This wired gaming mouse from VersionTECH comes in several colors with cool color-changing LED lights that breath while you play. All you need to do is plug it in and play.

$10 at Amazon

Excellent wireless mouse: VicTsing MM057 Wireless Optical Mouse

If you still prefer a wireless mouse option, this one from VicTsing is a great one to consider, especially if you're on a budget. It's durable and ergonomic, so it'll feel comfortable to use even after hours of gaming (or work or leisure). It has low power consumption and goes to sleep after eight minutes of inactivity, but wakes up quickly if needed. There are also five DPI levels to pick from, so you can choose how sensitive you want it. There are also a lot of color options.

$12 at Amazon

Colorful wired keyboard: VicTsing Gaming Keyboard

This wired keyboard from VicTsing is fairly slim and made of high-quality metal. It includes an ergonomic wrist rest and features rainbow LED lights that will brighten up your gaming setup. It also includes a 10-key number pad and has 19 non-conflicting keys. Note that the multimedia shortcut keys will not be available on macOS, but everything else will work fine.

$29 at Amazon

Protect your eyes: Gunnar Optiks Gaming and Computer Eyewear

If you're doing a lot of gaming, regardless of platform, you're staring at a lot of blue light. With Gunnar Optik's gaming and computer glasses, you're protecting your eyes by blocking 65 percent of the harmful blue light from screens, reducing your digital eye strain. You'll sleep better, have less dry eyes, less distortion, and it also helps minimize glare.

$50 at Amazon

Apple-optimized gamepad: SteelSeries Nimbus Wireless Gaming Controller

The SteelSeries Nimbus is one of the best gamepads that you can get for your Mac, along with your iOS devices and Apple TV. It features pressure-sensitive buttons for precise control in all of your games and feels like a console controller with the form factor and analog triggers. It charges via Lightning and provides up to 40 hours of gaming with a single charge.

$45 at Amazon

Go retro: 8Bitdo SN30 PRO Bluetooth Gamepad Controller

If you love to play some ROMs through emulators on your Mac, then you'll enjoy having the 8Bitdo SN30 Pro. It's modeled after the classic SNES controller and features both D-input and X-input. It rumbles, has motion controls, and even USB-C. It also works not just with your Mac, but your Nintendo Switch, Windows, and Android devices too.

$46 at Amazon

Dualshock or nothing: Sony PlayStation 4 DualShock 4 Wireless Controller

Sony's PlayStation DualShock 4 controllers are super compatible with Macs. Just plug it in via the microUSB cable or push-and-hold the PlayStation button to connect it via Bluetooth with your Mac. Then you get the full benefits of a console controller with your Mac games.

$52 at Amazon

Get your VR on: HTC Vive VR Headset

If you're looking into getting VR for your Mac, one of the better options available for Macs right now is the HTC Vive. The HTC Vive has great build quality so it doesn't feel cheap, and a lot of accessories are available for it on the market today. It has a super accurate tracking system too, so no movement is missed. However, a lot of setup is required. For more about the HTC Vive, check out our analysis.

$500 at Amazon

Even though the Mac gets a bad rep when it comes to the world of gaming, it's still a capable machine if you have a powerful enough Mac, and there are a lot of cool accessories out there. Our personal favorite from these is Sony's DualShock 4 controller, because it's super easy to set up with your Mac and it feels good to use.

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