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The Best Summer Gear for Hardcore Gamers

Summer's here, and that means it's time once more to upgrade the gear you're playing with.


The weather may be hot, but the games are exceedingly cool this summer. June and July are chock-full of some truly sizzling releases, like Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade, Neo: The World Ends with You, Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin, and The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD.

But that's not even including all of the games that came before what's still to release throughout the summer. There's a ton of hardcore gaming to be done instead of setting foot outside in the blazing hot weather, and that's why we've got some of the best gear for hardcore gamers right here for you.

Whether you need to bark orders to your squad in Call of Duty Warzone or you want to get in some raiding in World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade Classic, this equipment will get you going and make sure you're always good to go, from keyboards to mice and everything in between. Stay inside and stay cool with the SteelSeries gear built for hardcore gamers.

Arctis Prime

A closer look at the rugged and brilliant Arctis Prime headset.

The SteelSeries Prime line is tailor-made for hardcore gamers, but if you need help deciding which product to pick up for all your summer gaming needs, the Arctis Prime headset is the way to go. It's extremely durable yet lightweight, features noise-isolating ear cushions, a Discord-certified ClearCast microphone, and the same hardware and tuning you get with the Arctis Pro. If you're going to be spending time hopping into Rainbow Six Siege's newest content with your crew or even strategizing in Call of Duty Warzone, you'll need this headset to facilitate it all.

Buy yours here.

Aerox 3 Wireless

The Aerox 3 Wireless mouse, in all its hole-y glory, to keep you cool.

This ultra lightweight wireless mouse isn't just fast -- it's super cool. Literally. Beat the heat with this hole-y mouse, which features a pixel-perfect TrueMove Air optical gaming sensor, as well as AquaBarrier technology for added water resistance and protection from dust. It'll have you zipping around your favorite first-person shooter, making plays, and giving zero cares about whether your hands are getting sweaty or not. That's the beauty of the Aerox 3 Wireless. The air flow is going to keep you plenty cool, even when things start to heat up in-game.

Buy yours here.

Apex Pro TKL

A look at the insanely colorful Apex Pro TKL keyboard.

If you're a PC player, you know when you're in your favorite shooter (or any other game for that matter), precision counts when you're trying to navigate a certain map or area. Don't sweat trying to move around those corners in Valorant or when trying to keep alive in Warzone. Grab the Apex Pro TKL keyboard for 8x faster response time, 5x faster actuation, and 2x the durability. It even features an OLED Smart Display to bring you information straight from your favorite games and apps as well as a detachable soft touch magnetic wrist rest to protect those moneymakers. So if you're staying inside and gaming to avoid the massive heat waves rolling in, this is the pro keyboard for your hardcore gaming sessions.

Buy yours here.


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