The Verge’s PC gift guide for 2023: laptops, mice, office chairs and more

Cable management set (192 pieces)

Gifting someone with cable management tools may feel a bit like giving them homework, but they’ll appreciate having all their messy cables neatly tucked away out of sight with this handy range of ties, clips and covers. Well, at least they will after they’ve spent a few hours untangling the rat’s nest behind their desk.
Price: $14.99

PC Game Pass (three-month subscription)

If you give someone a few months of PC Game Pass, they’ll get access to over 100 quality titles, including the latest Forza Motorsport, Starfieldand some of the biggest games of the year. There are also surprise hits like Lies from P and indie artworks such as Cocoonmaking it quite a curated collection of games.
Price: $24.29+

Elgato StreamDeck MK. 2

Elgato’s StreamDeck MK. 2 is a delight for PC power users who appreciate a good button, because the macro controller lets you perform all kinds of tasks with one button. Want a physical mute button for Zoom calls? How about one to kickstart your favorite Spotify playlist? The MK with 15 keys. 2 can do it all — and that’s before you get into all the built-in live streaming features.
Price: $129.99

SteelSeries Arena 7 speakers

The SteelSeries Arena 7 is a 2.1-channel speaker setup with thumping bass, handy extras like Bluetooth compatibility and RGB lighting that syncs with what’s on the screen. It’s a nice set for any gamer who wants to play their favorite game or music, especially since it offers super easy setup via USB and compatibility with the PlayStation 5.
Price: $252.99+

Herman Miller Sayl office chair

The Sayl from Herman Miller is an ergonomic office chair that is comfortable and supportive and looks very stylish without taking up too much space. The backrest provides enough support and ventilation to keep you cooler during the warmer months, and the arms and seat are so adjustable that your gift will have no trouble finding the right fit for his or her body.
Price: $699.11+

Lenovo Slim Pro 9i

Powered by the Intel® Evo™ platform and 13th Generation Intel® Core™ processor, the Slim Pro 9i is designed to do it all. The 360-degree multimode flexibility, stunning display and four Bowers & Wilkins speakers deliver an unparalleled entertainment experience. The comfortable casing with rounded edges makes for easier carrying. Thanks to the Lenovo Precision Pen 2, you can shape your creativity with this laptop.
Price: $1,799.99

Logitech G Pro

Logitech’s G Pro The newer mouse is designed for esports-level gaming performance, but its sleek look and USB-C charging mean it can work full-time during the day and get those perfect no-scopes. Counterattack 2 In the evening.
Price: $153.80+

SteelSeries Arctis Nova Pro Wireless

One of our favorite gaming headsets, the SteelSeries Arctis Nova Pro Wireless has a simple and clean design that won’t look out of place even on a professional Zoom call. Its best assets, however, are the fantastic audio quality delivered by the 40mm drivers and the marathon battery life, which will give you more than 20 hours on a single charge.
Price: $323.18+

Keychron Q1 Pro

We doubt you’ll find a better wireless mechanical keyboard for the money than the pre-built Keychron Q1 Pro. Right out of the box, the Q1 Pro offers a sturdy aluminum construction with great typing feel and sound. Anyone who types all day will be particularly comfortable with this board, which is also easily customizable thanks to its hot-swappable switches and great customization software.
Price: $199+

Govee DreamView G1 Pro Gaming Light

RGB lighting can be a little clunky, but it’s cooler than cringing when you’re actually immersed in a game. The DreamView G1 Pro Gaming Light attaches to your monitor with a small camera designed to match the on-screen action. It’s quite a journey when you play in a dark room, allowing you to bathe the space in colorful light that beautifully enhances the atmosphere.
Price: $90.99+

Baldur’s Gate 3

Baldur’s Gate 3 is one of the best CRPGs of all time, whether you’re a hardcore pencil-and-paper RPG veteran or a complete newcomer. The turn-based combat is exceptional, but the character interaction and role-playing are the real hallmark. The story’s branching paths provide hundreds of hours of playtime, with exceptional voice acting that makes the characters both memorable and endearing.
Price: $59.99

LG Ultragear 27GR95QE-B OLED Monitor

Modern OLED TVs are a feast for the eyes thanks to their exceptional colors, deep black levels and great viewing angles. And now, thanks to LG’s newer 27GR95QE-B, you can get all that on a decently sized monitor with a fast 240Hz refresh that keeps up with fast-paced, twitch-response games.
Price: $719.99+

Ugreen USB 3.0 switcher

It’s a pain to constantly connect and reconnect your most important accessories from a laptop to a desktop. Fortunately, Ugreen’s USB 3.0 switcher lets you connect four USB devices and quickly switch them between two computers with the push of a button. It’s incredibly convenient to share your mouse, keyboard, webcam and other accessories across your home desktop and work-from-home laptop.
Price: $45.99

Large leather desk protector

Desk mats are all the rage, but if you want something nicer and more sophisticated, this leather desk pad can really brighten up your space. It is large enough to cover your keyboard, mouse and other accessories. Plus, it will build up a nice patina with use, unlike fabric mats that can get dirty over time.
Price: $84.50

Core Memory: A Visual Survey of Vintage Computers

Technology can be a work of art, something that photographer Mark Richards researches in detail Core memory. The hardcover book documents the beautiful details of 35 historic machines and computers, including icons such as the ENIAC and Apple II. It’s a great collectible for any nerd who is tickled by the nostalgia of vintage computers.
Price: $34.95

Samsung 990 Pro SSD (4TB)

Samsung’s 990 Pro NVMe SSD achieves lightning-fast read speeds of up to 7,450 MBps, making it an excellent choice as a boot drive for your custom PC or as an additional drive for all your PC games. You can even get the drive with an RGB heatsink for optimal performance and PlayStation 5 compatibility.
Price: $319.99

XPower A-2 electric air vacuum cleaner

Dust sucks. It clogs your PC’s ventilation, it makes your desk look ugly, and it gets everywhere. Luckily, an electric air vacuum cleaner can blow away all that dust and clean things up, lickety-split. XPower’s A-2 even comes with a handful of attachments to help you reach hard-to-reach areas. Be sure to place a vacuum cleaner or air purifier next to it to collect any resulting dust.
Price: $39+

GameSir T4 Kaleid controller

GameSir’s T4 Kaleid controller is a sleek-looking gamepad with a translucent shell that allows you to clearly see the circuitry and colorful RGB lighting. It also frees you from having to worry about two things: battery life (it’s a wired controller, after all) and stick drift (because it uses drift-free Hall effect sticks). Moreover, it is compatible with both Nintendo Switch and PC.
Price: $37.79+

Frame laptop 13

Have you ever wished you could upgrade your laptop with new internal components, like a desktop PC? The 13-inch Framework laptop looks a bit like a MacBook, but is configurable with Intel or AMD chips and can be easily upgraded or changed later. You can even customize the expansion ports to your liking so you can get out of the clutches of #donglelife.
Price: $849+

Vornado AVH2 advanced whole room heating

If you are the type of person who gets cold hands while typing or gaming, you should first consult a doctor about your circulatory system. Next, consider a space heater like the Vornado AVH2, which comes with automatic climate control that allows you to set the perfect temperature. It is super useful during the colder months of the year, especially in a drafty room.
Price: $89.29+

Verilux HappyLight Touch Plus therapy lamp

If your giftee is prone to seasonal affective disorder, you can help him overcome the cold weather blues with this LED therapy lamp. Aptly named HappyLight, it creates bright, adaptable light that can make any work or living space feel fuller on gray and dreary days, boosting your energy levels.
Price: $49.99+

Ikea Skadis pegboard

A simple wall-mounted pegboard, like Skadis from Ikea, can do wonders for keeping your desk space organized and vibrant. It can be a practical storage space for storing tools and hobby supplies, or an aesthetic decoration that allows you to hang plants, cute mini posters and cards. The world is your oyster if you can hang nice things on it.
Price: $27.99

Lume Cube Monitor Light Bar

A monitor light bar can illuminate your workspace without casting annoying glances at your work. Lume Cube’s offering is especially useful for anyone doing detailed photo, video or graphics work, which looks most accurate in dark environments. It prevents you from having to work like a cave troll and strain your eyes, giving you just enough light to keep you comfortable and focused.
Price: $79.99

Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 (2023)

Few gaming laptops are as sleek and enjoyable to use for actual laptop tasks as the Asus ROG Zephyrus G14. The excellent 14-inch laptop can handle high-fidelity gaming on its 165Hz QHD display, but unlike other gaming laptops, it’s actually designed to get out from behind your desk and do everyday computing – without you get the feeling that you are lugging around an anchored boat. everywhere you go.
Price: $1,099.99

Flexispot standing desk

Many of us here The edge use and love convertible sit-stand desks, but not everyone can afford a luxury Fully Jarvis. The Flexispot Motorized Standing Desk is a great, affordable option that doesn’t compromise too much when it comes to quality. It offers dead simple controls for raising or lowering the desk once it’s assembled, as well as a solid desktop that feels sturdy.
Price: $170.99+

Insta360 Link webcam

It’s time to say goodbye to bad webcam angles. The Insta360 Link is a versatile webcam that sits atop a small gimbal, one that can physically track your face to keep you perfectly framed and looking your best while streaming or calling. That technology comes at a high price, but the Link also has great software and 4K chips to back it all up with great video quality.
Price: $254.99

Glorious wooden keyboard wrist rest

Aside from the cheesy name and logo, this wooden wrist rest from Glorious is a little treat for both your hands and your eyes. It’s available in a variety of sizes for keyboard sickos who use smaller or standard layout boards, and the black or brown finish nicely accentuates all types of desk setups.
Price: $24.99+

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