Best Gaming Mouse
Winner: Logitech G903 + Logitech G-Powerplay Charging Mouse Pad
Only a few years ago, it’d have been easy to write-down (or even write-off) Logitech’s ambitions to taken as a serious player in the gaming space. However, the brand’s 2017 palette left no rock undisturbed. Looking for a minimalist mechanical: the G413 Carbon fits the bill. After a no-holds-barred feature heavy keyboard? The G910 Orion Spectrum will do you nicely. Furthermore, when it comes to mice - and wireless mice especially - Logitech continued to be a frontrunner, with their G903 continuing to set the pace for the competition.
As put in PC World’s review: “”Powerplay or not, the G903 is a premium mouse, with a premium look and premium performance. It’s luxury all around.”
Runner Up: Corsair M65 Pro
Best Gaming Keyboard
Winner: Logitech G810 Orion Spectrum
In 2017, gaming keyboards were good. Sure, they were often quite similar - regardless of what brand you went with. However, that homogeneity was often paired up with the reality that most mechanical keyboards are quite good. What’s more, no matter your taste - clean and minimal or loaded up with bells, whistles and RGB lights - there was always a healthy serving of options on the table.
That said, we came away particularly impressed with the Logitech 810 Orion. As put by former editor Nick Ross, “Everyone who tried this keyboard preferred it to the others: it’s quieter, more solid and arguably the most comfortable to use out of everything we tested - whether gaming or typing. It’s not cheap, but it’s one of the cheapest on test and, to us, it's the best.”
Runner Up: Razer Ornata Chroma
Best Gaming Headphones
Winner: HyperX Cloud Alpha
HyperX have long proved competitive in the gaming space when it comes to headphones but, unlike much of their competition, they’ve proved resilient to going the way of virtual surround-sound setups. The Cloud Alpha headphones answered the question of why.
As we said in our review: “At first glance, the Cloud Alpha looks a lot like the other headsets that HyperX have on their roster - specifically, the original Cloud and Cloud II. However, below the more-vibrant (rose red paired with a stark black) exterior lies some new tech that distinguishes from what’s come before in a pretty major way.”
“If you think the hype around the dual-chambered design sounds good, let me tell you, the real thing sounds even better.”
Runner Up: ASUS ROG Centurion 7.1
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