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JLab’s affordable peripherals for the discerning gamer (or streamer) | Cyber Monday

Cyber Monday is here and you all know what that means – it’s time for deals on all the gaming (and potentially streaming) tech and gear that you couldn’t afford initially!

I’m joking of course, but Cyber Monday is always a day that techies, gamers, and the like look forward to. With the name literally being Cyber Monday, it’s hard not to anticipate the deals that come on for tons and tons of gamer-centric tech.  If you were looking for some new gear to up your game, upgrade your setup, or kickstart your streaming career – here are some deals from JLab to check out this Cyber Monday!

JLab Epic Wireless Mouse – $29.50 (from $59)

Starting us off, we have the JLab Epic Wireless Mouse. Sleek, subtle, and ergonomic, this mouse can connect via Bluetooth or the included dongle and switch between three devices. I know what you’re thinking – “why would you need to connect to three devices?” Tons of reasons, but staying on theme, what if you have a separate streaming PC and didn’t have the foresight (or the funds) to get a second set of peripherals? Exactly.

Connectivity aside, you have nine buttons at your disposal to keep your most needed keybinds easily accessible. Did I mention that this mouse has a screen to display stats like DPI and more? Yeah, I didn’t know I wanted that either, but it sounds pretty cool.

JLab Go Wireless Keyboard – $15 (from $20)

Pairing with your wireless mouse, we have the JLab Go Wireless Keyboard. Same deal as the mouse for connectivity with Bluetooth or wireless dongle and three-way device swapping. The JLab Go keyboard is ultra-compact, super quiet, and comes with nice and accessible shortcut keys and a media knob. Personally, I think volume knobs are too convenient to not be on every keyboard, so it’s a winner in my book.

JLab Play Pro Gaming Wireless Headset – $34.50 (from $69 – nice)

Alright, the one you’ve probably all been waiting for – we have a gaming headset. The JLab Play Pro gaming headset is compatible with mobile, PC, and console and boasts an impressive 60+ hour playtime. It also utilizes Bluetooth 5, which may not be a big deal to you, but it’s great for your connectivity. The microphone in these bad boys is retractable, and honestly reminds me more of an aviation headset.  I don’t know about you, but I love it when gaming products don’t have the signature “gamer” aesthetic.

"Gamer aesthetic"
Mad Catz is the epitome of the “Gamer aesthetic”. Image by Mad Catz

On a side note, I can’t be the only one that gets excited when it comes to cool headsets right? Anyway, moving on.

We’re slowly moving into streaming territory here, but technically these can all go toward a stream setup anyway so…

JLab Epic Talk USB Microphone – $74.50 (from $149)

Nowadays, everyone needs a microphone. Whether it’s part of your headset or a standalone mic like this one, chances are you’re looking to talk to your friends (no judgment if you don’t, I get it.)

The JLab Epic Talk USB microphone is a great option if you’re looking to add some primo audio quality to your stream or if you’re tired of sounding like you’re two rooms away talking through a sock. Personally, I got a standalone mic for the latter, but that’s just me.

This mic has three condensers, and four directional pattern modes – Cardioid (the one you’ll likely be using for gaming), Omnidirectional, Bidirectional, and Stereo. It’s nice and compact so it doesn’t stick out like a sore thumb or take up too much desk space. It also comes with volume control, gain control, a quick mute button, and a USB – USB-C cable input (thank GOD). It’s pretty stylish too honestly and has some funky LEDs on the front if you’re into that.

JLab Epic USB Webcam

The final entry on (y)our list is a webcam! The JLab Epic webcam sports the same stylish looks as most of the other entries and won’t let you down in the functionality department either. It runs a 1080p/30 fps camera with a 90° FOV and automatic focus and lighting correction, two omnidirectional microphones and even removable faceplates. Didn’t expect to be saying that last one, yet here we are.

Of course, not everyone needs a webcam, but with the world where it is right now, it’s worth getting just to see your friends and family. Alternatively, of course, you can always use it as a streaming facecam if you elected to become a streamer at any point over the last couple of years *cough cough*.

And that’s the list!

Whether you’re just getting into gaming now, or looking for a quick upgrade – it doesn’t always take beaucoup bucks to get into the gaming space. Everyone has to start somewhere, and Black Friday/Cyber Monday is always a great time to start. You know the deal (literally) and honestly, at these price points, you could even give these away as gifts if you really wanted to.

Whether you’re gaming, streaming, or something in between – these are just some of the peripherals you can use to level up your setup affordably.

 

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Kevin Dewan

SQUAD Editor in Chief. Runs after things a lot, won't BM you to your face, okay with losing as long as it's funny. Send questions/complaints/rants to kevin@northernarena.ca
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