10 Labor Day Deals to Level Up Your Game
This year has been absolutely stacked with huge new game releases. What makes these blockbusters so gorgeous? Their insanely detailed, painstakingly built graphics.
It takes a beast of a system to run titles like Baldur’s Gate and Forza, and running them at the best possible resolution can feel like trying to take down your first Bloodborne boss.
Enter OMEN by HP 45L. This behemoth isn't just any gaming rig – it's a powerhouse of epic proportions, and it's now available at an unbelievable $500 price markdown.
Let's talk firepower: With a whopping 16 cores and 24 threads, you'll be mowing down enemies and multitasking like a champ. With 8 GB of GDDR6 dedicated memory, you have a golden ticket to breathtaking visuals (and no lags!).
But that's not all – brace yourselves for the Kingston FURY 16 GB DDR5-5200 MHz XMP RGB Heatsink RAM. Yeah, that's a mouthful, but it translates to unparalleled speed and responsiveness.
To top it all off, this gaming marvel comes equipped with Windows 11 Home – the ultimate OS for gamers. The price point of this rig is almost unbelievable, so grab one for your setup before it’s too late.
The HyperX QuadCast USB Microphone in badass black and red is now up for an epic $40 price drop this Labor Day.
Say goodbye to those annoying desk thumps and keyboard clatter ruining your audio. The HyperX’s anti-vibration shock mount will have your voice shining through, crystal clear.
Need to hush up for a second? The tap-to-mute sensor with its snazzy LED indicator has got you covered. No more frantic hand gestures or awkward silences – just tap and stay in control.
The QuadCast doesn't just capture sound – it masters it. With its stereo, omnidirectional, cardioid, and bidirectional settings, you're the audio engineer. Capture your solo commentary, group banter, or even interviews with total precision.
The HyperX QuadCast will run you $139 normally, but you can grab one on HP for just $99.
Razer Nari Ultimate Wireless 7.1 (www.pcgamer.com)
Razer has been one of the most trustworthy names in gaming for years, cranking out dependable gear at a very reasonable price point. This wireless gaming headset is definitely in the Razer family of excellence, but it also combines their trademark quality with innovative new tech.
This headset’s crowning jewel is its built-in intelligent haptic technology, designed with their patent RazerSense. The headset responds to your game to bring you into the heat of the action; imagine the crash of a nearby boulder rattling your helmet during a dungeon raid, or feeling the vibration of your race car's engine as you blast over the starting line. With 2.4ghz of wireless audio combined with THX spatial sound, this headset will engage all of your senses and elevate any gaming experience.
You can grab one of these bad boys for half price on Amazon right now, clocking in at about $100 (instead of the usual $200!).
The only problem with tons of amazing new games coming out is having somewhere to put them. (Well, that, and forgetting to make dinner until 3 a.m because you’ve been crushing bokoblins in Tears of the Kingdom).
Lucky for you, you can grab one of these XBox X storage expansion cards with a whopping 1TB of space at Best Buy for just $149 during their Labor Day sale. That’s $70 less than full price, which means you get to save your cash for the stuff that really matters: buying new games to fill it with!
5. Logitech - G715 Aurora Collection TKL Wireless Mechanical Tactile Switch Gaming Keyboard for PC/Mac with Palm Rest Included
Let’s get serious here. Is a gorgeous keyboard with awesomely creamy cap sounds and color-changing background LEDs a completely necessary item in any gamer’s setup? Will it help you win tournaments and slay beasts of all shapes and sizes? The best we can say is, maybe! But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t treat yourself.
Logitech’s TKL Wireless Mechanical Tactile Switch Gaming keyboard is nothing if not an absolutely beautiful piece for your desktop and a total treat for those key-smashing hands. With customizable key switch behavior and the ability to change background LED color with each game you launch, this keyboard is an absolute gem. And on sale at just $183.99, it’s almost impossible to say no to that included kawaii palm rest. If you love the idea of building a custom keyboard from scratch but aren’t quite ready to bust out the switch pullers, this could be a great option for you.
With the release of such a masterpiece like Forza Motorsport 8 this year, you’re going to want to upgrade your controller game. Sure, you could make do with your regular handheld set, but imagine those unbelievably crisp graphics flying by as you operate a true-to-life racing wheel and pedal set. Having that little extra tactile action takes the immersion-factor to the next level with any racing game.
This Labor Day, Logitech is putting up one of their best, the G920, for $50 less than retail. With tons of positive reviews and even more striking demos of gameplay online, this controller is not only an amazing deal but a very solid investment. Grab one of these guys along with your new copy of Forza and finally put the pedal to the metal, literally.
Umami Cart (www.umamicart.com)
You might remember Umamicart from our list of gaming gear sales last December. This time around, we’re bringing it back so you can take advantage of the absolutely insane deals they’re running right now. If a box full of Southeast Asian delights like seaweed snacks, melon soda, matcha kitkats, and boba sounds good to you, you can even set up a box subscription to drop off deliciousness hassle free every month.
From honey butter potato chips to pocky to any flavor of mochi imaginable, Umamicart is the hookup for all things munchy. Maybe more attractive than their huge pantry of delicious snacks and supplies is the fact that (in most places) they get your order to you in less than 48 hours. You can score 20% off your first order right now, which means delicious gaming provisions for your next long-haul session.
Secretlab TITAN Evo (www.gamespot.com)
Be honest, are you putting in long hours of gaming from the desk chair you found on the side of the road in college? You deserve something made with your experience in mind. The Secretlab TITAN is a meticulously thought-out chair, designed for and by gamers specifically. Sercretlab’s whole deal is building the best gear not just for sitters of all walks of life, but for gamers.
With almost five thousand positive reviews, the TITAN is a veritable Cadillac of gaming chairs. It comes with tons of fun customization options, so you can go beyond the standard ergonomic boring black and make your chair your own. Secretlab has this beast up for $100 less than retail for the next few weeks, so now’s the time to invest in a comfier, cooler gaming setup.
You might be wondering why a pair of Matrix-esque shades are on this list, and while they do look cool, they’re more than some accessory item in your inventory. Even with the most ergonomic wrist rest, a Herman Miller chair, and a beautiful monitor, gamers have been suffering from eye strain for as long as video games have been around. GUNNAR’s blue light gaming and computer glasses filter out the harsh glare of a laptop or monitory screen and take the edge off of a long haul session. This pair’s ergonomic balancing technology means that they’ll never slip down your nose in the heat of battle. They come in a couple different retro colors, and you can grab a pair on Best Buy for $23 less than retail during their blowout labor day sale. Besides taking a load off your eyes, putting these shades on before a game will really let you feel that Neo fantasy and help you obliterate your enemies without blinking an eye.
10. Dell 34 Curved Gaming Monitor – S3422DWG
Dell 34 Curved Gaming Monitor (www.amazon.com)
While there are many curved gaming monitors on the market that claim to have various special powers, it’s true that not all of them are created equal.
A solid curved monitor should recreate the roundness of your actual eye, utilizing your entire field of vision and creating a much more immersive graphic experience. Expanding that field without simply adding more inches of screen saves space on your desk, and saves your eyes from dodging from corner to corner.
This Dell 34 inch monitor is top of the line at its price point; all of the function without any of the frills. It’s VESA DisplayHDR™ 400-certified, allowing you to see more detail and color than an SDR display. At $150 less than its retail price on dell.com, this is a deal that could easily level up your gaming environment.