For the 2016 holiday season, we thought we would jump on the gift recommendation bandwagon and bring your a gift guide of our very own! Here is Part One of our holiday gift guide.

Gaming Peripherals

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Logitech Prodigy G231

$69.99 – The Logitech Prodigy G231 gaming headset is comfortable, user-friendly, and offers some great sound quality for under $70 dollars (now on sale at most retailers). Its cloth ear cups are extremely comfy and even washable!

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Razer Ornata Chroma

$99.99 – For just under one hundred Dollars, the Razer Ornata Chroma is an exceptional gaming keyboard that manages to combine the benefits of both membrane and mechanical keyboards into a perfect gaming experience. Also, its backlighting system is out of this world with vibrant patterns to choose from.

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Logitech / Saitek X-56 Rhino HOTAS System

$249.99 – This new HOTAS (Hands On Throttle and Stick) system from the people at Saitek (now under the Logitech umbrella) is one mean motor-scooter. Built for space combat sims like Elite Dangerous and Star Citizen, the X-56 Rhino HOTAS features plenty of controls to help slew your spacecraft around the cosmos.

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Das Keyboard X40 Pro Gaming Mechanical Keyboard

$129.00 – The Das Keyboard X40 Pro Gaming Mechanical Keyboard was created by the folks at Das Keyboard, so you can expect top-notch mechanical key switch performance. The X40 is geared for gaming, with stylish design and LED backlighting, and doesn’t disappoint.

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Drones

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GoPro Karma

$799.99 – While it is currently under a recall (GoPro is offering affected users a free Hero5), the GoPro Karma is an easy to use and fun drone that has some great image stabilization thanks to its Karma stabilizer system. Hopefully GoPro works the

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Zoopa Q420 Cruiser

$99.99 – Zoopa’s Q420 Cruiser drone allows the pilot to take 720p video and also have a fun drone-flying experience without breaking their bank accounts.

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DJI Phantom 3 Standard

$499 – DJI has been making drones for a while now and their products are next-to-none in terms of performance.

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Games

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Shadow Warrior 2

$39.99 – Shadow Warrior 2 is an irreverent, gore-filled first-person shooter that will provide you with a ton of bloody fun.

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Sid Meier’s Civilization VI

$59.99 – Sid Meier’s Civilization VI is the latest and, in some ways, greatest iteration of the venerable empire-building series.

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Planet Coaster

$44.99 – Planet Coaster is an excellent theme park building and simulation game. Not quite as cartoony or stylized as Roller Coaster Tycoon World, Planet Coaster features some amazing ride and scenery building capabilities sure to please.

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Virtual Reality Systems

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HTC VIVE

$799 – I have had the privileged of using all of the VR headsets and motion controllers on the market with the exception of Google’s Daydream. The one that consistently stands out for overall user experience is the HTC VIVE. Not only does it feature a great screen and front-facing camera, but its motion controllers are intuitive and unobtrusive.

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A long-time fan and reveler of all things Geek, I am also the Editor-in-Chief and Founder of GamingShogun.com