Top 12 Gifts for PS3 Owners

Top 12 Gifts for PS3 OwnersNothing pleases gamers more than being given something to help them get more from their plastic pride and joy. To help out with what to pick, TechRadar has rounded up 12 of the best PS3 gifts that are guarantee to be warmly received. There’s a lot more to the PS3 than just games, of course, so they’ve got PS3 accessories to make the most of the PlayStation’s web capabilities, media and Blu-ray capabilities, too. There’s something for just about everyone available below.


1. PlayStation Move Starter Pack – $75

In TechRadar’s PlayStation Move review, we were highly impressed by Sony’s new motion sensing controller. Grabbing someone a Move Starter Pack is a great way to introduce motion gaming. Of course, there are lots of accessories for Move itself you could pick up, including the Navigation Controller and the official Charging Station.


2. Wonderbook: Book of Spells – $40

Wonderbook: Book of Spells combines PlayStation Move and Harry Potter into one package. It’s an augmented reality game, where you summon spells using the PlayStation Move as a wand, with the results shown via the PlayStation Eye.

There’s also a PS Move Starter Pack with Wonderbook: Book of Spells bundled in for $100.


3. Logitech Driving Force GT – $120

It was a long old wait for Gran Turismo 5, but any fan of the driving sim fan will know that the only way to play is with a racing wheel, and this Gran Turismo branded steering wheel is just the ticket.

Featuring force feedback, accelerate and brake pedals, a sequential gear shift lever and an adjustment dial for control over all the finer options in your car, you’ll know the only reason for poor performance in races is between the sofa and the wheel.


4. Venom VX Comm’s 2 Bluetooth Headset, $25

This Bluetooth headset is designed to be lightweight, so you’ll barely notice it, but provide crystal clear sound to make sure you hear everything you need to in an online match.


5. Elgato Game Capture HD – $170

While some games now have built-in ways to share videos of your most audacious feats online, that’s certainly not true for all of them. The Elgato Game Capture HD can capture footage from any game to your computer, and can even live-stream it to the web, if you want people to watch as you play.

You don’t even need to remember to record the whole time – as long as it’s connected, it’ll store your gameplay, and you can go back and find the moment you want to record.


6. Official Sony Blu-Ray Remote Control – $25

One of the best things about the PS3 is that it’s actually a damn good Blu-ray player. However, the standard Dual Shock 3 controller isn’t exactly ideal for media playback. Not to worry: Sony’s remote control enables users to play and fast forward their dics in a more dignified manner.


Matthew Bolton / TechRadar
Matthew Bolton
Matthew Bolton is a writer for TechRadar and the the deputy editor of Future Publishing's Apple Group, including iGamer, the interactive iOS gaming magazine, MacFormat, the UK’s biggest Mac magazine, and Tap! The iPhone and iPad magazine. You can follow Matthew on Twitter @MatthewBolton. TechRadar loves tech and is unashamedly geeky about it. They'll tell you what they think in a fair, unbiased way. They're able to promise this because they're the largest UK-based consumer technology news and reviews site (and now rapidly growing in the US and Australia), their editorial independence is backed by the weight of technology publisher Future Publishing plus objective test data from the TechRadar Labs. TechRadar will tell you about the coolest new stuff. They'll review it more thoroughly and carefully than anyone else. They'll explain how it works and why you should care (or not). You can follow them on Twitter @techradar.
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