Gaming systems have become one of the most popular Christmas gifts of the twenty-first century. Every year thousands of individuals spend Thanksgiving camping outside big box stores hoping for a chance to save big on the latest and greatest systems, games, and gear--but what happens when you get your new gaming system home? Chances are you don’t have all the cables you need to connect your gaming system or achieve the clearest picture. The C2G web team has collectively agreed on the top five cables you need to connect your new gaming system on Christmas morning.
The most important connection between your gaming system and TV is the HDMI cable. Within the past five years HDMI cables have evolved to support a variety of new features introduced by new tech in TVs, Blu-Ray players, and gaming systems. Make sure that the cable you are using can support a 4K resolution, 3D video, and HD Master Audio for crystal clear picture and immersive sound.
A micro USB cable will ensure that the gameplay doesn’t have to stop! Charge your controllers while you play. Consider buying a cable for each controller to charge simultaneously.
Nothing is more frustrating than having to squeeze behind your tv in order to unplug an A/V device and plug in your gaming console. An HDMI Auto Switch allows you to toggle between three HDMI devices without the hassle of manually plugging and unplugging multiple devices. This switch is especially useful for TVs with connections that are hard to reach or have a limited number of HDMI ports.
Pick up an extra power strip to ensure that you have enough outlets for all of your devices: TV, Sound Bar, Bluray, cable box, multiple gaming consoles, etc. Make sure you use a power strip with a surge protector, so your equipment is always safe from power surges!
Consider hardwiring your new system to the router for seamless online game play. Wired connections provide reliability, reduce lag, and surpass the download and upload speeds of Wi-Fi connections. This Cat6 cable is available in a variety of colors and lengths.
Not sure what cables your need? No worries! Use our cable connector guide to find the correct connection for your gaming system!