Cool and comfortable – The Best Summer Gadgets for the Office

Desktop Breeze

Are you stuck in the office this summer? If you’ll be working at your desk while everyone else is on holiday, hosting BBQs or lying in the sun, don’t worry—we have a few tips to help you make your summer office a little less dreary.

Sit Comfortably and Get More Done with Monitor Arms

Keep your desk clean with help of a monitor mount.

According to a Microsoft study, 86% of all respondents who worked at the PC for more than three hours a day suffer from some kind of pain. Don’t let this be you—if you have to be at your desk this summer, you should at least be comfortable. If your setup is making you sore, then it may be time to bring in some adjustable monitor arms. The height adjustment and flexibility bring the monitor into the ideal ergonomic position, thus allowing for optimal posture and less muscle pain. Plus, two monitors not only facilitate the work but can also increase productivity by 35 percent (Fraunhofer Institute) — which means you can get out of the office and into the sunshine faster.

Stay Cool at Your Desk

If you’re sweating in the office, a table fan with USB connector can provide some much needed cooling on hot days. USB fans not only provide a fresh breeze at the office, but can also bring some color to your everyday work. The USB powered fans are available in an array of colorful designs and some of them even provide a USB hub for other gadgets like your keyboard, mouse or a thumb drive.

Ultimately, working in the summer doesn’t have to be a drag. Plug in your Breeze, buy yourself an ice-cream and enjoy the flow.

Z2-3D (Gen 3) is here!

ARCTIC Z2-3D Monitor Arm

Yesterday we launched The Z2-3D dual monitor arm, which combines flexibility, ergonomics and functionality with outstanding value for money. It enables use of multiple monitors, while its included cable management contributes to an orderly workspace. Through gas lift technology, the Z2-3D (Gen 3) offers maximum flexibility in screen orientation ensuring comfortable, ergonomic seating.

Here are a few reasons this desk mount is worth setting up, whether you‘re using it for work or for play:

Ergonomic screen positioning

Our monitor arms are height adjustable and allow you to easily adjust your screen to the ideal, ergonomic screen setting. The top of screen should sit just below eye level.

Enhanced Workspace

The Z2-3D (Gen 3) monitor arm helps keeping the desk tidy and creates more valuable space for the important things.

Full mobility for more comfort

Thanks to the Z2-3D (Gen 3) gas lift technology, the screens can be pulled up or pushed away smoothly and moved freely vertically.

Easily accessible SuperSpeed USB Hub

The SuperSpeed USB Hub provides a convenient place on your desk for connecting USB devices. Up to four devices can be connected simultaneously.

Visit the product site: Z2-3D
More Information about ARCTIC mounts: gaming-mounts.com

Make a Present to Your Loved Ones – The Gift Guide for Gamers

It’s getting colder. It already smells like Xmas cookies and the city is decorated with lights and ornaments – it’s holiday season! And that means it’s also time to start thinking about gifts for people you care about. For some of them it can be a pain to find the right present. But if you have some gaming fans and PC enthusiasts on your shopping list, you don’t have to look any further for the best gifts – just use some ideas from our gift guide for gamers.

Merch – Show Your Love for Your Favorite Games

Plushies, action figures, backpacks, shirts and mugs – there is a never ending list of cool merchandise for all kind of PC games.  If your budget is a little tight, you can do nothing wrong with a fan article of your loved one’s favorite PC game. Sure, it won’t expand his gaming repertoire or enhance his playing experience, but it will definitely conjure a smile on his face.  Also, there are some cool fan articles and merchandise that are also quite handy. A cool and colorful Pacman lamp will brighten up the day every time it’s turned on. And thanks to a cool hoodie or jumper with a game logo or nice geeky quote on it, there is no feeling cold during winter days.

Let Your PC Stay Cool as a Winter Day

PC gaming systems develop quite some heat. If you don’t want to hear your gamer friend complaining about it, a cooling solution can be a nice idea for a Xmas gift. Try to find out which component he wants to save from overheating.  Also ask which brand he has for his graphics card and CPU to get a compatible cooler. Also it’s good to know whether he prefers air cooling, water cooling or perhaps a hybrid model. No matter how small or great your budget is, you will find a compatible solution. And one thing is for sure – a new CPU or GPU cooler will be his highlight for Xmas.

ARCTIC Liquid Freezer 120

Liquid CPU cooler – the perfect gift for gamers

Best View and Best Sound

For the best gaming experience, a good gaming headset and an ideal monitor setup are important. You surely can make a gamer happy with a new and stylish headset. Here, it’s a nice idea to select one with a design that reflects his gaming preference. E. g. for military games, a gaming headset camouflage design is a nice idea. You could also look for a headset in his favorite color.
To get the best overview while playing a video game, two or even three monitors are the best. To set them up, monitor arms are a good option. If the monitor arm also has a USB hub, the gamer can easily plug in his keyboard, mouse or even a desktop fan to stay cool during the excitement of gaming.

ARCTIC Z3 Pro tripple monitor arm

Get the perfect overview while gaming with monitor arms

Play Offline

You want to get your gamer friend away from his PC? You try to share his love for video games, but don’t get the hang of it? Present him with a board game version of his favorite PC game on Xmas. From World of Warcraft over Starcraft to the Zelda themed Monopoly – there are lots of different parlor games that are based on video games.