Multi-Tasking Headphone Stands to Level Up Your Gaming

Think you don’t need a headphone rest? These smart stands will change your mind.

While headsets existed in the late 19t century, the sort of headphones that we recognize today were first invented in 1910 by an engineer named Nathaniel Baldwin. While they didn’t catch on with investors, the US Navy ordered 100 pairs. Nowadays, you’ve chosen your favorite gaming headset—maybe it’s wireless and needs regular charging, maybe it’s wired but doesn’t have a long enough cable to reach your computer. Either way, you’ll need a headphone stand.

Non Slip Base

Keep your cans plugged in permanently, and connect to a stereo or surround sound input. Havit

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Headphone stands these days offer far more than just somewhere to store your headset when it’s not in use. Knowing that gamers tend to be tech heads, they often come with added extras, such as modifiable light strips that you can coordinate with your existing setup, USB ports that allow you to charge headsets—or other gadgets—and may also come with a 3.5mm AUX port so you can use them as an intermediary for your sound, if you’re using wired headphones.

Works with iOS and Android Phones

This clever set up also functions as a USB hub and can refresh the battery of up to four devices at once. cozoo

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More hi-tech versions compound USB technology with the latest in wireless charging technology meaning that you can simply place your iPhone, Samsung Galaxy or other Qi-enabled cell phone on the charging pad, freeing up the other USB ports for charging or powering everything from a desktop fan to a spare battery, lights and more.

Upgraded Transmission Port

This choice can quickly refill your device’s juice and comes with USB 3.0 slots, which can transfer files or backup data at a speed of up to 5 Gbps. Geanli

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It’s worth bearing in mind that if you want your headset stand to double as your charging hub, and you want to get optimum power out of it, it needs to be plugged directly into an outlet. Many stands will come with a USB to USB cable and they can be plugged into a computer. While that will likely provide enough power for lights on the stand, if you want to benefit from wireless charging at optimum speeds, you’ll need a USB to wall adapter at the correct voltage.