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5 Best Game Streaming or Hybrid Work Accessories

Jessica Childres
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Over the past few years, the rise in remote positions and utilizing technology has drastically changed how we work and communicate. From a gaming aspect, the popularity and viability of live streaming has taken over and created a way for gamers to showcase their skills without leaving their home.
As an employee, working from home is now a readily available option at most jobs, giving you the freedom to create your workspace and environment. Since many individuals find themselves in a category where they work from home and have an advanced gaming setup, it’s important to find tools that can fit both needs.
Multi-purpose tools that can help you not only achieve your goals in your career but also help you defeat even the toughest opponents are the best options for your at-home setup. Updating your game streaming accessories to multi-purpose tools to help with your daily work is a great investment for you and your at-home setup.
Here’s a look at a few of our top multi-purpose tools to help you achieve this.

HP OMEN laptop series

A fantastic game-streaming accessory is the OMEN 17 Gaming Laptop, which boasts stunning picture quality and a hard-working processor. With features like a lightning-fast refresh rate, it’s perfect for making quick decisions during even the most intense battles.
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The built-in cooling fan prevents your device from overheating, even if you’ve spent hours gaming with friends. While these features are fantastic for gamers, they’re also essential for a work laptop.
Whether you work in digital design, marketing, software programming, or anything in between, this stunning hybrid work accessory can benefit you. The powerful processor helps you manage multiple tasks simultaneously, while the shockingly fast refresh rate keeps you connected to all coworkers and clients throughout the day.
The 17.3-inch screen and advanced graphics card provide a clear picture, no matter what software you’re running. This can help you create stunning graphics or powerful client presentations.
This hybrid work accessory is perfect for anyone who uses a laptop for their day job and gaming setup.
Choosing a device like this eliminates the need for multiple laptops or PCs, keeping your work and gaming area clutter-free and reliable.

HP ENVY x360 convertible laptop

If you’re looking for a hybrid work accessory that can handle your gaming, work, and personal needs, consider the stunning HP ENVY x360 2-in-1 Laptop. The unique convertible design lets you quickly switch from laptop to tablet mode.
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With a reliable Intel® Core™ processor and a stunning Intel Iris® graphics card, this device is perfect for gamers who love to stay in the action. These features are also great for anyone who works in graphics, engineering, or other professions where small details matter.
You can transform this device into a touchscreen and use the comfortable and accurate pen to make even the smallest adjustments or add details to your design. The tablet mode works with many streaming services and games, allowing you to control every tap with your fingers or the pen.
The sleek device is durable and made with recycled materials, giving you a lightweight but reliable frame. The durability is ideal for anyone who uses their laptop for both work and gaming, as it prolongs the life of the device.
In addition to these great features, you’ll love the impressive audio powered by Bang & Olufsen, bringing life to your favourite games, movies, and music. Overall, this ideal hybrid work and gaming accessory will leave you confident in accomplishing all tasks.

HP Victus gaming desktop

Permanent home-office setups are ideal for a desktop and monitor rather than a laptop or tablet. The Victus 15L Gaming Desktop boasts a 13th Generation Intel Core i7 processor, delivering power and speed when needed.
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With nine USB ports and expandable memory slots, you can easily download large games without slowing down your connection or speed. You can use the ports to connect many external devices, giving you control over how you use your desktop’s power. It’s also easy to upgrade features like storage, speed, RAM, and more.
This powerful hybrid accessory can easily handle large work files, game expansions, and large software downloads. With this powerful and reliable device, you won’t have to keep your gaming and work files on separate computers for fear of slowing it down.
The powerful and sleek desktop is compatible with multiple devices, including HP monitors and the Xbox app. In addition to these great features, the game-streaming accessory comes wrapped in a sleek frame with RGB lighting, taking your work and gaming setup to the next level.

HP EliteDisplay monitors

The perfect addition to our desktops is the crystal clear HP E24i G4 WUXGA Monitor. The HP EliteDisplay monitors are known for their sharp visuals and provide Eye Ease technology, filtering out harmful blue light before it reaches you.
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You’ll find that the 24-inch diagonal screen boasts flicker-free technology, a 1000:1 contrast ratio, 250 nits of brightness, and a 5 ms Grey to Grey (GtG) response time. These features are perfect for gamers and hybrid workers alike.
The ergonomic design offers four adjustable positions for the monitor, meaning you can find the perfect angle that works for you and your needs. You can switch from sitting down to a stand-up desk without pushing the monitor back or rearranging the desk to get a good look at the screen.
This energy-efficient device gives you the power to complete all work tasks and switch directly into gaming mode without missing a beat or drawing too much power. With multiple ports, including a slot for HDMI, four USB-A slots, and a USB-B slot, you can easily stay connected to other devices while working or gaming.

HP Thunderbolt dock

The HP Thunderbolt Dock 120W G4 is a fantastic game-streaming accessory, giving you the power to manage and protect your devices. You can connect all your essential devices to the dock, keeping everything protected as you work on important files or want a secure and uninterrupted gaming experience.
With this device, you log in to the dock and plug in your laptops or desktops, and allow HP Sure Start to protect you from hackers or viruses. This is a great accessory for streaming or hybrid work, as it gives you the confidence to complete your tasks without worrying about securing your network.
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It also provides additional ports, allowing you to connect all external devices you may need while working on an important presentation or gaming with friends. The dock serves as protection and a working hub to keep your connections strong and secure.
While connected to your devices, the dock allows you to manage each device, giving you the power to update software, choose which devices are connected to the internet or Bluetooth, and more.

Balancing gaming and work

Working from home can become a challenge without the right tools or setup. It’s important to first establish a clear space for working. It might be easy to get distracted if you’re working from the couch or bed, so using a designated desk or even a separate room can help you stay focused.
Once you’ve established a designated workspace, it’s important to separate gaming from working. While you’re clocked in, try to do things like put away your gaming headphones or minimize your game so you don’t get distracted while working.
These small steps can help you create an effective work-gaming balance. You can still utilize these wonderful hybrid tools like the convertible laptop or Thunderbolt Dock for gaming and work, but try to stay focused on work while on the clock to keep up your productivity.
Game-streaming and hybrid work tools can help you achieve your work goals while allowing you to easily switch to gaming mode and battle it out with friends or online opponents.

Summary

A fantastic benefit to using HP hybrid products is the unparalleled support. Each of these hybrid devices comes with at least a one-year warranty, giving you the peace of mind you need to use your technology to its fullest potential.
Some devices allow you to choose a longer warranty, and HP Support Assistant helps you navigate any troubleshooting you may have. You can talk to a representative through a chat box if you’re having issues connecting to the internet or seeing a decrease in your device speed.
Regardless of your career, if you work from home and are a gamer, it’s a great idea to consider these hybrid devices. You can choose an all-in-one package instead of having a work computer and a gaming computer. This saves you money and space in your home office, giving you more room to stretch out and stay comfortable during hours of work or play.

About the Author

Jessica Childres is a contributing writer for HP Tech Takes. She is a former PE teacher and currently lives in Panama City, Florida with her husband and two dogs. She loves reading, writing, and spending time on the beach.

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