OK, essential might be a slight overstatement here but you have to agree that the following game-improving gadgets are more than useful:
This one is a favorite by the guys over at the PokerJunkie headquarters. The unofficial poker controller works with most of the big poker sites including Full Tilt, UB/Absolute and PokerStars. It has buttons for just about every possible action at the poker table plus a built-in track pad for everything else. The most prominently featured button is of course the all-important Raise-o-Meter, but you also get buttons for switching tables and even a Tilt button for when the cards are dealt unfairly.
2. Sony Vaio P
Itâ€™s not much bigger than a smartphone, but it is actually a full-fledged computer (more or less). Sony calls it a â€œlifestyle PC,â€ and itâ€™s undeniably unlike anything else on the market â€“ perfect for the online poker player on the go. Under the hood of the Vaio P is a reasonably fast 2GHz Intel Atom processor, 2GB of RAM and up to 128GB of speedy SSD storage.
3. One and Only Recliner
One of the most important things (if not the most important) you need to win at poker is a comfortable chair. The One and Only Recliner from La-Z-Boy might just be the best option, as it offers no less than â€œ18 levels of comfort.â€ Lean back, relax and enjoy the tilt-free environment provided by full body and lumbar support, as well as a multi-position footrest for optimal comfort.
4. Vinturi Wine Aerator
The slightly more sophisticated online poker player should have a look at the Vinturi Wine Aerator. If you donâ€™t have time to properly decant your 1787 Chateau Lafitte in the middle of a high-stakes poker game, the Aerator is exactly what you need.
5. EdgeStar 5-Liter Mini Kegerator
Poker players who prefer malt beverages may be just as happy with the EdgeStar 5-liter Mini Kegerator. It uses DraughtKegâ„¢ carbonator technology and electronic temperature gauges to serve you a perfect brew every time and at your convenience.
6. PermaFlow Never-Clog Drain
If you want to save valuable time for the poker tables while maintaining a properly carbohydrate-rich, focus-upholding diet, the PermaFlow Never-Clog Drain is for you. Install it between bowl and drain and all those time-consuming little accidents due to severe lack of dietary fiber are a thing of the past.
7. Sennheiser HD800 Headphones
Besides a comfortable chair, the second most important factor for winning at poker is a good set of headphones. For the best listening experience youâ€™ll want the HD800s. Like MLK Jr., Sennheiser had a dream with these headphones; the dream of creating a hi-fi device that sounds as brilliant, clear, and undistorted as if you were sitting right next to the source.
8. X-Top Commander Multi-Screen 4U
For multi-tabling poker players, there is really no substitute for an X-Top Commander Multi-Screen 4U Rack Mount Display. The X-Top Commander lets you mount up to 15 screens in any configuration that suits your multi-table needs.
9. Ace of Spades Stress Ball
Even with the assistance of a comfortable chair, the cards will not always be dealt to your liking. Alleviate the unnecessary tension with an Ace of Spades Stress â€œBallâ€.
10. Poker Chip Mousepad
Last but not least: set the right mood with a poker chip mouse pad in genuine polyester and non-slip neoprene. Make sure you never fold those aces by accident again, or re-raise all-in with a pair of fours in Pot-Limit Omaha.