Man caves are a great place to retreat to, usually within a home, where people can enjoy their favorite hobbies and guilty pleasures away from the rest of the household.
From billiards tables to retro consoles, or a large cinema-style screen to a fully functioning bar, man caves are the ultimate place to relax and unwind.
Here are the best man cave gadgets available today.
No man cave is complete without a massive TV to show off to your friends. Yet, you want a TV that’s not only massive but also has the most immersive display you can find. If you also want a TV perfect for gaming, the colossal LG C2 83-Inch Evo OLED TV ticks all the boxes.
The display on this TV is second to none. Pictures look lifelike and vibrant with 800 nits of peak brightness in HDR. It has an infinite contrast range and a color gamut that displays over a billion colors. If that’s not enough, you can also watch in Dolby Vision for an even more breathtaking display.
Gamers with next-gen consoles like the PS5 or Xbox Series X|S can also take full advantage of Dolby Vision in 4K at 120Hz. A near-instant response time and a low input lag ensure envious yet exhilarated friends after man cave gaming sessions.
When watching sports, the TV’s fast response time ensures that rapid movements are blur-free. Additionally, images don’t lose detail or contrast at angles, meaning you can have a full man cave for big sporting events. Good reflection handling and reinforced brightness capability mean glare is also not an issue.
The audio is pretty good, too, for a flat-screen TV, although perhaps not to the level LG describes. However, you can add speakers to this TV’s 7.1.2-channel virtual surround sound to complete your man-cave theater experience.
So, turn up the volume, pour the drinks, get the popcorn in, sit back, and enjoy!
- α9 Gen 5 AI Processor 4K
- Dolby Vision, Atmos, and IQ
- 7.1.2-channel virtual surround sound
- 83-inch screen
- Brand: LG
- Screen Size: 83-inch
- Dimensions: 56.7 x 32.5 x 1.8 inches
- Operating System: WebOS
- Panel Type: OLED
- Resolution: 4K
- Connectivity: 4x HDMI 2.1, 3x USB-A, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
- Refresh rate: 120Hz
- Weight: 71.2lbs without stand
- 4K at 120Hz gaming
- Gaming in Dolby Vision for Xbox Series X|S users
- Near-infinite contrast ratio
- Wide color gamut
- Excellent wide-angle viewing
A man cave needs a gaming console. The Xbox Series X arguably leads the way in next-gen platforms. It is, above all, the ideal choice if you have invested in a 4K TV. Even more so if that TV is Dolby Vision enabled because the Xbox Series X and S are the only game consoles that can utilize Dolby Vision in 4K at 120Hz.
Performance-wise, the Xbox Series X is quite incredible. Games load faster than ever before, and with a native resolution of 4K at 60fps, you get stunning visuals and outstanding gameplay. However, if you want to take it up a notch, a monitor or TV with HDMI 2.1 support will enable 120Hz gaming for silky-smooth motion.
Xbox One games get to feel the Series X love, too. The FPS Boost feature allows older titles to have their frame rate enhanced. You can now enjoy an extensive range of older games without feeling like you are taking a step back to a bygone era. Retro games with 30fps rates can be boosted to 60 or even 120fps. This revitalization allows you to enjoy them all over again as if they were brand new.
- 8-core AMD Zen 2 processor
- RDNA-2 AMD GPU
- 16GB of GDDR6 memory
- 1TB NVMe SSD
- FPS Boost feature
- Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos support
- Quick resume feature
- Brand: Microsoft
- Operating System: Xbox system software
- Storage: 1TB
- VR Support: No
- Resolution: 4K
- App Store: Microsoft Store
- Wi-Fi: Yes
- Ports: 3x USB 3.1 Gen 1, 1x HDMI 2.1, 1x Ethernet
- HDR Support: Yes
- Weight: 9.8lbs
- Incredible processing power
- Subtle tactile changes to the controller
- Near-silent operation
- Fast loading
- Exclusive game library is limited
- Visual enhancements are lost on TVs with less than a 4K resolution
- Need HDMI 2.1 support for 120Hz gaming
You can set the ambiance of your man cave with smart lights. The Aphyni Smart Ceiling Light is a 24W RGB LED. It’s a good choice if you want energy efficiency with vibrant colors and light that are easy to control.
With a wide color temperature range and adjustable brightness, this light helps you find the perfect hue for your mood or event. You can display your team’s colors when your buddies are around for the big game or get the luminosity perfect for your movie. If you’re working, you can set it to bright daylight, so your vision is not impaired. While for man cave parties and chill sessions, you can even have it sync to the rhythm of your music.
It’s simple to install, and setup is a breeze. Using the Tuya app is also a cinch. Among other features, it lets you set schedules and luminosity from your smartphone. Additionally, if you find yourself too relaxed to move, Alexa or Google Assistant can help you from the comfort of your man cave couch.
- Adjustable color temperature
- Adjustable brightness
- Alexa and Google Assistant voice control
- Brand: Aphyni
- Integrations: Alexa, Google Assistant
- Hub Required: No
- Music Reactive: Yes
- Multicolor Capable: Yes
- Operating Frequency：: 2.4GHz
- Color Range: 16 million
- Voice Compatibility : Yes
- Service Life: 50,000 hours
- Environment: Indoor
- Voltage: 220V (AC)
- Wattage: 24W
- Type: LED
- Connectivity: 2.4GHz Wi-Fi
- Working Temperature: 3,000 – 6,000K
- 50,000-hour lifespan
- 3,000 – 6,000K color temperature range
- Syncs to music
- Easy installation
Aphyni Smart Ceiling Light
You may, at times, even sleep in your man cave. Dozing off there may be intentional or not. Or, perhaps you work there throughout the day. Either way, coffee lovers need constant access to fresh hot coffee. If this is you, then consider the Hamilton Beach Smart Coffee Maker. Stirring from your slumber after a late-night gaming session or a bout of binge-watching is all the more manageable with a cuppa joe or two.
This drip coffee machine delivers up to 12 hot fresh cups, perfect for remote workers laboring away in their man caves. You needn’t fiddle around with cumbersome controls, either. This coffee maker is Alexa-compatible. You can get Alexa to alter your coffee without leaving your workstation via an Echo speaker or the Alexa app.
You can turn the coffee maker on or off, set brewing schedules for wake-up-ready coffee, or even change the robustness of your next mug. You can have a regular brew or, if needed, increase it to a bold brew.
Additionally, it is Amazon Certified for Humans. This certification means that it’s difficult to run into trouble when setting up and operating it. This simple design is a relief to morning people who need that first cup before anything.
- Front-filling water reservoir and brew basket
- Amazon Certified for Humans
- Two-hour auto shut off
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi
- Integrations: Alexa
- Dimensions: 13.25 x 7.95 x 14 inches
- Weight: 4.6lbs
- 12-cup capacity
- Regular and Bold modes
- Easy setup
- Not registered in Canada to work with Alexa
Hamilton Beach Smart Coffee Maker
If you are looking to improve your golf swing, the OptiShot2 Golf Simulator is the perfect man cave activity for you and your buddies. You can quickly improve your swing while playing in a familiar and comfortable setting. It’s also reasonably priced, accurate, and, above all, fun.
In the box, you get the OptiShot2 platform, the necessary software, tees, and foam practice balls. To complete your simulator set, you should invest in a screen or a net to catch the balls, especially if you decide to play with actual golf balls! However, if you are keen on saving money, you can do the job just as well with a hanging sheet. Alternatively, you don’t need to be hitting any tangible ball to get a record of your swings. The simulator records fresh air shots just as well, meaning windows and ornaments are safe.
The OptiShot2 analyzes your swing and delivers key data. This data includes speed and distance, as well as helpful performance feedback. The software comes complete with 15 real-world and iconic golf courses for you and up to three more players. You can even sign up for weekly tournaments with the OptiShot Season Pass and play golfers from around the world.
All in all, there are more premium simulators that give more accurate analyses. But they are expensive and are best kept for serious golfers with heavy wallets. For the price, the OptiShot2 delivers excellent results and is a lot of fun.
- 15 real-world golf courses
- 32 accurate sensors to track club face data and swing path
- Choice of game type, weather conditions, and camera view
- Brand: OptiShot Season Pass
- Weight: 3.3lbs
- Dimensions: 11.2 x 16.1 x 3.9 inches
- Sensors: 32
- Compatible with: Windows 8, 10, and 11
- Easily connected to your PC with USB cable
- Unlimited access to course
- Weekly tournaments with players worldwide
- Replaceable turf
OptiShot 2 Golf Simulator
A man cave is where men can relax alone and pursue their hobbies and interests without disruptions from other family members. However, keeping an Oculus Quest Virtual Reality Headset from Meta a secret from the rest of the household may be difficult. On the other hand, if there is any reason to allow your family into the man cave, this device may well be it.
A virtual reality headset may be a lot of fun, but it has physical benefits too. Using a VR headset keeps you active. It’s a fantastic way to exercise and has been hailed as one of the best fitness inventions ever.
This iteration features a more powerful processor in the Snapdragon 865. With an improved resolution, it now has better-quality pictures and sharper details. The 120Hz refresh rate also ensures buttery-smooth gameplay. And, with the 3D positional audio, you have immersive sound. When you team all this up with haptic feedback and hand tracking, your visits to different worlds feel more real than you thought possible.
From working out in stunning natural settings to taking out zombies, this device brings the whole family together. Alternatively, it can be your secret man cave guilty pleasure.
- Snapdragon XR2 processor
- 3D positional audio
- Up to 120Hz refresh rate
- Hand tracking
- Guardian boundary for safe gameplay
- Brand: Oculus
- Resolution (per eye): 1832x1920p
- Display Type: LCD
- Storage: 128GB
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi 6 and 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0, USB-C, 3.5mm Stereo Out
- Battery Life: Up to 3 hours
- Tracking Technology: 6DOF
- Audio: 3D positional
- Weight: 1.8lbs
- No PC or console required
- Easy setup
- Requires a Facebook account
- Short battery life
With all the temptations you keep stored in your man cave, you should ensure that everything is safe and secure. A Wyze Lock Bolt removes the need for cumbersome keys and replaces them with entry via a fingerprint or an access code.
You can also grant others in the household special access to the man cave. This lock stores up to 50 fingerprints and codes. However, you maintain complete control over entry. You can limit the access of anyone with a viable code or fingerprint by setting times for permitted access. The app also records who entered through the door you attach the Wyze Lock Bolt and when.
This lock doesn’t have Wi-Fi connectivity. You connect using Bluetooth. If you need Wi-Fi connectivity, more premium-priced locks will give you complete remote access. However, the Wyze Lock Bolt is the perfect choice for a simple and affordable indoor lock.
- Keypad and fingerprint sensor
- Auto-lock timer
- App with Bluetooth connectivity
- Anti-Peep mode
- Battery LIfe: Up to one year
- Dimensions H x W x D: 6.8 x 3 x 2.6 inches
- Communication : None
- Complete control over access
- Quick installation
- 50 recognized fingerprints
Q: How Do You Make a Perfect Man Cave?
There are many ways in which you can make the perfect man cave, but comfort should be a number one priority.
Creating a relaxing environment can easily be achieved with the right lighting, seating, and gadgets.
Q: How Do You Make a Man Cave in a Small Room?
Space is, of course, essential if the room is small. Mounting larger devices, such as a TV, onto the wall frees up a lot of room and is a better place to view. Shelving is also essential to make the small man cave clutter-free.
Tables, like that for a poker game, should be easy to fold away when not in use, and chairs should be stackable.