We've already left the classic LAN gaming days behind us but there are times when you need to take your Xbox One console with you for the journey. Here are some of the best carrying cases we've come across for Microsoft's interactive slab of plastic.
CTA Digital Multi-Function Case
CTA Digital's carrying case for the Xbox One is an affordable one, coming in at just shy of $25. What you get for the price is a messenger-style bag that can not only hold the console itself but a Kinect (if you even own one at this point) and a few accessories. Essentially, everything you need to take with you can be thrown into this protective bag.
For pockets and storage areas, there are two external pockets, as well as two compartment separators in the main body. You'll know which one fits the Xbox One snuggly, while the secondary compartment is solely dedicated to accessories and essentials. Ours didn't last too long under fairly heavy use and you shouldn't expect it to last forever at this price point, but it's well worth considering if you're a little strapped for cash.
USA Gear S13 Travel Case
The S13 Travel Case from USA Gear is a black messenger bag that can house your Xbox One console. Just like the CTA option, there's a shoulder strap so you can carry it without issue but you'll be getting a little more here in terms of quality and functionality. This is reflected in the price, which sits at around $40. The interior is split in two with one segment for the console and the opposite for everything else.
There are some cool dividers that can be used to house different essentials like the power brick, controllers, and a few games. It's a great mid-point for Xbox One carrying bags, scoring points for both price and durability.
GAEMS Universal M155 Backpack Pro
If you want something a little different, the Universal M155 by GAEMS may be up your street with a unique design. There are two interior pockets that are covered by the overlapping flap, held in by two clasps. Like other console bags, this one too has a compartment for the Xbox One, as well as areas for controllers and power bricks. What sets this bag apart is another interior pocket, which is big enough to house a laptop or portable display.
At $50 it's also not cheap, but the M155 is a superb backpack for not only transporting the console around but also everything you need and a screen. It really is suitable for Bring Your Own Console sessions at LAN events.
GAEMS Vanguard Personal Gaming Environment
At around $300, the Vanguard Personal Gaming Environment from GAEMS is for the serious gamer and one who has very deep pockets. It's an absolute beast of a bag with a reinforced shell to better protect the console and everything else you pack inside. Oh and there's a built-in display.
Should you wish to have a bag that would allow you to have the Xbox One pre-configured and ready to go when you open it up, this is the way you should go. All you need to do is attach a battery for total remote use or hunt down an available outlet.
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