Best cases for Steam Deck 2024

If you've been lucky enough to bag a Steam Deck or the newer Steam Deck OLED, you'll no doubt want to keep it safe when leaving the house. 

Valve includes an official carrying case with any orders, including exclusive versions for certain configurations, but they're not invincible. And if you're looking for something a little more stylish, you can definitely do better. 

We've rounded up the best Steam Deck case replacements and alternatives to keep your console protected against damage.

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Valve's Steam Deck is perfect for portable PC gaming, and they're generous enough to include an official carrying case with every order. The point is to protect against damage, so if yours has become too scuffed up to store your console reliably, there are a couple of options here to replace it with. 

These type of cases are only good for moving your Steam Deck around, though. If you want something to protect against accidental knocks while you're using it, then you'll want to go for something like a silicone case or JSAUX's ModCase. 

High-end cases from WaterField are only available from the official San Francisco manufacturer's website. Still, their high-quality bags have been making waves in the technology scene for a while now. If you can stomach the cost, they're a fashionable solution to carrying your console with a little subtlety, since there's no Steam Deck logo plastered on the side.

Whatever you choose, these cases pair up with the best Steam Deck accessories to get the most out of your new handheld PC.

Ben Wilson
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Ben is the channel editor for all things tech-related at Windows Central. That includes PCs, the components inside, and any accessory you can connect to a Windows desktop or Xbox console. Not restricted to one platform, he also has a keen interest in Valve's Steam Deck handheld and the Linux-based operating system inside. Fueling this career with coffee since 2021, you can usually find him behind one screen or another. Find him on Mastodon to ask questions or share opinions.

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