Best ROG Ally carrying cases 2024: Travel bags that actually fit the gaming handheld

The ROG Ally gaming handheld isn't an awkward shape by any stretch, but there are fewer carrying cases on the market for it than we would like to see. It's significantly larger than the Nintendo Switch while still being notably shorter than the Steam Deck, so it can't always use the same carrying cases as those other gaming systems. 

If you're facing the dilemma of trying to find the best traveling case for your ROG Ally, then here are the options that actually fit it while providing a good protective barrier against drops and bumps. You might want to also check out our list of the best ROG Ally accessories if interested. 

Protect your Ally on the go

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Considering how expensive the ROG Ally is and the limited number of carrying cases available for it, you really need to find something that fits as well as protects. The Steam Deck is a bit large making it so that many cases designed for Valve's system won't be a good fit for the ROG Ally. Meanwhile, the Nintendo Switch is far too small and its carrying cases aren't a good match either.

Arguably the best ROG Ally carrying case was actually designed for Steam Deck. JSAUX has made several accessories for Valve's handheld and this hard shell, crossbody bag also works perfectly with the Ally. Plus, it has plenty of pockets for you to bring any other important accessories or objects you need when traveling. Whether you're on a trip or just headed out to run errands, this bag will work perfectly for the ROG Ally.

It's also worth noting that Asus has provided its own official ROG Ally carrying case which features a soft inner lining and space for some microSD cards or perhaps even your credit cards. However, it isn't a hard shell and so it won't offer as much protection as some other options.

My absolute favorite option is the WaterField Designs CitySlicker, which is technically also a soft shell but wraps the Ally up in such padded quality materials that it doesn't feel like it's in danger of getting damaged. These cases come in eight different colors and feature a magnetic snap to keep the bag shut while I'm transporting my ROG Ally. However, they're pricey and you do need to pay extra to get a crossbody strap.

Rebecca Spear
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Self-professed gaming geek, Rebecca Spear, is one of Windows Central's editors and reviewers with a focus on gaming handhelds, PC gaming, and laptops. When she isn't checking out the latest games on Xbox Game Pass, PC, ROG Ally, or Steam Deck; she can be found digital drawing with a Wacom tablet. She's written thousands of articles with everything from editorials, reviews, previews, features, previews, and hardware reviews over the last few years. If you need information about anything gaming-related, her articles can help you out. She also loves testing game accessories and any new tech on the market. You can follow her @rrspear on X (formerly Twitter).

  • Koblongta
    Just make it clamshell please
  • JuliusRowe
    I encourage you to research and consider various brands and materials to find the case that best suits your needs and values.
  • JuliusRowe
    And selecting the perfect carrying case for your prized ROG Ally gaming handheld is an important decision to make. Ensuring your device is safeguarded during travel or storage is paramount, and the market is flooded with options. However, I'd like to suggest Von Baer as a brand worth considering.

    It is renowned for its commitment to quality and craftsmanship, especially in their leather products. They offer a range of leather cases that not only provide top-notch protection for your gaming gear but also exude a sense of timeless elegance.