It’s GADGET TIME!!!
Yup, it’s finally here! I spent the last 3 weeks refreshing the Bioware store website. Now it has finally arrived. My Mass Effect N7 Branded Gaems G155 Portable Gaming Case.
So let me rewind a bit here. This year I have a TON of travel coming up for work and personal stuff. With Mass Effect coming out, I really wanted a way to carry my xbox with me on these trips. So weeks ago I started looking at the G155 case. It was inexpensive and had great reviews. It was just a matter of pulling the trigger. Then my friend tweets out a link to this. My eyes went wide, pulse raced, cheeks flushed…..wait a sec here…ummm. Yeah, so, the fact that I had just been looking up this very case, and this one is N7 BRANDED!! It was a no brainer. Trigger pulled.
Then began the waiting game. I didn’t realize that the shipping would take 3 weeks. I had hoped to have it before PAXEast, but alas, that did not happen. Thankfully, it did arrive yesterday so I will have it for my Vegas trip.
The case itself looks great. It’s not overly heavy with a system in it and it holds, in its side pouches, the power supply for the Xbox (which is ginormous), power for the screen, 2 HDMI cables (a short one it comes with, and a long one in case the hotel I am in allows for an input), a single controller, and a play-and-charge cable. I can set two games on top of the Xbox and close the lid with no difficulty.
Overall, I am very happy with how the case works. I was surprised to see that the screen actually will do 1080p. Everything fits great and works perfect. What I wasn’t that pleased with was that the N7 branding was a sticker skin……that I had to apply myself.
So let me throw some things into perspective here. The case I had started looking at is the listing on Amazon. At the time I was looking at it, the price was listed as $269.00 (prime shipping). The N7 Branded one on the Bioware store was $260.00 (with $8.50 shipping). I was like “Sweet, I am saving $0.50 AND getting the N7 brand!” Meanwhile, in the past 3 weeks, the Amazon listing has dropped to $249.00, still with prime shipping.
Grand Scheme, I love the case. If I were waiting for 3 weeks for it, I would have liked for them to professionally apply the skin. That’s it.
If you are interested in the G155, or the N7 Skin, you can find them Both at the Bioware Store, Separately at the Gaems site, and the Amazon listing is still the best for fast shipping. The Skin by itself is $29.99 from Gaems only.