Sometimes, a gamer wants to take his gaming experience on the go – sure, there’s handheld consoles, like the 3DS, but what do you do when you don’t feel like saving the princes and you want to battle locusts in Gears of War or take part in a Destiny raid? Not too long ago, I discovered the GAEMS Vanguard Personal Gaming Environment and since then, I have done quite a bit of research on it. Today, I am here to tell you all about it …

What is the GAEMS Vanguard Personal Gaming Environment?

GAEMS Vanguard offers a portable screen that has been built into a nice carrying case. It is designed to house a video game console including Xbox One S, Xbox One, PS4, PS3 and Xbox 360 consoles.

When it comes to portable gaming, often times, it’s about compromise. Are you looking for a large screen, long battery life, great graphics, a large selection of good games and proper gaming controls? Yes, there’s smartphones and they are definitely portable and the battery life is nice, but their screen sizes aren’t that great and let’s admit it – the selection of games is mediocre and the controls aren’t that great. Then you have the DS – there’s a decent selection of games, it’s portable and has good battery life, but there’s poor graphics and small screens. Don’t forget about the PSP – there’s a good screen and the graphics are better than the DS, but still, it’s pretty limited. So this is where the GAEMS G155 comes into play – it’s not really a gaming platform at all, it has been labeled a “portable gaming enviroment” that has specifically been designed to make it where gamers can take their HD gaming on the go.


  • Built-in 15.5 inch screen
  • Tough plastic carry case
  • Fits Xbox S, Xbox One, PS4, PS3 and Xbox 360
  • Built-in pocket for power cables and controllers

This case has adjustable straps, so you can make sure your console stays in place during transit.

Yes, there are other console cases currently on the market and I looked at those as well. I noticed that this one is different in the way it puts a 15.5 LED-lit LCD screen into its lid – it also has stereo speakers and twin headphone jacks, allowing for two different people to listen to the game’s sound at the same time, without having to use the speakers.

What Others Are Saying about This Product

At the time of writing this review, on Amazon, there were a total of 267 reviewers, giving this product 4.4 stars out of a possible 5.0. With phrases such as “this is a great build and the quality is good,” it is apparent that people like this product.

There was a couple of reviewers that complained about it having no disc storage, however, if you buy your games digitally, this shouldn’t be that big of a deal.



The GAEMS Vanguard is a great piece of hardware and for gamers who want to play on the go, it’s handy. If you’re a hardcore gamer with a taste for things like Call of Duty, Battlefield, Gears of War, and Uncharted, and you want to play them on the go, this would be a good choice.


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