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Gaems Suitcase Adds a Semblance of Portability to Your Console

by Lambert Varias

At the recently concluded E3 2010, GadgetReview spotted an interesting product from a company called GAEMS – not a typo, it stands for Gaeming Gaming and Entertainment Mobile Systems. GAEMS showed off an Xbox-360 compatible suitcase that’s equipped with a 15-in 720p LCD screen and “a whole mess of speakers”. In short, GAEMS wants to be the Ben Heck for the masses.

gaems suitcase 1

The suitcase that GadgetReview examined was only for the Xbox 360 Elite, but GAEMS said they’re planning to make a universal model that’s also compatible with the new Xbox 360 as well as the PlayStation Slim.

gaems suitcase 2

As you can see there’s a power cord sticking out of the lid of the suitcase, but GadgetReview isn’t sure if its for both the console and the monitor. There’s no room for even a single controller inside the suitcase, so GAEMS says they’ll bundle a “sack” for controllers.

gaems suitcase 3

The price of the final product should be about $250 (USD), and will most likely be released later this year. We’ll see more of the GAEMS suitcase on PAX this July. GAEMS already has a website, but there’s not much to see there yet aside from the basics about the company. What do you guys think? Does the company have a funny name or what? And let me know what you think about the product too.

[via GadgetReview]

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Comments (2):

  1. technabob says:

    $250 bucks seems pricey for any gaming accessory. I get the fact that with the screen and the case, there’s probably $100+ worth of components in there, and the company needs to pay for its R&D and a little profit – but I think they’d do a whole lot better selling these for under $100 if they could ever figure out a way to do it.

  2. John - GAEMS says:

    We agree that we would like to get this to even more customers (Wii market notorious for not buying anything over $99), but you are correct, the cost barriers are still there for now. We just now got pricing low enough ($249.99) that we believe we can sell to an economy of scale.

    As HD monitor prices fall and/or sales volumes increase, we will hopefully be able to adjust, but odds are slim we will ever get to $99 :(

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