Las Vegas - Portable storage maker Mascot Metropolitan introduced a game case at a CES press conference here Wednesday that holds a Gameboy Advance as well as up to eight game cartridges and accessories such as batteries, headphones, charger and lights.
Called the Advance Action Pack, the storage bag transforms from a portable carrier to a playing station and offers a front compartment that completely unzips from the rest of the case, giving the user a portable play pad for better playing action and increased protection.
Four factors separate the Advance Action Pack from competing products, according to Mascot Metropolitan - a gel grip play pad, quality of construction, multi-functionality and compact design. By employing molded silicon gel encased in flexible fabric constructed of heavy-gauge ballistic nylon, the company said it has designed the first gel grip play pad to improve gaming performance and enhance usability.
The front Gameboy compartment also can be opened to drop down at about 90 degrees, so the Gameboy can be played without removing it from the rest of the game- and accessories-containing bag.
The Advance Action Pack offers users three choices for wear, including on the waist or by switching the waist strap to the neck strap. It also can be put on a belt with an integrated belt loop, or can be slung over the shoulder by changing the strap configuration.
Promoted by Mascot Metropolitan to be the smallest case on the market designed to carry eight games, accessories and a Gameboy, the product currently is being sold online for a suggested $24.95. When available at brick and mortar stores, the unit is expected to have suggested retails that range from $14.99 to $19.95.