Whether gaming is a job or just a hobby, you need to take extra care when traveling with your gaming essentials.
Whether you’re traveling nearby, like to a friend’s or out of state, you need to prepare accordingly. Part of the preparation process consists of having the right traveling gear.
Here are 5 items you need before you hit the road.
1. Quality Power Station
Whether you’re traveling far or near, a power outlet may not always be accessible. This is where a portable power station comes in handy. The keyword here is ‘portable’. You need to be sure your power bank is lightweight and easy to carry.
A power station packs enough power to keep your gaming equipment charged all day long. This means you can game in any location without worrying about losing power.
Don’t forget to carry all necessary USB cables along with your power bank. And of course, keep your handy device charged at all times with the help of a portable wireless charger.
2. Gaming Headphones
You can’t really game without a pair of quality gaming headphones, so don’t forget to pack these in your go bag.
Not only will gaming headphones give you a better playing experience, but you don’t want to blast audio with other travelers around. Instead, connect your wired or wireless headphones into your laptop and game on!
Noise-canceling headphones are recommended as you won’t hear anything going on around you. This will elevate your gaming experience regardless of your location.
3. Traveling Backpack
There are laptops and then there are gaming laptops. Gaming laptops come with many features that regular laptops don’t have. This means you’ll need a specialized backpack for them and all their accessories.
A quality traveling backpack will have several compartments to help organize your accessories and protect your laptop from damage. You don’t want to skimp on quality to save a few bucks. Otherwise, you’ll be spending more money in repairs if your laptop gets damaged.
Along with protection features, you need a traveling backpack that’s easy to carry and comfortable. Otherwise, it will take a toll on your back.
4. Blue Light Glasses
Gaming involves staring at a screen for hours, which emit unnatural light. Whether it’s a phone, computer, or laptop, there are potential dangers of blue light. The way blue light affects us is still continuing to evolve, but some short-term effects include:
Apart from taking frequent breaks from your screen, you should invest in blue light glasses. They will reduce the intensity of blue light that reaches your eye without distorting the color. They are tinted lenses that also reduce eye strain and combat headaches.
5. Mobile Hotspot or Wi-Fi
You’ll want to have a great, dependable internet connection to enjoy your gaming experience. If you are traveling far, the Wi-Fi may not be the best. That is if they have Wi-Fi available.
Mobile hotspots are best when gaming on the go. Your phone can act as a hotspot, but you may not want to use it if you don’t have unlimited data. Another option is purchasing a mobile hotspot device. You can pay as you go with certain providers, or have a monthly plan.
Take Your Gaming to the Next Level While Traveling!
Traveling with your gaming devices and accessories can seem stressful. Having separate gear for travel will make it easier to pack up and go while being able to leave your setup at home.
With these tips in mind, you’ll be well on your way to amazing gaming experiences while traveling.