Thermaltake Tt eSport Battle Dragon LAN Bag Review
Tim Mammatt+ / 2 years ago
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The Thermaltake Tt eSports brand is renowned for its gaming peripherals, from keyboards to headsets – and even gaming gloves! “Challenge is the Game” is Tt eSports motto, which reiterates their philosophy of gaming to the extreme. They’ve introduced world firsts such as the Challenger keyboard, which features the first-of-its kind integrated fan to keep your hands cool.
Tt eSports sponsor many professional gaming teams around the globe, so they know exactly what is required when it comes to gaming peripherals and thus produce top quality products that meet the demands.
An often overlooked area when it comes to gaming, is gaming events, from small LAN parties with friends, all the way up to world championships. Whilst overlooked, it is becoming increasingly popular for hardware manufacturers to address issues that often come up at these events. Brands such as BitFenix have incorporated carrying handles into some of their cases to aid transportation of gaming rigs for BYOC (Bring Your Own Computer) events.
What will be reviewed today, is an unusual product, that whilst simple in concept, is clever in execution; what we have, is the Thermaltake Tt eSports Battle Dragon LAN Bag.
At an initial glance the Battle Dragon Bag looks like an over-sized laptop bag, that could take a whopping 24” laptop if such a laptop existed. The bag matches Tt eSports colour scheme with a black exterior, and red detailing interior. Featured on the outside pockets of the bag is a large red dragon and Tt eSports logo.
The bag also features three main compartments on the outside; two large pockets and a third pocket that covers the whole side – this one is explained in more detail in the next paragraph. The two large pockets then have another zip compartment on them – adding yet even more storage space.
One of the ways this bag can be carried is like that of a carry case, with just one handle on the top of the bag, however, there are also two other ways to carry this bag. Stored in one of the side pockets is a shoulder strap that turns it into a messenger style bag. In addition to this way, there is also a very useful feature that is hidden in the large side panel. After almost completely unzipping the side panel, (which then rolls up) reveals two shoulder straps – so now you have a rucksack. The panel neatly rolls up and fastens down to the Velcro on the now, top end of the bag. Carrying the bag this way, means you can keep you arms free to carry any additional items like your PC.
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Throughout the bag there is ample padding, which not only provides cushioning for your back when in rucksack mode, but also protects the many delicate electronic items that might be in the bag.
The interior is split into five main sections, 2x large pockets and 3x small pockets. The larger of them can contain items like monitors, whilst the smaller ones, things like mice, keyboards and the monitor’s stand.
Due to the bags large size, it is possible to fit a 24” monitor in it, with adequate protection, on top of all the other items that you may want to fit in there – and that could be a lot.
Upon testing, it was possible to fit a Dell U2301h 24” monitor, a full size keyboard, a mouse, a mousemat, speakers, tools, and an ipad and still have loads of room left over; making this bag perfect for those LAN parties. When fully loaded it is recommended using the rucksack shoulder straps as it can get fairly uncomfortable using the messenger strap.
There is also plenty of padding between your back and the contents of the bag meaning no sharp corners digging into you.
LAN bags are not a common accessory when it comes to PC peripherals so it’s good to see one of the major gaming brands start to open up this area and with no doubt other brands will catch on, as BYOC gaming events become more popular. Here Tt eSports have created a superb bag that can hold nearly everything except from the kitchen sink. Coupled with plenty of padding and numerous different carrying methods to suit the individual, this bag is ideal for any and all LAN party lovers. Just having the additional rucksack shoulder straps, that unfold from a side pocket really makes it easier when transporting all your gear around and keeps it protected at the same time.
Being one of the first LAN bags eTeknix has had to review, it has set a high precedence, where we shall look forward to seeing what other brands have to offer in the future. So due to all the positivity of this great LAN bag, we are awarding it with the following ‘Gamers Choice Award’.