BREAKING NEWS—Mobile Edge today announced a Kickstarter campaign to support production of the CORE Gaming Backpack, the first in its new lineup of gaming products. The CORE Gaming Backpack was designed, prototyped, and tested by gamers for gamers to provide easy access, storage, and protection for an ever-expanding universe of gaming equipment including laptop models, controllers, video games, accessories, and much more.

Mobile Edge has been designing and producing award-winning gaming gear for top brands for more than 15 years. The CORE Gaming Backpack will be the first product offered in its new lineup of gaming products. To support this effort, the CORE Gaming Backpack is available from August 8 until September 21, with exclusive perks such as Early Bird Pricing of $75 (MSRP $129.99), at In addition, program backers can select from an additional 10 funding levels to back the CORE Gaming Backpack Kickstarter program, which has an overall goal to raise $30,000.

Since its founding in 2002, Mobile Edge has been continuously looking towards the future with the goal of providing trend-setting personal transport solutions for mobile tech products that are innovative, intuitive, and inspiring. The future is now for today’s gamers who have thousands of dollars invested in their gaming laptops, video games, and various related accessories and gear. Many are gaming in the burgeoning word of esports—over 300 million are playing or fans of esports Games, roughly the population of the US, with that total expected to exceed 427 million by 2019. There were over 3,800 esports tournaments in 2016, earning gamers more than $93 million in prize money.

Whether competing in esports tournaments, or simply gaming in clubs or at parties with friends, today’s gamers demand that their gear is protected from the bumps and bruises of travelling, accidental drops and harsh environments, and they want easy access to their gear. How do they do that? With the Mobile Edge CORE Gaming Backpack, of course!

“As a company, Mobile Edge has put in endless time, effort and expertise in the design and development of some of the industry’s best gaming products for industry leaders like Alienware and Razer,” said G. David Cartwright, Mobile Edge president & CEO. “We are now excited to bring that same focus and commitment to producing our own line of gaming products led by the CORE Gaming Backpack. This is the ultimate product enabling today’s gamers to quickly organize their gear and transport it safely, whether it’s across the street to a friend’s house or to one of the many esports tournaments across the country.”

The CORE Gaming Backpack is the ultimate product for gamers, the person on the go, and for holiday gift-givers. The CORE Backpack offers three large storage sections that are pre-wired for a power bank or external battery. Four side accessory pockets are perfect for cables, phone, a gaming mouse, or oversized water bottles. There is also an external USB charge port built into the pack that provides instant power to your phone or other device. Place your power bank into the universal power pocket and connect the internal USB cable, then just plug your phone or other device into the external USB charge port for instant power while you are on the go.

Constructed from rugged ballistic nylon, the backpack includes padded air-mesh shoulder straps and back panel, a molded top carry handle for easy lifting, and a trolley strap for stacking on other luggage. The backpack also features a checkpoint-Friendly laptop compartment, a separate fleece lined pouch for an iPad or tablet, a full-size keyboard pocket, a headphone holder, and a large section to hold files, extra gear, or personal items.  A zippered front organizer section provides quick access to pens, cell phone, business cards, keys, cables, and other small accessories.

Key Product Specs

  • Sized to hold all popular models of Gaming Laptops
  • CheckPoint-Friendly design to speed through TSA airport security lines
  • Constructed of durable ballistic nylon with tailored contrast stitching
  • Pre-wired universal power bank pocket for charging items in each section
  • Quick-charge external USB 3.0 Charge Port with built-in charging cable
  • Three separate sections for a laptop, tablet, keyboard, files, accessories and your personal items
  • Padded Air-Mesh shoulder straps and ventilated back panel with a trolley strap
  • Organizer section provides pockets for pens, phone, business cards, keys, cables and other accessories
  • Separate poly-fleece lined iPad/Tablet pocket
  • High-capacity storage compartment holds all your gaming accessories
  • Four zippered side accessory pockets for cables, gaming mouse, phone, large water bottles, etc.
  • Mobile Edge Lifetime Warranty
  • Overall Dimensions:5” x 17” x 9”
  • Computer Compartment Dimensions:8” x 11.7” x 2”

Early Birds Get the Edge

The Kickstarter Campaign starts today, August 8 and runs through September 21.

Early bird supporters can pre-order a brand new CORE Gaming Backpack for just $75—a huge savings of more than 40% off the suggested retail price. They’ll not only be able to get the CORE bag first before anyone else does, but they’ll also receive other special offers. Only a limited amount of CORE bags are available at early bird pricing, so Mobile Edge doesn’t expect them to last long.

Other Ways to Help

There’s More to Come

Watch this blog for regular updates on contests, Kickstarter status, and other news in the coming days, including links to Mobile Edge’s blog where they will follow the fictional (but fact-based) exploits of a team of up-and-coming esports participants!

Paul June is King Monkey of BARREL O’MONKEYZ, a San Diego-based strategic marketing agency specializing in Sports and Active Lifestyle markets. We serve as a seasoned, outsourced marketing team for companies looking to ramp up sales and launch new products. Our barrel is full of talent and creative arms ready to prove we don’t just monkey around!