I’ll be the first to admit it, I like to game. I may not be as proficient as some of the younger gamers out there, but for a “seasoned” individual, I do pretty well. Have controller, will travel!

Not surprisingly, summer is a popular time for gaming. The days are longer and warmer, so everyone tends to be out and about more, including gamers. Many gamers are on extended breaks from school or work, so they’ve got more leisure time. Plus, summer vacations bring friends and family together, and video games are a great catalyst for social interaction and shared experiences in person or online.

Summer is also when many video game publishers tease or release top titles. Gamers can also expect to see more esports tournaments, competitions, and professional gaming league events this time of year.

Here are some of the top gaming gear choices for Summer 2023 I’m seeing. All have been vetted by CORE Gaming for performance, reliability, and style and they’re backed by CORE Gaming’s 100% customer satisfaction guarantee.

With its sleek, streamlined design, gamers of all ages can wear the award-winning CORE Gaming Backpack practically anywhere. Its spacious main compartment fits laptops up to 17 inches, and the interior features divided sections for gaming accessories, mobile power, and even personal items. Exterior, zippered pockets store cables, headphones, and more.


This backpack comes in three versions. Each offers top functionality and unique style. The CORE Gaming Backpack with Molded Panel offers a sleek, polished look. The CORE Gaming Backpack with Velcro Panel lets gamers adorn the backpack with their sport school, team, and company patches. The special edition CORE Gaming Backpack with White Trim was produced in limited quantities. It’s a unique opportunity for gamers to stand out from the crowd.

All versions are pre-wired for a power bank or external battery.

Also produced in limited quantities, the Special Edition Area-51m Elite Backpack for Alienware sports a distinctive white exterior with a reflective Alienware head logo and silver interior. At 14-inches wide by 21-inches tall and 9-inches deep, the backpack offers 40-liters of storage. It features three compartments, six exterior pockets, and seven interior pockets for storing and organizing a wide range of gear. Other highlights include full-size keyboard storage and a padded laptop section to protect from bumps and drops.

Whether gaming off the grid or just kicking back at a tailgate, the new CORE Power 24,000mAh AC/USB Laptop Charger is a must-have for mobile gamers. Lightweight, compact, and travel-friendly, this mobile power device can charge up to four devices at once, including a laptop. Highlights include an AC outlet, dual High-Power USB Outputs, a fast-charge USB C port, plus word class safety features. It comes with a 20W USB-C PD wall adapter and USB-C to USB-C charging cable.

LucidSound’s LS15P Wireless Gaming Headset is ultra-lightweight and comfortable. It lets gamers upgrade their audio without breaking the bank. It works great with PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and PC. Features include intuitive quick access audio controls, interference-free wireless connectivity, custom tuned 50mm drivers, and a dual-mic system.

Another great headset is LucidSound’s flagship LS50X Hybrid Wireless and Bluetooth Gaming Headset for Xbox . It features lag-free wireless audio and chat for Xbox gaming, and simultaneous Bluetooth connectivity for total wireless freedom. Gel-cooled earpads combine with dual noise-cancelling mics and powerful custom-tuned drivers to make this the ultimate Xbox headset. Officially licensed for Xbox, it works on Xbox Series X|S.

PowerA’s FUSION Pro Wireless Controller for Nintendo Switch offers premium materials and pro-level gaming features. This Bluetooth-enabled gamepad includes swappable black and white faceplates, a 3.5mm stereo headset jack, and a premium protective case.

HyperGear’s SoundRecon RGB LED Gaming Headset offers full-range stereo surround sound, long-wear comfortability, and dynamic RGB lighting. Using the 3.5mm jacks, gamers enjoy multi-platform compatibility for easy transitioning between PC/Mac, console, or mobile devices. Custom-tuned 40mm neodymium drivers provide a phenomenally immersive sound experience.

For the essential gear gamers need to get started at a budget-friendly price point, HyperGear offers popular “4-in-1 Gaming Kits.” The Red Dragon style kit includes a full-sized keyboard, a 6-button scroll-wheel mouse, stereo headphones, and a large gaming mousepad. Better yet – everything is designed to work together right out of the box!

All gamers can use a break from digital eye fatigue. The Visione VX500 Blue Light Blocking Computer and Gaming Glasses from Arozzi help protect from potentially harmful blue light, filter over 99% of UV, and help reduce eye soreness.

CORE Gaming makes it easy and affordable for gamers to level up quickly for summer with go-bags, gadgets, and tech from top gaming brands.