The GAEMS Vanguard is a serious piece of tech. The first thing you will notice upon taking the unit out of the box is just how sleek the device is. The hard shell of the exterior is incredible sturdy yet amazingly light-weight for what the unit is. The unit itself without any console is around 5kg. The device is incredibly easy to carry with either a shoulder strap or handle for carrying. The unit is built into fitting into your carry-on luggage. The case is extremely well-designed and doesn’t have any unnecessary components weighing it down, or making it any bigger than it needs to be.
Unfortunately the only issue that I had with the unit was opening and closing it. The unit uses two claps to secure it closed which open and shut easy enough but unfortunately, there is nothing to hold onto when opening the unit, which can sometimes be quite tricky. This won’t be an issue if you’re using the device for in one spot for long periods of time like I was.
Another small gripe that I have with the system is the inability to run the cords whilst the unit is closed. This is probably not something that a lot of people would have an issue with but i’d love to be able to close this up every night without having to unplug the cords and leaving them loose along the floor.