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ROG Ally is Now Available: Here's The Best Accessories to Consider Right Away

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Asus' Steam Deck competitor the ROG Ally is officially available today, and anyone who has already preordered should be getting their console shipped to their address soon. But, you might already be wondering what the best accessories to go alongside your new portable PC are. Just in case the build-up wasn't already obvious, that's what we'll be discussing here. These are all the best handpicked ROG Ally accessories to consider now that it's finally available.

TL;DR – Best ROG Ally Accessories

Best ROG Ally SD Card

Samsung Evo Select 512GBOur Top PickSamsung Evo Select 512GB 53% off $84.99$39.99TeamGroup A2 Pro Plus Card 512GBPerfect for ROG AllyTeamGroup A2 Pro Plus Card 512GB $29.99

Once again, similar to the Steam Deck, you're going to get the very best results by going for a performance class A2 SD Card. This is easy to pick out, as most SD Cards have their classification printed on the front. Our top pick for the ROG Ally SD card is the Samsung Evo Select 512GB, which is currently down to just $39.99 at Amazon. This is an incredibly affordable SD card and will effectively double the storage on your Ally. Otherwise, we've left a few other beefier options for you to consider as well.

Best ROG Ally Carry Case

ASUS - Official ROG Ally Travel CaseASUS – Official ROG Ally Travel Case $39.99

If it isn't stating the obvious, Asus' very own ROG Ally case is an immediate top pick for the best carry case of choice. That being said, the market is currently a bit limited so there aren't a whole lot of other great cases just yet. Still, this is the best option for now, costing just $39.99, and it can be ordered from Best Buy right away.

Best ROG Ally Power Bank

Elecjet Apollo Ultra A10X Portable Power BankOur Top PickElecjet Apollo Ultra A10X Portable Power Bank 65W 10K mAh.$89.99Anker 737 Power BankTop Power PickAnker 737 Power Bank 140W, PowerCore 24K. Clip the $40 coupon to get the discount.25% off $159.99$119.99TechSmarter 20K Power BankTop Affordable PickTechSmarter 20K Power Bank 45W, 20K mAh.$49.99

You're going to want to invest in a serious portable charger when it comes to the ROG Ally. Start thinking more laptop charger than a power bank for your iPhone. Similar to the Steam Deck, we're suggesting you opt for a charger that's 45W or above, with at least 10K mAh capacity.

Our top two picks are the Elecjet 65W Apollo Ultra A10X for $89.99, or the Anker 737 PowerCore 24K for $119.99. Both are premium portable chargers, but this is absolutely what you need to get the most out of the Ally, especially when gaming on the go. Otherwise, we've also left a nice affordable option in as well with the Techsmarter 20K mAh 45W for $49.99 instead.

Editor's Note: I own the Elecjet A10X and it's the best portable charger I've ever owned. It never lets me down when using it for the ROG Ally, Steam Deck, or Samsung smartphone. Highlights include its slim design, fast charge times, and ease of use. Its only downside is the minimal battery capacity, as you'll likely only get 1.5-2 charges out of it on the Steam Deck or Ally.

Best ROG Ally Screen Protector

ROG Ally - Tempered Glass Screen ProtectorsdbrandROG Ally – Tempered Glass Screen Protectors $24.95

There's only one great choice when it comes to screen protectors in 2023, but we'll leave a few extra options here as well if you want to keep it a little more affordable. dbrand's Steam Deck, Switch, and now ROG Ally tempered glass creen protectors are the best in the business and defintiely worth your time and money.

More ASUS ROG Ally Accessories

ASUS ROG Raikiri Pro Wireless Controller for ROG Ally - BlackASUS ROG Raikiri Pro Wireless Controller for ROG Ally – Black $169.99ASUS - ROG CETRA True Wireless In-Ear Gaming EarbudsASUS – ROG CETRA True Wireless In-Ear Gaming Earbuds $99.99

If you’ve been interested in picking up the Asus ROG Ally – a handheld we awarded an 8 in our review and called "the Steam Deck competitor we’ve been anticipating" – and want to get some helpful accessories to have with it, Best Buy is here to help.

The new ROG Raikiri Pro Wireless Controller looks great and will work wonders with the Ally, but it also costs $169.99. So if you do want to use a controller with the Ally without spending $100+, pick up your DualSense or Xbox Controller and connect to the portable PC via Bluetooth. Game on!

Where to Buy The Asus ROG Ally

ASUS ROG Ally - 512GBOut June 13ASUS ROG Ally – 512GB Best Buy exclusive.$699.99

In our review of the handheld, we explained that "If you’ve dreamt of a Windows-based handheld PC that pushes the boat out on features, doesn’t cost $1000+, and plays Game Pass games natively on the go, then the ROG Ally could be what you’re looking for." It’s an excellent investment with equally sleek accessories.

This handheld also has a 1080p screen, a 120Hz refresh rate, and an AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme Zen 4 APU. If you’re curious to know just how much it differs from the Steam Deck, though, we have a helpful breakdown of all of its features to show how the two compare to help in your purchasing decision.


Robert Anderson is a deals expert and Commerce Editor for IGN. You can follow him @robertliam21 on Twitter.

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