BECAUSE HE COULD PART DEUX: THE ORIGINATOR’S NEW PORTABLE XBOX 360 EXPERIENCE


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12.3.2008

Brandon Boyer

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Following on Technabob’s Atari 2600 gently crammed in a Sega Game Gear shell, Ben Heck — the grandfather of all bizarro and beautiful gaming hardware hacks — has revealed his latest: a new revision of his laptop Xbox 360s. This time Heck notes:

It differs from my past Xbox 360 laptops in several ways:

* Removable standard Xbox 360 hard drive for easy profile/data swapping
* Both memory card slots accessible, same reason.
* No keyboard! Really, they have those chat pads, what’s the point? (Besides looking cool)
* Simplified layout of ports and buttons.
* Internal wi-fi module, no external antenna. Antenna is strung out inside unit like other consoles/laptops.
* Beveled edges! Countersunk screws!

The unit’s also got a built in Live Vision camera, an easy access panel to the 360′s hard drive, and as usual, is completely desirable for all its impractical manufacturing.

New Xbox 360 Portable

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COMMENTS

  1. Please note, the “Atari 2600″ you previously blogged is actually an Atari Flashback 2. Putting an Atari-2600-on-a-chip in a GameGear case is neat, but Ben Heck’s work cramming original hardware into portable form factors is much more impressive.


  2. Nicely made! I like that he replaced the keyboard with cooling slots, but it would have been nice to have active cooling with a fan or two. Performance will probably drop after running it for an hour or two because of stagnant hot air.


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