Not satisfied with playing all the games available in the market, some gaming maniacs have gone ahead and modified their consoles to increase the fun levels when playing online games. We’ll take a peek at some of the best modifications done by these maverick gadget designers.
1. There’s this Giant Working NES Controller that doubles up as a coffee table or a computer when you’re bored with playing a game. And when you decide to have a go again, just fold the glass cover back into original position, plug your controller into the console, and game away!
2. What do you get if you have a 17” LCD, a water cooling radiator, 3 port USB hub, external display jack, wireless and built-in keyboard? You get an Xbox 360 Laptop. A guy called Ben Heck has designed this gaming console cum laptop to switch between gaming and some serious browsing from time to time. Made of sturdy aluminum, this gadget might interest a lot of gaming nerds if it hits the market.
3. You’d probably heard of a console with a built in cartridge; but have you ever heard of a cartridge with a built in console? You’ll find A Whole NES Console in a Cartridge if you can lay your hands on a Casemod like this. This cartridge cum console cum cartridge has a slot for cartridges, stereo and video outputs, two joystick ports, power and reset buttons, and the whole thing works from a chip enabled NES. This gizmo is great for saving space and is easy to carry it around.
4. If you can have an Xbox360 laptop, why not a PS3 Laptop? Same thought a gadget freak and came out with a console cum laptop that has a LCD screen, keyboard, Blue-Ray drive, and a 60 GB PS3 version all rolled into one. This one looks like a laptop from the future but is actually a PS3. 5. How about a Nintendo Wii that can control your whole home? Check out the Nintendo Wii Controlled Smart Home that is PHP scripted and works through a flash GUI and can be used to control the lighting, security cameras, temperature, music systems and the DVR.
6. This is what geeks do when they get hungry playing games. Two geeks, Ryou and her friend, decided to design a toaster cum PS2 and came up with the Toaster Edition PS2, when they got real hungry playing one day and didn’t want to leave the game and walk to the refrigerator to get something to bite. However, this gadget looks like a toaster but is actually a PS2. Ryou and her friend still depend on the refrigerator when they get hungry in the middle of the game.
7. This dude, Ben Heck, never runs out of ideas. That’s why he designed the Xbox 360 Controller-The Ben Heck Way, and this piece is actually a one handed Xbox 360 controller. The thumb controls the left analog stick while the right analog stick is controlled by pressing the device against your leg or table. Attach the gadget to your hand with a Velcro strip, and you’re ready to go.
8. You have an Xbox laptop and a PS 3 laptop; how about a Wii laptop? That’s what you’ll get if you buy the Nintendo Wii Laptop. A GameCube controller port, built in sensor bar and power supply, A/V jacks and 16:9 widescreen LCD go into this gadget that measures 8.5 * 7.7 * 2 inches. No prizes for guessing the inventor; its Mr. Ben Heck, again—what the heck!!!
9. What do people with hyperactive brain cells do when they run out of Christmas gift ideas? They design gaming gadgets! Check out this Clerks Wii Created for Kevin Smith, which is actually a Christmas gift for Kevin Smith made by Ramon from Morpheon Mods. This Wii is painted in flat grey colors with the four main characters attached to the Wii and are highlighted with LEDs.
10. Fitness cum gaming fanatics will be thrilled with this gadget. This “NES Inside a Sneaker” is a normal console that looks like a normal sneaker. The only thing abnormal with this is that the game cartridges are loaded into the side of the sneaker and the controller jacks are the back of the sneaker. The downside of this gadget is that you absolutely cannot wear this to the gym.