Walyou » Mods http://walyou.com Cool Gadgets, New Gadgets, Tech News and Geek Design Wed, 28 Jan 2015 14:00:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 24K Gold Xbox One & PS4 controllers for classy gaming http://walyou.com/gold-xbox-one-ps4-controllers/ http://walyou.com/gold-xbox-one-ps4-controllers/#comments Tue, 27 Jan 2015 19:27:16 +0000 http://walyou.com/?p=214964

A killstreak or achievement collection is not the only way to show status when it comes to gaming: you could literally flash your 24K gold controller instead.

The new consoles by Sony and Microsoft have been out for a while, yet we had not seen a great amount of modding performed on them yet. It’s finally starting to happen, though, and now we get to see the PS4 and Xbox One controllers in 24-karat gold versions. Keep going down for more pictures.

The process to create this effect is quite long and complicated. It was done by ColorWare, who struggled and succeeded in creating a beautiful glossy finish that weigh 24k, and now can be bought for $299 each – if you consider you’re very literally buying gold, it’s not that expensive, is it?

The controllers chosen for this mod were the DualShock 4 and Xbox One controllers. It is only the outside that has been modified, and everything else about them remains intact, and more importantly, functional. You can very much literally play with these. Only 25 of each exist, so if you want one for yourself, be sure to snatch it ASAP, especially considering these are absolutely going to become a collector’s item.

Via Hi Consumption

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Laptop mod houses both a PS4 and Xbox One inside of it http://walyou.com/laptop-mod-ps4-and-xbox-one/ http://walyou.com/laptop-mod-ps4-and-xbox-one/#comments Thu, 15 Jan 2015 20:46:09 +0000 http://walyou.com/?p=214796

The same modder we had seen creating portable versions of Microsoft and Sony’s latest consoles is back in action with his biggest project yet.

Halo or The Last of Us? How about both? The latest project by master modder Eddie Zarick consists of a laptop case expanded and rearranged to hold both Microsoft and Sony’s latest consoles, the Xbox One and PS4 respectively. This was done as a request, and took over a month of work. There is a switch on the back users can flick to toggle between consoles (only one can be on at a time), but surprisingly, no heating issues at all.

We had seen Zarick’s previous mods at Walyou (Xbook Duo: Two Microsoft Gaming Systems In One Laptop and Portable PS4 laptop mod: this is your destiny), but this is the first time he’s combined these two consoles in one single case. They just keep getting better and better! Now if only he manages to cram a Wii U in there for some mandatory Smash Bros breaks, it’ll be just perfect.

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Xbox One Controllers modded with Star Wars themes http://walyou.com/xbox-one-controllers-star-wars/ http://walyou.com/xbox-one-controllers-star-wars/#comments Thu, 04 Dec 2014 18:56:00 +0000 http://walyou.com/?p=196603

No matter what game you’re playing you could always use a little extra help from the Force (may it always be with you). These controllers might help you channel it at the right time.

It’s not like we ever stopped talking about Star Wars, but nowadays everyone is! And who can blame them, that last trailer for the upcoming Episode VII has sent our hype levels through the roof. What this means for us, though, is that we’re coming across more Star Wars related gadgets, mods and gear, and that we can’t wait to share all of that with you. In this case? In an Xbox One controller mod, themed after Darth Vader and Boba Fett.

This is the creation of Air Effex, who can be reached out at his Facebook page to get your own custom version, related to Star Wars or not.

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Xbook Duo: Two Microsoft Gaming Systems In One Laptop http://walyou.com/xbook-duo-two-microsoft-gaming-systems-in-one-laptop/ http://walyou.com/xbook-duo-two-microsoft-gaming-systems-in-one-laptop/#comments Wed, 26 Nov 2014 12:00:24 +0000 http://walyou.com/?p=196357

Witness the combination of Xboxes past and present in this laptop gaming mod.

What’s better than a Xbox One console mod? A Xbox One and a Xbox 360 console mod. Gadget enthusiast Ed Zarick has done just that with his Xbook Duo, a console laptop mod that has built-in capabilities for Microsoft’s current and previous console offerings, which can be played on a collapsible 22? 1080p Vizio LCD monitor.

Stylish as it may be, I imagine the Xbook Duo would be a behemoth to lug around. Not surprising when you consider how bulky the Xbox One already is… Then you try to force (precisely, of course!) another console in such a relatively compact space? Well, it would be like trying to fit a walk-in closet’s worth of clothes into a tiny suitcase.

Tight fit, huh?

Logically, I very much doubt bulk was much of a consideration in the design phase. Getting that slick combo working together was at it’s forefront, and in that case – a laptop case (haha!) – the Duo is fantastic. CD loading trays for both console can be found on the side, and while you can’t operate both at the same time, switching between either is as simple as a press of a button.

Source: Ed’s Junk

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Super Smash Bros. Ported To TI-83 Calculator http://walyou.com/super-smash-bros-ported-to-ti-83-calculator/ http://walyou.com/super-smash-bros-ported-to-ti-83-calculator/#comments Thu, 20 Nov 2014 12:00:34 +0000 http://walyou.com/?p=196285

You can settle it in Smash. And you can also settle it in Smash on a calculator through an awesome port made by a TI-83 homebrewer.

Super Smash Bros. will be making its triumphant debut this week on the Nintendo Wii U, but silently on another orthodox platform too. Omnimaga forum member, Hayleia, has been busy making a version of the all-star Nintendo bash, called Super Smash Open, for the Texas Instruments’ TI-83 series of calculators that’s available for download right as we speak.

Why would you opt for a version of Smash Bros. that you can only pick two characters, Fox and Falco from Star Fox, and none of the frills that come with the Wii U one? Well, you wouldn’t. But it is an amusing port for all things. One that is being continually worked on by Hayleia, and who is currently seeking for more folks to help with its further development.

The project is both free to download (it even has a two-player mode, albeit one where you have to share a calculator to play) and free to improve, so if you’ve got the programing know how, you might be able to expand the roster and fix it up with a few more gaming options.

Similar TI-83 calculator portings of Portal and Pokémon have been made in the past from devoted homebrewers of the hardware, and you can find more of their projects over at TI-Planet, a website dedicated in rounding up similar homebrew software for the TI-83.

Source: Tiny Cartridge

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Strange and scary: someone created a portable PlayStation TV mod http://walyou.com/portable-playstation-tv-mod/ http://walyou.com/portable-playstation-tv-mod/#comments Wed, 12 Nov 2014 14:13:57 +0000 http://walyou.com/?p=195073

Wouldn’t it be awesome if your PlayStation TV could become portable? What do you mean that is exactly what a PS Vita is?

In one of the strangest twists in the history of gaming, Sony’s portable console, the PS Vita became a home console too. At the same time, someone out there thought “you know what would be great? If the PS Vita TV was portable”.

And so it came to pass, the niche portable gone home console became portable again thanks to Gametech’s idea of plugging the console itself to a case, attaching HDMI and AC connectors, and getting it ready for the go. In the end, this ends up being slightly smaller than a Wii U GamePad, and almost as expensive as one too at 23,000 yen (roughly $200 USD).

Engadget

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ChronodeVFD, the Steampunk Watch: who needs smart when you got steam? http://walyou.com/chronodevfd-steampunk-watch/ http://walyou.com/chronodevfd-steampunk-watch/#comments Wed, 29 Oct 2014 13:00:14 +0000 http://walyou.com/?p=180428

Steampunk is back, and it never should’ve left! This is a Steampunk VFD wristwatch, with fantastic retro looks and modern usability

Between the Nexus and iPhones, PS4 and Xbox Ones and stuff, we got a whole new batch of gadgets, yet the steampunk mods are lacking. What happened? We used to get them so often… because we are still not ready to move on, here’s a new creation called ChronodeVFD. It’s a steampunk VFD wristwatch made by J. M. De Cristofaro, better known as “johngineer”. His blog even details the materials and building process so you can recreate your own, which sounds like a fantastic plan for a slow weekend.

Via Gadgetify

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Portable PS4 laptop mod: this is your destiny http://walyou.com/portable-ps4-laptop-mod-this-is-your-destiny/ http://walyou.com/portable-ps4-laptop-mod-this-is-your-destiny/#comments Thu, 16 Oct 2014 17:03:34 +0000 http://walyou.com/?p=180122

Sony claimed that the PS Vita would make home console experiences enjoyable on the go, but it was actually a modder who really made it happen.

From the creator of the Xbook One, the portable Xbox One mod comes the Sony counterpart. This is a PlayStation 4 shrunk to laptop size, and is called the PlayBook 4. Taking inspiration from both the retail PS4 and Destiny PS4 bundle, the PS4 comes in two colors, black and white, with a matching controller.

Just like with the Xbook One, users can get in touch with the mod creator and get their own PlayBook 4 made for $1,095 USD if they send the console, or $1,395 if they would rather Ed bought it himself instead. Too bad the Wii U is already pretty portable thanks to its second screen, and we won’t see the Nintendo equivalent of this, right?

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Castlevania Super Nintendo Console By Vadu Amka http://walyou.com/castlevania-super-nintendo/ http://walyou.com/castlevania-super-nintendo/#comments Fri, 10 Oct 2014 13:00:38 +0000 http://walyou.com/?p=179988

It would be a curse to not check out this spectacular-looking Castelvania SNES.

If you needed something to kickstart your Halloween excitement, then video game console-modder Vadu Amka has just the thing for you: a Super Nintendo designed after one of the most Halloween-celebrating video game series, Konami’s Castlevania.

To be precise, the action game franchise that rose to popularity at the height of the NES, was more of a love letter to the classic monster movies of the 1930s and 1940s from American movie maker, Universal Studios. But seeing how Halloween owes so much of its modern iconagraphy to those films, the two just can’t be separated.

As for Vadu’s spooky creation, the Castlevania SNES – also know as the Dracula’s Curse edition, named after the second game in the series – is a great spittin’ representation of all that makes Castlevania… uh, Castlevania-y?!

First, it looks like a breakable block from the game, the kind you can break and find a whole roasted chicken in (gross, but it’s better than dying), with skeleton skull and coffin in tow. And notably, it features the two most prominent fixtures in all of Castlevania, Dracula’s castle and the famed, evil-banishing whip belonging to the Belmont Family.

Lest I forget to mention that SNES controller, which looks darn close to weathered wood, and has some nice bronze decorating that alines with the overall theme of the console. I can only guess Vadu made a pact with Dracula himself to create something so amazing. That, or maybe Vadu is really good at what he does, especially considering past console creations.

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QuitePC Mono PC Chassis combines desktop and all-in-one PCs http://walyou.com/quitepc-mono-pc-chassis-combines-desktop-and-all-in-one-pcs/ http://walyou.com/quitepc-mono-pc-chassis-combines-desktop-and-all-in-one-pcs/#comments Fri, 26 Sep 2014 14:00:59 +0000 http://walyou.com/?p=179723

While all-in-one PCs are beautiful and convenient, the power of a regular computer is just undeniable. Users don’t have to balance these issues anymore, though.

Comfortable and beautiful looking all-in-one PCs now can run some real horsepower with custom computer parts chosen by users thanks to QuietPC, a computer chassis barely thicker than an iMac. QuietPC Mono was designed to let users choose the parts that best fit their needs just like in a regular computer, but preserving the sleek, slim look of all-in-one PCs, all without the risk of overheating.

The chasis comes in different sizes, at 21, 23 and 27 inches depending on what users require. They cost $407.37, $339.24 and $298.37 USD respectively.

Via Geeky Gadgets

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