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An excellent concept but somewhat lacking in execution
on December 16, 2013
This is the second one I bought for my son after the first one broke after 6 months. First, the pros:
1) great concept. All your game gear in a box with the LCD panel and HDMI input. Even headphone jacks.
2) Solid feel. Great looks. Carrying handle great for transporting.
3) It's cheaper even if you buy all the material and build one yourself.
4) Includes the small HDMI cable that is difficult to get outside but is perfect for this.
1) Even though it's designed for XBOX 360, the interior has very little room for the XBOX 360 components, especilly the power supply brick. The brick takes over one side completely, leaving the other side for controller, its own power supply and others -- too small.
2) It has a DC power suppy that must be stored somewhere. I suggest putting the power supply inside the case itself with a power cosr that can be extended. Put a 110V outlet on the case as well, for the Xbox.
3) My biggest complain is about the practicality of the setup. The screen is completely exposed to the contents of the case without any protection. That's why my first one broke. My son put the headphone in the slide space; but it must have moved inside the case. It cracked the LCD screen. The screen is fragile; just have a hard plastic screen in front of it to protect it.
4) The locks are flimsy. they came off several times. I put a carabiner to prevent it from disengaging; but it's looks shoddy.
Overall, it's a great concept and a good product. A few more touches and it will be perfect:
1) Make the case rectangular. It will leave enough space for those big XBox 360 power supply bricks.
2) Put a hard platic case in front of the LCD screen to protect it from items loose in the case, e.g. controllers and headphones.
3) Instead of bags in the side to hold accessories, put velcro straps to hold them down.
4) build the power supply into the case. Put a small enclosure for the power cord in the nook (upper right or left corner). Put a 110V outlet into the case where one can put the Xbox supply cord.
5) Make the locks sliding type, to make them more secure and less prone to coming off accidentally.
6) It's 12V; so why not let a 12V car supply as well?