Hacked Portable Xbox 360 'Laptop' Enclosure

It's the weekend. You're torn between wanting to go to the pub and hang out at home playing games on your Xbox 360. Reddit user DBrizzle was faced with this dilemma and cut the Goridan Knot by moving his Xbox into a custom enclosure that also included a 18-inch monitor so he can game while out for a pint.

Full details can be found in the photo descriptions at the imgur link but basically DBrizzle disassembled a new slimline Xbox 360, created a custom mould, cast a vinyl case negative and positive, transferred the console's components to the cast case, and attached a monitor on hinges so the system can open and close like a laptop. The entire setup is 63mm thick when closed and is slightly larger than a widescreen laptop. There is no battery in this setup so you still require the AC adaptor, but this is a great way to bring your games with you nearly anywhere that has an electrical outlet.

Portable xBox 360 that I just finished - build photos & playtesting AT THE PUB! [Reddit]


    That beer looks mightly close to that rig he's got. Lucky there's no one drunk hanging around that might knock it over...

    he needs to take that idea a step further and start building them since he already has the molds for it. offer it to the public and make a killing.

    This has already been done 6 years ago...get with the times LifeHacker! :)


      and a hell of a lot better looking than this guys crappy enclosure.

    Why would you go to the pub only to game? Defeats the purpose of a social environment. Yes - you can be social with multiplayer games, but really? Are people this attached to their consoles?

    I have so got to try this with a PS3 as well. Let's just hope Sony don't hunt me down with lawsuits for doing it though.

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