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XBOX ONE S converted into a Gaming/Theater PC

So I’ll admit, I have not shown much love to PC gamers out there! I am always modifying XBOX and PS4s and turning them into something else. Well.. This time I decided to mod something else into a XBOX. What ended up being born is a OEM XBOX One S looking Gaming/Home Theater PC. Making almost no modifications to the case itself we were able to get a Mini ITX Gaming PC crammed inside. From the back of the unit, you can see there is a few more ports than a standard XBOX One S. Using my laser cutter we made a perfect backplate to remain the factory look. It almost make it look like this could have been a XBOX One S prototype unit or something! I used the original power button to turn the PC on, but with space being a concern, we left out an optical drive. I mean, who uses these things anyways.. haha. So instead I added some Adafruit NeoPixel bars and an arduino to have the BluRay slot function as a power indicator. There is not much to say about this PC. Check out the pictures and parts list below and the video above!! Until next time…

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Parts List
Intel – Core i3-7100 3.9GHz Dual-Core Processor
Thermaltake – CLP0534 22.4 CFM CPU Cooler
MSI – B250I GAMING PRO AC Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard
Crucial – Ballistix Sport LT 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory
Samsung – 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5″ Solid State Drive
Zotac – GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB Low Profile Video Card
picoPSU-160-XT, 160w output, 12v input DC-DC Power Supply

 

 

XSTATION – The XBOX ONE / PS4 Combo Console

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Hey everyone! I wanted to share my newest project! The XSTATION! Unlike the Playbox, this system is a standard home console (no laptop style screen), but has both a XBOX One and a PS4 slammed inside of it! Simply switch between the two systems with the touch of a button!

 


 

I started this project about 2 weeks ago with the idea in mind that I wanted to have both of my home gaming consoles put into one housing. I was not sure how I was going to accomplish it, but I went ahead and tore apart both of my systems and started playing what felt like a puzzle on how I could fit all the parts together inside the smallest case possible. After I got the right idea of how I waned it laid out, I went to cutting acrylic and ordering parts. After about 2 weeks and some problem solving, the Xstation was born!

I was able to get both systems to fit into a case not much bigger than a standard XBOX ONE S and almost the same size as the 1st Gen XBOX ONE. There is no external power supply either, that is also inside the system. Both consoles are run into a 2×1 HDMI switch which is controlled by an Arduino. The Arduino also controls the status LEDs and the relay inside. When you push the switch button, it will swap between the two systems. It will only provide power to one system at a time though. This is what keeps it cool, it would be a oven if both were running at the same time i’m sure!

I explain and show in detail the system in my video above, and you can also check out the photos below. This system works just the same as any console. Simply turn it on and go, but now I don’t have to worry if a game studio is only releasing a game for a specific console! I am really proud of this one and hope you guys enjoy it!

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*PLEASE NOTE* I am in no way affiliated with Sony, Playstation, Microsoft or XBOX. The Xstation is simply a console modification for a Sony Playstation 4 and Microsoft XBOX ONE. This is not a licensed Sony or Microsoft Product and should not be confused as such. It is a custom made item by EdsJunk.

 

STARK INDUSTRIES XBOX ONE

 

 

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Edition XBOX ONE Replica

 

All my design files are available for free!

Download STLs and Laser Files HERE

 

I am sure all of you have seen that gorgeous Stark Industries XBOX ONE that was a giveaway over seas somewhere and was unable to buy… The one that was a tease and made you want something you just could not have… No? Well here it is…

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This was an amazing XBOX ONE that was stated to be designed by “Tony Stark” himself. I mean, he is the only one with a chest sized arc reactor correct? Well this XBOX was almost as unobtainable as an Arc Reactor itself. It was a giveaway and could not be purchased. Well.. I wanted to make one myself and see how close I could get to it!

I purchased a white XBOX One (not a slim model, since the original wasn’t a slim) and got to work designing the system. The first problem was of course not having a huge vent on top for airflow. I am still not exactly sure what they did to solve that problem, but I had my own ideas. You can see in the video above everything I went through to figure it out. I basically installed 7 fans to make up for the one large stock fan. 6 of them directed air from one side of the heat sink to the other. They 7th was a larger fan that I had to push air out the bottom right vent that was part of the design.

Now I started to design the acrylic and the Arc Reactor. This was pretty straight forward as I simply used Adobe Illustrator to redraw all of the shapes. The Arc Reactor was designed in 3D and printed as well. But the bottom vents were interesting to me. I could of course 3D print them, but after looking at the original I realized they simply cut the stock XBOX ONE Vent into the right shapes. So thats what I did. Threw it into the laser cutter and it fit perfectly into the design (I did have to repaint them since the laser left an ugly burn on the plastic.

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After making sure all of the parts would fit nicely on the system, I went ahead and started glueing them using an acrylic solvent. This basically chemically bonds the material to itself. I then put in the screws that were more for looks than practical. The Arc Reactor was painted up, LEDs installed and inserted into the middle. I used 12v power from the fans to power the LEDs.

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Once it was all put back together, it looked IMO, almost exactly what I would suspect the originals to look like. It had a nice white mirror finish with the Light up reactor and metallic Stark logo on the top. It was almost perfect… Only needed now to figure out the controller!

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The controller wasn’t to bad. The Stark logo on it was a simple vinyl decal. Now it was pretty small and I had a hard time getting my machine to cut such a small logo, but it work. The interesting part was the small arc reactor that replaced the Microsoft XBOX “X” power button on it. After removing the internal plastic button, I ground it down and basically sandwiched a small print of a reactor in between it and a small acrylic circle. It was a success!

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All in all I am pretty happy with this console mod. It was nice doing something different than my standard laptop mod. It all came together nicely and I think it looks pretty dead on.

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FULL BUILD LOG HERE

 

PlayBook 4 S – The NEW SLIM PS4 LAPTOP

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*PLEASE NOTE* I am in no way affiliated with Sony or Playstation. The PlayBook is simply a console modification for a Sony PS4. This is not a licensed Sony Product and should not be confused as such. It is a custom made item by EdsJunk.

 

 

 

Well for all of the Sony Fans out there, the wait is over! I now introduce the PlayBook 4 Slim! The new 19″ LCD portable PS4 Laptop by EdsJunk! This thing is not only sweet, but practical and has really been a fun project to work on!

So I have been making these for about a month or so now trying to figure out exactly how I was going to come up with it. I took a lot of what I designed for the XBOOK ONE S and redesigned it to fit the new PS4. It ended up, like the XBOOK, very portable and clean.

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Once you open up the PlayBook 4 S you will be surprised at how big the 19″ screen actually is for the size of the system. I tried my best to keep as small as a bezel as I could around the LCD without compromising the integrity of the case. The screen sits at a good height while the hinges provide enough tension to be able to adjust the angle of the screen as you wish. Below you will notice a couple of stereo speakers and TV control along with the BluRay drive, 2 USB and a power and eject button.

The speakers provide loud crisp audio, while the small black TV controller button allows you to adjust the volume along with other TV settings, like brightness and contrast. The screen is HD, but only supports 720p. Unfortunately it is next to impossible to find 1080p screens in the 19″ size. But, the HDMI in the back will support full 1080p output to your external Big screen at home!

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On the back of the system you will notice more air vents to keep the PS4 nice and cool. On either side of the vents you have a ethernet port for wired internet access (and yes, Wi-Fi still works just fine!) and then power and HDMI out. The HDMI out is great for still being able to use the PS4 on your large screen when your at home. Please note, when using it at home, you can turn off the LCD and still get HDMI out, also you must keep the screen open for the PS4 to keep cool.

 

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So can you get one of these PlayBooks? Of COURSE! I build these to order and you can have your own custom PS4 that you can not get in the store! Make your friends jealous when you have your PS4 on trips and they don’t! Although you can still share 😉

You have some options for your custom PlayBook. First off, you may choose either white or black for the main case color. Then you can also choose the color of the accents, for those pretty much any color can be chosen. Also I will offer to put your Gamertag on the system if you choose. After you place your order, please email me the details of your system. Also you may put in the colors under the notes section of PayPal. If you want a custom themed PlayBook, you will need to contact me directly as pricing on those system is more.

Also New to this system is the ability for it to be used overseas. The internal components are all rated at 110/220v power so there should be no need to used a step down transformer for this. Please note over seas shipping is much more than in the 48 states.

Pricing is simple. Here is the breakdown.

Complete PlayBook 4 System is going to be $1,495.00 plus shipping. If you want to ship me your PlayBook 4 S console, the cost will be $1,195.00. For a small fee, I will upgrade the HDD to a bigger size, price depends on size and if your looking for a HDD or SDD. Flat Rate Express Shipping of $150.00 to 48 US States Please contact me first if your international or at a APO or similar.

Heres how the ordering will work. Click the Paypal button on the bottom of this site and you will pay $750.00 upfront nonrefundable deposit. This gets your name put on the list (trust me, its gets full quick) and gets me working on your PlayBook. After its completed, you will pay the remainder and shipping and your PlayBook will be shipped out! Once I start on your unit, it will take 2-3 weeks to complete. There may be people in front of you, so be aware of that and it could take longer. If you have any questions at all, please go to my contact page HERE and send me a message! I will be in contact with you through the building process and will make it personalized for you!

So total is $1,495.00

Use Paypal to pay the $750.00 Deposit
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Here is also a peak at the PlayBook 4 Pro. I did this as a commissioned job from one of my clients. Has no detail work on it yet, still figuring that out. I don’t have these setup to sell right now. That being said, if someone is interested, we could do another commission for a 24″ PlayBook 4 Pro! Note that the price will be more than the slim system.

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Inside this unit is a Sony PS4 Slim. The PS4 has not been altered in any way that would be illegal on PSN. It has no performance modification or enhancements. The PlayBook is simply just a plastic case that holds a PS4 inside with a LCD Screen. I am in no way affiliated with Sony or Playstation.  It does not have a ps4 warranty as you loose the warranty as soon as you take a PS4 apart. I will guarantee it will not be DOA. It is non returnable as these are custom made for each individual buyer. Also, please note any overseas shipping may be subject to import tax for your specific country.

*PLEASE NOTE* I am in no way affiliated with Sony or Playstation. The PlayBook is simply a console modification for a Sony Playstation 4. This is not a licensed Sony Product and should not be confused as such. It is a custom made item by EdsJunk.

XBOOK ONE S – The NEW SLIM XBOX ONE LAPTOP

 

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*PLEASE NOTE* I am in no way affiliated with Microsoft or Xbox. The XBOOK is simply a console modification for a Microsoft XBOX One. This is not a licensed Microsoft Product and should not be confused as such. It is a custom made item by EdsJunk.

 

 

 

Well everyone I am back at it! I just finished up the new slimmer, smaller and sleeker XBOOK, the XBOOK ONE S. Of course you guys can guess why… the XBOX ONE S came out just last week and I had to tear one apart! So I did. And the new XBOOK was born.

This new system is beautiful! I wanted this new system to have a simplistic and professional feel about it. I did my best to get it as slim as possible using thinner materials where I could, but adding thicker/stronger material in important areas. This is a technique found in all laptops and I wanted to adapt that. The XBOOK is made almost entirely out of strong acrylic, although I wont say its rugged but it is a solid system.

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On the front of the XBOOK you will see the two speakers, these were designed to point right towards you and can get pretty loud! above the left speaker is a small black joystick, this is the TV control. This allows you to turn on and off the LCD, adjust the volume along with menu controls. Included is a remote for the TV for fine tuning. Next the that is the XBOX Bluray drive. This system is capable of 4K video (through HDMI out to a compatible  TV) and does look good. Next up is the disk eject, power and controller sync for the XBOX inside. All you have to do is plug in power and push the power button and your off to gaming! This system is not battery operated due to the large power consumption of the components. It would end up making this system heavy and not giving you much play time if I added batteries inside.

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Onto the rear of the system we can see air vents on the left and then all of the ports. You have access to all of them. You have HDMI IN – Two USBs – IR Blaster – Optical Audio Out – Ethernet – Power in – HDMI Out (4k). The two normal plugs you would see that are covered up on the left would be the XBOX HDMI Out and Power. Well those are both used inside the system to give power and video to the LCD. But because we all want HDMI Out, a 4K HDMI splitter is installed inside and then routed to the far read HDMI port. So no worries everything is there!

 

I have been making XBOOKs for awhile now and for a lot of people. I normally get very good feed back and everyone loves them. I have been asked though for a smaller screen. When I put in the 22″ LCD into my previous XBOOK, I thought the bigger screen would be nice, but what turned out to happen was the system was slightly to big to be truly portable. A lot of people want to bring them on planes, or on tour buses and had a hard time with the 22″ system. So I am here to announce it is much smaller in size and weight! I used new techniques to get it lighter and slimmer and when you add that with the 19″ screen and the smaller XBOX ONE S, you get a pretty good looking system! Here is the new XBOOK next to the older version. The 19″ LCD is a Samsung HD TV. Now, being that it is only 19 inches, it resolution is at 720p. I had a hard time finding any LCD at that size with 1080p and the reason being that you can not tell the difference between the two at that size. Either way this system is designed specifically for on the go gaming. To have the full 4k XBOX ONE S resolution, plug it in at home to your big TV and sit back and enjoy!

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So can you get one of these XBOOKs? Of COURSE! I build these to order and you can have your own custom xbox that you can not get in the store! Make your friends jealous when you have your XBOX on trips and they don’t! Although you can still share 😉

You have some options for your custom XBOOK. First off, you may choose either white or black for the main case color. Then you can also choose the color of the accents, for those pretty much any color can be chosen. Also I will offer to put your Live Gamertag on the system if you choose. After you place your order, please email me the details of your system. Also you may put in the colors under the notes section of PayPal. If you want a custom themed XBOOK, you will need to contact me directly as pricing on those system is more.

Also New to this system is the ability for it to be used overseas. The internal components are all rated at 110/220v power so there should be no need to used a step down transformer for this. Please note over seas shipping is much more than in the 48 states.

 

Pricing is simple. Here is the breakdown.

Complete XBOOK ONE S System (500GB) is going to be $1,495.00 plus shipping. To upgrade to the 1TB system, it will be an extra 50 dollars (upcost of the XBOX). If you want to ship me your XBOX ONE S console, the cost will be $1,195.00. Flat Rate Express Shipping of $150.00 to 48 US States Please contact me first if your international or at a APO or similar.

Heres how the ordering will work. Click the Paypal button on the bottom of this site and you will pay $750.00 upfront nonrefundable deposit. This gets your name put on the list (trust me, its gets full quick) and gets me working on your XBOOK. After its completed, you will pay the remainder and shipping and your XBOOK will be shipped out! Once I start on your unit, it will take 2-3 weeks to complete. There may be people in front of you, so be aware of that and it could take longer. If you have any questions at all, please go to my contact page HERE and send me a message! I will be in contact with you through the building process and will make it personalized for you!

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Inside this unit is a Microsoft XBOX ONE. The xbox has not been altered in any way that would be illegal on xbox live. It has no performance modification or enhancements. The XBOOK is simply just a plastic case that holds a XBOX inside with a LCD Screen. I am in no way affiliated with Microsoft or Xbox.  It does not have a xbox warranty as you loose the warranty as soon as you take a xbox apart. I will guarantee it will not be DOA. It is non returnable as these are custom made for each individual buyer. Also, please note any overseas shipping may be subject to import tax for your specific country.

*PLEASE NOTE* I am in no way affiliated with Microsoft or Xbox. The XBOOK is simply a console modification for a Microsoft XBOX One. This is not a licensed Microsoft Product and should not be confused as such. It is a custom made item by EdsJunk.

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Captain America XBOOK vs Iron Man PLAYBOOK

Well Guys I am back at it yet again! Today we we have a special edition for both systems! Captain America XBOOK ONE and a Iron Man PLAYBOOK 4. This is a great duo with the Captain America Civil War movie coming up next year. These systems both boast their own unique designs and features, along with the standard specs you have seen in my previous systems. Lets check them out!

 

Each system obviously looks different! They each are themed after the characters they resemble. You have the Captain America XBOOK ONE which has his Captain Rogers shield along with his uniform design and American colors. Then next to that you are looking at a Gold and hot rod Red Iron Man PLAYBOOK 4 which includes his armor, Arc Reactor and even Jarvis HUD on the inside.

First up lets look at the Captain America XBOOX ONE and see what else it has to offer.

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Not only does this system looks cool, it also has a couple unique features that I have only incorporated into this specific XBOOK. First off is design. The shield on the back of the system is using a brushed metal vinyl work on top of acrylic to give the shield depth and the illusion of metal. The star in the middle of the shield lights up when the XBOX is turned on and really does look stunning in person. The inside goes with Captain’s uniform utilizing the middle silver star with accents around it. Seeing as the system needs to vent, it only seemed appropriate to use stars as the vents, so those were brought into the design. Now what makes this system unique you ask other than some decal work? Well it has a built in HD Capture card!

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A Hauppauge HD PVR Rocket was installed into this system permanently. As you can see from the photo, all of the touch sensors and buttons are still accessible through the side of the unit. All you need to do is plug in a USB stick and a mic (if you want to narrate) and begin recording your session! This system records directly onto the USB stick, so all you need to do is plug it into your computer when your done, and your good to go! This is something I have been wanting to do for awhile and thought the Captain deserved such a mod!

 

Now Lets see how Iron Man stacks up against the Cap!

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If you don’t recognize Iron Man in this system, I do not know what will! This system was built from the ground up with Tony Stark in mind! I thought, when Tony is not working on his next Mk for a Iron Man and he wants to game… It has got to be through a PLAYBOOK 4 that looks like this! Clearly the only way to power such a beast of a system is to give it its own Arc Reactor centered in Iron Man Armor. This arc reactor lights up whenever the system is powered and gives it a great look! The otter shell is composed of Hot Rod Red Armor and Gold trim work, just to Mr Starks specs. Now when you think of what is inside Iron Man, the only logical answer is JARVIS. What is Iron Man without JARVIS?! The inside is made up Black Acrylic with Blue H.U.D. accents. Now what this system has that is unique to any other PLAYBOOK is a built in Android as a secondary screen!

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This Android is a 10″ screen and is not there only for looks… it has function! When the PS4 teams up with Android and PS4 App, they make quite the pair! You have the ability to control the PS4 directly from the touch screen, eliminating the need for a controller if say you only wanted to watch a movie. Also while playing a game, you can check you PSN updates, messages and notifications without leaving your game.. just look down at the second screen and your done! The Android will also act as a keyboard for when you need to input text into a game. Much easier than using the controller! It can also function as a normal android as well, allowing you to check your email, search the web for a walk though guide to the game, or play music! The Android charger is also built in, so when the system is on, the android is on! Pretty slick, and I don’t think Tony would have it any other way!

Also a small, but cool feature to this system, is when you plug it in, you are greeted with a JARVIS voice and he lets you know when your preferences are done uploading and your online and ready! Check out the youtube Video to see it in action!

 

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All in All these two systems and super unique and some of my best work to date. I wanted to top myself and do something different, but useful. I believe both systems has something for everyone and really are one of a kind items. These are not systems I plan on ever making again and was a one time deal. They took me MUCH longer than my standard systems to make and really show off their features.

If you are interested in purchasing a XBOOK or PLAYBOOK please check out www.xbookone.com or www.playbook4.com for more information!

R2-D2 Themed Star Wars PlayBook 4

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The Star Wars R2-D2 PlayBook 4

I must say, this has been my most favorite system to work on to date. It kind of pays respect to the R2 XBOX 360 system a while ago. A R2-D2 Theme has been a lot of fun and I was really abe to use my imagination on this guy. Thanks to the forum www.astromech.net, I was able to get sound effects and 3D printed parts to use on this system. This system has real scaled down R2 parts installed everywhere!  It even has the red/blue light on the front that changes randomly while its on! And with the help of a Adafruit WAVEShield, I was able to have this little guy actually talk. Check out the video and the rest of the photos, including a inside shot, to see all the details.  This is a example of some of the custom work I can do for my systems.

 

Here are all of the photos I have of it. I built this system for no one in particular, I just wanted a fun challenge!

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PLAYBOX 4One Mk II

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The 24″ PS4/XBOX ONE Combo Laptop – The PlayBox 4One

This system is no longer being produced. You can still purchase the single systems though.

(Check out the Original PlayBox 4One HERE)

Well, You asked and I delivered! I introduce you to the PlayBox 4One Mk II! I have gotten an overwhelming response to my original PlayBox 4One prototype I made and put on YouTube a few months ago. It was based off the same 22″ LCD as my other single system laptops which made it slightly to small for everything to fit. Don’t get me wrong, the few I made worked great, but I had to charge a lot because of how much time it took me to build. There was a lot of trail and error for each one I made surprisingly enough. On top of that, the 22″ Vizio TVs I was purchasing were drying up and I was unable to find a sufficient supply since I needed them my single system units. Well I had enough of that, and thought of what else I could do to make this better.

On the same day I was researching different and slightly bigger LCDs, I was contacted by Wayne Brady (@waynebrady), who was very excited to have his own PlayBox built, especially with a bigger screen. So this gave me the encouragement to move forward and get the Mk II underway!

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Just like the first version, it has both a PS4 and XBOX One inside of the system. PS4 on the left and a XBOX One on the right. There is a smart HDMI switcher that automatically selects the correct input and sends that signal to both the 24″ internal LCD and also out of a HDMI output on the back of the unit to hook to your big screen at home! You still need to have the screen open when using it on a external screen because it needs to ventilate the heat. The HDMI out is on the back of the unit along with a USB for the XBOX, A switch to select which system you want and your power port. You only need a single power wire to run this system, all of the power supplies are internal. The switch on the back of the unit allows you to select which system you want to use. There is no reason to run both the PS4 and XBOX at the same time, especially since it will overheat the system, so a switch is added to only allow one or the other on.

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The Screen is a beautiful 24″ Vizio 1080p LED LCD Smart Monitor. The games look much better on this screen compared to my other systems. It has a glossy finish and is really bright and vivid. The LCD itself has its own wifi to allow you to watch Netflix, Amazon ext without having to power up the PS4 or XBOX. Or my favorite, quickly switching to NetFlix when the XBOX is taking forever to install your new game you cant wait to play!

Both the PS4 and XBOX One remain stock. The reason I do no system software modifications is because I want this to be able to play online without any fuss. These systems both work as if you were to buy them from the store. They have WiFi, wireless controllers, ext. The one thing that does not work is the kinect or ps4 camera. I am unable to relocated those ports, so it was sacrificed.

*AGAIN, LIKE ALL OF MY OTHER SYSTEMS, THIS DOES NOT RUN ON BATTERIES*

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This system is no longer being produced. You can still purchase the single systems though. Check out

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Please note that there may be minor differences on the design of the unit, as in Screw Locations, Air Vents and buttons. These may only be minor changes that are actually improvements on the units design and function.

Also please note that these units run on 110v AC Power, if your an international customer and need to use 220v or 240v, please plan on using some sort of step down transformer as I do not give any guarantee on using the system on other power systems.

 Inside this unit is a Sony PlayStation 4 and Microsoft XBOX One. The PS4 and XBOX has not been altered in any way that would be illegal on the PlayStation Network or XBOX Live. It has no performance modification or enhancements. The PLAYBOX 4One is simply just a plastic case that holds a PS4 and XBOX One inside with a LCD Screen. I am in no way affiliated with Sony, PlayStation, Microsoft or XBOX.  It does not have a Sony or Microsoft warranty as you loose the warranty as soon as you take a PS4 or XBOX apart. I will guarantee it will not be DOA. It is non returnable as these are custom made for each individual buyer.

PLAYBOX – PS4 / XBOX ONE COMBO Laptop

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The First PS4 / XBOX ONE Combination Laptop!

 

Well guys, I did it… I managed to cram a Playstation 4 and a XBOX ONE into a 22″ Laptop form factor. This was a prototype unit I made for a specific customer and it came out beautifully! This is the same size of the XBOOK DUO, which is only a tad bit taller than the XBOOK ONE or PLAYBOOK 4. Has the same 22″ Vizio Screen and works like a charm. Check out the video above and the photos below. If you want to see more in depth of how I build these units, check out my other videos, specifically the XBOOK DUO HOW TO Video, which explains step by step my process. The only issue I had with this unit was the PS4 capacitive Power button will not work consistently. I have determined it has something to do with interference with the XBOX ONE being so close. Luckily it turns on perfectly fine using the PS4 controller, and still will turn on with the button if you have patience.

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The PS4 sits on the left hand side of the unit, and the XBOX ONE is on the right side. The whole unit still only takes one power cord (must be plugged in) and only one unit can be powered on at the same time. This system took a lot of attempts and reconfiguring to make everything fit and still some things had to be compromised to make the system work, for example it was impossible to get the USB ports on the XBOX to be extended to the outside of the case. But the unit does offer Ethernet ports for both units (WiFi for both units also works) Along with HDMI Out. Switching between the units is as easy as flipping the Red switch on the back of the unit. You can not power both units at the same time, I do it this way so you dont overheat the system. There is a Smart HDMI switcher inside that automatically selects the active input, that way you do not need to worry about making sure your on the right input. Just power it on and Play!

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This was a prototype unit I made for a customer and is not for sale. Additional units may be built in the future, but due to the high cost and complexity of the process, it will be substantially more than my normal XBOOKs or PLAYBOOKs. Email me for details if your a seriously interested customer.

 

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XBOOK DUO

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The XBOX 360/ONE Combination Laptop! Yes you heard right, there is both a xbox 360 AND a xbox one inside of this XBOOK… THE XBOOK DUO! This solves the life long problem of the XBOX ONE not being backwards compatible! Play XBOX ONE games, and when you feeling nostalgic, or cant play with your friends that still have a 360, with just a simple flip of the switch you now have a xbox 360 laptop! This is the first ever XBOX Laptop combo unit with 2 systems installed. Check out the video below. I also filmed almost every step of me building this unit for your enjoyment! So check out the HOW TO video as well!

 

 

Now please note this system is not available for sale, it was simply a proof of concept/prototype design I wanted to make. But it is real, and works perfectly! Both the XBOX 360 and XBOX ONE fit in the same width/length of the XBOOK and PLAYBOOKs I make, its only a little bit higher.

 

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Now the inside of this unit is even more impressive that it all fit. The 360 fits snuggly on the left side of the unit with the disk drive exiting from the left side. The One is up towards the top right and, you guessed it, ejects on the right side of the unit. The whole thing only requires one cord. The xbox power supply is also installed internally and is able to power both XBOXs, but only one at a time, which is all you would use anyway. There is a main switch that you can choose whether you are using the XBOX 360 or the XBOX ONE. The HDMI outputs from the two xboxs run into a smart HDMI switcher that automatically switches to the active input. The HDMI then comes out of the switcher into a splitter that allows you to use the built in 22″ Vizio 1080p LED LCD monitor, or to the HDMI output on the back of the unit to play on the big TV at home. You can also see the two LCD driver boards inside of the unit as well. All of the cooling works well and so far I haven’t had any over heating issues. Its a tight fit inside, but really looks sweet!

 

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Both of the stock xbox capacitive buttons are accessible from the top of the unit along with the eject buttons and both controller sync buttons. There was a lot of extra wiring I had to do for this unit to make it all fit in the appropriate spots. You even have the LCD power and volume buttons right bellow the “system switch”. You still need to use two different controllers, since they are different, but still is cool! This really is a great unit to have right now during this “transition period” for old and next gen consoles.

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I also added some custom graphics to show off the “XBOOK DUO” I also made a backlit “XBD” logo on the front of the unit that illuminates when I turn on either console. Also with some custom Green and Black accents, it really came out looking sweet!

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If you guys want to see an in depth look at how I build these units (The basics I show you are the same basics I use to build all of my XBOOKs and PLAYBOOKs) Check out the video below. Also please check out my XBOOK ONE and PLAYBOOK 4 Both of these have videos and show off my mods!

 


Again guys, this unit was not built to be produced to sell, this is a one of a kind prototype.

 

Hope you enjoyed!

Ed

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