If you're bored with the standard color of your next-gen gaming console, let the folks at ColorWare do something about it. The company offers a custom painting service ($100) whereby you can send them your PS3, Wii or Xbox 360, as well as controllers, and get it all returned to you in one of 28 aftermarket color schemes. The glorious paint jobs are done in a scratch resistant coating and will give your console a sweet shine. You can also buy a new, pre-painted PS3 ($725) or 360 ($525) from Colorware.
The original EyeToy for PS2 was pretty much exactly as it was described — a toy. Not so with the PlayStation Eye ($TBA; Summer 2007). Sporting features such as an improved microphone, better low-light performance, impressive 60 or 120 frames per second video capture, and an adjustable zoom, this PlayStation accessory is a worthy complement to the PS3. [via]
Since you're in bed for close to 3000 hours per year, you should probably prioritize your sheets a bit more. Brooklinen can help. They're a startup that is focused on taking your bedding game to the next level. Woven from 100% long-staple cotton, Brooklinen sheets are crisp, cool and get better with every use. Keep it classic with all-white sheets, or mix-and-match to customize things to look exactly the way you want. It's time to make your whole bed feel like the cool side of the pillow
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On May 7, Xbox owners will be able to chat with both Xbox Live friends and Windows Live Messenger friends right from their 360. Unfortunately, all messages will be typed on the on-screen keyboard — that is until the arrival of the Xbox 360 QWERTY Keyboard ($TBA; Summer 2007). This accessory for the 360 snaps onto the underside of the controller for faster, more convenient chatting and text input. [via]
The rumors are true. The Xbox 360 Elite ($480; April 29) brings the 360 more in line with the PS3's capabilities — and price. This new black version of the Xbox 360 packs in upgrades like a 120GB Hard Drive ($180 Separately) and HDMI 1080p output, while the rest of the 360 features (which are still fairly impressive) stay the same. The bad news? It doesn't add a ton of new features for current 360 owners. The good news? It actually has enough storage to make Xbox Live Marketplace make sense, and HDMI output is just icing on top.