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]
For maximum comfort, it's hard to beat some sweats. The Mack Weldon Ace Crew Sweatshirt combines coziness of these lazy day staples with surprising style. It's made from a lightweight French Terry material that's micro-sanded for a soft finish and blended with a hint of Lycra for a bit of stretch. A versatile staple, it dresses up well when pulled over a button-down, or can keep you comfortable when paired with a tee in a more casual ensemble. The tailored fit ensures you look your best, and three available colors means there's one to match your look.
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Corkcicle introduces the Waterman series to its hydration line, which takes its already best in class triple insulated cup to another level with the addition of a super durable powder coated finish. This coolest cup ever is crafted from 2 layers of stainless steel with a vacuum seal and is the only insulated Tumbler with a proprietary third layer of insulation that further improves how long it keeps your drinks hot or cold. With easy-grip sides, a no-slip bottom, and shatterproof, drink-thru lid, the Waterman edition offers you best-in-class sipping for your wildest adventures.
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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.