I was surprised to find that we’ve been receiving a lot of new Geek Gems visitors who were looking for Xbox 360 and PS3 controller holders, as I thought for sure that these types of storage systems existed in abundance. But in actuality, other than the video game controller holders we wrote about over a year ago, the type of product is a rarity. While the aforementioned wall clips are a great option, those looking for a more streamlined rack system are in luck with The Armory video game controller rack:
Each controller holder will store up to 4 PS3, PS2, Xbox 360, and/or GameCube controllers – either wired or wireless. But perhaps the biggest draw to these controller holders are their versatility. They can be mounted on most vertical surfaces; so if you prefer not to wall mount, you could easily attach one to an entertainment center or inside a closet. Additionally, the holder arms can be rearranged to accommodate items like the Guitar Hero and Rock Band guitars.
I haven’t been able to find anything else like this online, so if organizing your video game controllers is a priority, The Armory racks are inexpensive and well worth a look!
The first time I ever heard about the steampunk genre was on Second Life, of all places, and although the clothing and accessory styles are a bit bold for my tee-and-jeans tendencies, I love the idea of having steampunk art pieces, gadgets and gizmos around the house. The Steampunk Gameboy rocks my socks because it not only reminds me of my days as a fan of Nintendo’s hand-held game console, but it turns the sadly obsolete Game Boy into a thing of unique, artistic radness. And it’s functional too! Designer and console modder Thretris reworked this one of a kind DMG-01 Gameboy with a new audio output that’s a cool addition for chiptune musicians – but the console still works perfectly for your old school gaming needs as well. Personally, I’m the type who would frame this up in a shadowbox as an homage to my tender years as a gamer. Or I’d bury it in a time capsule with the hopes of thoroughly mystifying an anthropologist hundreds of years from now. :)
Oh noes! That totally foxy, geeky chick you’re dating wants to check our your pad, but your couch is littered with console controllers of all shapes n’ sizes – a clear roadblock to a quality makeout session. What’s a clever gamer to do? For ten bucks, you can pick up a set of swanky wall clips that provide perfect video game controller storage without hiding them away in a cabinet or closet.
Celebrate your gaming prowess, I say! Who wants to date someone who doesn’t appreciate your Rock Band skills anyhow? And when your less enlightened friends or family stop by and give your totally bitchin’ wall mounts the ol’ “tsk-tsk” of distaste, well … just tell ‘em that they can get out of your life and shut up!
(Bonus XPs to everyone who gets that reference.)