Customizations are the newest trend for todays youth and it is never more evident in what they are doing to their home electronics. Recently, innovative and unique modifications gaming systems computers and even stereo systems are becoming almost a statement of identity. One example of this sub-culture that takes customized modification to an entirely new level is the gaming world.
Video Gamers Creating Innovative Mods for Xbox
Video gamers are coming up with some of the most extraordinary ways to customize their playing gear, usually by taking advantage of the unique benefits that come from working with LED lights. Xbox gamers, for example, are finding incredibly unique ways to use LED lights for Xbox modifications in order to add another level of competition to the video game world, one that actually has nothing to do with playing video games. This competition is to see who can design and craft the most innovative mods for their system.
Types of LED Lights for Xbox Modifications
As of now, there are two common types of modifications, or mods, that gamers are making to their Xbox products. The first involves modifying the gaming system itself. Some gamers go as far as taking off the outer casing to the gaming system, which is not translucent, and adding internal LED lights before making, or purchasing, another cover for the unit that can show the modified lights inside the system. Modifiers can either place the LEDs in interesting patterns inside the system or create a new cover for the gaming system that will show a word, image, or design through the cover.
Mods for the Xbox Controller
The second most popular type of Xbox modification using LED lights includes taking apart the Xbox controllers and including LED lights inside the device. Even though there are some LEDs already inside the Xbox controllers, they do not seem to be enough. There are a lot of tutorials available online to walk a new modifier through the steps of disassembling the Xbox controller, changing the colors of the LEDs on the circuit boards, adding LEDs to the 360 dome on the controller, lighting up the start and back buttons, adding more LEDs to the A, B, X, and Y buttons, and/or configuring LEDs to the rumble configuration of the controller to have the LEDs light up when the controller vibrates.
There are so many different kinds of LEDs that gamers use to modify their Xboxs, and it is usually about personal preference, and what kind of effect the individual is going for, that dictates what kinds of LEDs are used. The Internet is a great place to find a lot of amazing deals on LED lights for Xbox modifications as well as instructions on how to install them.