222w ago - This is the first PlayStation 3 Slim case mod I've seen... for $149 you can customize the look of your current PS3 Slim, or get a new PlayStation 3 Slim already customized starting at $449 from ColorWare.
Using their PS3 Slim Design Studio interface it allows you to change the color of the PS3 Slim's top, bottom, logo and controllers to see what it will look like in different color combinations. Cool stuff!
To quote: "They have pulled out all the stops to not only colorize the console but the controller as well. You can customize the color of the PS3 logo, the top of the console, or the bottom.
Basically you can turn your PS3 Slim into a technicolor dreamcoat if you wanted. ColorWare would have it no other way. Once colorized, everything is high-gloss and scratch resistant. It's better than a paint job on your car!"
224w ago - Update: It's now confirmed as a fake, see HERE for details.
According to their Web site (linked above), Beta testing on the alleged Belzar PS3 Modchip is now complete, they have a fully working PS3 modchip and are ready to manufacture.
Of course, Hacktronics (same company) have also stated the Infectus Team is confirming the Belzar PS3 Modchip, however, the Infectus Admin Arakonreplied to their claim as follows:
"I'm quite sure it's fake. For years, noone got ANYTHING working on the ps3, and all of a sudden a company noone really knows supposedly has a chip ready that does EVERYTHING? No small steps, noone finding anything at all, just a chip out of nowhere that has every possible function? Highly unlikely."
From the Belzar update, to quote: "Belzar has finished beta testing, we have now sent the info and working chip to our manufacturers, and should be receiving a sample of the final retail product tomorrow, at which time we will take pictures, and place them on our site.
225w ago - Supposedly on August 18, the Belzar PS3 Modchip BETA 2 has been sent out to 50 testers for final bug testing.
Real or fake I'm not sure, but I'm not willing to sacrifice my PS3 account for a modchip.
To quote: Belzar.com can proudly say we have done what many other have failed to do, we have a fully working direct boot modchip at beta level, being tested right now.
The Belzar PS3 modchip, is the world's first modchip to direct boot Blueray back-ups, and is packed full of other useful features including, multi-region DVD, and Blueray movie playback.
Belzar PS3 Modchip Features:
• Works on all PS3 models
• Works on all PS3 regions (USA, JAP, PAL,)
• Direct Boot of PS3 original, import, and backup (copied) games
• Direct Boot of PS2 original, import, and backup (copied) games
• Supports multi-region Blueray Movie Playback
• Supports multi-region DVD Movie Playback
• No config disc needed - it just works!
• Transparent stealth operation
• Integrates proven belzar Intelligent Code Modifying System
• No awkward USB interface - just insert DVD and play!
• Supportsall upto date titles
• Ultra-low power consumption; does not interfere with normal PS3 operation