First, Microsoft teased a 6-foot-tall Xbox Series X Fridge that weighed in at 400 pounds, but after seeing all of the memes on social media, they decided to make a miniature version months later. The latter was unveiled during the Xbox E3 Showcase, and now, Microsoft officially unveils the Xbox Series X Replica “Mini Fridge.” They partnered with Ukonic! to make it a reality, complete with LEDs and visual features that replicate the Xbox Series X. Read more for two hands-on video reviews of prototypes and additional information.
To celebrate the release of Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl, Microsoft revealed two custom Xbox Series X consoles and Xbox Wireless Controllers inspired by SpongeBob SquarePants and Leonardo from “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.” The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles console boasts a visage of the iconic hero alongside a slice of pizza, while the SpongeBob SquarePants variant showcases the world’s most lovable sponge. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Gamers who collected consoles back in the early 2000s probably remember seeing a translucent green Xbox debug kit floating around, with some ending up in the hands of collectors. Today, Microsoft unveils the 20th Anniversary Special Edition controller, which puts a modern twist on it and also includes a hidden Easter egg. The body boasts a translucent black finish with silver internals, complete with a green Xbox button. Read more for a short video and additional information.
Xbox announced a new partnership with Adidas to unveil their first console-inspired sneaker in honor of the 20th anniversary of the game console. This limited edition Adidas Originals by Xbox sneaker boasts translucent green accents inspired by the special edition release of the original Xbox console for the launch of Halo: Combat Evolved in 2001, which was also the first-ever generation of gaming at Microsoft. Read more for a video and additional information.
Priced from $1499.99 USD and available in Glacier or Obsidian colors, the Surface Duo 2 dual-screen smartphone improves upon its predecessor in just about every way. Boasting a two ultra crisp 5.8″ (1344 x 1892) OLED displays with a 90Hz refresh rate, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888 5G Mobile Platform, a dynamic triple-lens camera, stereo audio, NFC for contactless payments and multiple new accessories. Read more for two videos, including a hands-on overview.
Microsoft’s sustainability initiative resulted in the Ocean Plastic Mouse, which features a shell of manufactured with 20% recycled materials recovered from oceans and waterways. This waste is cleaned, and then processed into recyclable plastic resin pellets, which are then blended in during the materials development process to makes the shell. That’s not all, the small box it comes in is plastic free and made from 100% recyclable wood as well as sugarcane natural fibers. Read more for a video and additional information.
Microsoft’s all-new Surface Laptop Studio is the most powerful Surface the company has built thus far, and features an innovative Dynamic Woven Hinge that allows for seamless transitions between Laptop, Stage as well as Studio modes. The first mode lets you type on a full-keyboard and Precision Haptic touchpad, while Stage pulls the 14.4-inch PixelSense touchscreen forward for gaming, streaming, docking or presentations. Lastly, Studio turns the device into a canvas for writing, sketching or other activities. Read more for two videos, including a hands-on review.
Sure, this new Microsoft Windows 11 commercial might be showcasing its Xbox Game Pass and the upcoming Halo Infinite more so than the operating system, but it’s definitely worth a watch.It begins with a woman exploring Windows 11 and then pressing a Game Pass icon before being teleported to a desert of sorts where Halo’s Master Chief pulls up in a Warthog to take on a Covenant Banshee, ready to blow things up. Read more for the video and additional information.
A Twitch streamer who goes by “llogicoma” decided that Mario Kart 8 tracks would be fun if enjoyed with various aircraft in Microsoft Flight Simulator, so he made it a reality. This mod is still a work in progress, so you’ll see in the short playthrough that not everything is as it should be. How was this made? Models of the Mario Kart 8 tracks were downloaded and then a Blender addon, called Blender2MSFS, was used to turn them into 3D assets for Microsoft Flight Simulator. Read more for a video demonstration and additional information.
The Microsoft Xbox Series S is finally back in stock after nearly 9-months of its release, and you can get one for $299.99 shipped today. Thanks to Xbox Velocity Architecture, you’ll be able to enjoy Quick Resume, ultra fast load times, and gameplay at up to 120 FPS. Plus, the console can stream 4K video on Disney+, Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, Microsoft Movies & TV, and lots more services. Product page. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.