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The Pants Party
01-29-2007, 03:42 PM
Tired of screwing up when sticking your skin on, and you're either out some money or stuck with a crooked skin? Well, might as well just change the whole outside:

http://www.decalgirl.com/catimg/x360cshell-250.jpg
http://www.decalgirl.com/browse.cfm/2,225.htm

Comes in Chrome, Clear, Red, Blue, Green, Orange and Black.



Just so you know, I am in no way affiliated with this site, I just think they're cool. I'll be buying one for myself and the wife next paycheck. They also sell a tool for $5 that fits the type of screw used on the controllers, so you don't have to damage it trying to change the shell with a normal screwdriver.

Maka
01-29-2007, 04:03 PM
I like the Black "Replacement Case"
I looks really good, only for $50..
I'm also liking the Chrome nad Black Controller. Im thinking of getting the Black case, and chaning my lights to Blue or Red...

razzleson
01-29-2007, 05:26 PM
If those are the Fantasy360 controllers, beware. I ordered mine when they were still in production and the release date was pushed back like three months, then when I finally got it it was very poor quality. Half of the buttons required sanding, and the RB never ended up working correctly.

It may have just been the first batch, but still.

Also, the tool for the controller is just a security torx-8 screwdriver. You can easily just use a T8 by just snapping off the security "pole" with a small precision screwdriver.

The Pants Party
01-29-2007, 06:36 PM
If those are the Fantasy360 controllers, beware.

I don't think so. From what I can tell, Fantasy360 just makes faceplates, this is an entire shell (front and back). Not sure what the company is called, but they are only sold on three websites I think (one being the site I linked in my first post).

From the reviews I've read, people had no problems installing them or having buttons not work afterward. I'll let you all know how it works out next week.

razzleson
01-29-2007, 07:59 PM
I don't think so. From what I can tell, Fantasy360 just makes faceplates, this is an entire shell (front and back). Not sure what the company is called, but they are only sold on three websites I think (one being the site I linked in my first post).

From the reviews I've read, people had no problems installing them or having buttons not work afterward. I'll let you all know how it works out next week.
No, those are Fantasy360 (I purchased the Clear West). You can tell by their distinct "Xbox Live Gamertag" space at the bottom between the D-pad and right joystick (something I think looks horrible)

I had purchased mine direct from manufacturer (xbox-central (http://www.xbox-central.com/))

I will give them the benefit of the doubt though. My controller was their first batch. So their machines could have not been calibrated correctly.

EDIT: BTW, the company's official name is Xtreme Enterprise

The Pants Party
01-29-2007, 08:28 PM
Well, I stand corrected. I'll still give it a shot though, I'll let you know if they are better now.

Maka
01-30-2007, 12:19 AM
I just bought:
Mirror Chrome Faceplate - $9.99
Mirror Chrome Controller - $16.99
T8H Screwdriver - $4.99
Shipping & Handling - $18.05

Its kind of Stupid how if I lived in the States, I wouldve only payed $32 instead of $50. Especially since I'm closer to Maryland than some States. I cant get the Free Shipping Deal, so I kind of got ripped off, in the end, Oh well, I hope its worth it..

Scotian Bred
01-31-2007, 03:22 PM
If those are the Fantasy360 controllers, beware. I ordered mine when they were still in production and the release date was pushed back like three months, then when I finally got it it was very poor quality. Half of the buttons required sanding, and the RB never ended up working correctly.

It may have just been the first batch, but still.

Also, the tool for the controller is just a security torx-8 screwdriver. You can easily just use a T8 by just snapping off the security "pole" with a small precision screwdriver.




Nah no need to by any new drivers or snap anything off ..... just use a straight head and as long as it is small enough to fit beside the center post and slide into the slots its got plenty of grip to release the screws with ease

TacticalChaos15
02-01-2007, 04:49 AM
Yah I have one of the clear Fantasy360 ones, not really happy with it but if the new ones are better , I will order one so I look forward to an updated post ;^)

Fonkey Monkey
02-01-2007, 05:05 AM
Thanks for the link man, ima get a blue and a orange one.
hopefully they'll pop up on ebay pretty soon.

Ex_Vee
02-01-2007, 06:12 AM
The Clear ones look terrible in my opinion, i got a nice red one from http://lik-sang.com (http://lik-sang.com/): (Grrr...Sony filed legal things against them, they had such great stuff!)
http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q63/Sergeant_Pinky/CIMG0865.jpg

Fonkey Monkey
02-01-2007, 07:39 AM
hey guys is this the same thing? or is one of the crappy versions razzleson was talking about?
http://cgi.ebay.com/XBOX-360-REPLACEMENT-WIRELESS-CONTROLLER-SHELL-GREEN_W0QQitemZ220077489160QQihZ012QQcategoryZ1225 17QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

The Pants Party
02-01-2007, 03:23 PM
That's the "Green Mid" version that is being sold off the website I linked in my first post, that picture just has more light so it looks a little brighter.

LongJon
02-01-2007, 06:20 PM
I was gonna get one of these like now-ish.....but after all this talk of crappyness Im not so convinced.

Is anyone ordering one of these?

If so can you post up a report when it arrives of how well it fits etc.???

Nice one