This brass PS5 is gorgeous, but impractical
This shiny brass is a fashionable choice and the YouTube channel behind this creation, DIY Perks, picked brass since it can be “bent, cut, soldered to, and polished with relative ease”.
The latest of the “outlandish” PlayStation 5 designs to be created is one where the faceplates on the console are made out of brass.
This shiny brass is a fashionable choice, as TechRadar points out, given its colour. But the YouTube channel behind this creation, DIY Perks, picked brass since it can be “bent, cut, soldered to, and polished with relative ease”.
While all this malleability is great, that did not make the creation of this PS5 console any easier, the unique curves were a challenge.
DIY Perks has shared a video of the entire process and you can see channel host Matthew Perks bending and cutting the faceplate and going at it with a blowtorch to create that sleek design.
Perks has warned in the video that because this PS5 has a brass shell, that is going to interfere with the PS5's WiFi signal and thus he's had to move the antenna to the back of the machine, as Kotaku pointed out
Sony is yet to release any official custom-made DualSense controllers or PS5 faceplates and we've seen other companies and artists take this opportunity to create some very expensive and strange alternatives.
There is a PS5 made out of genuine black alligator leather and one made out of 24K gold that costs $10,000. There is also a 10-foot PS5 that weighs 500 pounds and works and another one that comes with water-cooling.
While Sony's monochrome picks and blue highlights have been quite liked by most people, many still want the console to be available in all black. And while we wait for Sony to deliver, there is another way around. Dbrand is selling black PS5 faceplates that you can attach to the console pretty easily.
Sony has shut down a third-party company earlier for trying to sell black faceplates and also a black PS5 that's inspired by the PS2's design was put on sale then pulled down. However, dbrand's shop is still open and they have confidently put “Go ahead. Sue us.” on their website.