Compared to some of my other console designs, this is a very minimalist approach, one that uses my often-preached need to flatten electronics. Flat as in the same orientation as your LCD TV screen. If the TV can be a space-saver, then why can’t all your component electronics and consoles be the same? Your entertainment unit should only be about 7-10 inches deep in this blogger’s opinion.
With this Playstation 4 standing parallel to the wall, I gave it a ‘S’ shape design, so you can nicely feed it discs and the cords in the back. This way the cords are hidden from view thanks to the angular design:
This is a very simple design, using a very low-key approach. Typically I would add LED lights and a few other bells and whistles. However in light of Sony’s latest PS3 console iteration, which reduces the LED lights and power consumption, I thought I’d take the same approach. One LED power indicator, and it’s pretty much a black slab. A hybrid of the PS2 and PS3.
My thoughts then turned to the faceplates of the first version of the Xbox 360. Having those graphics on the console certainly livened things up. With a big black box staring back at you, I thought I’d take a similar approach, and create a stand that would turn your Blu-Ray or PS4 game case into a faceplate of sorts, by providing a place for it to sit:
The stand would retract from the base stand, creating a perch for your jewel case. This feature acts like a theater marquee of sorts, announcing what you are currently playing or watching. Makes for a nice display. Also it’s very handy to have, as you’ll never misplace your case again.
No controller design here, but I it would likely be another DualShock for the PS4.