Portal Turrets Music Speakers

Portal Turret Speakers by Dave Delisle

Here’s a pair of Portal-themed speakers that would flank your gaming PC. The red eyes would pulse to the audio of the music. In all likelihood these would be static speakers to avoid noisy motors, but if possible these guys would “dance” just like in the game (when they sang at the end of Portal 2).

Clone Console PC Drives

Clone Console PC Drive design by Dave Delisle davesgeekyideas dave's geeky ideas

I know emulation makes this device unnecessary, but sometimes you want to play with genuine controllers and a real cartridge. I feel clone consoles that slot into a desktop PC like an optical DVD-R drive would be coveted by a few gamers out there.

Most PC towers have several drive slots in the front, may as well populate them with clone consoles! Cartridge-based clone consoles would look similar to the above example. Disc-based systems would have a DVD tray and compatible control ports. I don’t think memory card slots (GameCube, PS2) are needed.

There is the Retrode device, which has cartridge slots for the SNES and Genesis, and plugs into the PC via USB. It’s a great device and is portable, but I would prefer something that is integrated, given the choice.

Dexter Blu-Ray Case

Dexter Blu-Ray Case design by Dave Delisle

Really straightforward design: a blu-ray case based on Dexter’s blood slides box, where the discs are the drops of blood and the clear jewel cases are the slides. This would be about the size of a shoebox.

UPDATES: I originally posted this with several images, but I opted to redo this post (April 12/2014) with a brand-new solitary image and a much shorter write-up. At the time I originally posted this (exactly 3 years ago!) the show was only 5 years old, which is why I left so much space in the box.

Also in the fall of 2013 Showcase released their own box set that had a similar approach:

Dexter Blu-Ray Case

I think it looks really good, despite the smaller cases. Might look even better without the red liners in each case. Had┬ámy enthusiasm for the show not plummeted in the later seasons I would’ve bought this for sure.