If you are interested in being one of the very first to own the Xbox One this November, you'll be happy to know that you can pre-order the Xbox One right now. In fact, if you pre-order your Xbox One now, you'll get a special Day One Edition console. The system functionality itself won't be any different, however, you'll get a custom controller (pictured above) along with a special Xbox Live achievement that lets others know that you were there on day one. Additionally, Microsoft will also be selling a Day One Edition Xbox Live Gold 12-month pass that includes an exclusive Killer Instinct character. Pretty cool.
Ready to pre-order? Here are the links:
As we reported earlier, you can also pre-order the PlayStation 4 right now as well.
Microsoft has put together another custom-designed Xbox 360 console, this one celebrating the 10-year anniversary of Xbox Live. As you can see in the image above, it's a dark gray console with green and orange accents, and an "X" design papered all over the hardware. It's a great looking device to our eyes. It was announced on Twitter by Major Nelson, who confirmed that the company is giving these out to a number of Xbox Live members who've stuck around since the beginning.
You know that new iPod shuffle that Apple was gushing over during their “It’s Only Rock and Roll” event? We were able to get our hands on one of the stainless steel beauties, and have given it our gallery treatment. If you’re interested in an inexpensive iPod that can hold a couple thousand songs and keeps a low profile, this might be the one for you. Check it out, it’s definitely slick.
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This may be your last chance to get a gift for mom before the big day Sunday, so why not get her something you can borrow? Nintendo has released a Special Edition DS Lite that comes with the software Personal Trainer Cooking. Available in lime green, it also includes a floral pouch and has a price of $149.99. A DSi version is also available in Japan. We wonder who came up with the idea as no mother we know digs cooking all that much or lime green.
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Take your fave video game and fave board game and you get a Nintendo authorized Super Mario Chess Set, packed in a collector’s tin. On one side, Mario is of course the king, while Luigi plays queen, Princesses Peach and Daisy are bishops and Yoshi is the faithful knight. On the other side Bowser is king, Bowser Jr. is the queen and Magikoopa is the Bishop. Pre-order the Collector’s Edition for $39.99 and expect delivery sometime this month.
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Crispin Jones, of the MJW watches and the Tengu, has a new design. The New Decider helps you make those split second choices. When someone asks you a question, simply look at the magnified dial for a yes/no answer. While it may not be the correct answer, you can always reinforce it by rechecking the watch (or blaming it.) The Decider is only available in a Special Edition of 100 with its number engraved on the back of the case for $145.00.
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Dell has unveiled their Studio Special Edition Laptop with a 15.4-inch high definition widescreen, Intel Core Duo processor, Windows Vista, multi-media keys, and an optional backlit keyboard. Bluetooth and WiFi capable, it also features a handy fingerprint reader, their Blu-ray Disc player, surround sound and both HDMI and Ethernet connections. The SSE laptop has a $799.00 price after an $80.00 instant savings.
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You know those Beats by Dr. Dre Studio headphones that we are such big fans of? Well, LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers got a visit from my boy Kevin Lee over at Monster, and he brought them all a pair of the ever-so-elusive red Beats by Dr. Dre Studio headphones. We got a bunch of photos, straight out of the Cavs locker room, and they all look fairly happy with their gifts. All of a sudden, our glossy black Beats don’t look so exciting anymore…hit the gallery for a look at the Cavs receiving their custom red Beats.
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We open up the HP Pavilion DV6885 notebook in this edition of Unboxing Live. We were completely amazed back when we saw it at CES, because of what we consider to be the machine’s striking beauty. If you are looking for a computer that goes against the status quo in the looks department, check this one out. The copper finish (which I believe is officially called “Clay” by HP) is as against the grain as you are going to get - plus, the specs aren’t too shabby either. You can find this one online for about $1,000 USD. Full feature list after the jump.
Microsoft will be releasing a special edition of Notebook Optical Mouse 3000 in colors, no doubt in an attempt to get in on the fru-fru crowd. Choose between pomegranate, dragon fruit, aloe, creme brulee, and milk chocolate. Like its duller brother, the mouse features its MS Intelligent Tracking System and a compact shape with rubber side grips and finger grooves. Look for the 3000 next month at Best Buy and other retailers in June for $29.95.
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