Good Points: Looks great and worth installing onto your xbox360 just for the look alone.
Tech info: Once connected up, using USB connection & plugged into the 3 USB connection only! (See instruction sheets that comes with the kit)
Do not have any disc inside the xBox when you first turn on ! With the USB plugged in and connected, turned on the xBox360
IMPORTANT! The USB plug has a very small switch which uses 7 modes when pushed in.
Modes: Modes are when you press the switch located on the USB plug to allow you to decided LED's are on or Off or flicking
Mode 1 = Turns A RED LED on Mode 2 = Press the switch again for the 2nd time and additional RED LED's come on. Mode 3 = Press the switch again for the 3rd time and all the LED's are on.
The above 3 modes allow you to have the xBox 360 lights on all the time.
Mode 4 to 6 = Press the same switch a further 3 times. All LEDs will go off during mode 4,5 or 6! In modes 4,5 and 6 are used during playing Gears Of War
Mode 7 = This is the OFF switch (nothing will come on with mode 7 )
HOW DOES IT WORK! Yes during modes 4 to 6 i found the LED's sometimes came on during game play and sometimes did not. All i can say is that i found out that the modes 4,5 and 6 work via a frequency sound it is waiting to hear. The speaker is located under the mouth and best worked with the unit very close to my TV, in my case.
DO I NEED MY HEAD SET ON : No you do not it has it own built in speaker which it uses to pick up a frequency during modes 4,5 and 6.
My own personal improvement: I hope this helps you too as i found the modes very silly. I would have liked to have seen just 3 modes. Off Mode, On Mode and Auto Mode! This would of been more user friendly and even kids could have set it up to use without trouble.
Im not a little kid that just gets excited. Im a middleaged gamer that loves and appreciates some "cool" looking things. Lets just say that this looks better in person that it expect it to and its a great touch to your console. Specially if you have had a 360 ( or more ;) ) for over a few years or since launch day like myself. Slim version and now this makes it feel like something new is on the table. For reals :)
The whole lights part I dont get neither I think it actually works though. But since I havent tried myself nor paid attention I wont retract the star from it. When you play you really cant tell if the console is flashing when it should so I eitherway have it on a different mode.
Its not something you get for cheap but its a sexy box. Its really up to anyone to justify a price for such product as always.
Already had the gears of war xbox 360 console and after seeing this, it was a must have for my hardcore gears of war fan partner.. it looks awesome and the in game bleed out omen light is wicked to see! If i could give more rating stars i would :-)
This is a fun gimmick that happens to be rather useful when it comes to having your console stood up securely too. It does exactly what it says on the tin, sturdy plastic, easy to assemble and the Gears skull logo lighting up in various sequences just tops off this quirky product, I've not gone in to the interaction with the game itself details as I was reading somewhere you need specific speakers or something like that for it to function properly but that is no big deal for me anyway.
I'd be reluctant to pay the full RRP of around £75 for a product like this but at the £29.99 Dealtime IT are charging it really was a no brainer, and free shipping by TNT lobbed in too! I ordered this at 4pm yesterday afternoon and it was delivered just before 10am this morning, what more could you ask for? Customer services were great, replying to my initial enquiry about the product within quarter of an hour and it was securely packaged when it got here earlier, 10 out of 10 in every bracket, look forward to buying from you again in the future!