I got a Nintendo switch console just under two years ago. I’ve been loving it. I’ve also got a huge collection of other video game consoles…
The extra detail with the Switch is that the original units have a built-in hardware vulnerability which makes them trivially easy to hack and thus run anything you desire. I like to mod all my consoles to run whatever I choose, whenever I can. But these early Switch units are becoming more rare and expensive.
As for some of the mods:
I replaced the plastic shell with this pictured transparent green version. I’m really happy with it. I also took the time to paint the labels on the buttons in white… I elected to not install the metal plate across the main unit. It serves a minor role in heat dissipation, but I believe things will be fine without it, and it makes the transparent back look extra awesome.
While I had it open anyway, I also installed an internal “RCMX86” chip, which makes the unit automatically boot up in completely open and hackable mode.
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