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Hardware Indie A new display called xScreen turns Xbox Series S into a portable console

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Portable for me it means I can play it during commutes. So, that's not portable, it's, as any other console, transportable.
 

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So any console and a monitor are portable because they can be carried around is what you're saying? Being tied to the power mains is the opposite of being portable. Not handheld, portable.

The Wii U was easier to carry around, and it was far from being a portable.
No, but this sure is...
That's literally what portable means, yes.
Are you actually walking around when you play, say a Switch Lite? Or are you sitting down?
Do you travel? Ever ride a train or fly in a plane? They have outlets. Hotel rooms have outlets. RV's have outlets. Cars are capable of powering this thing...
Do you consider your tv something you can shove in your backpack?

Are you aware that PORTABLE power stations not only exist, but are pretty common?
I mean, what even is this conversation? If you're just being pedantic, whatever....but I can't exactly take my current Xbox setup and plop it in a backpack and travel around and play it. And yes, I did this quite a bit with Wii U as well.

Here, this should help.
Or is he wrong too?
 
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coffinbirth

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Portable for me it means I can play it during commutes. So, that's not portable, it's, as any other console, transportable.
If you were to commute via a vehicle equipped with outlets would that not meet that criteria?
 

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You can play it offline.
Sure, but if you want access to Game Pass (yes, there is a workaround but if you are game sharing or have similar setups you might be sol)or your cloud saves or...playing an online game, you're going to need that sweet, sweet internet juice.
 

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Can Bear Grylls take it to the jungle to play some games, while he eats a fucking Tarantula? No, then it's not portable.
 

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I love how portable means that now you can play it at the dinner table if you have a wall plug nearby.

What’s up with these morons?
 

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Portable doesn't have to be solely definable as handheld. If this makes it easier to go play outside on a picnic table or while taking a shit - cool, I'm interested.
 

Thirty7ven

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Portable doesn't have to be solely definable as handheld. If this makes it easier to go play outside on a picnic table or while taking a shit - cool, I'm interested.

You shouldn’t be interested in taking this clown setup to a picnic table, and pray for your asshole if you stay long enough on the toilet for this to make sense.
 
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You shouldn’t be interested in taking this clown setup to a picnic table, and pray for your asshole if you stay long enough on the toilet for this to make sense.
Why I wouldn't be? Being able to go outside and game while the weather is nice is something I've been doing for decades with other systems even with a smaller tv. Hooking things up has been a rather simple affair, this just makes it even easier. Gaming outside doesn't stop being fun if I can't hold the whole system in my hands.

As for the toilet - I can spend a solid hour alone reading in there or whatever. Not sure why, always been weird like that.
 
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coffinbirth

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What good is a portable Xbox Series S if you need to be connected to the internet to play games?
You don't need to be online to play your games.
You shouldn’t be interested in taking this clown setup to a picnic table, and pray for your asshole if you stay long enough on the toilet for this to make sense.
I love how portable means that now you can play it at the dinner table if you have a wall plug nearby.

What’s up with these morons?
You clearly don't get out much.
 
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The xScreen was announced last month ahead of its planned Kickstarter campaign, with anyone interested able to reserve the peripheral for $1 and lock in ‘early bird’ pricing of $159 (compared to the full price of $249).

The Kickstarter officially launched yesterday, and reached its AU$13,000 goal within 20 minutes. At the time of writing, it sits at over AU$71,000 ($53,000) with 28 days remaining.
 

Thirty7ven

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You clearly don't get out much.

It’s why I get out that I know how insane it would look to take these clown shoes to a picnic at a the park.

Get a dog and play with him if you can’t switch your brain away from games when you’re out of the house.
 
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Silent Viper

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Nothing new.

They never claimed to create something new or innovative.

Portable screens are available since 1991.

Xscreen looks neat concept if you in a hotel or at home if your TV is occupied by your family. Its not handheld that you can play on bus rides nd all
 
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”Portable” as my Harman/Kardon Onyx i.e ”I never use it because it’s too big to bring but way weaker than my soundsystem at home”
 

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Not bad but I prefer these for my portable gaming. It's a shame the xsx and ps5 are so damn big they will probably have to wait for a slim version to come out before they make a current Gen system model.

I tried out this with my Xbox one s hooked up to my Jackery 1000 and 1500 watt battery generators and played some RE8 . It only used about 80 watts to run both the TV and system . Pretty slick , can easily play for 10 hours on the 1000 and 15+ on my 1500 before they run out of juice.
That is pretty slick
 

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The thing I am most impressed by here is all the leg room that guy has. I thought the airlines had taken all of that away in favor of one more row of seats.
Does not seems to be an airplane, look at how big those windows are. Well it's definitely not a plane due to not windows now being oval enough, it's probably some train.
 
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