Sony PS5 is already a striking piece of technology that stands out for its design, but what if it was made of brass? Well, don’t wonder about it anymore because Someone has gone ahead and made a PS5 out of brass to make it look brighter and more glamorous.
If you’ve ever thought to yourself, “I want a PS5 that looks like it came straight out of a high school music room,” this version of the console basically does that role.
The console maker, which calls itself DIY Perks on YouTube, has given the 5th generation PlayStation console a look that stands out even more than it initially did.
The brass PS5 is real brass, but not the whole thing
At first glance, the console appears to have just a brass colored paint or maybe a skin that has been applied to the outside. This is not the case, however. The exterior of the console is made of real brass.
It’s worth mentioning that the whole console isn’t brass, obviously. These are just the two side panels and the strip in the middle where the ports and the power button are.
DIY Perks says brass was the way to go for its formatting simplicity. It is apparently much easier to work with than some other metals. And as I noted above, it displays a nice shiny appearance when properly polished. In the video below, you can see that each of the brass parts are shaped and fit the right size.
And at the end, everything is set up and plugged in. Functioning like any other PS5 console, but with a unique look. There’s even a side-by-side photo with a PS5 that hasn’t been altered in any way.
There are some drawbacks
From the look of things and the description in the video, the console is working fine. In fact, everything seems to be working as expected. Everything but one thing. Wi-Fi.
Using brass seems to prevent Wi-Fi from working. So before reassembling the console, the Wi-Fi radio was removed. It wasn’t working properly anyway, so it wasn’t necessary. Since the PS5 supports Ethernet, the console is still very usable as a normal console would be. Internet must be wired 100% of the time.
Obviously, this wouldn’t work for every setup. But it’s definitely a neat project that results in a unique piece of technology that no one else likely has.