Wii (Wu?) Custom Console Case Review

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Mar 10, 2009
  1. jservs7
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    I saw a few posts about changing the Wii's color case and which ones are good, so I thought I'd give my review on one I purchased on EBAY. (It was $30US shipped)

    I originally had the Talismoon Evolve Black Katana case installed on my Wii, but from the beginning I felt as soon I installed it, I would have problems because the pieces felt very cheap. The door to the SD card never snapped in place and was loose, the covers over the Gamecube control slots and memory cards slots where very bendy and one of the hinges broke off very easily and my Wii's inner components just didn't fit right within the case so some of the screw holes never lined up well.

    I was hesitant in buying this case since it looked like a cheap reproduction, but I gave it a shot since the price was good and it was free shipping. I was happily surprised at how sturdy this case is. It came pretty well packaged on the inside sealed in a plastic baggy, but I would make sure its delivered with good exterior packaging. [​IMG] It pretty much comes with everything needed externally, but you will have to salvage some things from your original case to piece it perfectly together.

    Compared to the Talismoon case, it does not come with any external screw covers like the stickers or rubber feet, but this was fine by me since I like to make it easier to get back into my Wii when I need to. It also does not come with any detailed instructions (which can be found easily online), tools (tri-wing screw driver, etc.), the front panel light (disc light), the plastic fan grill for the inside of the Wii and the Gamecube control/memory card slot cover panel, but these can be easily taken off of your original Wii case. (Besides the light, I felt the fan grill and GC cover panel that came with Talismoon's case was cheap anyway [​IMG])

    I can easily say that the look of the Custom Console Case looked way smoother compared to the Talismoon cases my friend and I had. Very nice chrome-like, paint job and cool chrome buttons to replace your power, restart and eject buttons. [​IMG] It also comes with some reproduction labels from the original Wii (like the serial number and a few warning labels that are on the bottom of the Wii itself), but I believe they're in Japanese so I didn't want to use them. [​IMG] The main selling point for this case would have to be the quality of the plastic compared to the Talismoon case. It felt alot more sturdy, the inner components aligned alot more smoothly inside of the Wii and all the doors, hinges and covers snap into place and open nicely with out any friction.

    Not sure how this compares to anything like the Shockii or other more known cases out there, but I can easily give this an 8.5 out of 10 score. They come in a few other colors and styles. I posted some pics below. (I would say the 3rd picture to the right shows the true shade of blue of my case)

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    Why not go for the XCM ii Cases?

    Good Review though!
     
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    I thought that the more suttle colors that XCM had looked as if they just threw a bucket of paint on the Wii and there other more "far out" techy cases, were a bit too much for me. Not only did I like the shades of color and chrome buttons that this had compared to the other cases I had considered, but again, $30 bones is good to pay when you're broke. [​IMG]
     
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    I got my XCM ii Blue Crystal with LEDs case for $26 on Ebay [​IMG]

    Free Shipping too!
     

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