Today my Kickstarter order of the xScreen arrived complete with carrying case add on.
I thought I’d post some thoughts as and when I get a proper look at it, but to start with initial reaction is positive. Arrived well packed and has a light yet sturdy build, and hooks perfectly into the Series S.
The speakers are good enough for some gaming on the go from my brief test of the 1080 display seems of good quality.
Happy to answer any questions should anyone have any, and some more in depth reactions to come later.
From their website…
11.6" IPS screen which is the largest screen size available to fit within the Xbox Series S footprint
1080p 60hz resolution, a perfect match for how most games are optimised for the Xbox Series S
Integrated stereo speakers
Built-in controls for screen settings and volume
Cable-free attachment solution - only original Xbox power cable required
Optional cross-hair overlay for use in FPS games
HDMI-CEC Xbox power off function on screen close to prevent overheating
Ability to swap colored latches (optional accessory)
Optional “stand-mode” orientation using stand feet (optional accessory)
Custom carry case enables transport of everything you need in the smallest possible form factor (optional accessory)
This looks cool, reminds me of that screen accessory for the first PlayStation. I think if it had battery for a true true portable experience would be dope, but I’m sure since it’s not a portable system it would drain very fast.
How’s the experience in general, OP? Is it big enough or does games have text too small on screen?
Warning for anyone who’s looking into getting something like this: think I read a little while back that the manufacturers were dealing with copycats who made a cheaper crappier version faster. Allegedly that device is much more of a risk since it skimps on some safety stuff and might lead to fires. Grain of salt and all, but be mindful and don’t cheap out.
It looks cool and I think it will work out well assuming the quality holds up. Honestly though, I think I would just get a regular monitor and just mount the Xbox to the monitor. I’m thinking about something similar to those work (office) setups with those small PCs that are mounted to the back of the monitor. It’d be a bit heavier/bulkier, but this thing isn’t exactly a handheld either.
It does feel warm. It’s still cold so it felt welcoming. Not sure I’ll be saying the same in summer though. Most of the heat is rising up thru the circle grill so you’re not really feeling the real brunt of it though.
Im so glad I got the case too, it really is the cherry on top.
Played some Elden ring on this last week and perfectly playable… well it would be if you could play elden ring… That is to say I was no more hampered than I was on my series X and OLED.
Size really is much smaller than you’d expect, and if Microsoft had any decent E-rated games it would replace the switch for weekend trips. We’ll take this on our mountain climbing holiday in Austria this year for those days where the legs burn and the rain comes down.
I did see some people using the case as something to sit it on when using it in your lap. I admit I’ve tried neither, Mostly I have it tucked away on a side of my desk so I can pop it on in my lunch break.
angles can be viewed
I mean its still a small laptop screen so you’re going to be facing it dead on and not at an angle 6 feet away, but the screen is legible when you’re looking at it side on, though god knows why you would want to