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This Is One Extremely Rugged Portable PlayStation 3

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Legendary console modder Ben Heck's creations are normally quite elegant, but when a couple in Afghanistan asked for something rugged, he gave them this majestic beast.

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What you're looking at is a PlayStation 3 built into an existing Pelican Storm case. It features a 22 inch LCD display, built-in speakers, networking, a TV tuner, and a little storage space to keep everything nice and compact.

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The mod was built for a couple in Afghanistan that were looking for something portable enough to lug around with them yet tough enough to survive being banged up. Weighing in at around 30 pounds, this custom PlayStation 3 should fit the bill nicely.

See how Ben built this monster in the latest episode of the Ben Heck Show over at element14.

Ruggedized PS3 [Ben Heck]

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hastur
UnspeakableCuteness

While I'm sure the case and everything is packed nicely into it with padding to soak up shocks from impacts, are the actual components of the PS3 shock-proofed as well?

Cuz if they're not, eventually you're gonna end up with a case where everything 'looks' nice and prestine but the PS3's innards are all busted to hell.

The first 2 things that are gonna go is the blu-ray drive and the hard disk. unless he swapped out the blu-ray drive and hard disk for ones that're equally rugged.