Today's Hard|Forum Post
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Inside the Infinium Labs Phantom Console

A photo-essay giving a look inside an Infinium Labs Gen 1 Phantom Console. We pull back the curtain and show you what Infinium Labs never would.

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Uncloaking the Infinium Labs Phantom Console

No matter where you stand on the issues surrounding Infinium Labs, you have to admit that the console's physical design is one that is very unique and memorable. Although the generation 1 and generation 2 design have been dropped this year, everyone that sees a Phantom still remembers it, even if there were only a handful ever made. The generation 2 moved to a different CPU and smaller overall dimensions, but it still looked basically the same.

Do remember that this is a prototype unit and not something you would see in production. This fact though is another reason why it is really interesting to see firsthand.

I have to admit that I was a bit shocked to see the cover of the sleek Phantom slip off to leave exposed what could best be described as a case slightly smaller than a mid-tower ATX computer case.

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What you see above is the real case removed from the decorative housing that gave the Phantom its presence. Once removed, you are simply left with a steel box and the blue cold cathode that lights up the front panel Phantom logo.

The Phantom "sleeve" itself seemed to be hand cast and made out of a brittle material such as acrylic plastic with a very high durometer rating.