Starting Today You Can Finally Get Your Hands On the 90's Handheld of Your Dreams Thanks to JSAUX's Color Back Plates
The Steam Deck is fantastic at emulating old consoles but now it can even look like one.
Prepare to relive the 90s because JSAUX's color transparent back plates are officially available to order starting today. Originally announced in an email to previous back plate owners, the color back plates are the same price as the original at $30 and come in red, green, brown, blue, and my favorite purple. These back plates have inspired some to mod their Steam Deck with external fans and even RGB lights (although the original modder warns against it now).
Growing up in the 90s I remember seeing transparent Game Boy Colors everywhere, notably in the one Pokemon car crushing commercial (remember when Nintendo ads were violent?). Over the years there have been some great special edition consoles and I hope later down the line we see Valve release at least one limited edition Steam Deck. Until then, we have 3rd parties and the modding community to add a bit of panache to our favorite Linux gaming handheld. If you're interested in picking up a back plate, you can head down below.
Transparent Back Plate for Steam Deck PC0106
So are you going to pick up a back plate? Have you already picked up one? What was your favorite weird 90s video game commercial? Let us know in the comments down below!