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These photos of a custom wood veneer on a PlayStation 4 Pro is showing us that Scandinavian hygge is definitely something that isn't only reserved for Pinterest. I mean, this is the classiest console I've ever laid eyes on.
In contrast with the PlayStation 5, this PlayStation 4 Pro is like the refined worldly elder sibling who comes home every so often to impart wisdom about the way things are and how to be a better human being in the short time we have to spend with Mother Earth. When Sony announced there was another bundle of joy, plastic and exclusives on the way, the comparisons were... not favourable. An Ethernet router. Shellder from Pokemon. Cell from Dragon Ball. The Eye of Sauron. Seto Kaiba from Yu Gi Oh!.
Yeah. I could go on, but one of the inspired things about the PlayStation 5's chunky design is that the panels slide off for custom versions of the console. For example, there was that PlayStation 2 themed one, a gloriously gorgeous tribute to how far Sony has come. And, this sleek Ghost Of Tsushima themed shell with red accents and the silhouette of its protagonist. Yet, no matter how you cut and colour it, the immense dimensions of the console means it's not blending into the background in your living room.
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Alternatively, the compact quadrilateral shape of the PlayStation 4 Pro slots into shelves and TV stands with an understated simplicity. When you combine this with a lovely walnut veneer like Reddit user aCrustyBugget has done, it's really rather something. "Bro my mom would love this she hates how we have black in the middle of an all wood colored/red living room," said KingOfTheKindle. I've found that mums are absolute connoisseurs of interior decorating, so you know this wood veneer is going to take off in popularity.
One thing to bear in mind is that as it is essentially a wrap around the console, overheating might become a more frequent and more intense issue while the console is in use. However, if you take good care of the PlayStation 4 Pro and blow out the accumulated dust, then you should be in good stead. "That's an expensive cutting board," jokedbrainperm. The product comes from Rose Colored Gaming if you're wondering.
Featured Image Credit: DreamWorks Pictures, Reddit user aCrustyBugget