360 fur-plates

The first of what will be a series of animal skin-effect face plates for Xbox 360 have been released to caterto console owners who want their next-gen machine to look like an animal.

The range is called Wild Jungle, which is apt for the leopard print on offer but perhaps not so much for the cow print option - not the first creature thought of when the jungle is mentioned. Or the word "wild" for that matter. Nonetheless, we can't deny that it has a certain appeal when on the machine.

Anyhow, if you're struggling to think of what to get an animal loving 360 owner for the holidays, these charming faceplates are available for$15 - though they may be tough to find, if the "where to buy" links at talismoon.com are any indication - and producer Talismoon guarantees that no animals were hurt during their manufacture.

November 27, 2006