Lock up new Xbox 360 Slim with security kit

By Posted 22 Jun 2011, 14:27

The latest Xbox released by Microsoft is the slimmer Xbox 360 S, and while its hardware is pretty much the same, although it runs cooler, it would be nice if we had a few improvements added. The next-generation Xbox, aka 720, will certainly ramp-up the hardware but what we’d like to see is better security.

We’re not talking about online security here, although we know this is a hot topic following the hacking disaster that affected PS3 users, what we would like to see is some hardware security to protect your precious Xbox. This could keep your Xbox secure just like the latest lock up security kits, although we’re sure this will not be included. With this in mind lets look at the current security offerings for today’s Xbox.

Using a security kit, you will be safe in the knowledge that your console will be locked for your use against theft. The Xbox slim security kit has a slot located in the back and comes with a keyed lock and a seven-inch steel wire cable. For older models, the steel plated anti theft design is available where the security plate is attached to the top of the Xbox with specially designed pin that will connect in the side ventilation slots. This secures the hard drive and the console with use of the wire cable.

To assemble and set up this safety procedure takes less than a minute. When it is attached to its fixture, it will withstand over 300 pounds of torque. This is the first anti-theft protection product for your Xbox 360 and Xbox 360 Slim and seems to be a great idea to protect your valued console.

The Xbox slim is the sleek redesigned version of the original Xbox 360 just smaller and quieter. The Valhalla motherboard allows for around 30% more space than previous motherboards. The Memory Unit slots found on previous consoles have been removed in favor of the USB flash drive solution added in a previous system software update. The power and eject buttons are touch sensitive rather than the physical buttons found on previous models.

The idea that your Xbox could be stolen or tampered with is not nice, but with the new security kit, you can lock up you Xbox 360 and Xbox 360 slim away from intruders. For more information on pricing and availability, visit newPCgadgets.com.