Xstation, the hybrid console that combines PS4 and Xbox One

A single power cable, a single HDMI connection and a button to change consoles: here is the Xstation, an ingenious device

One of the most recurrent Hamletian doubts that surrounds the thoughts of those who must buy a console for video games is what to choose between the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One. They are similar products, but with different characteristics and are above all (for this it is difficult to decide) very good. What to do. Either buy both or take a look at the Xstation.

As you can guess from its name, the Xstation is a hybrid console that intelligently combines the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One. With the Xstation, there's no need to rack your brains and no need to spend money. And then, the EdsJunk console is also very practical, as it solves one of the most common problems for those who own both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One: the chaos caused by cables. And that's not all. The Xstation is also quite compact, despite having both consoles inside. It's only slightly larger than the two devices from Sony and Microsoft.

How the Xstation works

The system is, admittedly, ingenious. Like a normal console, the Xstation has only one HDMI cable, which is used to connect the console with an external device (such as a screen) and a single power wire. Switching from the PlayStation 4 to the Xbox One is simply a matter of pressing a button located directly on the hybrid console. An Arduino micro controller governs the switches, including the power switches. The Xstation is also interesting from a design point of view, linear and very simple. In addition, EdsJunk's console features a light system that, when turned on, indicates which of the two consoles is active.