Don’t Let the Chains of the Console Bind You, Play Xbox Live Anywhere with the Help of the Droid Incredible


Ever wanted to get in a game of Halo while chilling out on a bridge over a river, maybe casting a few fishing lines and waiting for a bite in the process? I don’t know about the fishing part, but Alex Kuklinski has you covered otherwise. All you need is a a couple thousand dollars worth of computer and gaming gear and one Droid Incredible set up to USB tether through PDAnet. So go ahead and play Call of Duty wherever you darn please.

Here’s how it’s done:

The actual Pod is built from a standard storage rack which consists of a top & bottom rack with 4 legs. On each corner, I took twine, and connected the top rack with the bottom. This prevented the bottom rack from falling out when we lifted it up. On the bottom rack, I have my APC UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply) which powers everything on the Pod via it’s built-in battery which is charged prior to the trip. (It can also be charged in the car via a power inverter plugged into a standard cigarette lighter in the car.) Also on the bottom rack is the Xbox 360, 13″ MacBook Pro, (Which is running Windows 7 Ultimate) and the Bose Companion 3 Subwoofer. On the top rack, there is a 19″ 720p Samsung HDTV, my HTC Droid Incredible, and 2 satellite speakers (which are connected to the sub below)

How it really works…:
My Xbox 360 is connected, via ethernet cable, to my 13″ MacBook Pro which is running Windows 7 Ultimate. The computer is connected, via USB, to my HTC Droid Incredible. The Incredible provides internet to the computer via the PDAnet application. The computer then bridges the connection it’s receiving from the phone with the Xbox 360. (Phone –) Computer –) Xbox 360) This allows the Xbox to connect to Xbox Live anywhere the phone has a data connection. I built this Pod so I can bring everything with me. It’s portable, so I can basically play Xbox Live, anywhere. Everything is powered via the UPS, and that can be recharged in the car while in transit. So really, this is the 100% Mobile Xbox Live Experience.

“Is there any limit to what Droid does?”

[via CrunchGear]

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  1. Too much time on his hands – get a job!

  2. for all you know, he has a better paying job then you…………

  3. I have an EVO with wifi-tether and the latest version allows you to tether through infrastructure mode, allowing me to connect my PS3 to my EVO for internet :D pure awesome!

  4. Cute, but not really android specific. Anything that tethers will accomplish the same thing.

  5. yup, agreed.
    For awhile I was forced to connect my PS3 online thru my hTC Kaiser.
    Nothing new really. People have been doing this for along time now with phones much less powerfull then the Incredible. My old Kaiser for example.

  6. why not just get a the wifi adapter or the new xbobx with wifi in it and a phone with 2.2 and use it as a hot spot..woulnt tht be easier
    but good job this kid is creative

  7. um, what kind of financial repercussions would this have? that much data moving over 3g from one device would have to rack up enough transfer for some alarms to start going off at VZW HQ. The incredible isn’t “allowed” to tether through verizon so I don’t think they’d just let this happen.

  8. OK this isn’t exactly the xbox in a pocket (like remote desktop) that I was hoping for…

  9. Good thing the incredible was on Verizon, if it were on AT&T he would have run all his 2gb of data by the time he found a match.

  10. well… my experience bridging WiFi through windows ended up being too slow play CoD, I would not even consider 3g. Maybe some DLC for the road?

  11. Like people have already said a 2.2 android device as a mobile wifi hot spot would make this easier.

    Further than that an Xbox laptop like this one of many would reduce the package a lot too:


  12. That video was about 16:00 too long.

  13. Was it just me or did the narrator seem just extremely nice?

  14. Im sorry but I would 4 shot that kid ALL DAY LONG on his 3G connection. Yes it works but good luck taking down kids online. haha

  15. Can u just skip the bridge n go straight off wifi from ur android phone? Cuz I’m stuck in the basement with no computer but we have wifi I’m just not allowed to connect my xbox with it just my phone(parents won’t buy adapter for live) so all I have is my wifi on my phone! HELP ME!!!

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