Usually, the first step after buying an expensive bit of portable consumer electronics (other than turning it on and going “wow”) is to find some kind of case to put it on. My new purchase is done with a resigned breath in a sock and with it, but Valve has you covered as far as the steam deck goes, and a look at this cute little carry case with its handheld gaming Will be shipped with all PC units. And his box.
We’ve already seen plenty of Steam Deck during its release – including peeping into its interior and using a categorization system valve to let buyers know what’s compatible with their new device on Steam. Yes and no. But the company’s latest update is about what’s out there. In particular, different bits of the packaging steam deck will come.
First, there is the cardboard box itself, a small piece of packaging that minimizes unused space. Open it and you’ll find a (probably not complete) list – written in many languages - of suggested places you want to use your new device, including garden, ferris wheel, patio, train, sofa, tent, Test chamber, submarine, and toilet.
Then, once you’ve removed a bit of the paper telling you how to plug in your steam deck and turn it on, you’ll be spying on the supplied power adapter – complete with a companion cube cameo – and This will be accompanied by plastic lumps in the eye. Handheld. Or at least the sleeve in which it is wrapped.
Throw it all out the window (actually, maybe not) and you’ll be greeted with a steam deck rotating carry case, which is included with every purchase. It’s quite stylish in its small style – definitely the perfect mark for minimal branding from taste – Anards are carefully crafted with the steam deck form factor, keeping it all in place nicely.
According to Valve, the unit featured in his post is actually a validated manufacturing build of a steam deck design, which will be used for additional testing and shipping as developer kits. Valve explains, “The final prototype is being built before DV production, and that includes improvements from the EV2 build. After this build, there will be additional minor changes to the final product.”
However, the packaging should be more or less as it will appear when consumers start receiving units there in February next year. The release date is certainly a little later than originally planned, with Valve finally choosing to postpone the launch of SteamDuck 2021 until next year due to a “material shortage”.
“While we did our best to address global supply chain issues (which means we calculated these risks in overtime and worked with multiple component sellers),” Valve explained at the time. “Our manufacturing plans were still pending. Impressed.” It now aims to send out order invitations by February 2022, and “will make every effort to convert all reservations into orders but [is] Can’t guarantee availability. “