We're just going to come out and say it: Ben Heckendorn -- AKA Ben Heck
-- has absolutely no respect
for manufacturer warranties.
The man cracks open every single piece of hardware he comes across, voiding warranties like blades of grass through a lawnmower. Case in point: observe his latest affront
an Xbox 360 controller with buttons
where the D-pad
should be. Worse still, the D-pad now occupies the former location of the face buttons.
As if that weren't enough, the warrantless
warranty wrecker swapped the left and right triggers and added more
buttons on the back of the controller that mirror the functions of the face buttons. Heckendorn claims
the controller was made for a paying customer and that he makes such controllers to "allow more options for persons that may have a hard time with normal controller configurations."
Hogwash, we say. We recognize a (warranty) killer when we see one.