Apple TV can be shiny, black and elegant, but it’s also a bit boring. If you’re not impressed with the design, You can either hide it behind a TV or wrap it in this fun silicone case from Elago which turns the streaming box into a retro console reminiscent of Super Famicom—Minus some fun Nintendo games.
Unlike skin that requires extreme patience to use careful decals that make Apple TV look like anything other than a black box, the Elagos T4 Apple TV cover is more like the soft, flexible silicone cases you pop on your smartphone for to protect them from shocks. and falls. (The the company really goes out of its way to avoid saying that the design was inspired by Super Famicom or some Nintendo products, but the look does not lie.)
The installation process may be a little more involved given how thick the Apple TV box is, but it should not let you shake with rage afterwards. What else does the $ 25 case do for Apple’s streaming box? Not very, really. Apple TV’s power light still illuminates through the front of the faux console, which is a nice detail, but the functionality of the box will not change. And if you want the Apple TV remote to look like a matching Super Famicom controller, there’s an extra $ 15 for the silicone case.
If you actually want to play classic games from Super Famicom and the SNES era, you’re probably better off going with an Android TV-based streaming box instead of Apple’s locked-indown solution. Yes, you can jump through some bars to get Apple TV to run emulators and ROMs, but it’s so much easier with the competition’s streaming boxes.