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These custom Steam Deck buttons look awesome

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Want to mod your Steam Deck to make it a little bit more fancy? Deck Buttons from Colored Controllers look awesome but they're selling out fast.

Made by one person in the USA, these custom resin buttons come in various different colours and styles and can replace your Steam / Quick Settings, Start / Select, the Dpad and ABXY. The colours really do look awesome too and seem like quite a fun way to spice up how your Steam Deck looks from the same creator as the TouchProtect covers for the Steam Deck trackpads.

This does of course mean you would need to open up your Steam Deck but a mod that's nowhere near as intense as changing the entire cover or the screen. Actually changing the buttons over is one of the simpler mods you can do, a good one for a beginner.

And who wouldn't want to use some of these?

Available in Party Black and Party Purple, shown above. Plus Holographic (the gif above) and Neon Blue, Neon Pink, Neon Yellow, Red and Atomic Purple.

Stock is selling fast with multiple already sold out but writing on X the creator mentioned they will be "  Ramping up mold making to be able to bring more buttons to you guys." so expect more stock to come once they can get through all the current orders.

Check them out on the Deck Buttons website.

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Drakker Sep 7, 2023
They look great, yes, but its still more plastic waste for the planet... no one is going to re-use your old black controls...
Pengling Sep 7, 2023
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These look fab! Though it's not a mod I see myself doing, I know the difference that coloured buttons can make to a customised revamp of a machine - I once reshelled a Game Boy Colour as a gift for a relative (the casing wasn't in great shape, but the board was fine) and did a Darth Vader theme, which I couldn't've done without the availability of aftermarket coloured buttons. So, I'm looking forward to seeing what people do with these.
ben-green Sep 7, 2023
The UK seems to be the only place they don't ship to! :(
hardpenguin Sep 7, 2023
Quoting: DrakkerThey look great, yes, but its still more plastic waste for the planet... no one is going to re-use your old black controls...
I keep repeating we should go back to using wood for electronics!
Drakker Sep 7, 2023
Quoting: hardpenguin
Quoting: DrakkerThey look great, yes, but its still more plastic waste for the planet... no one is going to re-use your old black controls...
I keep repeating we should go back to using wood for electronics!

I don't know about durability, but it would sure look great haha.
Lofty Sep 7, 2023
Quoting: DrakkerThey look great, yes, but its still more plastic waste for the planet... no one is going to re-use your old black controls...

Can't we just have nice things. The amount of plastic these things use is fractional compared with other products available on the market. Not only that but buying these is supporting an individual with a cottage industry and not some giant mega corporation.


Last edited by Lofty on 7 September 2023 at 4:31 pm UTC
Drakker Sep 7, 2023
Quoting: LoftyCan't we just have nice things. The amount of plastic these things use is fractional compared with other products available on the market. Not only that but buying these is supporting an individual with a cottage industry and not some giant mega corporation.

I'd agree with you if the new controls brought new functionalities/features, or were significantly better than the old ones... but its only for looks. The correct way to do this would be for Valve to allow you to customize your Deck from the factory (yeah, yeah, I know its not that easy...), ideally using the parts from the small business as an option.
Lofty Sep 7, 2023
Quoting: Drakker
Quoting: LoftyCan't we just have nice things. The amount of plastic these things use is fractional compared with other products available on the market. Not only that but buying these is supporting an individual with a cottage industry and not some giant mega corporation.

I'd agree with you if the new controls brought new functionalities/features, or were significantly better than the old ones... but its only for looks. The correct way to do this would be for Valve to allow you to customize your Deck from the factory (yeah, yeah, I know its not that easy...), ideally using the parts from the small business as an option.

But if valve sold them they would no doubt be needed eventually in the tens of thousands. And would the small business need to arrange transport for these plastic parts using a diesel vehicle or rail ? etc..

The only way would be for valve to print these themselves from factory, but then again the surplus required so that a customer could choose either black or colored would probably outstrip the amount of items made by this sole individual and sold to a niche audience who, via lack of marketing will be much smaller than if valve sold them on their store.

So respectfully i disagree. The reduction in e-waste is something i can get behind though 100% but the problem doesn't just lay with the individual making these in a shed, but rather the whole economic system in general that incentivizes mass mindless consumerism ... but that's a debate for another day.
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