Dbrand makes a PS5 dark plate 2.0, with a new air vent design

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Dbrand makes a PS5 dark plate 2.0, with a new air vent design

their Reddit post:

Darkplates are back. Checkmate, Lawyers.

Hey Reddit. Us again.

Fun weekend, huh? Turns out, the headline ***"Company dares Sony to sue, folds when threatened with lawsuit"*** sparked quite the dialogue.

[We sure did.](visit this link https://preview.redd.it/g .. =webp&7cc9c898)

Before unpacking the final chapter in this soon-to-be-greenlit Netflix special, we’d like to set the record straight on a widespread misconception.

This is not the reason Sony threatened us with a lawsuit:

visit this link https://preview.redd.it/m .. =webp&54539c8e

This is:

visit this link https://preview.redd.it/d .. =webp&aa805a54

See, while we appreciate all the armchair legal advice that filtered in over the weekend, the reality of this Darkplates dispute is quite simple:

1. You can’t successfully sue someone over an alleged “design infringement” without a registered design patent.
2. Sony did not have a registered design patent for the PS5’s side panels when we launched Darkplates (or for many, many months following the release).
3. We didn’t think they’d ever get one.
4. They did.
5. Here we are.

So, faced with this registered design patent which, according to Sony, alleges to cover the shape of the PS5’s side panels, we had two options:

1. Spend millions f*ghting the legitimacy of the design patent claims for many years in court.
2. Start fresh.

[Great advice, u\/Lazyjellything.](visit this link https://preview.redd.it/o .. =webp&4a030526)

Without further ado, we’d like to introduce you to…


Darkplates 2.0

While working through the redesign process over the past few months, we quickly realized that in order to make this thing any less of an abomination, we'd need to either overhaul the faceplates or make our own gaming console. Because our north star is to do whatever KFC isn't doing, we got to work redesigning Darkplates.

By creating a brand new design, Darkplates 2.0 successfully closes the loop on this dispute and neutralizes any future infringement claims from Sony.

More importantly: it makes your PlayStation 5 considerably less ugly.

New shape, new box.


But wait - we did more than create a brand new shape and house it in a needlessly extravagant box. See, before this legal sh*t show pulled our focus away from product development, we had quite a few concepts in mind for the future of Darkplates. Since we had to redesign the product from scratch anyways, it was the perfect opportunity to add them in.

If you've ever seen a PlayStation 5 without faceplates, you probably noticed something: your PS5 has a gigantic 120mm intake fan pulling air from both sides.

Why is this important? Let’s put it this way: if that intake fan was a set of lungs, the plates you have now are in prison for suffocating your PS5.

Luckily for us, "adding vents" is yet another way to distinguish our plate design from Sony's.

In addition to elevating the plate design, the vents on Darkplates 2.0 maximize your stock thermal performance *without* running it nekkid.

At this point, you may be thinking, *“Wouldn’t direct access to the fan result in dust accumulation?”* News flash: your PlayStation *already* has dust inside of it. Still, if it makes you feel any better, we're including optional mesh grilles that mount inside the plates. If you choose not to use them as dust catchers, they also function as wildly impractical coasters.

So that’s it, right? New shape, new vents, new Darkplates. We go back to playing chess while these comments age like milk.

[...like milk.](visit this link https://preview.redd.it/d .. =webp&7d22cdde)

Not so fast, u/ilovedyourmom01. We’ve got more.

For better or worse, one thing we observed over the course of selling Darkplates 1.0 was that some people seem to be oddly attached to their whiter-than-West-Virginia color scheme. As equal opportunity capitalists, we’ve made sure to include a white colorway with Darkplates 2.0.

visit this link https://preview.redd.it/w .. =webp&8051146b

Lastly, to commemorate the legal gray area that we've happily left behind, we're also announcing Retro Gray Darkplates. Color-matched to a retro console which shall remain nameless, it’s perfect for those among you who miss the old Sony.

visit this link https://preview.redd.it/i .. =webp&d616e01d

At this point, you're probably thinking: *"Okay, dbrand. We get it. Why don't you sell us something other than plastic?"*

**Never.** The best we can do is sell you *different* plastic. Enter Lightstrips:

visit this link https://preview.redd.it/8 .. =webp&75582243

These strips of semi-translucent colored vinyl have been designed to precisely cover the diffused LED light strips flanking the sides of your PS5, tinting them with one of eight high-saturation hues. We didn’t invent the idea, but our proprietary double-shot coloring process guarantees the most vibrant lightstrips available on the market. Plus, you can customize the left and right sides separately, unlocking a brand new way for you to make your own terrible design choices.

So, that's Darkplates 2.0. At this point, you've either closed Reddit to [pre-order your own visit this link https://dbrand.com/shop/s .. al-edition/ps5, or you’re sticking around with the misplaced hope that we'll offer up some more corporate legal drama.

If you're in that second group, there’s only one question on your mind: **"Is Sony still going to sue you a**holes?"**

The answer? Probably. The difference this time is that we’ve created an original design for which they have no basis to allege infringement. If they want to try, they'd better be ready to pay our legal fees.

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 2 months ago '12        #2
Pleasure Boy  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x7
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When Sony does sue them people will feel sorry for them... At this point they're just poking the bear

 2 months ago '17        #3
Naga Sadow  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x20
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Good. d*ck move on Sony's part. I could see if Sony themselves were selling side plates too but they're not even listening to their fan base.

 2 months ago '07        #4
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Ps5 slim? They ahead of the game. Copped.

 2 months ago '16        #5
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wasnt it just a day or so ago Bx, was cheering for sony in this

this is a teachable moment for sony, sell customizable sh*t off the rip for your fanbase, is there still only 3 controller colors?(white,balck, magenta)

sony (and M$.....sh*t even pc parts companies) sell you some sh*t while sitting on the better/fixed version

 2 months ago '20        #6
Chozen  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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I mean...I'll be ordering these the day I finally find a PS5 in store

 2 months ago '20        #7
God is Good 
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They want $60 for $4 worth of plastic

 2 months ago '05        #8
Chuck_Remixed  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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Looks ugly asf now

 2 months ago '16        #9
Hoggystyle  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x8
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 2 months ago '04        #10
---Max-Payne---  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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I gots 3 bad bytches in black, one in see thru (extrasl*tty)


 2 months ago '15        #11
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 ---Max-Payne--- said
I gots 3 bad bytches in black, one in see thru (extrasl*tty)

Where did you get those texturized grips?


 2 months ago '04        #12
---Max-Payne---  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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 Truthseeker007 said
Where did you get those texturized grips?

You can get them silicone covers from eBay and Amazon

 2 months ago '15        #13
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I think Sony did this because they’re probably going to be dropping a black colorway in the near future and I won’t be surprised. Just like how the ps4 was in black for a while until they dropped the white destiny 2 version

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