Microsoft shows off custom Chainsmokers Xbox One S as part of new celebrity series

Microsoft is teaming up with pop duo The Chainsmokers for the first in a series of celebrity-backed one-of-a-kind custom Xbox One S consoles.

For its first effort, Microsoft has produced a console emblazoned with The Chainsmokers logo backed by neon lights on an acrylic display atop the console. Rather than remaining static, the display can react to sound to perform a miniature light show. Microsoft explains:

To create the console, the Xbox team used a thumbnail-sized, USB-powered microprocessor that works in real time to convert sound into an ever-changing and dynamic light show. Sixty miniature pixels illuminate the multi-layered acrylic display creating a 3D effect, lighting up this unique Xbox One S.

This isn't the sort of thing that Microsoft is going to mass produce, but it is giving the console away. Microsoft explains that you can enter for a chance to win through September 17 by responding to the giveaway tweet on The Chainsmokers Twitter account.

This is apparently the first in what will be a series of custom celebrity consoles. Microsoft says to expect more from music, sports, TV, and fashion personalities throughout the rest of the year. This is also the second celebrity-backed effort upon which the Xbox team has embarked in recent months, following up on a new Mixer gameplay series kicked off by DJ Khaled in August.

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