I was thinking about this the other day and realise a lot of hardware that I buy I do because It can be hacked to make it do a lot more than it originally did out the box, If I didn’t buy it with the intention of hacking it I end up doing so anyway. The Xbox: The only reason I own the original Xbox is because it could be hacked to run Xbox Media Centre and all the other nice homebrew applications and emulators, I never bought an Xbox 1 with the intention of playing games on it, It was more of a bonus to me I got to play Halo 2 and Burnout 3 on it. Here’s a pic of the Xbox from another thread on Digiex: (X3 Modchip, 120gig hard drive (was big back in 2004!) and an LCD screen, it gets used every day for watching TV and Movies) The Router: Same with our router, the Linksys WRT54g. This router out the box is ok but with custom firmware such as Tomato or DDWRT a massive list of possibilities are added to the router. Our router now acts as an SSH server, can monitor the network bandwidth in real time, can wake any pc up on the lan and much more. The PSP: My PSP is hacked with custom firmware that allows it to run homebrew applications and emulators, its very nice been able to play old Sega and Nintendo classics on the go. I can also copy all the games I own to the memory stick so I can play them on the go without having to worry about carrying the games around with me. The only reason I still use the PSP is because of the emulators and homebrew... lets be honest there’s not exactly a lot of new games out for it. Other Stuff: I also have a flashcart for my DS which has a couple of emulators, an msn client and some PDA software on, although I wouldn’t really class that as a hack. Same with my N95 a couple of system files have been modified so I can install anything I want on it and I don’t have the problem of it moaning about expired certificates which means having to alter the date back a few years just to install something. So do you hack / modify your hardware?