I-Case for Wii “Black Knight”, reviewed

Wii Case Mod

I got a hold of the new “I-Case” case mod from Total Console yesterday and was REALLY surprised.

I don’t know why but for some reason when I first heard about this case a week or so ago, I was under the impression that you would litterally put your current Wii inside of the I-Case and it would snap on over top of it.

That “cover case” reason I had in my head made me note too excited about the I-Case and thought it would just bulk up my Wii.

Well, I was wrong:

The Black Knight I-Case came in 14 pieces, each one identically matching the Wii’s case components.

They even went as far as to include black stickers for the screw holes and black stoppers for the bottom, very impressive (Pictured Below).

I-Case in pieces Close up of buttons bottom of wii bumpers
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The case itself feels just like the Wii too, the paint/gloss/texture on the I-Case plastic is a perfect match to the original Wii case. I was afraid that it might be to matte or sticky (like my own spray paint case mods in the past…).

The I-Case is VERY sleek, precise and I wouldn’t have been surprised if this came from Nintendo themselves, it’s a really well put together casing.

Installation:

I was surprised that they included the two screwdrivers needed to remove the Wii’s case with the I-Case. Included was a magnetic tipped Philips that worked perfect and the (oh so hard to find) tri-wing screwdriver, which alone would run you about 10$.

Complete installation time was about 30 minutes. The hardest part was removing what’s directly behind the front panel (where the power, eject, and reset button are), there are some wires and circuits to disconnect, but no biggie.

install tri wing screwdriver

37.99$

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Review 2, 2nd opinion (reefinyateef): I also recieved a copy of the case. It was very well packaged – everything fit inside of the Wii case itself, making for a small parcel size. The addition of the screwdrivers very, very user friendly. As hey_suburbia stated, it seems as if the I-Case is a Nintendo-made product. Total Console does a very nice job of not presenting itself as a lesser third party accessory maker.

The biggest fault with this product is the lack of any sort of instruction or manual. I was shocked that a product that requires you to literally pry off the screw covers doesn’t give you any idea of where there may be (some of the covers don’t hide screws at all). I had to keep my own record of what screw went where, since there were several different sizes.

Still, the installation went well, and the pieces appear to be high quality. I recommend this product, but be very careful as there is no guide or manual to refer to during the process.

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  • shanoboy

    Wow, thanks for the review. I think I might actually get this since all my other electronics around my tv are black. It looks cool as hell.

    Nice photography.

  • shanoboy

    Wow, thanks for the review. I think I might actually get this since all my other electronics around my tv are black. It looks cool as hell.

    Nice photography.

  • shanoboy

    Wow, thanks for the review. I think I might actually get this since all my other electronics around my tv are black. It looks cool as hell.

    Nice photography.

  • Bud

    i got the case and was able to install it with minimal problems… a few pieces didn’t line up right. other than that, and paired with a chip (since it’s opened anyways), is awesome

  • Bud

    i got the case and was able to install it with minimal problems… a few pieces didn’t line up right. other than that, and paired with a chip (since it’s opened anyways), is awesome

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  • http://www.totalconsole.com/ totalconsole

    We started with SNES on the console scene so great to see creativity with NINTNEDO :)

  • http://www.totalconsole.com totalconsole

    We started with SNES on the console scene so great to see creativity with NINTNEDO :)

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  • Dan

    Did this case use the tri-wing screws or come with Philips screws?

  • Dan

    Did this case use the tri-wing screws or come with Philips screws?

  • http://wiinintendo.net/index.php?s=hey_suburbia hey_suburbia

    @Dan it used the tri-wing screws, but a screw driver is sent with it.

  • http://wiinintendo.net/index.php?s=hey_suburbia hey_suburbia

    @Dan it used the tri-wing screws, but a screw driver is sent with it.

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  • http://www.bgalan.com/ JaXxX

    I recently installed one of these and when it came to the motherboard screws and such, everything lined up. The faceplate and top shell piece however, nothing matched and the faceplate buttons didn’t match up to the wii, therfore they didn’t actually work. Anyone else have this problem?

  • http://www.bgalan.com JaXxX

    I recently installed one of these and when it came to the motherboard screws and such, everything lined up. The faceplate and top shell piece however, nothing matched and the faceplate buttons didn’t match up to the wii, therfore they didn’t actually work. Anyone else have this problem?

  • John

    Thanks for the review. Question: did they include a new batch of screws in the package?

  • John

    Thanks for the review. Question: did they include a new batch of screws in the package?

  • TouchofGrey

    I too have a problem with the buttons not working. They get stuck when you depress them. Both the faceplate and the buttons are not molded to exact Nontendo specs, so right now, I’ve got a stupid looking black case with white bezel and white buttons.

    Anyone have a solution on this?

  • TouchofGrey

    I too have a problem with the buttons not working. They get stuck when you depress them. Both the faceplate and the buttons are not molded to exact Nontendo specs, so right now, I’ve got a stupid looking black case with white bezel and white buttons.

    Anyone have a solution on this?

  • TouchofGrey

    I too have a problem with the buttons not working. They get stuck when you depress them. Both the faceplate and the buttons are not molded to exact Nontendo specs, so right now, I’ve got a stupid looking black case with white bezel and white buttons.

    Anyone have a solution on this?

  • scott

    I believe the case comes from XCM. The following link is step by step instructions.
    http://www.xcm.cc/how_to_install_the_i_case.page.1.htm

  • http://http://wiinintendo.net/2007/03/30/i-case-for-wii-black-knight-reviewed/ scott

    I believe the case comes from XCM. The following link is step by step instructions.
    http://www.xcm.cc/how_to_install_the_i_case.page.1.htm

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