Jsaux, third-party accessory manufacturer for Steam Deck, has teased a new product. It could be appealing to owners of older handheld consoles. This sneak peak shows what a transparent back cover would look like. It should also include a matching front cover.
An article on the Jsaux A Twitter account has a rendered image showing the back of a Steam Deck covered with a different cover. The fact that you can see under the shell led some in the comments to suspect it’s going to be a transparent, and the company has now confirmed that’s exactly what’s in store.
Some might be disappointed that it’s not an RGB cover, particularly since Jsaux had to cancel its upcoming RGB Steam Deck dock. There’s nothing stopping modders from fitting a couple of swanky lights underneath, though.
Since Jsaux chats about installation, this isn’t a simple protective case, but an actual replacement for the black Steam Deck shell we’re used to seeing. You should also note the removable backplate that appears to be located to the left above the vent. This is where many modders have attached their fans to help cool the Steam Deck. It could be a thoughtful addition to Jsaux’s customer service, or Jsaux might already have its own cooling solution.
Jsaux is known to have some of best Steam Deck dock products available, such as Jsaux M.2. For those who owned an original Game Boy Advance or Game Boy, a see-through backingplate might tick the nostalgic box.