What can you do with old video consoles? Sure you can keep them around to accumulate dust in your home theater area, or you can hack them into something useful. While we'd probably never want to destroy our own older video game consoles (we still cherish our NES), that doesn't mean you can't find some good-looking ones to organize your desktop.
Desks can get quite messy, which is why we like the idea of using an old video game console as a base to put most of your clutter away. These GameCube Desktops were created by GreenCub. This organizer will store paper-clips, push-pins, pens, and other minute clutter that seems to overwhelm your work area.
It's nice to know that each of the GameCubes used was actually broken before it was hacked into these organizers. There is a metal tray in the place of the disc drive and a neat little pull-out drawer where the controllers were once plugged in. It also has a magnetic paper-clip caddy on the vent holes as well as pen and pencil holes that were drilled into the power and reset buttons. The back has been hacked into a little shelf, which can be used to hold an iPhone or an iPod. These organizers sell from $39 to $49 at his Etsy shop.
If you'd like a retro video game clock instead, you don't have to worry, because Cococlock has got a few different models of those available. The clock faces are either NES or SNES game cartridges. They sell for $20 to $25.