One of the first things we asked when Microsoft (finally) confirmed the Xbox 360 Elite was whether all of the peripherals would be available in black to match it. While controllers (keyboard accessories?), wired headsets, and Play & Charge kits will all be available in black, we were led to believe that other peripherals, like the HD DVD drive would not be. Well, that's only half true.

Members of the HD DVD development team, like Andy Pennell, were given special black HD DVD drives with a black remote as a "Ship-it" reward. Even better, they're allowed to sell these ones, as one other team member has decided to do. Currently fetching $347 on eBay, nearly double the standard price, this limited edition drive isn't for the casual fanboy.

[Thanks, Jeff]



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This article was originally published on Joystiq.

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