A $2600 Portable Arcade System of Brass and Wood

Anyone familiar with the Steampunk movement has probably seen objects like these keyboards, or these bugs (yes, really) while poking around on the Internet.

Some are downright beautiful in their art. Others are a bit creepy and strange, but one artist has taken the idea of portable gaming and applied a beautiful Steampunk style, creating a portable arcade machine for a pretty price.

Love Hultén, a Swedish designer, has created a handcrafted gaming cabinet complete with available leather carrying case, brass joystick that doubles as a lock, and an eight-inch LCD screen that allows you to play as many as games as you can fit on a SD card. It currently supports gaming systems like Nintendo and Super Nintendo, Game Boy, Sega, and Playstation 1 amongst others. Plus, the battery life will last you a good eight hours on a full charge, according to the site.

Hultén has been creating these retro-tech objects for years–including a beautiful walnut television and this amazing “Sputnik” computer. The designer doesn’t only create objects-du-tech, he also creates some beautiful post-modern furniture as well–like this workbench.

That being said, the hefty $2600 (€3599) price tag makes a bit of sense, given the designer’s past work. But only if you are a serious gamer.

Want to see the console in action? Check out the video here.

For more on Love Hultén’s R-Kaid-R click here.

From LoveHulten.com


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Abigail Bassett

Abigail Bassett is a full-time freelance journalist, content creator, and television, video, and podcast host whose work has appeared in publications like TechCrunch, Fast Company, Inc. Magazine, Forbes, Fortune, Motor Trend, Shondaland, Money Magazine, and on CNN. Her passion is telling unique stories that change the way we see, interact with, and relate to the world. She is also a Yoga Alliance Registered 500-hour yoga teacher.

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