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.
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