R-KAID-R is possibly the ultimate portable arcade gamer

R-kaid-R mainNo matter how slick home consoles or gaming tablets get you can’t beat the look and feel of a real, full-sized, cabinet arcade game – the thing is that they’re not what you’d call portable. Until now.

This awesome, almost steam-punk, creation is called the R-KAID-R and should sate most of your arcade wants, right down to it being available in a variety of retro wooden finishes.

The R-KAID-R console packs in an 8-inch, 4:3, 800 x 600 resolution display and the familiar old-school controller and button layout in to an exquisite hand-crafted box.

The portable arcade supports games from the likes of MAME, Neo Geo, PC Engine / Turbo Grafx 16, Playstation 1, Atari 2600, Game Boy, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo, Super Nintendo, Sega Master System, Sega Genesis, ScummVM, Doom and the forever popular Duke Nukem 3D.

r-kaid-r closedTogether with offering the ability to add new game files instantly via a USB connection. Its creator, Swedish designer and craftsman Love Hultén, explains:

The R-Kaid-R is an exclusive toy for the dedicated gamer. It’s a creative link between the present and the past. It’s a game jewel to possess. When not in use, the machine is folded into a protective vessel, surrounded with elements of mystique and curiosity. A processed gemstone is sparkling inside, waiting to be revealed. Protected by a tailored shoulder bag made from leather, R-Kaid-R is no doubt the ultimate portable arcade setup.

The R-KAID-R portable arcade isn’t cheap and is priced at €2,499 but for more information and to make an order, check out the Love Hulten website.

In the meantime, check out the video below and prepare to want.

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