For $3400, This Arcade Had Better Be Pretty

For $US3400, This Arcade Had Better Be Pretty

The R-Kaid-R has a very practical purpose. It's a portable emulator machine with an arcade stick, meaning you can play loads of your favourite classic games the way they were supposed to be played, anywhere you want.

Which is all well and good, but whatever. Just look at it. The wooden box, the retro styling on the screen, the craftsmanship and little touches...I'd never play any games because I'd just want to open it up and look at it all day.

The comparisons with a work of art don't stop there, though. There's also the price to consider. They're selling for around $3400, which is... well, yeah, you could buy every major gaming platform available today and still have change left over from $3400, so this one's only for the idle rich.

So maybe "just looking at it" is something we'll all be doing together.

R-KAID-R [Love Hulten, via neatorama]

For $US3400, This Arcade Had Better Be Pretty
For $US3400, This Arcade Had Better Be Pretty
For $US3400, This Arcade Had Better Be Pretty
For $US3400, This Arcade Had Better Be Pretty
For $US3400, This Arcade Had Better Be Pretty
For $US3400, This Arcade Had Better Be Pretty

Comments

    That is pretty sweet, but $3400??? Yeah, I think I'll just look at it.

      So much for calling yourself Mr Monkey Bags a play on Mr Money Bags
      Should have called yourself Mr Money Bags instead.

      Very impressive if I had Money Bags I would get it.

    You can piece together a Raspberry Pi, 7" LCD and arcade buttons for much less (ie $150). Factor in the cost of a laser cut case made and have something look quite comparable and likely sell for $200-300. $3400 is far too excessive.

      I'd have pegged it for $500-$1000, depending on internal parts and accounting for profit margins.

      As evidenced here.
      http://www.instructables.com/id/NaCade-The-Naked-Raspberry-Pi-Arcade-Machine/

    Very well done by the maker, however the choice of timber (to my eye that looks like plain old pine) isn't what I'd expect for anything in the three figure bracket.

    An exposed ribbon cable?? Clearly for people so rich they wouldn't notice if they had to replace anything at all they break

    Like Ben Heck's stuff, it is a great idea, but then the little details just let it down.
    Exposed ribbon cable, boring choice of wood.
    For that money, I'd be expecting mahogany with some carved details, and the ribbon cable to be enclosed, and timber hinges, so no visible screws.

    The key being the joystick is a beautiful idea, and the overall look is very tidy, but again, for that money, I'd expect exquisite craftsmanship.

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