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Pixelkabinett 42 brings industrial chic to retro gaming

The Pixelkabinett 42 combines 80s video games with a touch of 50s Space Age nostalgia
The Pixelkabinett 42 combines 80s video games with a touch of 50s Space Age nostalgia
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The Pixelkabinett 42's screen folds down against the ash/American walnut cabinet body to keep dust off the controls between gaming sessions
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The Pixelkabinett 42's screen folds down against the ash/American walnut cabinet body to keep dust off the controls between gaming sessions
The Pixelkabinett 42 features dual joysticks which can be switched between 4-way and 8-way modes, button controls, and a speaker that's styled to look like the planet Saturn
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The Pixelkabinett 42 features dual joysticks which can be switched between 4-way and 8-way modes, button controls, and a speaker that's styled to look like the planet Saturn
The Pixelkabinett 42's retro touches include a light-up orbital display on the front
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The Pixelkabinett 42's retro touches include a light-up orbital display on the front
The Pixelkabinett 42 comes standard with a JAMMA board containing a selection of classic games, although buyers can also opt for a version with an included PC that has a MAME interface
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The Pixelkabinett 42 comes standard with a JAMMA board containing a selection of classic games, although buyers can also opt for a version with an included PC that has a MAME interface
The Pixelkabinett 42 in its "closed for the day" mode
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The Pixelkabinett 42 in its "closed for the day" mode
The Pixelkabinett 42 can be made in a variety of colors
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The Pixelkabinett 42 can be made in a variety of colors
Pixelkabinett 42 buyers can opt for a version with an included PC that has a MAME interface, allowing for the downloading of games via USB
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Pixelkabinett 42 buyers can opt for a version with an included PC that has a MAME interface, allowing for the downloading of games via USB
Designer Love Hultén with the Pixelkabinett 42
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Designer Love Hultén with the Pixelkabinett 42
The Pixelkabinett 42 introducing a new generation to classic video games
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The Pixelkabinett 42 introducing a new generation to classic video games
Hultén is only making 50 of the Pixelkabinett 42 consoles
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Hultén is only making 50 of the Pixelkabinett 42 consoles
The Pixelkabinett 42 combines 80s video games with a touch of 50s Space Age nostalgia
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The Pixelkabinett 42 combines 80s video games with a touch of 50s Space Age nostalgia

We've seen retro arcade-style video gaming consoles that are tiny, as well as ones that utilize an iPad and that even serve beer. The Pixelkabinett 42 has its own unique feature, however, in that it looks like a vintage industrial wooden cabinet when not in use.

The 2-player Pixelkabinett 42 is made by Swedish designer Love Hultén, the same craftsman who brought us the stylish wooden R-Kaid-42 and R-Kaid-R arcade-inspired consoles.

Its 4:3 19-inch LCD screen is contained within its lid, which folds down against the ash/American walnut cabinet body to keep dust off the controls between gaming sessions. Those controls include dual joysticks which can be switched between 4-way and 8-way modes, button controls, and a speaker that's styled to look like the planet Saturn. That speaker is helped out by a bass-blasting subwoofer.

The Pixelkabinett 42 features dual joysticks which can be switched between 4-way and 8-way modes, button controls, and a speaker that's styled to look like the planet Saturn
The Pixelkabinett 42 features dual joysticks which can be switched between 4-way and 8-way modes, button controls, and a speaker that's styled to look like the planet Saturn

The Pixelkabinett 42 comes standard with a JAMMA board containing a selection of classic games, although buyers can also opt for a version with an included PC that has a MAME interface, allowing for the downloading of games via USB.

If you want one, however, you'd better hurry – Hultén is only making 50 of the consoles. Prices start at €3,699 (about US$4,060).

Source: Love Hultén

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