R-KAID-R (Limited edition of 50)

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Exclusive portable arcade console made from solid wood. For more pictures of the actual product, click here

This shop will open in September 2014, but if you cannot wait:

The R-Kaid-R comes in a limited, numbered edition of 50 handmade units per color option

Personalize your R-Kaid-R from a selection of color options below >


R-Kaid-R (Arcader) is a manifestation and a tribute to the arcade. A handmade hybrid made from solid wood, mixing yesterday’s game physics with the digital spectrum of today. Through a study in material values from historical perspectives, Hultén wants to resuscitate a fading culture and create curiosity towards the origin of video gaming, pushing gaming into a new context, making the arcade an artistic equivalent to the painting on your wall. 

The R-Kaid-R is an exclusive toy for the dedicated gamer. It's a link between the present and the past. A true gaming jewel.

When not in use, the machine is folded into a protective vessel, shrouded in mystique. A processed gemstone glistens inside, waiting to be unveiled. Protected by a tailored leather shoulder bag, R-Kaid-R is no doubt the ultimate portable arcade setup.

The R-Kaid-R is also a reaction to the contemporary electronics industry, where products are adapted to economic efficiency and throwaway excess. By working with materials that, without regular maintenance and daily care, grows a unique patina, the expiration date of the product is extended. It will breathe through time, rather than get suffocated by it. This handcrafted machine comes in different material concepts, inspired by material values from historic and cultural perspectives.

- Chase another high score on the run, first-class!

Product specifications

LCD: 8", 4:3, 800x600
Video signal: HDMI
Setup: Custom-made 8-way joystick and push buttons
Sound: Built-in mono speaker with volume dial
Slots/ports: USB, SD card slot, Headset stereo jack, DC power jack
Battery life: ~8 hrs per full charge
Charging input voltage: 5V (USB)

External dimensions of unit when folded:
Width 27cm, height 17cm, thickness 9cm

Supported game systems

  • 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
  • Duke Nukem 3D

(Add game files to your personal library in an instant through USB)


  • Numbered(1-50) R-Kaid-R unit
  • Manual / Guide for installing game library
  • 16GB SD card with pre-installed OS and game menu interface
  • The game Cave Story
  • Charging cable USB + adapter

NOTE: Shoulder bag is not included and must be bought separately.

Please allow three weeks for order preparation.