Introducing the Handmade Gaming Monitor that Plays Retro Classics

By Paul Joseph

The market for retro video games has grown rapidly in recent years, with renowned brands such as Nintendo, Sony and Sega offering their own version of enduringly popular gaming classics.

But for the truly dedicated fan of retro computer games, there’s now the chance to play them on a lavish handmade monitor that can be purchased for the princely sum of $2,799.

The brainchild of Swedish artist and craftsman Love Hultén, the handmade masterpiece is called Yesterday Vision and promises a nostalgia-fuelled experience.

Inspired by the midcentury monitor enclosures, Yesterday Vision is made of mahogany wood and houses a 19″ 4:3 monitor, which features a custom screen configuration to mimic the curvature and distortion of a CRT monitor from yesteryear.

The Yesterday Vision also comes with full-range loudspeakers along with a built-in Raspberry Pi computer that emulates gaming systems like the SNES, NES, Genesis, NeoGeo, MAME, Atari 2600, N64, and PSX.

It also has HDMI connection for external devices such as a laptop, modern gaming consoles and more.

Furthermore, although it can connect up to four different controllers via Bluetooth, customers can order a set of two wireless hardwood arcade controllers for the complete retro gaming experience.

It’s not the first time Love Hultén has created a unique gaming machine. Previously he has also created a portable R-Kaid-R with an arcade joystick and buttons, as well as the Pyua,a Nintendo “shrine” with a bubble dome.

The Yesterday Vision is available to purchase on Hultén’s official website.

By Paul Joseph