Portable Wooden Atari 2600

Posted: March 12, 2013
Portable Wooden Atari 2600
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Some guy with perhaps a slightly warped idea of what people are willing to pay for a 1980s video game console has covered a portable Atari 2600 VCS in CNC-machined, yacht-varnished wood and artistic embellishments. Looks kinda neat, and the handiwork appears to be flawless. Working Nintendo controller coffee table levels of flawless, though I'd still rather have the latter because my fat fingers prefer the enlargement over the reduction of items' standard size.

The wood-encased portable player reads all NTSC Atari 2600 games, and includes the unit's charger. In addition to right and left joystick knobs, the console has:

  • A pause function
  • Dip-switch settings to alternate the built-in controller between P1 and P2 (to accommodate 2600 games played via the right joystick)
  • Difficulty switches for P1 and P2
  • A Low Battery indicator LED activated when 20 minutes of battery life are left
  • Clean composite video and mono headphone out jack
  • Digital volume and brightness controls
  • A PS1 analog joystick converted to play as D-pad, with extra trigger function when pressed at the top
  • A 3.5" TFT screen
  • 700mAh power consumption with 3 hours of battery life
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