Many people credit Atari for single handedly revolutionizing the gaming console and forget that other market players were involved to accomplish an overall success in the industry. Among these players was the Commodore Personal Electronic Transactor (PET for short). Released in 1977, the PET was the world’s first all-in-one console to be sold on the market and now, Love Hulten has thoughtfully recreated it as a modern retro console.
PET De Lux is a luxurious one-off-a-kind tribute to the original machine, handmade from American walnut. It features the signature chiclet keyboard and tape deck to stay true to the original design. Despite of the retro looks, the machine is all modern-tech – giving it the ability to emulate video game systems such as Commodore64, NES and many more. Each PET comes with a set of custom-built wireless controllers which are of course inspired by the classic TAC-2 joystick.
You can get your own – but you have to reach out to Love for the price tag. Everything he creates is “made-to-order”.
Who is Love Hultén?
“Love Hultén fuses traditional craftsmanship with modern technology, creating unique objects in an unexpected merge of form and function. By playing with preconceptions about art and design – the social, cultural and historical relations to objects we all share – he tears consensual connections apart and provides a new context. To present genuine and attractive alternatives to contemporary appliances, he adds unforeseen functionality, delicate execution and mystique.
Specializing in creating one-of-a-kind exclusive objects, Hulten offer a genuine and personal experience. Everything is produced, polished, and assembled by Hultén himself in Gothenburg, Sweden.”