Redesigning The Super Nintendo For The 21st CenturyS

I think the Super Nintendo, at least the Japanese/European model, is one of the most beautiful pieces of consumer electronics ever made, from its colour palette to its timeless design.

Just because the original is timeless, though, doesn't mean we can't get an update for these more modern times. Like this one, by Colombian designer Alejandro Duque.

Taking the North American SNES as a template, he's gently updated various aspects, from the controllers (which are now wireless) to the finish of the console itself.

The best part, though, is the part that really shows this is something designed by fans, and not Nintendo: instead of cartridges, you can just plug a USB stick in and run your games off that.

Super Nintendo Revolution [Alejandro Duque, via ALBOTAS]

Redesigning The Super Nintendo For The 21st CenturyS

Redesigning The Super Nintendo For The 21st CenturyS