If you were lucky enough to play video games on various home computers (Commodore 64, Amiga, Atari, etc) or even Arcade machines in your youth, than it is possible that you will be interested in the new gadget from Thinkgeek, which called the Power-Up Arcade Light Switch Plate. Just as the name suggests, this gadget was designed to decorate a regular home light switch as a stylish arcade style joystick. Installing the Power-Up Arcade Light Switch Plate should be relatively easy, since it was design to fit over your existing wall switch — no wiring or electrician skills needed (although we doubt it would a problem for the readers of our website), just a few minutes with a screwdriver and you’re done. After the installation process is compete, you will be able to switch the light on and off via the joystick. While switching the lights via a joystick is cool enough, that’s not the only thing this product is capable of — it can also play arcade sound effects, when its buttons are pushed. Aside from the joystick and sound effects, the Power-Up Arcade Light Switch Plate also features a small arcade style light.
Since the installation process for the Power-Up Arcade Light Switch Plate doesn’t require any fiddling with wires and electricity, its light and sound effects are powered by two standard AA batteries. Another good thing about this gadget is its affordable price — the Power-Up Arcade Light Switch Plate currently retails at only $29.99, shipping not included. If you’re interested in this fine piece of arcade nostalgia and want to geek-out you room (or just want get some ideas for a similar custom device ;)), than you probably should visit the following webpage on Thinkgeek. Don’t forget the video embedded below.