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Gaming Power Mitt is the spiritual successor to Nintendo’s Power Glove

The Power Glove will always hold a special place in gaming history. It was officially licensed by Nintendo and built by Mattel. It first appeared in 1989 and pretty much no one liked it thanks to the sloppy controls. But it sure looked cool. It looked like someone had skinned a robot and turned it into a glove. That’s why the Power Glove will never truly go away, as evidenced by an oven mitt crafted to look like it. The Power Mitt oven glove is currently raising funds on Indiegogo.

Do you like baking? Do you like geeky late-eighties Nintendo memorabilia? If you answered yes to both questions, this freshly-launched IndieGoGo project will be right up your alley. The Power Mitt, as its creator calls it, is a fully-functional heat-resistant silicone oven mitt that’s designed to look like a Nintendo Power Glove. For those of you who might’ve been to young to experience the Power Glove firsthand during its heyday, allow me to explain. Power Glove was essentially a new type of controller designed to be worn on your hand, and when it came out in 1989, pretty much nobody liked it thanks to its sloppy controls. But I’ll be damned if it didn’t look awesome. The thing looked like somebody skinned a robot, and even though it was a failure commercially, it’ll always hold a special place in gaming history.

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Louie Baur is Editor at Long Beach Louie, a Long Beach Restaurant Review site as well as Skateboard Park. Find him on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest.

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