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September 26, 2017#43 Hardware

New C64c Cases Available

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I am very excited! I began this blog, almost a full year ago, and 42 posts ago. That's an average of about 4 a month, or one a week. I'm pretty pleased with my ability to consistently add new content to this site. But that's not why I'm so excited. My inaugural post was a mere 58 words. I posted about my eager anticipation of the new C64c cases in a variety of awesome retro color schemes. Here's my original, very first post in its entirety:

These new cases look amazing. I can't wait to get my hands on them.

This is a perfect example of what's great about the C64 in 2016. New hardware is still being manufactured, that looks stylish and new, but true to form at the same time.

I've heard from Jens Schönfeld, personally, that these cases are almost ready.

It took almost a year, but these cases have just recently become commercially available. I should probably add them to the Commodore 8-Bit Buyer's Guide. Feast your eyes on this gorgeous sight.

A beautiful box for your new C64c case
A beautiful box for your new C64c case

Close up, angled shot of new C64c case, SX-64 Style
Close up, angled shot of new C64c case, SX-64 Style

Full frontal of the new C64c case, SX-64 Style
Full frontal of the new C64c case, SX-64 Style

You can order them today from Pixelwizard Retro Shop:

These beautiful C64c cases come in 4 styles:

  • Breadbin Grey
  • Classic Beige
  • Retro Black
  • SX-64 Style

I've got not shame in confessing that to my eyes SX-64 Style is the sharpest. Either for reasons of manufacturing difficulty or simply to shape demand, the SX-64 Style case is also 10 € more than the other three.

This brings me to the price. They're not cheap throw-aways! But, I'm a nerd, you're a nerd, and we both know these precious jewels are worth the dough.

They're 59 €, plus 5 € for an additional (recommended) shipping box. Plus shipping fees, which vary depending on how many you order and where they're shipping them to. The SX-64 Style's base price is 69 €. So, all told, for the SX-64 Style I'll be looking at maybe 89 €, which is 132$ CAD.

It's the perfect home for a C64 Reloaded MK2, which is currently available only as pre-order, for 184,95 €. I look forward to doing a write-up about this too, when it becomes available.

What a fantastic time to be a C64 user!