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The Ion iCade is a casing/housing combined with a traditional arcade console layout designed specifically for use with the iPad.

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Pros

AC or 2 x AA battery powered

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started as an April fools joke - ended as a real product

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great sense of nostalgia for Atari / old-school arcade fans

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cool conversation piece

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controls via a Bluetooth connection

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easy to assemble

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allows you to charge / sync your iPad while playing 'docked' (USB cable can be fed through the enclosure)

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affordable price point - down from the $150 proposed price point

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compact enough to sit on your desk

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Cons

replicates something most people with an iPad never really grew up with

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requires assembly

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The Ion iCade is a casing/housing combined with a traditional arcade console layout designed specifically for use with the iPad. It features a full-sized, arcade-style joystick and eight full-sized buttons as well as a high-quality iPad cradle designed to provide a secure fit. Additionally, the iCade sports Bluetooth connectivity as its means of interfacing with the iPad.

The iCade's arcade-style joystick and full-sized eight-button console provides a classic and familiar interface with which to control classic arcade games such as Asteroids. Its iPad cradle not only allows the iCade to closely resemble a full arcade machine, it also keeps your iPad safe and secure. Meanwhile, the iCade's Bluetooth connectivity allows it to be used in conjunction with any iOS game that accepts Bluetooth input peripherals.

Features

 

  • Arcade cabinet with joystick and buttons for iPad gaming
  • Authentic, full-sized controls
  • High-quality iPad-cradle specifically designed for a safe, secure fit
  • Retro cabinet design
  • Bluetooth connectivity
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