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iCade arcade cabinet for iPad now available

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By Charles Starrett

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Published: Tuesday, June 28, 2011
News Categories: iPad Accessories

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ThinkGeek has announced that its iCade gaming cabinet for the iPad and iPad 2 is now available. Initially announced as an April Fool’s Day joke in 2010, the iCade was built in partnership with ION Audio, and features a fully-functional gamepad with a retro-style arcade stick and buttons, a built-in cradle for the iPad, Bluetooth for connection to the device, and the ability to run off two AA batteries. Currently, the iCade is compatible with the free Atari’s Greatest Hits app, which offers access to 100 classic Atari titles; an API has also been released, allowing other third-party developers to add iCade compatibility to their titles. ThinkGeek’s iCade gaming cabinet for the iPad and iPad 2 is available now and sells for $100.

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Comments

1

Now available?

It’s been available for over 2 months.

Posted by ort on June 28, 2011 at 11:14 AM (PDT)

2

#1,

As I understand it, it was available to pre-order, but had been backordered until now.

Posted by Charles Starrett on June 28, 2011 at 11:34 AM (PDT)

3

No, there have been reviews, user photos, etc. over on Touch Arcade for a while. They started shipping at least a month ago.

Posted by Code Monkey in Midstate New York on June 28, 2011 at 3:22 PM (PDT)

4

The 80s will never die!

Posted by Dick Bacon on June 29, 2011 at 6:43 AM (PDT)

5

I want one with a coin slot!

Posted by scottrey on June 29, 2011 at 4:46 PM (PDT)

6

It shows ‘Tempest’ on the pic but as I played it a million times as a kid, I see no spin-wheel on the controls, ...?

Posted by Wayne Morgan on July 4, 2011 at 11:42 AM (PDT)

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