iCADE arcade cabinet for iPad now available for pre-order

iCADE arcade cabinet for iPad now available for pre-order
It's no longer April Fool's Day, so rest assured, we're not joking. The iCADE is a retro-looking dock to turn your iPad or iPad 2 into a classic nostalgic gaming machine.

About the size of a desktop computer, the iCADE connects to your iPad via Bluetooth, so all you have to do set it down and boot up the time machine. Atari's Greatest Hits, available from the App Store, is currently the only game to support the Bluetooth-connected controls. But after the iCADE is released, they will release the API so that other games can be adapted.

The iCADE costs $99, which is pretty reasonable considering the thrill of Atari's original controls. While we love playing classic games on our iPads, the touchscreen just can't match the button-mashing goodness of a classic arcade game.

Pre-orders are available now for shipping by May 10th within the U.S., and the iCADE will become globally available thereafter.

source: ThinkGeek via Gearlog

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7 Comments

1. WTF unregistered

This is soooo stupid.

2. SavageLucy42

Posts: 211; Member since: Mar 24, 2011

That is adorable. Makes me wish I wasn't so anti-Apple.

5. Old School Goodness unregistered

I totaly agree. This is pretty cool. I just want it for a Honeycomb tablet. I could knock out some Asteroids & Yar's Revenge with this badboy!

3. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

Hopefully we will see this for other tablets. Given that its just a bluetooth connection, theoretically should work with any appropriately sized tablet. Guess the company that made it are apple fanboys.

4. __Z__ unregistered

They're not necessarily fanboys, they probably want to make money. How many ipads are out there versus android tablets?

6. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

give it a year, that will change.

7. zuno gyakusatsu

Posts: 257; Member since: Mar 16, 2010

lol selling 5 more xooms in 6 months isnt going to make a bit of difference.

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