If you love arcade games, but don’t have the means, the space, or the desire to pack a whackload of them into your residence like Ricky Schroder in ‘Silver Spoons’… what I’m about to show you could be right up your alley.
Making its debut at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show this past week was the iCADE miniature arcade game controller for iPad. Check it out. The old-school joystick, large buttons and arcade cabinet make this a must-have iPad accessory for the retro-gamer. The cabinet opens from the top, allowing you to slide your iPad into it in portrait or landscape. All controls connect via Bluetooth, and yes, while this is surely a novelty, it’s one I could see tucked-away in my office for use from time to time.
The folks at ION Audio have outdone themselves on this one, as it fits the iPad beautifully, and works pretty darn well to boot. To check it out in action, hit play on the video above.
Look for the iCADE to become available at some point this spring for $99.