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The iPad arcade cabinet becomes a reality

June 28, 2010

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Remember April Fool’s this year, when the website ThinkGeek revealed a joke product known as the “iCade”? Well they still have released an actual iCade but the joke was enough to inspire one modder to actually build one of his own. The design is still in prototype form and looks different than what ThinkGeek had proposed but still, it’s the thought that counts.

No word yet on where or when you’ll be able to get one 😉


Spice up your Apple iPad with the new iCade from ThinkGeek

April 1, 2010

When a new gadget comes out that everyone has to have, that gadget only becomes cool when there is a way to turn it into a real arcade game. Such is the case with Apple’s new iPad, which by itself is just a bland, giant iPhone. But with the new iCade by ThinkGeek, the iPad suddenly becomes cool.After checking out these features, I wonder if it’s even worth running a real arcade anymore!

Product Specifications

  • Beautifully retro styled, handcrafted wooden tabletop arcade cabinet and MAME emulator for your otherwise useless iPad
  • Play your favorite arcade games anywhere there’s a table
  • Hundreds of games available from various online sources – not included in product!
  • Professional grade arcade stick and microswitch buttons rated for 10,000,000 uses
  • Authentic arcade controls connect to your iPad via a standard 30 pin dock connector
  • One and two player select buttons add authenticity and really work!
  • Integrated 2.1 dolby speakers and subwoofer in cabinet
  • Includes 10w USB power adapter
  • Separate iCade app required to use the cabinet controllers available soon from the App Store

Hit the link below for information on how to get one