Ion Audio iCade

83
Global
Score
83

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Ion iCade Arcade Cabinet review

Summary

from $105.46+
Pros
  • DurableBattery-poweredBluetooth connectivity
Cons
  • Cluttered button panelLimited game compatibilityExpensive for an iPad accessory
Ion iCade Arcade Cabinet review

The iCade Arcade Cabinet began as an April Fool's joke in 2010, but this golden unicorn of iPad accessories has actually made it to production, showing up at our door last week. iCade creator ThinkGeek partnered with Ion to make this former imaginary gadget a reality, and so far it appears to be a hit, backordered for weeks soon after hitting the online store in April. The $100 cabinet pairs with your iPad or iPad 2 over bluetooth, bringing familiar hardware arcade controls to the Atari's Greatest Hits app, which includes classics like Missile Command (free), and Pong, which you can download from within the free Atari app for $1. The iCade is an awesome addition to your gaming collection, but it won't replace the hours of coin-dropping at your local arcade. Read on to find out why this accessory may become a permanent fixture on our desk.

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Breakdown

Accuracy / responsiveness
7.6
Ergonomics / comfort
7.7
Durability
6.8
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Specs

iCade

Type
Arcade stick
Connection
Wireless
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Specs

iCade

Type
Arcade stick
Connection
Wireless
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