Last year saw the release of the iCade, a device that you could put your iPad into and it was like a mini arcade cabinet. This year at CES, ION were showing off the iCade Jr, the iCade Mobile and the iCade Core.
We all like to play the occasional game on our iPhones and iPads, and how cool would it be to relive your childhood by having your own personal arcade cabinet, controller or mobile gaming device?
This is where the new products from ION come in, and I had to literally drag myself away from them.
The sequel to the smash hit ION iCade controller for iPad, iCade Jr. brings the arcade excitment to your iPhone or iPod touch. Game-on with great iPhone and iPod touch games with this pint-sized arcade powerhouse. iCade Jr. gives you a joystick and four front buttons, plus four rear trigger buttons for ultimate control over tons of iPhone and iPod touch games. This mini-arcade cabinet will give you a novelty gaming experience like no other!
iCade Jr.’s specially designed cradle ensures safe loading and unloading of your iPhone or iPod touch, while also providing a solid, secure fit for even the most intense game-play sessions. Its top-quality controls connect directly to your iPhone & iPod touch using Bluetooth wireless technology—no cables, no mess, just hours of retro-gaming fun. The cable pass-thru slot turns iCade Jr. into a dock with your 30-pin cable. Once your iPhone or iPod touch is in place, simply launch any compatible app and it’s game on!
Take command of iCade Jr.’s classic joystick and mash its eight buttons for ultimate control over the on-screen action. iCade Jr. is compatible with 100 Atari classics including Asteroids, Centipede, and Battlezone. All are available as in-app purchases when you download the free Atari Greatest Hits app. Plus, new and existing apps can be easily updated to work with iCade Jr.
Gamers using Apple’s iPhone or iPod touch finally have a serious controller thanks to iCade Mobile: the ultimate handheld game controller for iPhone or iPod touch.
Touch screens are great for some games, but when it comes to mastering intense combat, racing, or adventure games it helps to have more than a touch screen. Since gamers prefer tactile buttons, iCade Mobileis the perfect solution for serious gaming on-the-go.
Gamers of all ages will love iCade Mobile’s classic controller configuration, designed to play modern and retro games the way they were meant to be played. iCade Mobile’s four-way directional pad, four front-facing action buttons and four shoulder buttons are designed to withstand even the most fierce button mashing. iCade Mobilegets your fingers out of the way and gives you a full view of the action with a specially designed cradle that ensures safe loading and unloading of your iPhone or iPod touch, while also providing a solid, secure fit even during the most intense game-play sessions.
Not only does iCade Mobiledeliver a full view of the iPhone or iPod touch screen, it also provides the ability to view the screen in either portrait or landscape format. iCade Mobile’s cradle conveniently swivels and locks into horizontal or vertical viewing positions, allowing each game to be played and viewed properly. Like iCade, iCade Mobileconnects to the iPhone or iPod touch via wireless Bluetooth technology.
iCade Core is a streamlined version of ION’s acclaimed iCade arcade cabinet that equips the iPad with authentic, arcade-style joystick and buttons that are ready for fierce non-stop gaming. iCade Core allows iPad users to challenge their friends, throw retro-gaming parties and achieve their highest scores yet. iCade Core offers an incredible arcade experience, bringing all the fun of classic arcade gaming to the iPad in a compact form factor.
iCade Core’s specially designed cradle ensures safe loading and unloading of a user’s iPad, while also providing a solid, secure fit for even the most intense gameplay sessions. Beneath the cradle is a custom-designed pass-thru slot, which allows users to charge the iPad with their standard 30-pin cable. The cradle also swivels to allow either portrait or landscape so that orientation is never a problem. iCade Core’s top-quality arcade controls quickly connect to the iPad using Bluetooth wireless technology. Once the iPad is in place, simply launch any compatible app and it’s game-on.
iCade Core is compatible with great classic games including PAC-MAN, Asteroids, Centipede, and Battlezone. Plus, it’s compatible with tons of modern games, over 200 games in all. Users can take control of iCade Core’s full-sized joystick and smash its eight arcade buttons for complete command of their favorite games. This truly unique game-controller provides hours of nonstop gaming action.
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