Ion iCADE & iPad Gaming

Ion iCADE & iPad Gaming

Joelle Alcaidinho
Jan 11, 2011

While perusing the many booths of CES 2011, a brightly colored banner caught our eye. iCADE, could it be? Here at CES? Yes, it was there in all its iPad gaming glory. What we first spotted as an April Fool's joke on ThinkGeek, we were able to scope out in the halls of CES during its real world debut.

The super fun iCADE, once an joke on ThinkGeek is now a product that you can buy for $100 starting this Spring. Thanks to the partnership with Atari, the iCADE has Asteroids and many other Atari arcade titles. In addition to the extensive Atari library, new and existing apps can be easily updated to work with iCADE.To say it's cute is an understatement, the iCADE is adorable in all its retro-tastic glory. A mini arcade cabinet complete with full-sized joystick and arcade-style buttons, what is not to love?

If sliding your iPad into a mini arcade cabinet is not your cup of tea, do not despair, there are still iPad gaming accessories for you. For a sleeker gaming solution, look no further than the Fling, the tactile game controller for the iPad. The Fling suctions on to your iPad and gives you the feel of an analog joystick. When the iPad is illuminated, the Fling is almost impossible to see thanks to the clear material its made of. Fling is available for per-order for $25.

Another gaming option for iPad users is the GameBone which will be available in Q2. The GameBone works well for your iPad gaming needs with its 8-way D-pad, 4 action buttons, 2 shoulder buttons, built-in stereo speakers, and omni directional MIC. As a bonus the core is also interchangeable allowing it to also be used for an iPhone or iPod Touch. Pricing for GameBone has not yet been announced.

What are your favorite iOS gaming accessories?

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