[CES 2011] ION Audio’s iCADE Cabinet Is No April Fool’s Day Prank

ION Audio iCADE (Images property OhGizmo!)
By Andrew Liszewski

It might have started out as an April Fool’s Day prank, but ThinkGeek’s iCade is now officially coming to the market thanks to a little help from ION Audio and Atari. The retro-riffic cabinet looks almost exactly like the one created by ThinkGeek earlier in the year for their prank, but adds a few more buttons on the control panel in addition to the joystick, which might I say feels just fantastic the few moments I got to play with it.

ION Audio has even got Atari on board so that when available you’ll immediately be able to play the classic title Asteroids, with other iCADE compatible titles being made available later on. And since it connects to the iPad via Bluetooth instead of its proprietary dock connector, the iCADE cabinet can in theory be used with any BT compatible tablet according to the ION Audio reps, but we all know which device it was specifically designed for. $100, coming soon.

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