You may recall ThinkGeek’s pretty convincing April Fool’s prank back in 2010 – the iCADE cabinet for the iPad. Well flash forward one year and it looks like the guys at ThinkGeek with some help from Ion Audio have turned the once April Fools Prank into reality and smashing success.
The first shipment of iCADES sold out in record time and the second batch is currently on backorder until approximately June 8th, 2011. Currently ThinkGeek and ION are only taking orders and shipping to US addresses until production catches up with demand. At $99.99 the iCADE is a great gaming cabinet that houses the iPad beautifully. The bluetooth enabled arcade quality joystick and buttons will work with any iPad game which supports and allows bluetooth controls.
Currently Atari makes a Greatest Hits App available on the iTunes App Store with 100 Classic Atari Games fully compatible with the iCADE 3 Game packs sell for $1 and all 100 Classic Atari Games are $14.99. Most games are single player but some games can be played head to head with friends over Bluetooth.