Still remember the iCade? Well, it’s almost here. What started as an April Fools joke in 2010 by ThinkGeek, gained a lot of popularity by the gaming community, and now the gaming cabinet has moved forward as a formal product.
The iCade was a hot item during this year’s CES. Wireless Goodness has reported that Ion Audio’s iCade arcade cabinet for the iPad has passed FCC approval.
Now that Atari-based games are available for the iPad, all retro gamers out there will be quite happy to know that the new compilation of classic games will make it look like you’re going back to the arcade days. Should be quite fun.
The iCade cabinet has a planned release date of May 31, and it should set you back $99.99, but it will turn your iPad into a mini arcade system.
The cabinet comes with a joystick and 8 buttons. To use the iCade, iPad owners will only need to slide their device into the cabinet’s cradle – the iCade uses Bluetooth to connect to the iPad, so connectivity should be very straightforward.