iCADE for iPad Available Now at ThinkGeek

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Ok it’s here! YAY, now you can easily play games on your iPad!


ThinkGeek is proud to announce the availability of one of its most anticipated April Fools’ products to date, the iCADE gaming cabinet.  This sturdy, retro-styled cabinet is designed specifically to house an Apple® iPad® or iPad® 2 and will transport users to the days when they spent endless hours playing classic arcade games!
“We partnered with ION Audio to make our vision of the iCADE a reality,” says Ty Liotta, head of ThinkGeek’s GeekLabs. “After it was announced as an April Fool’s Day joke back in 2010, thousands of our customers wanted it and we’re excited to make it a reality through this partnership.”
The iCADE is a desktop-sized arcade game cabinet that features a fully-functional gamepad, complete with retro arcade joystick and buttons. Gameplay is made simple by just sliding an iPad into the built-in cradle and connecting it to the iCADE via Bluetooth. The iCade is powered by two AA batteries. The ThinkGeek iCADE also features the original April Fool’s Day retro style graphics.
Users can play classic Atari games available now for download from the Apple App Store℠.  In preparation for this release, Atari released 100 of its Classic games for use with the iCADE.  Atari was able to configure the games for compatibility with the iCADE, including beloved games like Pong, Asteroids, Centipede and many more.
The iCADE now joins ThinkGeek’s other April Fool’s Day pranks that have made it into the real world, including the Tauntaun Sleeping Bag, My First Bacon, Unicorn Meat, Personal Soundtrack Shirt, and the 8-bit Tie.
The iCADE is available now in limited quantities for $99.99 at ThinkGeek.com.