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Apple iPad iCade Arcade Cabinet


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You know, I don’t get all the hype around the iPad.  True, I didn’t around the iPhone either.  It’s not that I don’t think they are neat devices, but I tend to be a hesitant adopter.  Just to be clear, I also don’t get the bashers of those devices.  I also didn’t really want an iPad, until I saw the iCade arcade cabinet and app.  Then my geeky knees quivered.

Straight from the hallows of ThinkGeek, comes this MAME cabinet.  Here is an action shot:

Specs:

  • Beautifully retro styled, handcrafted wooden tabletop arcade cabinet and MAME emulator for your otherwise useless iPad
  • Play your favorite arcade games anywhere there’s a table
  • Hundreds of games available from various online sources – not included in product!
  • Professional grade arcade stick and microswitch buttons rated for 10,000,000 uses
  • Authentic arcade controls connect to your iPad via a standard 30 pin dock connector
  • One and two player select buttons add authenticity and really work!
  • Integrated 2.1 dolby speakers and subwoofer in cabinet
  • Includes 10w USB power adapter
  • Separate iCade app required to use the cabinet controllers available soon from the App Store
  • Dimensions: 9″ wide x 10″ deep x 16″ high

Cabinet costs $149, the app is free, but only works with the cabinet.  But is it an April Fool’s joke?



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