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ION reveals redesigned iCade

Ben Parfitt
ION reveals redesigned iCade

A new version of the popular arcade controller adapter for iPad, the iCade, has been revealed by maker ION.

The original iCade housed the iPad and was designed to make it appear like a miniature arcade cabinet, complete with arcade joystick and eight-button arrangement.

This new version, Engadget reports, features the same Bluetooth connectivity  and passthrough charging cable but ditches the full cabinet styling in favour of a trimmed-down cradle design.

All the controls from the original iCade are present and correct.

Also on the way is the new iCade Mobile. Compatible with both the iPod Touch and iPhone, the peripheral adds four shoulder buttons, four face buttons and a traditional d-pad.

Once installed the phone can be orientated in either landscape or portrait modes.

A third device was also spotted by Engadget – the iCade Jr, which is effectively an arcade cabinet style iCade for iPhone.

ION has yet to announce release dates or prices for any of its new models.

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Tags: new , ipad , iphone , ion , icade

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