October 7, 2013

9to5Toys Last Call: Up to 70% off PNY memory products, Sony noise-canceling headphones $16, iCade controller, games, more

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Today’s can’t miss deals:

Up to 70% off PNY SD Cards, USB sticks and batteries: 32GB starting at $16, 64GB: $29, 128GB: $54

Sony noise-canceling headphones w/ foldable design Black: $16, Silver: $20 (Reg. $50)

Other great deals from today:

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Mac software bundles:

New product announcements & reviews:

December 11, 2012

Toys Deal: iCade Jr. Mini Arcade Cabinet for iPhone 4/4S: $20 shipped

From 9to5Toys.com:

Perfect for any iPhone toting gamer, ThinkGeek offers the iCade Jr. Mini Arcade Cabinet for iPhone 4/4S for just $19.99 with free shipping. That’s $30 off the $50 list price and the lowest price we’ve ever seen for this awesome little game controller. From the manufacturer:

Miss the days of hours long marathons of Tetris, Pac-Man, or Space Invaders? Nostalgic for feeding your hard-earned quarters into arcade games as your friends gathered around to watch you try for a new record? Remember those sweaty, cramping, aching hands frozen in position on that shiny red joystick? We bet you 50 cents you do.

Ion Audio and ThinkGeek have collaborated to adapt their popular iCade, designed for the iPad, to fit your iPhone. With the iCade Jr., you can take your newest most favorite-est toy, your iPhone, and turn it into your oldest most favorite-est toy, an arcade game. Designed specifically to fit your iPhone or iPod Touch, the iCade Jr., allows arcade-like game play of hundreds of games using that shiny red joystick and buttons. No quarters needed.

Product Specifications

  • Miniature playable arcade cabinet for your desk. Just add iPhone!
  • It’s the iCade, scaled down!
  • Sized for safe, secure fit for iPhone 4/4S or iPod touch 4th Generation
  • Fits iPhone 5 if you leave the top lid hinged back
  • Features arcade-style joystick, four front and rear buttons
  • Works with hundreds of game including iCade Jr. compatible games from the App Store
  • Rotating cradle allows for landscape and portrait viewing
  • Connects using wireless Bluetooth technology (set up once and you’re good to go!)
  • True control with eight action buttons and two-axis directional pad
  • Safety & Warranty Manual and Quickstart Guide included
  • Batteries: 2 x AA (included)

 

Games!

Numerous iOS developers have built in iCADE support. In all, over 150 apps have announced support for the iCADE standard.

Here is a list of some of the best iCade games. Search keyword “iCade” in the app store to find more. [ iCADE Games List ]

 

Developer Support

 

MAME Support

iOS: If you’ve taken the step of Jailbreaking your iPhone, the iMAME4all app adds MAME awesomeness to your iCADE gaming stack. While we can’t recommend jailbreaking or unlicensed ROMs, we can certainly confirm that it does indeed work and it works quite well. :)

Android: By popular demand, Seleuco added iCADE support to MAME4droid

 

International Support

The iCADE uses the U.S. Hardware Keyboard Layout. International Users can switch their iPhone to this layout by following thee steps:

  1. Launch Settings app on your iPhone
  2. Select ‘General’
  3. Select ‘Keyboard’
  4. Select ‘International Keyboards’
  5. Select (your keyboard language)
  6. Select ‘English’
  7. Close Settings app
  8. The Hardware Keyboard can be switched back to your language of choice by following these directions and choosing your language in Step 6.

 

More holiday deals at 9to5Toys.com

July 3, 2012

Are you still walking around with an old, grayscale Nintendo Game Boy just because you like to touch actual buttons while playing one of your favorite games? Well, there is no need for that any more. The iCade Mobile gaming system for iPhone is now available for purchase.

Its older and larger sibling, the iCade iPad enclosure, started as an April Fools joke in 2010 by resembling an old-school arcade cabinet. Manufacturer of consumer electronics ION teamed with Atari to actually create the product. Retro gamers could play classics like Asteroids on their iPads ever since, and it is now possible to do the same while waiting at the bus stop.

The iCade Mobile connects to the iPhone (3G and up) or iPod Touch (third-generation and fourth-generation) by Bluetooth, supports both landscape and portrait mode, runs on two AA batteries, and you can finally bash buttons again after the 11th game over in a row. The mobile gaming system currently works with over a hundred games, including Pac-Man and AirAttack, as well as other classics.

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February 5, 2014

Phonejoy app provides complete list of App Store games compatible w/ MFi controllers

One of the complaints about Apple’s new MFi game controllers has been the lack of an App Store section that lists games updated with support. Some of the manufacturers are maintaining lists of their own online, but it would be nice to be able to browse the App Store and easily find games that work with the controllers. That’s why I’m pleased about a new app called Phonejoy that offers a slick UI to browse around 100 iOS 7 games and counting that are compatible with the MFi game controllers. It’s also listing games that support the popular iCade controllers and other gamepads released before Apple’s new MFi program.

Over the last month we’ve seen the first few Apple authorized game controllers released by manufacturers through Apple’s new MFi program hitting the market. While the program’s aim to implement a standardized controller framework brings a lot of potential for gaming on iOS, we’ve covered in detail how the first few controllers have had a bit of a rough start. On top of lack of support from developers and users not being able to easily find content, consumers also rebelled against the $99 price point leading several manufacturers to drop launch prices as low as $70.

We’ve covered some of the issues with Apple’s new MFi game controller program and also reviewed the first few to hit the market from Logitech, Moga, and SteelSeries.

The Phonejoy app is available on the App Store for free now and the company also has a Kickstarter project for its own controller that it plans to ship in March.

February 13, 2012

ThinkGeek gave us a glimpse at an upcoming iCADE controller mimicking the classic Nintendo controller layout and decorated with a retro 8-bit themed graphics. The “8-Bitty” is compatible with the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, connects over Bluetooth (two AAA batteries required), and is compatible with all iCADE supported games, including the Atari Classics collection. Unfortunately, you are going to have to wait until later this year when ThinkGeek starts selling them for $25. You can sign up now to be notified by email when it does become available.

You will also want to keep your eyes out for three new iCade models we recently told you about during CES 2012. One of which is the iCade Mobile ($79.99) that is iPhone and iPod touch compatible, and it allows you to dock your device for a PSP-like handheld experience. That model and updated iPad arcade cabinets are expected to launch in the coming months.

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June 17, 2013

We already know that Apple has added support for game controllers in iOS7, but it appears that these plans are further along than first thought.  According to Kotaku, the above image shows an early  iOS gaming controller prototype made specifically for the iPhone 5 by gaming giant Logitech. While they weren’t forthcoming with details of where the device was seen or who showed it to them, Kotaku is standing firm that they believe this photo to be absolutely authentic.  The decision to support integrated gaming accessories is in stark contrast to Steve Jobs’ stance that such products would ruin the “elegance” of Apple devices (even though he got his start at Atari).

A reader reached out with this image from one of Apple’s WWDC sessions, which appears to show the same Logitech controller.

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Bluetooth gaming devices have existed for iOS devices for quite some time but most have had limited compatibility and fragmented compatibility.  An integrated, Apple authorized (MFi) gaming controller is going to be a welcomed addition for the iOS gaming community.

Screen Shot 2013-06-17 at 8.13.24 AM3rd party gaming accessories like the iCade Mobile (Above) have existed for years

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