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iCade Jr. Arcade Controller Discounted to $9.99


ThinkGeek has discounted the iCade Jr. Mini Arcade Cabinet for iPhone to only $9.99. That represents 80% off its normal price of $49.99.

The iCade Jr. was originally launched in January 2012 at CES. It represents a smaller iPhone/iPod Touch sized version of the original iPad-sized iCade. Like its big brother, the iCade Jr. connects to your iPhone or iPod Touch using Bluetooth. This model was originally designed to fit the iPhone 4/4S and 4th Generation iPod touch form factors, but is said to work with the iPhone 5 "if you leave the top lid hinged back".

The controller has an arcade stick, four front and rear buttons and works with existing iCade-compatible games.

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Posted: 20 months ago
I guess it's one of these things that you buy it, play with it 30min and then put it somewhere you don't remember. So eventually, it's a waste of $10 ($16 actually, including shipping).
Rating: 7 Votes
Posted: 20 months ago
99% of the compatible games suck
Rating: 5 Votes
Posted: 20 months ago
For $10 it might be worth it if you like hardware hacking and just want a tiny Bluetooth joystick for fun projects...
Rating: 3 Votes
Posted: 20 months ago

I guess it's one of these things that you buy it, play with it 30min and then put it somewhere you don't remember. So eventually, it's a waste of $10 ($16 actually, including shipping).


My thoughts as well.

Makes me wonder if they have stopped making it and this price is just to clean out inventory.
Rating: 2 Votes
Posted: 20 months ago

99% of the compatible games suck


This.

It only works with games that have added iCade support. Most of the ones that have are games you've never heard of and once you've played them, you'll understand WHY they weren't on the radar.
Rating: 2 Votes
Posted: 20 months ago
Does anyone own this? Is it worth it?

The picture makes it look awkwardly small... How much of a step up can it really be from on screen controls?
Rating: 1 Votes
Posted: 20 months ago

Does anyone own this? Is it worth it?

The picture makes it look awkwardly small... How much of a step up can it really be from on screen controls?


I've played with it before, but don't own one. I do own an icade mobile (http://www.ionaudio.com/products/details/icademobile). Overall, it's "ok". I don't use it that much.

But for $9.99? It's probably worth it if you have any interest in any old retro games that were designed to work with a digital controller (left/right/up/down).

arn
Rating: 1 Votes
Posted: 20 months ago
Seems like a waste of money to me for functionality, it's so small, I can't see it being very usable.

Would be a great kitschy little design piece to have on your desk though. You'd surely get some comments from coming into your office and seeing this thing.
Rating: 1 Votes
Posted: 20 months ago
Meh. Waste of money.

Poor support for games. Clearly piss poor sales. Most likely a clearance sale to get rid of the remaining inventory before it vanishes.
Rating: 1 Votes
Posted: 20 months ago

99% of the compatible games suck


Agreed
Rating: 1 Votes

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