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iCade 8-Bitty: Retro NES Controller For Your iPhone & iPad

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The retrofication of gadgets and pretty much everything around us is something that is really dear to my heart. I love the memories connected to gadgets that I used to play with when I was a little kid, and that is likely never going to go away. That is why when I find something truly awesome, I get all excited just like a little kid. Usually it has to do with something that is 8-bit, which for some reason, triggers some really cool and inspiring memories. I am sure you have those kind of memories as well, even though they are slightly different. To retrofy something, meaning, to take something that is an up to date technology and give it a retro look, is something that I think we’ll see more and more of.

Even though it might not be something to push on all the new technologies, it is still a crazy awesome way to customize and make something just a little bit more personal. Just have a look at the new iCade 8-Bitty NES inspired controller that ThinkGeek recently announced was going into their product listing. It’s one of those really cool accessories for your iPhone and iPad that will take you back a couple of decades instantly.

The new game controller for the iPhone and iPad will be available later this year through ThinkGeek, and the price will be set at $24.99. It’s a reasonable price for a piece of retro awesomeness that will make your games feel a little more like a NES gaming experience. While the actual release isn’t yet clear, it will most likely be sometime after the summer. For something this cool, I certainly don’t mind having to wait for another few months. After all, what more can you do when something is so wonderfully retro?

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Via: [iPhone Hacks]

 
 
 
 
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Author: Richard Darell

 

Richard Darell is the founder and CEO of Bit Rebels, a multifaceted online news outlet that reports daily on the latest developments in technology, social media, design and everything geek. Today this media entity welcomes more than 2.5 million unique visitors per month and is considered the go to place for people in constant motion. As an Internet entrepreneur, he is dedicated to constantly trying to develop new ways to bring content faster and closer to the end user in a more streamlined way. His excitement for statistics has allowed him to further develop systems that continuously produce accurate and fast-paced analytics to better optimize the approach by which Bit Rebels presents news and content. His graphic design background has proven to be an important tool when designing new systems and features for Bit Rebels since the development of solid and stable code depends entirely on their structure and implemented procedures. Richard currently resides in Stockholm, Sweden and directs the Bit Rebels offices in both Stockholm and Atlanta. You can reach Richard at richard@bitrebels.com

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