ION Audio, producers of the popular iCade retro gaming cabinet for the iPad (which as of today now supports PAC-MAN for iPad) have just announced a number of new and interesting products at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (going on right now in Las Vegas, NV).
The varied list of products which make direct use of your iOS device are include three new iCade models, devices for converting your vinyl music and slides and photo negatives to digital formats. There are also a number of new Bluetooth audio speaker systems for your iOS devices as well.
iCade Core is a streamlined version of ION’s acclaimed iCade arcade cabinet that equips the iPad with authentic, arcade-style joystick and buttons that are ready for fierce non-stop gaming. iCade Core allows iPad users to challenge their friends, throw retro-gaming parties and achieve their highest scores yet. iCade Core offers an incredible arcade experience, bringing all the fun of classic arcade gaming to the iPad in a compact form factor.
A sequel to the smash hit ION iCade controller for iPad, iCade Jr. brings the arcade excitement to your iPhone or iPod touch. Game-on with great iPhone and iPod touch games with this pint-sized arcade powerhouse. iCade Jr. gives you a joystick and four front buttons, plus four rear trigger buttons for ultimate control over tons of iPhone and iPod touch games. This mini-arcade cabinet will give you a novelty gaming experience like no other!
Touch screens are great for some games, but when it comes to mastering intense combat, racing, or adventure games it helps to have more than a touch screen. Since gamers prefer tactile buttons, iCade Mobileis the perfect solution for serious gaming on-the-go.
Gamers of all ages will love iCade Mobile’s classic controller configuration, designed to play modern and retro games the way they were meant to be played. iCade Mobile’s four-way directional pad, four front-facing action buttons and four shoulder buttons are designed to withstand even the most fierce button mashing. iCade Mobilegets your fingers out of the way and gives you a full view of the action with a specially designed cradle that ensures safe loading and unloading of your iPhone or iPod touch, while also providing a solid, secure fit even during the most intense game-play sessions.
Phone Station Plus
Most smartphones have speakers built-in, but most are too quiet for a real phone conference. PHONE STATION PLUS is a one-stop solution to this problem: it provides loud, crystal-clear sound quality from any Bluetooth-equipped smartphone. PHONE STATION PLUS is an ideal conference call solution for the home or office thanks to its compact size, intuitive controls and superior sound quality.
Now guitar players can leave the cable clutter behind with the GUITARLINK AIR system from ION Audio. GUITARLINK AIR allows musicians to play their guitar through an amplifier, computer or iOS device without being constrained by cables.
Pics 2 Go
PICS 2 GO from ION is the easiest way to bring precious photos, negatives and slides into the digital realm by using the built-in camera on the iPhone 4. PICS 2 GO is an ideal app accessory for iPhone 4 owners because anyone with an iPhone 4 can instantly digitize and share classic prints, slides and negatives without ever using a computer.
PICS 2 GO removes all the hassle of digitizing prints, negatives and slides. This mini photo booth is a simple solution that will bring treasured pictures onto a user’s iPhone 4 in seconds, ready to be shared with friends and family. PICS 2 GO includes a free app for iPhone 4 that allows users to edit slides and pictures and invert negatives into actual photos. The app also includes color correction, brightness controls and the ability to email or post a picture to Facebook instantly, all without a computer. PICS 2 GO is a sure-fire way to get a reaction when sharing that classic photo, brought back to life in seconds.
VINYL FOREVER helps bring records—and any record player—into the future. VINYL FOREVER connects to a turntable or tape deck via standard RCA stereo cables. The other side connects to a user’s computer via USB for instant transformation of nearly any music collection into digital music that can be played on a computer or transferred to an iPhone, iPod or other portable music player.
Bluetooth Versions Of The Tailgater Bluetooth and Block Rocker
TAILGATER BLUETOOTH and BLOCK ROCKER BLUETOOTH are all-in-one portable sound systems that include a speaker, an amplifier, audio inputs, an AM/FM radio, and wireless Bluetooth technology, all in a durable cabinet. The TAILGATER BLUETOOTH has handles for easy transport, and BLOCK ROCKER BLUETOOTH features wheels and a retractable handle, making it as easy to tote as a piece of luggage.
With Bluetooth capability, both new speaker systems allow you to keep your iPad, iPhone, or other Bluetooth-enabled device right by your side as you crank up your music over a powerful 20-Watt speaker. Enhanced bass output provides full, crystal clear music. News addicts and sports lovers can listen to their favorite radio station or to the big game using the built-in AM/FM radio, and both TAILGATER BLUETOOTH and BLOCK ROCKER BLUETOOTH also feature a built-in battery that will provide up to eight hours of nonstop music. A high-quality microphone is also included with both systems.
ROAD ROCKER is compact enough to go anywhere: camping, tailgating, parties and, of course, road trips! ROAD ROCKER is for those who want to crank up their music anywhere. ROAD ROCKER can stream music wirelessly from any compatible Bluetooth device, including iPad and iPhone. It’s incredibly compact yet features a high-quality full-range speaker, a 1/4-inch input for connecting microphones or instruments, and even includes a bass port that will give music extra low-end thump.