At the Consumer Electronic Show 2012 a latest iCade Jr. miniature cabinet as well as a mobile gaming controller have been unveiled. According to Ion Audio company the device will hit shelves in the current year itself.
iCade Jr. is basically an iPhone sized version or successor of original iCade cabinet. The device can be slided in the iPhone or iPod Touch and then connect via Bluetooth to play arcade games. It has a small joystick along with buttons to enjoy the classic arcade games.
The design of iCade Jr. is very similar to the iCade which is sturdy, reliable as well as very authentic. The only difference between these two devices is the placement of buttons. There are eight buttons, four at the front and four at the back that seems like shoulder buttons in any traditional controller, reported Forbes.
The device is compatible with more than 100 arcade games available at Apple's App Store. So the player can play classic games like "Pac-Man", "Frogger" and "Missile Command".
The company has not disclosed any specific date for the launch of the device and neither have they declared the pricing. But, most probably it will cost less than the original iCade which costs $100.