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The one thing that the iPad lacks is the authentic arcade gaming experience, but thanks to a few companies, that is no longer a problem. We’ve rounded up five accessories that can actually transform your iOS device into a gaming machine. Continue reading to see them all – product pages are directly linked in the title.
5. Duo Pinball
Duo Pinball is a pinball controller for your iPad that connects wirelessly with Bluetooth. Once connected, you’ll unlock five free Pinball HD Collection tables: Wild West, The Deep, Snow, DaVinci or Jungle Style. Best of all, you can still use the tilt feature by just touching the screen with your finger as if you were pushing the table. Product page.
4. ION iCade Core
The ION iCade Core is basically a streamlined version of ION’s acclaimed iCade and equips your device with authentic, arcade-style joystick and buttons that are ready for fierce non-stop gaming. Its specially-designed cradle ensures safe loading and unloading of your iPad, while also providing a solid, secure fit for even the most intense gameplay sessions. Product page.
3. Atari Arcade
Apple iPad gamers rejoice! You can now go old-school in a new-school way. This portable wireless controller enables friends and family to share the classic arcade experience anywhere. It works with all generations of iPads and no batteries are required – just connect and play. Product page.
2. Duo Gamer
Take your portable gaming experience to the next level with Duo Gamer. Featuring two analog joysticks, d-pad, four buttons, and two triggers Duo Gamer allows you to get into the game like never before to play a host of Gameloft’s top-rated first-person shooter, role playing, and racing games (available on the App Store). Product page.
1. ION iCade
Simply put, the ION iCade is essentially a miniature wooden arcade cabinet for your iPad, complete with joystick and push buttons. It’s officially licensed by Atari, so it includes a greatest hits app with one free game (more are available via the App Store). Product page.