Reviewed by Alison 

What we love…

Gamepad adds physical buttons and directional pad (d-pad) allowing for hours of fun play!

What we’d love to see…

future version equipped with a joystick


This product requires you to provide an iPod Touch or iPhone which inserts into the cradle of the iCade and then you are ready for some “old” school gaming style!


Want to play video games, old school style using your iPod Touch or iPhone?  Be sure to check out ION Audio’s iCade Mobile.  This product allows you to insert your iPod Touch or iPhone 4/4s or earlier versions into a cradle which adds physical buttons and a directional pad allowing you to have fun gaming without using the touch screen.  The rotating cradle allows for both landscape and portrait views of the action and it connects using wireless Bluetooth technology in your phone.

The iCade mobile works with hundreds of games including my favorite Frogger and is ergonomically designed to allow for easy game play anywhere!  This product reminded me of my old video game controllers with a similar weight and feel with my iPhone inserted.  For a full list of compatible games, you can check out this list provided by ION.

I really liked the feeling of the iCade Mobile in my hands and it was enjoyable in terms of gameplay.  It really made my iPhone feel more like a portable video game rather than just playing using the touchscreen.  A joystick version of the iCade Mobile would be a great addition!

Games costs are in addition to the cost of the iCade and there are lots of new games being released which are compatible.  Another one of my favorites’ was Atari’s Greatest Hits!


Frogger Decades
Frogger Decades
by Konami Digital Entertainment

Category: Games, Adventure, Arcade
Requirements: Compatible with iPadFourthGen4G, iPhone5, iPodTouchFourthGen, iPad WiFi, iPhone4S, iPadMini, iPhone6, iPod Touch (3. Gen.), iPodTouchFifthGen, iPhone5c, iPhone5s, iPhone6Plus, iPad 2 WiFI, iPadThirdGen4G, iPad 3G, iPadMini4G, iPodTouchSixthGen, iPad 2 3G, iPadFourthGen, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPadThirdGen
Size: 157.02 MB


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All products in the iCade line share compatibility characteristics. As of April 2012, iCade products are compatible with the following devices: ・ 3rd and 4th generation iPod touch ・ iPhone 3, iPhone 3G, iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S ・


If you would like to win a iCade Mobile from iON  please enter via the widget below. Winners will be emailed and must contact The iMums within 48 hours to claim their prize. This giveaway is open to everyone, with a valid US or Canada mailing address, and an iTunes account is required to claim the prize.  iPhone or iPod Touch is not included in the giveaway.   Please ensure you have read and understand our Terms & Conditions. Good luck!
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