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iPad Arcade Cabinet!!! HO. LY. SHIIIIIIIIIT!!!

Now I normally wouldn’t drop a swear in a post title but COME ON. This is GEEEEEENNNNIIIIIUUUSSSSSS!!! An innovation like this for a product that isn’t even out yet??? This is Fashion Forward for nerds!

Justify the $150 you’ll spend on it by making it your permanent iPad dock. And also because it’s the greatest thing ever made by humans. Toddle on over to Think Geek right fucking now!!!

iCade – The iPad Arcade
via @shanenickerson
PS – I freak out a little every time I look at the picture.

UPDATE: Yes, I am an idiot. This is not real. I forgot it was April 1st. I hate April 1st. In any case, Think Geek should always think like it’s April 1st because they come up with awesome stuff that way. And remember, last year’s Tauntaun sleeping bag joke ended up becoming a reality, so maybe this could actually happen at some point…but only if they like money.


  1. david haggerty says:

    Chris I’m looking for a company who competes with ThinkGeek products.if I can do something with this information I will fill your site with advertising.

  2. Mariah says:

    For the last two years, I’ve excitedly clicked through the email with credit card in hand and forwarded the geekiliciousness on to friends with recommendations … only to feel massively stupid in about 10 minutes. But I’d still buy just about everything in the April 1st collection, especially the USB Easy Bake Oven.

  3. Andy Hunt says:

    I’m man enough to admit I totally fell for the Swan Station alarm clock.

  4. Phil Defibaugh says:

    I would rather have the Dharma Clock!

  5. Ero_Sennin says:

    There is no doubt that someone out there is developing this right now, where can I invest?

  6. jfe2 says:

    This made me very happy, and then very sad immediately after.

  7. It’s not clear to me how the joystick would interact with the iPad in any case…. Sorry you were sucked in, dude.

  8. Daniel says:

    I’d like it more if ThinkGeek started selling the canned unicorn meat that was on their site yesterday.

  9. Chris says:


  10. Travis says:

    Would be a sweet toy. Now back to not wanting an iPad…

  11. smartbunny says:

    Who wouldn’t believe it, it’s awesome!

  12. dan williams says:

    at least you didn’t fall for google’s awful attempt at an april fool’s gag

  13. jtc2112 says:

    Why wouldn’t someone do this? It may take cracking the douche bag… I mean i pad. This will happen!

  14. Dan says:

    Sooooo sorry it wasn’t real dude, I was also excited. But I guess it says something about us that we have child like gullibility. :-/

  15. Marie says:

    DAMNIT! I totally just sent a pic of this to five ppl thinking it was real…next time i need to scroll THEN get excited

  16. algonacchick says:

    I’m so sorry this was an April Fool’s prank. You were so happy about it, too. Stupid April Fool’s jokes. grr! The only good thing about today is it’s my cousin’s birthday. That dude was destined to be born today. Hilarious. Anyway, big hugs, Chris. *HUGS*

  17. Yep, it’s a joke, but also absolutely too good of an idea to not make it real.

  18. RepublicOfSteve says:

    Ha! Very cool. Yes, it *should* be real. Making the arcade glass title panel a part of the game software is pure magic. I must have one. (but Missile Command. I was a total loss on DK.)

  19. M_pony says:

    I tell ya.. I would actually buy this thing, if it were real.. and I am not an iFan.

  20. heath says:

    Think Geek’s 8-bit necktie also started as an April Fool’s joke.

  21. Chris says:

    This is a nerdopoly! You lose! Pass Geek and go directly to dork.

  22. Deltus says:

    This product should become a reality. Tilt the screen up and bit, and raise it so the joystick doesn’t obstruct the view, and you’ve got yourself a great little iPad add-on there.

  23. Tim says:

    I would of fallen for it being real also, it seems like something that could (should) of already been created. Seems like everybody nowadays likes the old school arcade as fashion these days, I’m not a diy crafty person but I’d think it’d be fairly simple if not just time consuming to make. It is damn sweet

  24. DMack says:

    Awww, you let your nerd-zeal cloud your judgement and allowed yourself to be easily prunk.

  25. andy carr says:

    this does look really cool…. but, deltus is right…. it does look like your hands will obstruct the bottom of the screen.

    1. most everyone uses the ipad while sitting on a chair or couch. this mini game cabinet does not look like it will work at all on your lap.

    2. when you look at it… think about how awkward this will be to play on a table. is it so low that you’ll have to hunch over so you’re not looking down at an awkward angle?

    3. No one will want slide around on a table when you play with the joystick. there better be non slip contacts on the bottome. also, how heavy would this have to be in order to resist getting pushed around on a table during joystick use? have you ever seen how hard people move the joystick during pacman, donkey kong or any non puzzle game that requires you to change direction quickly.

    Chris, nice work on AOTS this week. And as a joke, but for me, when allison haislip isnt looking, can you steal a smell of allison haislip’s hair for me :). heh. cause sometimes creepy is funny AMONGST FRIENDS (not strangers obviously), assuming you are friends with her. she seem like a good mix of cute and cool for sure. take it easy over there.

  26. Mike says:

    What day is it?

  27. It’s an April Fool’s Joke 😛

    But hey, they have made their jokes reality before. I’m looking at you ThinkGeek Personal Soundtrack Shirt!

  28. Ernie says:

    April Foooooooooooooooooooooools

  29. Deltus says:

    Awesome idea, but I think they need to raise the screen about a half an inch. It looks like the joystick obstructs the view of the lower left hand corner.