iCade Mobile game controller now available

Still looking for a decent handheld gaming accessory for your iPhone? You might try looking at the new iCade Mobile. ION unveiled the controller earlier this year at CES, and now it’s finally available for purchase.

ION has seen a lot of success with its original iCade, and is hoping that it can translate that success into the mobile market. But will users take to the Mobile the way they’ve taken to ION’s mini-arcade?

On paper, the controller looks great. It has eight buttons, a d-pad, and connects to your iPhone or iPod touch via bluetooth. It’s also playable in both portrait and landscape mode, and supports the same games as the original iCade.

But whether or not it’s worth the money, is up to you. At $70, the iCade Mobile isn’t exactly cheap. And despite a growing list of compatible applications, there’s still a good chance that you’re favorite ones aren’t supported.

Nevertheless, it’s a viable option in the sea of uncertainty known as the iOS handheld gaming accessory market. If you want one, you can order it from ThinkGeek for $69.99.

What do you think of the iCade Mobile?