ThinkGeek has announced the iCADE 8-Bitty, a handheld video game controller in the classic style 8-bit style for the iPad or iPhone. It will be available later this year for US$24.99.
The iCADE 8-Bitty is a wireless game controller that sports a classic D-Pad and button layout reminiscent of retro 8-bit game consoles from the 80’s and 90’s. It’s battery powered and features a fully-functional directional game pad and eight buttons
The iCADE 8-Bitty pairs wirelessly, just like ThinkGeek’s larger iCADE. It’s compatible with a growing list of retro game apps, including the Atari Classics collection, Pac Man, Super Mega Worm, and more. Because the 8-Bitty uses a completely open interface system, any app developer can easily add game support, according to Ty Liotta, head of ThinkGeek’s GeekLabs.