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Miss the coin-operated games of your youth? Turn your iPad into a full arcade gaming system with the iCade. The system has a joystick and full set of buttons for that retro-gaming feel.
The iCade works with the Atari Greatest Hits app in the App Store to bring old favorites like Missile Command and Asteroids to the iPad, which slides right into the iCade cabinet. The app is $14.99 for 100 Atari favorites, or $1 for 3-game packs if you're on a budget.
In addition to the Atari classics, developers are releasing games available in the App Store compatible with the iCade. The full list of dozens of games is at the link below.
ThinkGeek site $100 (games extra)
Many iPad owners also own an iPhone or other smartphone, and would love to charge both devices at the same time with only one charger to keep track of. Enter the Macally dual charger which combines a slim unit with collapsing plug for easy transport with two USB ports to handle both a phone and iPad.
Sometimes simple really is the best.
Company web site $30
The proprietary connector on the iPad means you need special cables to charge them. This retractable cable from Macally is designed for travel, and combines the special iPad connector on one end with a USB connector on the other. The two are connected by a retractable cable the collapses for travel into a tiny package. It works well with the dual device charger also featured in this collection.
Company web site $25