Apologies for a quick post, I am currently holidaying in Spain and there is a small group of old people that are just about to have their ace handed to them on the tennis court (see what I did there?).
Anyway, look… You can get a joystick for your iPad.
Oh yes, I’ve decided to refer to any device supporting such awesome retro mechanics as a JiPad, it would have been Joypad but they already exist.
So here is more information and links to purchase from ThinkGeek.
Give your stubby digits a bionic upgrade
Bring your tablet-based gaming to the next level with the JOYSTICK-IT Tablet Arcade Stick. The JOYSTICK-IT gives you a real physical joystick for increased precision with touchscreen based games. Simply press down to attach the JOYSTICK-IT to your tablet based computer’s screen for improved gaming. No wires or batteries needed.
The JOYSTICK-IT works with thousands of different game apps. Any game that has an on-screen control pad of some kind is perfect for the JOYSTICK-IT. Simply run your game of choice, place the JOYSTICK-IT over the on-screen control pad and push down. The JOYSTICK-IT sticks to the glass of your display and is ready for action. The lightweight solid milled-aluminum construction of the JOYSTICK-IT adds more precise movement and faster response time for enhanced playability. When you’re done, simply pull-up on the JOYSTICK-IT to remove from the screen.
The JOYSTICK-IT works with any device which features a capacitive touchscreen. This includes the iPad™ and many Android™ tablets. The JOYSTICK-IT will work with mobile phones that have capacitive touchscreen displays, however it may not be ideal for this purpose because of its size.
The JOYSTICK-IT will work with any game that features a virtual on-screen control pad of some kind. Games that use swiping, swipe-style joypads, joypads with variable on-screen locations, or complex finger based gestures will not work properly with the JOYSTICK-IT.
- Add a real physical joystick to your tablet computer for enhanced gaming precision
- Works with thousands of different games
- No wires or batteries required
- Removable and reposition-able. Will not harm your screen.
- Solid milled-aluminum construction
- Laser etched crosshair design on top of stick adds thumb traction
- Invented and designed by ThinkGeek
- Patent Pending design
- Games seen in demo video include:
- Pac Man (Make Sure to set control to “Joystick” in game options)
- Edge (Make Sure to set control to Arrows in game option)
- Reckless Racing HD
- Ridge Racer
- Dig Dug Remix
- CubedRR HD
- Space Blast HD
- Galaga Remix
- Babylonian HD
- Monster Dash
- Soosiz HD
- MX Mayhem
- Vector Racing
iPad™ is a Registered Trademark of Apple, Inc.. Android™ is a Registered Trademark of Google, Inc.. This product is not an officially licensed product from Apple, Inc. or Google, Inc..