iPad Joystick!

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.

    

 

Hardware Compatibility
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.

 

Game Compatibility
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.

Product Features

  • 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
    • iDracula
    • Ridge Racer
    • iFighter
    • ToyShop
    • 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..


 Thank you ThinkGeek
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