Anyone who says this ain't freaking cool, isn't...well, I don't know--cool, I guess. This is pretty darn chilly, and would almost make me buy an iPad. The iPod touch screen controls are about to drive me bananas. Anyway, one of our iPad freaks maybe can get some of these JOYSTICK-IT thingies from ThinkGeek, and tell us if they live up to the awesomeness (at least in the image)...anyway, read on for more PR info...
Fairfax, VA – January 5, 2011 - ThinkGeek is proud to announce a new upgrade for the white-hot tablet gaming market. The JOYSTICK-IT iPad Arcade Stick is a solid aluminum joystick that attaches to any tablet gaming device to provide precision control of touch screen games.
“Out of the box, the JOYSTICK-IT works with thousands of different game apps,” says Ty Liotta, head of ThinkGeek product development. “We chose to use solid-milled aluminum because it was lightweight but also provided the most realistic arcade gaming feel.”
Invented at ThinkGeek, the patent-pending JOYSTICK-IT requires no batteries to operate. The device works with any device which features a capacitive touchscreen, this includes the iPad™ and many Android™ tablets. When not evading ghosts or striking fear in the heart of other 8-bit monstrosities, the JOYSTICK-IT is easily removed from the screen.
Priced at $24.95, JOYSTICK-IT will be available in limited quantities by the end of January. Consumers can sign up for product updates and read more about JOYSTICK-IT on ThinkGeek’s website