iPad gets treated to a stick-on joystick, courtesy of Logitech

iPad gets treated to a stick-on joystick, courtesy of Logitech
Playing video games is undoubtedly one of the best ways to waste your time, and Apple's App Store has tons of them to offer. However, the virtual controls that you must use in order to play one can sometimes be a bit tricky to master and the lack of tactile feedback takes away some of the feeling that you are really in control of the action. Thankfully, Logitech comes to the rescue with a simple and elegant solution.

The well-known peripheral manufacturer has come up with a stick-on physical joystick tailored especially for the iPad. Judging by the looks of it it seems like Logitech's accessory will be somewhat similar to the Nintendo 3DS' slide pad in terms of feel as it uses a coiled spring to keep it centered and its middle part is a bit recessed in order to prevent your thumb from sliding off. Besides that, the joystick bears some similarity to the JOYSTICK-IT as it attaches to the tablet by using suction cups, but instead of sticking to the screen of the device, it holds on to its frame.

The handy on-screen joystick will set you back $20, which some might consider a bit too steep for such an accessory, but if you are a passionate gamer, it would probably be money well spent. 

source: Logitech, YouTube via Geek

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6 Comments

1. iKingTrust

Posts: 716; Member since: Jul 27, 2011

ummmmmm

2. G-Reg unregistered

Mr Nick, curious to why you failed to mention the other hundreds of touch screen devices this would also work for.... I bet you just wanted to slap "ipad" in your article title so it would get approved from what ever "editor" posts these things. This could by why the term "iphone arena" has been used.

6. stealthd unregistered

Or maybe it's because the name of the product is "Joystick for iPad"

3. darth8ball

Posts: 520; Member since: Aug 02, 2011

No it will be sold as an iPad accessory because Apple invented the joystick, didn't you get the memo.

4. G-reg unregistered

O wow, thanks. Must have missed it along with all the recycled apple/patent jokes.

5. ZBrad unregistered

OMG. That's genius. NOT. SO WT.

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