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GEEK | 3 Years Ago By Richard Darell

Retro Joystick Makes Your iPad That Much Cooler!

iPad Joystick Makes It Retro

Recently Diana wrote about a suction cup iPad controller that plenty of people found quite interesting (I was one of them). But the retro feel of that “button” didn’t fully tickle my fancy, so I set out to see if I could find one better. I wanted one that could make my wet retro dreams become reality in a split second. Even though I haven’t had time to play that many games on my iPad, I often wonder what a big screen could offer me as far as game controls and such.

I know from the iPhone that there are some games that you can steer the character by just placing your thumb on the side of the screen and pushing gently to each direction and the character will follow, just like a puppet on a string. That’s the thing, I want the controls to be physical and not just pressure points with directional pull if you know what I mean.

JOYSTICK-IT is the right solution for your every retro fetish. It’s very similar to the suction cup “button,” but it’s a real joystick instead, and a darn good looking one too if I may say so. Sure, the iPad will feel somewhat like a miniature joystick console for one of those large scale wheel consoles that can carry a house to a different location. The only thing missing is the strap around your neck and the work clothes.



However, the ultimate selling point for this is the unbeatable retro feel it has. I am still curious about the response time of this badboy, but by the look of it, it’s as accurate as a touch of the screen itself. Of course it’s ThinkGeek once again that pulls you in to make a master geek out of you with this product. Hop on over there to taste the air of total domination when you’re up against a fellow iPad gamer. The only difference between you and him/her is that you’ll kick serious butt! You’ll get one yourself for just 24.99.

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Author: Richard Darell

Richard Darell is the founder and CEO of Bit Rebels, a multifaceted online news outlet that reports daily on the latest developments in technology, social media, design and everything geek. Today this media entity welcomes more than 2.5 million unique visitors per month and is considered the go to place for people in constant motion. As an Internet entrepreneur, he is dedicated to constantly trying to develop new ways to bring content faster and closer to the end user in a more streamlined way. His excitement for statistics has allowed him to further develop systems that continuously produce accurate and fast-paced analytics to better optimize the approach by which Bit Rebels presents news and content. His graphic design background has proven to be an important tool when designing new systems and features for Bit Rebels since the development of solid and stable code depends entirely on their structure and implemented procedures. Richard currently resides in Stockholm, Sweden and directs the Bit Rebels offices in both Stockholm and Atlanta. You can reach Richard at richard@bitrebels.com

One Comment

Patrick

April 14th, 2013

Wow I love this idea. Maybe I’m just cheap, but I feel like the something more in the $12-$15 range would be much more palatable. People that love iPad gaming enough to shell out $25 for peripherals probably aren’t going for an old school adapter like this, and people that prefer the retro controls probably don’t do enough iPad gaming to justify that big of an expense. Then again, maybe I’m just cheap.

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