The Joystick-It, ThinkGeek’s all-aluminum joy stick(Pause) for on-screen control pad’s, will cost $24.95, available by the end of January…see Details.
ThinkGeek’s JOYSTICK-IT is a Bionic Upgrade for Screen-Swiping Gamers
Solid-milled, aluminum joystick brings first-class precision
and classic style to tablet gaming
Fairfax, VA â€“ January 5, 2010 â€“ ThinkGeek is proud to announce a new upgrade for the white-hot tablet gaming market. The JOYSTICK-ITTM 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 iPadâ„¢ and many Androidâ„¢ 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.