Logitech has just come forth with yet another cool accessory for Apple iPad and this time, it is aimed at our hardcore iOS-gamers. As the name suggests, Logitech’s joystick has been designed specifically for iPad’s capacitive touch screen, though I don’t see any reason why it won’t work on an iPhone or iPod touch (except for the size factor perhaps). It attaches firmly to the iPad via a suction cup and can be removed as easily too.
Unlike the iCade arcade’s joystick, which most of us are already aware of, this isn’t a ball shaped stick. Rather it is more of a “laptop-style pointing stick”, much like the one seen on a retro controller with a flat, slick surface without much of an indentation. The coiled spring automatically returns the joystick to the center position. It is compatible with just about any game that has an on-screen joystick or d-pad.
“The Logitech Joystick for iPad is the perfect gaming companion for your iPad or iPad 2. No one likes to lose a point or go down in defeat because their thumb misses the control area. The Logitech Joystick for iPad gives you a thumb-stick style game controller that you can use with just about any game with an on-screen joystick or d-pad. The device attaches to your iPad with suction cups that are easy to apply and easy to remove. And the coiled spring provides force feedback that automatically returns the joystick to the center position.”
Logitech joystick for iPad also comes with a nice carrying pouch and is now available for pre-order for $19.88. You can also catch a video shot by Engadget showing how it plays with PacMan for iPad.
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