Articles about joystick

X-Arcade Solo Joystick Lends A Retro Look
Fashion is said to recycle itself – what is fashionable in the past, and is not so right now, might just end up being fashionable down the road a few years later. Well, that might be true where haute couture is concerned, but if you were to take technology into the equation, then certainly 640kb of RAM is not enough for everybody, especially in this day and age. The exterior […]

3-Axis analog joystick turns your phone's camera into a joystick
One of the caveats to having an onscreen joystick on your smartphone is that it usually blocks up a good portion of the screen. While it’s not much of a problem on a tablet, on smaller devices such as the 3.5″ iPhone, it can be quite frustrating not being able to see some parts of the action while playing. Well, a research group at Keio University has managed to come […]

Honda AC-X uses joysticks to steer
I guess I am happy to hear that Honda’s future cars might use joysticks to steer them around instead of a D-pad – you know how disastrous your outings behind the wheel tend to be each time you play Gran Turismo with a controller, although it is going to be quite the learning curve experience especially for those of us who are so used to using a steering wheel all […]

Atari Arcade Duo-Powered Joystick confirmed
Who says you cannot travel back in time? You need not own a Delorean DMC-12 and have your own dad travel to the future to warn you about something, but rather, with a little bit of modernized retro (now isn’t that an oxymoron) design in a device, your mind can be transported back to the glory days of your past when you were king at the local arcade.The Atari Arcade […]

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Mad Catz to usher in Street Fighter X Tekken controllers
When it comes to the world of video game accessories, there are some names that keep on popping up – Razer, Logitech, Cyborg, and Mad Catz, of course. Well, we are pleased to announce that Mad Catz has decided to work on Street Fighter X Tekken controllers for the upcoming video game of the same title, where this multi-year agreement would include North America and the European territories.We do know […]

Logitech Fold-Up Keyboard and Joystick for iPad announced
Logitech has announced two new accessories for the iPad that work on the opposite ends of the spectrum – one of them will increase your productivity with the tablet while the other will improve your gaming experience. First up we have the Logitech Fold-Up Keyboard for the iPad 2. Suited for folks in the office or in the class room, this funky case turns your iPad 2 into a deployable device, […]

Androcade Doubles As A Controller And As A Stand
Forget those tiny joysticks that you paste on your screen which also eats into your screen’s real estate. How about taking a look at the Androcade instead? It creator, Scoot2084 made it shaped like the Android mascot and it’s even green in color too! As you can see in the photo above, it not only can act as a stand of sorts for your Android device, but it can also […]

The JOYSTICK-IT helps you pwn at iPad games
Gaming on a touchscreen can be a harrowing experience for a lot of old school games, especially for those who have been growing up with the tactile feedback provided from analog joysticks and buttons. The problem with touchscreen games that have on-board controls is usually due to the fact that your fingers can easily slip off where you’re supposed to press, especially if you don’t pay attention. Many different accessories […]

An ostrich leather bound game control – now I’ve seen everything
Want a joystick that is classy while at the same time not oozing with any bling or diamonds? Introducing the Hoon Entertainment System from Neo Legend and Hoon. This arcade-style game controller comes with a joystick and 10 buttons for your gaming needs. Compatible with the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC, this joypad should be good enough for your arcade style games (though it would be interesting to play […]

NES console joystick mod
Many of us have an old NES lying around, and regardless of whether it still works or not, chances are that you don’t play with it all that often. If your fingers are feeling the need to do some hardware hacking, you could always do what this particular person out there has done and turn the console into a joystick that can be used for other consoles. It looks pretty […]

Retro Thing's USB Joystick Connects to USB on Mac, PC
If you’re into playing retro games, the USB-powered Retro Thing Retro Joystick will be right up your ally. A 500-piece final edition was just released, that features a clear housing with a Rogue Red circuit board that illuminates the housing with a red LED light for a futuristic retro look. A version with a blue LED light is also available; both red and blue editions are available for $35. The […]

Thrustmaster HOTAS WARTHOG joystick targets flight enthusiasts
Thrustmaster’s HOTAS WARTHOG joystick has just rolled out, where flight enthusiasts and their souped-up computers will definitely appreciate what it has to offer right out of the box. This is definitely not in impulse purchase territory at $499.99, but good thing it comes with the build-up that might resemble what an actual pilot has to deal with. We’re talking about 19 action buttons, a “Point Of View” hat, the H.E.A.R.T […]

Joytron Singibigi joystick
For once, you find an arcade joystick that doesn’t rely fully on plastic as its chassis. The Joytron Singibigi joystick takes a more natural approach by wrapping the joystick in a natural looking wood finish, which brings back fond memories of the control panels that are normally found on Japanese arcade machines. The Joytron Singibigi joystick itself comes with a cool dozen buttons, where it is compatible for use with […]

Carbon Fiber Joystick
Talk about playing in style with the customized joystick made out of carbon fiber and fiberglass, thanks to gamer degauss. This customized tool will come with the following features :- All Seimitsu buttons with quick disconnects Seimitsu LS-32-01 Dual-PCB with a multi-console Chtulhu MadCatz 360 retro arcade PCB Imp electronic switch to change between the Cthulhu and 360 PCB RJ-45 Mod To make things even more enticing, the mounting plate […]