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ThinkGeek (GKNT) Announces Pending Release of its Patent-Pending JOYSTICK-IT for iPad/Android

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January 05, 2011 – Comments (7) | RELATED TICKERS: GKNT , BBY , AMZN

(January 05, 2010) ThinkGeek Announces Pending Release of its Patent-Pending JOYSTICK-IT for iPad/Android. [Video here]. This looks promising but will most likely invite the likes of Logitech (Key Financial StatisticsWebsite).  [Rapid/Agile] branding and distribution will be key for ThinkGeek to dominate this space. This is no time to be under-funded when releasing products e.g. JOYSTICK-IT, TK-421, or iCade?

Note: ThinkGeek is presently knocking on the door of 200,000 Twitter followers. An IPO appears to be more necessary than ever re: ThinkGeek's sustainable growth (iCade, Joystick-IT, TK-421...).  CES being held January 6-9 appears to have be an ideal venue to launch/display these products but it does not appear ThinkGeek is exhibiting

 

ThinkGeek JOYSTICK-IT Copy

Give your stubby digits a bionic upgrade

Bring your tablet-based gaming to the next level with the JOYSTICK-IT Tablet Arcade Stick. The JOYSTICK-IT gives you a real physical joystick for increased precision with touchscreen based games. Simply press down to attach the JOYSTICK-IT to your tablet based computer's screen for improved gaming. No wires or batteries needed.

The JOYSTICK-IT works with thousands of different game apps. Any game that has an on-screen control pad of some kind is perfect for the JOYSTICK-IT. Simply run your game of choice, place the JOYSTICK-IT over the on-screen control pad and push down. The JOYSTICK-IT sticks to the glass of your display and is ready for action. The lightweight solid milled-aluminum construction of the JOYSTICK-IT adds more precise movement and faster response time for enhanced playability. When you're done, simply pull-up on the JOYSTICK-IT to remove from the screen.

Hardware Compatibility

The JOYSTICK-IT works with any device which features a capacitive touchscreen. This includes the iPad™ and many Android™ tablets. The JOYSTICK-IT will work with mobile phones that have capacitive touchscreen displays, however it may not be ideal for this purpose because of its size.

Game Compatibility

The JOYSTICK-IT will work with any game that features a virtual on-screen control pad of some kind. Games that use swiping or complex finger based gestures will not work properly with the JOYSTICK-IT.

Product Features

Add a real physical joystick to your tablet computer for enhanced gaming precision.

Works with thousands of different games

No wires or batteries required

Removable and reposition-able.

Will not harm your screen.

Solid milled-aluminum construction

Invented and designed by ThinkGeek

Patent Pending design

7 Comments – Post Your Own

#1) On January 31, 2011 at 8:10 PM, gnulaw (54.27) wrote:

JOYSTICK-IT was supposed to ship by "late January". ThinkGeek site now reads 1-3 weeks as of today (1/31)...but certainly by February 15th? *

 

 

* incl comments 4,5.

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#2) On February 09, 2011 at 5:27 AM, gnulaw (54.27) wrote:

Thinkgeek.com Arcade JOYSTICK for  iPad Android now in stock

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#3) On February 17, 2011 at 4:45 PM, gnulaw (54.27) wrote:

(Feb 17, 2011) I4U News Review  ThinkGeek Joystick-It Review 6.0 / 10


Conclusion

"...I really like the ThinkGeek Joystick-It and it works well. For me the fact that it will not stay in place is a deal killer. If you have a soft touch with the controls, it may be perfect for you..."

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#4) On March 10, 2011 at 5:21 AM, gnulaw (54.27) wrote:

Geeknet (GKNT) @thinkgeek thinkgeek.com Joystick-It PCMAG.COM Review "...one of the most elegant solutions to tablet and smartphone gaming we've seen...".

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#5) On August 29, 2011 at 7:11 AM, gnulaw (54.27) wrote:

>>(January 05, 2010) ThinkGeek Announces Pending Release of its Patent-Pending JOYSTICK-IT for iPad/Android. [Video here]. This looks promising but will most likely invite the likes of Logitech (Key Financial StatisticsWebsite).  

 

[UPDATE1]* (Jan 25, 2011)  Logitech starts offering stick-on joystick for iPad

* http://www.geek.com/articles/games/logitech-starts-offering-stick-on-joystick-for-ipad-20110825/

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#6) On September 05, 2011 at 7:19 PM, gnulaw (54.27) wrote:

>>(January 05, 2010) ThinkGeek Announces Pending Release of its Patent-Pending JOYSTICK-IT for iPad/Android. [Video here]. This looks promising but will most likely invite the likes of Logitech (Key Financial StatisticsWebsite).  

 

[CORRECTION] [UPDATE1]* (Aug 25, 2011)  Logitech starts offering stick-on joystick for iPad

* http://www.geek.com/articles/games/logitech-starts-offering-stick-on-joystick-for-ipad-20110825/

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#7) On September 05, 2011 at 7:23 PM, gnulaw (54.27) wrote:

>>(January 05, 2010) ThinkGeek Announces Pending Release of its Patent-Pending JOYSTICK-IT for iPad/Android. [Video here]. This looks promising but will most likely invite the likes of Logitech (Key Financial Statistics, Website).

...and now Atari..

[UPDATE2] (Sep 05, 2011) Atari is making its own Arcade controller for the iPad

"...It seems that Atari wasn’t content just partnering up with ThinkGeek’s iCade arcade cabinet for iPad. They’ve let slip the plans for an Atari Arcade joystick product in a link in the description of their Atari’s Greatest Hits app, reports Macrumors...."

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