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