Add a physical joystick to your iPad with the Fling joystick

Fling Joystick for iPad

If you're into gaming on the iPad then you'll definitely want to take a look at the Fling joystick controller for the iPad, from Ten One Design. The suctioned joystick is applied to your iPad screen for instant hardware control and acts as a physical directional pad for games like first-person shooters, side-scrollers and space shooters. Take a look at the video after the break.

Along with the addition of a hardware D-pad, the Fling provides some level of resistance simulating a force-feedback experience. You can order a Fling controller from Ten One Design for only $24.95. Let us know what you think in the comments!

[Ten One Design via Engadget]

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Add a physical joystick to your iPad with the Fling joystick


If you think about it for a minute, you might just realize that the iPhone/iPod Touch screens are a tad smaller than that of an iPad, so, in essence, if you want a chunk of plastic block half of your screen, by all means go for it:)
^This is not a bash^its just a headsup^

If you also think about it for a minute, you would realize that a joystick for a iPhone/iPod touch would be optimized for that device, and therefore would be smaller.
In regards to the article, cool idea: bad price.

These solve a problem I consistently have with the dual-control games...that my fingers "wander" from the center and suddenly I find my character not shooting or moving anymore. Makes it hard to win.
HOWEVER, these Flings cost more than 10x (each!) what the games I'd use them with did! If they looked complex or otherwise worth $25, I'd shut up but I really don't see more than $5 worth of material in each one. They're going to have to drop the price to under $15/pair to sell a significant # of these.

I feel similarly...except that I may give it a shot, despite the expense.
That said, I think something slimmer would be useful - for the "buttons" as well.