タッチパネルでのゲーム操作にはどうも慣れないという人へ、Ten One DesignがiPadにくっつけて利用できるジョイスティック Fling を発売します。Ten One DesignはこれまでもiPadで使えるスタイラスや、MacbookのトラックパッドをミニタブレットにするInkletといった、アップル製品のインタフェース改善を提唱してきた企業。ユニークな螺旋デザインによって物理的な感触を生み出すということですが、具体的なところは特許出願中とあるだけで不明です。ケースが付属して、お値段は24.95ドル。www.tenonedesign.comで予約を受け付けており、発送は1月終わりの予定です。
Ten One Design Unveils Fling Tactile Game Controller for iPad at CES 2011
Capacitive touch screen tactile game controller for iPad offers ultimate control over any game with a virtual joystick – pre-sale starts now
Montclair, NJ (January 4, 2011) – Ten One Design, creator of the first capacitive touch-screen stylus for the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad, has announced its revolutionary tactile game controller for iPad - Fling. This patent pending device adheres to the iPad's screen over the directional pad of any applicable game to deliver ultimate control and superb response for full gaming immersion. Fling's unique spiral design creates actual physical resistance so gamers are assured of greater directional control.
Fling works with any iPad game with a directional pad, or virtual joystick, including Meteor Blitz, Across Age and Super Megaworm, among many other First Person Shooter and RPG titles. To use Fling, launch the game of your choice, secure Fling's center control over the game's directional pad. Then simply place your thumb on the center control to navigate easily through the game.
Fling's unique transparent and flexible design provides an unrestricted view of all on-screen action. Plus, the suction cups allow simple attachment and detachment for spontaneous gaming sessions.
The included microfiber bag is ideal for on-the-go storage and doubles as the perfect screen cleaning cloth to eliminate unwanted smudges and fingerprints.
Available with Ice, Ninja and Ultraviolet accents, Fling can be pre-ordered now at www.tenonedesign.com for just $24.95 and will begin shipping at the end of January.