Logitechから iPadに貼りつくジョイスティック、螺旋でニュートラルキープ

Ittousai , @Ittousai_ej
2011年08月26日, 午前 10:24 in ipad

怒濤の勢いでタブレット用アクセサリをリリースする Logitech が今度は iPad向けの「ジョイスティック」を発売しました。スティックといっても棒を倒すのではなく、平らなノブを滑らせるスライドパッド型。指のかわりに画面に触れるノブは螺旋状のバネで固定されており、滑らかに動きつつ、自然にニュートラルに戻る力が働きます。

以上、仕組みも外見も Ten One Design の Fling とまったくおなじであることから、発表文にはないもののライセンス品のようです (強いていえばこちらは Logitech ロゴつき)。米国では19.99ドルですでに販売中。誰にとっても衝動買い価格かは微妙なところですが、タブレットに最適化されたポイントや任意位置からのスライドではなく十字キーをそのまま仮想にしたゲーム、特にニュートラルポジションを厳密に固定したタイプの操作系でストレス心頭に発したゲーマーには安い物かもしれません。

Logitech Unveils Two New Tablet Accessories that Let You Work and Play Smart

Introducing the Logitech® Joystick for iPad®
and the Logitech® Fold-Up Keyboard for iPad® 2

FREMONT, Calif. - Aug. 24, 2011 -Today Logitech (SIX: LOGN) (NASDAQ: LOGI) unveiled two new accessories that help you make the most of your tablet. The Logitech® Fold-Up Keyboard for iPad® 2 is the ideal tool for comfy, on-the-go typing, and the Logitech® Joystick for iPad offers more accurate, immersive game play.

Moving tablet use beyond the traditional touchpad strokes, both devices empower you to interact with your iPad more efficiently, extending your tablet experience into the world around you.

"Many people are using tablets in ways that require more than fingertip scrolling, pointing and pressing on the touchpad," said Azmat Ali, Logitech vice president of mobile and tablet products. "Whether you're typing notes, emailing, or playing games, both devices greatly extend flexibility when it comes to creating content or enjoying entertainment."

Highlights of Logitech's new iPad tablet accessories:

Logitech Fold-Up Keyboard for iPad 2
The Logitech Fold-Up Keyboard for iPad 2 is your perfect on-the-go solution. With a full-size, Bluetooth® keyboard and stand, you simply open and type, and close and forget. Closed, the keyboard rests securely underneath your iPad 2. Open, it holds the tablet at an ideal angle for typing and taking notes. Unlike folio-style Bluetooth keyboards, the Logitech Fold-Up Keyboard for iPad 2 is full-sized for comfy typing. And it charges over USB, so you never need to worry about replacing batteries. The device wakes up and is ready to use as soon as it's unfolded, and turns itself off automatically when folded to save battery power.

Logitech Joystick for iPad
The Logitech Joystick for iPad is the perfect gaming companion for your iPad or iPad 2. No one likes to lose a point or go down in defeat because their thumb misses the control area. The Logitech Joystick for iPad gives you a thumb-stick style game controller that you can use with just about any game with an on-screen joystick or d-pad. The device attaches to your iPad with suction cups that are easy to apply and easy to remove. And the coiled spring provides force feedback that automatically returns the joystick to the center position.

Pricing and Availability
The Logitech Fold-Up Keyboard is expected to be available in the U.S. and Europe beginning in September, for a suggested retail price of $129.99 (U.S.). The Logitech Joystick is expected to be available in the U.S. and Europe beginning in September, for a suggested retail price of $19.99 (U.S.). Visit our blog or website for more information.


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