Gaming on the iPad can be awkward at times due to the gadget's lack of a physical joystick or directional pad, but thanks to products such as the Fling controller, that may be an annoyance of the past.
Sure, you may think that you shouldn't need any accessories to truly enjoy games on your iPad—and the reality is that you don't genuinely need them—but they will provide you with the option to experience games in an entirely different way.
The Fling controller will be shipping at the end of January and will set you back $US25. We'll take one for a test run soon and report back with our detailed thoughts.
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 – presale starts Jan. 6
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 centre control over
the game's directional pad. Then simply place your thumb on the centre 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. Click here to see full video demo.
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 $US24.95 and will begin shipping at the end of