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 might be worth it simply because of how they can change your personal iPad gaming experience.
The Fling controller will be shipping at the end of January and will set you back $25. 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 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. 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 $24.95 and will begin shipping at the end of January.