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24 Jubilant Joystick Designs

From Gaming Keychains to Steampunk Pac-Man

— September 3, 2012 — Tech
The basic joystick controller has been around since the dawn of the arcade, and still today people are creating new joystick designs. Whether it's a joystick design for a gaming pro, or a joystick lamp to decorate a self-proclaimed geek's home, it is undeniable that the joystick is much more than a controller; it is a cultural mainstay and a work of art.

The joystick was originally made in the image of a aircraft pilot's joystick. It gives you extremely dexterous control over whatever vehicle you are piloting or video game character you are navigating towards rescuing a princess. New joystick designs are improving control in these cases, and are also making the joystick available for smartphone gaming too.

For the diehard gamer a joystick isn't just a controller; it is the weapon with which they will save the world.
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Martial Arts Mastery Toys
Martial Arts Mastery Toys
The Dragon Grip Joystick Simulates Sounds Heard in Famous Kung Fu Films
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Retro Game Console Guitars
Retro Game Console Guitars
The gAtari 2600 Pumps Out Sweet Electronic Tunes
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Tablet Arcade Sticks
Tablet Arcade Sticks
ThinkGeek's Joystick-It Brings Retro Control to the iPad
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Suctioned Smartphone Controllers
Suctioned Smartphone Controllers
The JOYSTICK-IT Arcade Stick Turns Your iPhone into an Atari
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Joystick Lengthening Accessories
Joystick Lengthening Accessories
KontrolFreek Helps Improve Dexterity and Brings Comfort
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Gamer Bauble Boxes
Gamer Bauble Boxes
The Atari Joystick Jewelry Box Keeps Your Space Invaders Earrings Safe
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Wiimarkable Joy Sticks
Wiimarkable Joy Sticks
Wii Magic Stick Makes Playing the Wii Even Easier
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Bionic Mobile Joysticks
Bionic Mobile Joysticks
The Androcade Android Arcade Controller Brings Back Joys of Button Mashing
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Cockpit-Replicating Controllers
Cockpit-Replicating Controllers
The HOTAS WARTHOG Puts Gamers in the Pilot's Seat
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Retro Game Controller Revivals
Retro Game Controller Revivals
The Atari Joystick
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Retro Transformer Covers
Retro Transformer Covers
The Arcadie for iPhone Case is Fun and Functional
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Sharpshooting Joysticks
Sharpshooting Joysticks
Sony Releases the New Sharpshooter Assault Rifle Along With Killzone 3
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Retro Gaming Devices
Retro Gaming Devices
The USB Joystick Brings Back Old Memories
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Ergonomic Joysticks
Ergonomic Joysticks
Saitek X52 Flight Control System is Fully Customizable
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Steam Punk Joysticks
Steam Punk Joysticks
Sam Kurd Designs an Out of this World Accessory
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Modern Society Relics
Modern Society Relics
Bughouse's Future Fossils Series Centers Around Technology
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Joystick-Like Taps
Joystick-Like Taps
The Ametis Faucet Seems Inspired by the Film 'TRON: Legacy'
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Retro Gamer Lighting
Retro Gamer Lighting
The NES Advantage Joystick Desk Lamp Upcycles Obsolete Controllers
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Luxury Game Controllers
Luxury Game Controllers
This Fancy Hoon Video Game Controller Offers Classy Console Gaming
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Gamer Memorabilia Art
Gamer Memorabilia Art
Jason Brockert Paints His Childhood Toys for American Icon Series
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Retro Gamer Furnishings
Retro Gamer Furnishings
The Dual Arcade Table by Surface Tension Combines Fun with Fancy
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Steampunk Pacman
Steampunk Pacman
Artist Turns the Classic Arcade Game into a Working Winding Toy
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Gaming Keychains
Gaming Keychains
The Atari Keychain Looks Cool and is Ready to Game
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Joystick Coat Hooks
Joystick Coat Hooks
The 'Hang and Play' for Retro Gamers
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