logitech joystick

Let's get this out of the way: the Logitech Joystick ("for iPad and Android Tablets") is a strange little gadget, an analog solution to a digital problem. It sticks onto your tablet with suction cups, then places a capacitive touch-point below a thumbstick modeled after the more recent generation of game console controllers. Motion is achieved via a coiled plastic spring, and its design allows you to move it around the bezel to adjust to different games. The list price is $20, but right now Tiger Direct has it for free... after a $9.99 mail-in rebate.

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The Joystick has been on the market for about a year. It's a pretty shameless copy of the Fling controller which uses the same concept, but there are tablet gamers who swear by it, and anything's worth a try for those completely fed up with touchscreen controls. If you're averse to mail-in rebates (like me), Amazon has the same thing for $5.43, and it qualifies for free Prime shipping. If you'd like to take Tiger Direct up on their "free" offer, hurry - it's a Daily Deal that ends at 2AM EST on Thursday, and supplies might go fast.

Tiger Direct - Logitech Joystick For iPad and Android Tablets: Daily Deal Slasher

Amazon - Logitech Joystick for iPad and iPad 2

[Via SlickDeals]

Jeremiah Rice
Jeremiah is a US-based blogger who bought a Nexus One the day it came out and never looked back. In his spare time he watches Star Trek, cooks eggs, and completely fails to write novels.
  • http://twitter.com/Xeratun Xeratun

    Do you pay shipping on Tiger Direct? If so Amazon is the better deal.

    • http://twitter.com/Joecascio2000 Joseph Cascio

      No shipping for me.

      • http://twitter.com/Xeratun Xeratun

        Oh yeah? That is cool then. I'll have to give this some last minute thought..

  • btod

    Logitech might've licensed the product/concept from Fling, not shamelessly copied it. just saying...

    • Jeremiah Rice

      Nope. The creators mentioned a possible lawsuit, but probably couldn't afford to pursue it.

  • Kendrick Vargas

    tigerdirect isn't exactly known for fullfilling it's rebates. Keep that in mind if you decide to take that chance. It might pay off or it might not.

  • http://www.facebook.com/long2know Stephen Long

    I just ordered one.. free after rebate (no tax/shipping). I'm willing to give it a try at that price. :-)

  • http://twitter.com/misterE33 Mr E

    FYI, TD says you can buy 3, but the rebate terms say only 1 rebate per person, etc.

  • Matthew Fry

    Got it from Amazon. It reviews just as well as the fling controller for 2 bucks less.

  • Joseph Cascio

    Update: Received mine today and it sucks balls. Good thing it was free. Already sent in the rebate. Now I have to play the waiting game.