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MacRumors
Jun 3, 2011, 01:29 PM
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TouchArcade points (http://toucharcade.com/2011/06/03/fling-mini-on-sale-now/) out that TenOneDesign has posted (http://tenonedesign.com/flingmini.php) new miniaturized versions of the Fling joysticks designed for the iPhone and iPod Touch. We covered the original version (http://www.macrumors.com/2011/01/04/ces-2011-ihome-airplay-speaker-eye-fi-direct-fling-game-controller/) made for the iPad back in January and even tried them out at CES. The springy controllers work surprisingly well for any joystick or dual-stick controller games such as Geometry Wars (http://appshopper.com/games/geometry-wars-touch-for-ipad). From an earlier review (http://toucharcade.com/2011/01/04/fling-game-controller-for-ipad/): The Fling is a cleverly designed device with two suction cups on one side connected to a plastic ring. Inside of the plastic ring is a spiral that suspends an electrically conductive joystick in the center. This spiral works like a spring, always returning the joystick to the center, and providing more resistance the closer you get to the edge of the plastic ring.A pack of two costs $24.95 and start shipping in July.

Here's a photo of the original iPad versions:

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Article Link: Fling Mini Joysticks Now for iPhone and iPod Touch (http://www.macrumors.com/2011/06/03/fling-mini-joysticks-now-for-iphone-and-ipod-touch/)



ghostlines
Jun 3, 2011, 02:28 PM
Cool idea for the iPad, not so cool for these smaller devices. Even though it's see through it still kinda gets in the way of playing games I think.

bboucher790
Jun 3, 2011, 02:53 PM
Two things:

#1 - The usage of the word "mini" should be replaced by "kind of covering the entire iPhone screen with joysticks".

#2 - Those are some huge nipples.

DJKEWU
Jun 3, 2011, 03:16 PM
R u kidding me? I have the Fling for my iPad & I love it but on my iPhone 4? No freakin way! T

Yvan256
Jun 3, 2011, 09:52 PM
I'd rather use an iControlpad (http://www.icontrolpad.com/). And game developers should be working on adding iControlPad/iCade support, too.

And if you ask me, an iPod touch + iControlPad looks more portable than an iPod touch + Fling Mini, since the iControlPad has a lower profile.

As a bonus, the iControlPad can be used with anything that's wireless HID compatible.

mixel
Jun 3, 2011, 10:39 PM
Hahah.. That is beyond ridiculous.

I love the ipad ones but thatís just crazy.

Mimpd123
Jun 6, 2011, 09:23 AM
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The best solution for game controlling that I see is:
1) apple to create an API for game controllers(not sure if it exists or not)
2) someone to, then, create a case that incorporates psp style controls.
My ideal game controller case would also incorporate a bigger battery and induction charging, but that may be a little greedy on my part:)

Yvan256
Jun 7, 2011, 11:14 AM
2) someone to, then, create a case that incorporates psp style controls.


http://www.icontrolpad.com/

MacNewsFix
Jun 7, 2011, 11:48 AM
Dead Space 2 and RAGE on the iPad are impressive, but maneuvering can sometimes be a headache (not to mention handache). Something like this could alleviate one of the few gripes I have about gaming on iOS devices.

Props to those that came up with a solution. These will sell like hot cakes.

kppolich
Jun 7, 2011, 12:48 PM
1. great idea
2. too small for iPhone/Touch (maybe have smaller ones available for those)
3. wish they were integrated in a clip on case so they were more secure then just the suction cups

Mimpd123
Jun 7, 2011, 07:40 PM
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http://www.icontrolpad.com/[/url]

Looks more gameboy-ish. I was thinking psp style where the controls are mostly to the outer ends, not below the screen.
But, I guess that's a start. Hopefully a standard API is made fore something like that.