One thing that the iPad is used for by many people apart from being a relatively hassle-free device used for surfing the Internet would be casual gaming. Many hit titles on the iPhone has already been ported over to Apple’s best selling tablet series, where the mechanics of the game remain the same – you will make use of your fingers to manipulate icons or characters on the screen to complete the game’s objective.
What if there was a different – and more efficient manner of playing a game? That is what Ten One Design thinks, hence coming up with the revolutionary tactile game controller known as Fling for the iPad. Now, if it doesn’t work for you because you’re too used to your fingers, don’t fling (pun not intended) your iPad against the wall out of frustration. Ten One Design has the pedigree to back up their cause – they are, after all, the creator of the first capacitive touch-screen stylus for the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.
The Fling is a patent pending device that adheres to the iPad’s screen courtesy of a pair of suction cups located over the directional pad of any applicable game in order to offer physical resistance, and what they hope to be ultimate control and superb response for a fully immersive gaming experience. With Fling’s special transparent and flexible spiral design, you will be able to enjoy an unrestricted view of all on-screen action.
Fling is compatible with any iPad game that sees the use of a directional pad, or virtual joystick within, and that includes Meteor Blitz, Across Age and Super Megaworm amongst others. Fling will retail for $19.95 for a single pack, while it will cost another $10 for a 2-pack. Are your fingers up to the challenge, and surely that small investment might make you hit that high score you’ve always wanted to achieve?