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Fling, A Tactile Game Controller for the iPad

One of the main criticisms of gaming on the iPad (or any iOS device) is that there is no tactile buttons for games that feature a directional pad, or virtual joystick; one example is Super Mega Worm. iOS Gamers rejoice! Ten One Designs came out with Fling, a tactile game controller for the iPad.

Snap Fling onto the iPad glass using the suction cups and starts gaming. It’s clear plastic, offering only a slight obstructed view of what’s underneath. The part that actually touches the screen is made of a conductive material, similar to your finger tips.

It won’t work with all your games, but for only $25 it could make your gaming experince a little more rich. The Fling preorder opens on January 6 so get your credit card ready.

Video and FAQ after the break.

Fling FAQ:

How do I use Fling?
Launch your game of choice. Position Fling’s center control over the directional pad in the game (usually found in the bottom left corner of the screen). Press down on the suction cups to secure Fling to your iPad screen. Use your thumb on the thumbstick to navigate easily through the game. When you’re done playing, you can store Fling in its handy drawstring bag.

Can I use one for each thumb?
Yes, if the game supports it. However, most FPS and RPG titles are easier in practice with only one Fling.

How does Fling attach to my iPad?
Fling stays in place by means of two simple suction cups, which provide a secure grip that is easily removable.

What’s it made of?
A transparent, flexible engineering resin, machined aluminum, and a couple of suction cups. Why didn’t you think of this?

Does it come in different colors?
Every Fling rocks the same transparent body, but we’ve added tasteful accents in three different colors: ice, ninja and ultraviolet.

What do I do with Fling when I’m not using it?
Use the included microfiber bag to stash your Fling when you’re not gaming or showing it off. You can also use the bag to wipe your iPad screen clean.

Is using Fling cheating?
Certainly not! But you will have an advantage over your opponents. If you want to level the playing field, just tell all your friends to get one, too.

[via CrunchGear]

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