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Joystickers provide a little tactile feedback on a touchscreen

Chris Ward

Do you want little tactile-feedback joysticks on your iOS-device screen? And do you want to be a founding financier of the company that produces them? You're in luck. Head over to the Kickstarter funding project of Chicago-based Joystickers, who want to muss up your shiny screen with tiny, sticky joysticks in order to improve the feedback you get in shooter and platform games.

The joysticks -- the inventors call them the Classic -- are held onto your iPhone, iPod touch, iPad or Android device with micro suction cups that won't damage your screen. Joystickers founder and engineer Anthony Cerra says the special sucker for the Classic is imported from Japan. According to Cerra, "Every detail of this product was custom manufactured to our specification -- even the spring." The spring itself is manufactured in Chicago and is designed for long-lasting durability.

Joystickers is looking for US$25,000 in funding by March 24, which will pay for injection molding production for the Classic and a stylus and paintbrush that they've designed. A $30 donation will get you a pair of Classics when production starts in May.

[via MacStories]

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