A New Version of Our Clear Classic USB Joystick!
By James Grahame
When we introduced our Clear Classic USB Joystick last year, it sold out fast. Clearly (hah!) our readers liked our USB joystick like Pac-Man likes power pellets.
Now it's back in two versions: Rogue Red and Blizzard Blue. We made only 500 of each, and this is the last batch we're making -- so get them while you can.
When you plug the stick into your computer's USB port, it lights up with a brilliant red or blue glow that illuminates from the inside out. Even the circuit board at the heart of the stick is colored to match.
Many people are rediscovering retro gaming thanks to a PC or Mac, but playing 8-bit games with a modern gamepad just isn't the same. With our Clear Classic USB Joystick, you'll be playing retro games the right way.
The Clear Classic USB Joystick package is the perfect partner for the Stella Atari 2600 emulator (free download). It's also compatible with almost any emulator that runs Atari, Amiga and Commodore software. It even supports the MAME arcade emulator and modern games that work with a standard USB d-pad.
The Clear Classic stick was designed and manufactured in the USA – the old-school way of doing things. We're really pleased with the result, and DIYers will be happy to hear that the USB controller board can be removed from the case and used as a standalone control interface for a MAME arcade cabinet or homebuilt game controller. The board includes labeled solder points to connect a 4 or 8-way arcade stick and several additional controls such as authentic arcade buttons.
The complete package includes the stick and -- if you order before Christmas -- a high quality 6 foot (1.8 m) clear USB cable that regularly sells for $4.95. You can download the Stella Atari 2600 emulator for free, and hundreds of classic 8-bit games are available on AtariAge.
This design is a limited edition of 500 red & 500 blue sticks that will sell out very quickly, so order yours today!
Visit our Clear Classic USB Joystick page to order or order from Amazon.com with red or blue LED and select Standard Shipping to receive them before Christmas (USA only).