Control device: Paddle x2

Manufacturer: Atari

Model: Paddles CX30

Year: 1977


Controlled device: Travel alarm clock

Manufacturer: IDEA international (Japan)

Designed by: Ippei Matsumoto (Industrial Facility)

Model: Jetlag

Color: Black, green

Year: 2009


Hard-wired year: 2010

Serial number: HWD-corp-002

Collection: Corporation

Dimensions: 35x45x8 cm

Cable: 48 cm x2

Power: 3v button cell x1


Set up minutes up (alarm): Left paddle knob left

Set up minutes down (alarm): Right paddle knob right

Start set up: Hold 3 seconds any set up action

Set alarm on/off: Right paddle button (hold 3 sec)

Alarm off: Right paddle button (hold 3 sec)

Snooze: Right paddle button once

Light: Left paddle button


Paddles are the original "analog" controllers, allowing players to move objects on the screen with pinpoint precision. Another advantage is how a pair of paddles plug into a single jack, allowing the system to support up to four players simultaneously. A large fire button is located on the left side of the controller, and it's comfortable to push with your thumb. The only problem with these controllers is their propensity to become "jittery" over time. Although there are various ways to remedy this, these controllers fall into the high maintenance category.

HWD corporation 002 © Roger Ibars 2010