Control device: Control paddle

Manufacturer: Taito

Model: Arkanoid

Year: 1987


Controlled device: Travel alarm clock

Manufacturer: IDEA international (Japan)

Designed by: Ippei Matsumoto (Industrial Facility)

Model: Jetlag

Color: Red, green

Year: 2009


Hard-wired year: 2010

Serial number: HWD-corp-007

Collection series: Corporation

Dimensions: 40x50x4 cm

Cable: 52 cm

Power: 3v button cell x1


Set alarm on/off: Turn paddle upside down (hold 3 s)

Alarm off: Turn paddle upside down (hold 3 s)

Snooze: Turn paddle upside down

Light: Press button


This Arkanoid II controller is pale blue with pale green buttons, and also features a controller port on top. This port was designed to accept another controller, enabling multiplayer. The player uses the knob to move the paddle left and right at variable speed, just like in a real video arcade. The controller contains a potentiometer, therefore the faster the knob is turned, the more quickly the paddle moves left (clockwise) or right (counterclockwise). There are also one button on the controller so that the player can launch the ball, fire lasers, and access the options menu. While it can technically be used to partially control other NES games, it is optimally designed for Arkanoid only.

HWD corporation 007 © Roger Ibars 2010