Control device: Joystick

Manufacturer: Suncom

Model: Tac-5

Year: 1987


Controlled device: Travel alarm clock

Manufacturer: IDEA international (Japan)

Designed by: Ippei Matsumoto (Industrial Facility)

Model: Jetlag

Color: Red

Year: 2009


Hard-wired year: 2010

Serial number: HWD-corp-020

Collection: Corporation

Dimensions: 30x55x18 cm

Cable: 47 cm

Power: 3v button cell x1


Set up minutes up (time): Joystick forward

Set up minutes down (time): Joystick backward

Set up minutes up (alarm): Joystick left

Set up minutes down (alarm): Joystick right

Start set up: Hold 3 seconds any set up action

Set alarm on/off: Base button (hold 3 seconds)

Alarm off: Base button (hold 3 seconds)

Snooze: Base button

Light: Stick button


The big brother of the TAC-2 was not as widely praised as the predecessor. It is notable for the very loud clicking sound its micro-switches make. Movements are long, so it’s not one for the fast-paced action games. The handle also rotates 10-15 degrees, which gives a unique feel.

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