Control device: Joystick

Manufacturer: Kempston

Model: Competition Pro

Year: 1984


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-035

Collection: Corporation

Dimensions: 30x55x14 cm

Cable: 50 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: Right button (hold 3 seconds)

Alarm off: Right button (hold 3 seconds)

Snooze: Right button

Light: Left button


Competition Pro Joystick became the first joystick to take advantage of the fact that the ports all worked the same, with multiple buttons. Because of this, it sold itself to a number of systems, from the Commodore 64, Amiga, Atari ST and Master System. It had two buttons as well, and –whilst probably not the best selling or best joystick out there– it has become one of the most iconic “third party” joysticks, used in banners and also a copy of it’s design was used in Commdore 64 DTV system.

HWD corporation 035 © Roger Ibars 2010