Control device: Hand controller

Manufacturer: Nintendo

Model: Virtual Boy pad VUE-005

Year: 1995


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-049

Collection: Corporation

Dimensions: 35x60x6 cm

Cable: 45 cm

Power: 3v button cell x1


Set up minutes up (time): Left D-pad left

Set up minutes down (time): Left D-pad right

Set up minutes up (alarm): Right D-pad left

Set up minutes down (alarm): Right D-pad right

Start set up: Hold 3 seconds any set up action

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

Alarm off: Right front button (hold 3 seconds)

Snooze: Right front button

Light: Left front button


Nintendo's Virtual Boy was the first video game console capable of displaying "true 3D graphics" out of the box. The Virtual Boy creates an illusion of depth through the effect known as parallax. In a manner similar to using a head-mounted display, the user looks into an eyepiece made of neoprene on the front of the machine, and then an eyeglass-style projector allows viewing of the monochromatic (in this case, red) image. It was released on July 21, 1995 in Japan and August 14, 1995 in North America. It met with a lukewarm reception that was unaffected by continued price drops. Nintendo discontinued it the following year. The Virtual Boy, being a system with heavy emphasis on three-dimensional movement, needed a controller that could operate along a Z axis. The Virtual Boy's controller was an attempt to implement dual digital "D-pads" to control elements in the aforementioned 3D environment.

HWD corporation 049 © Roger Ibars 2010