Control device: Joystick

Manufacturer: Suncom

Model: FX-2000

Year: 1993


Controlled device: Travel alarm clock

Manufacturer: IDEA international (Japan)

Designed by: Ippei Matsumoto (Industrial Facility)

Model: Jetlag

Color: White, green

Year: 2009


Hard-wired year: 2010

Serial number: HWD-corp-085

Collection: Corporation

Dimensions: 30x50x21 cm

Cable: 46 cm

Power: 3v button cell x1


Start set up: Hold 3 seconds any set up action

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

Alarm off: Stick front button (hold 3 seconds)

Snooze: Stick front button

Light: Stick top button


At first glance, Suncom's FX2000 looks like it might have been left on a hot dashboard, but all the strange contours have a purpose. The joystick is curved to fit nicely in the palm and the thumb button is ridged so the thumb lands comfortably. The base has a large crease in the bottom and indentations on the sides so it can be easily gripped during handheld use. Suction cups let the FX2000 cling to the desktop during intense play. The stick can be lifted and turned in any direction to reorient the control for those who hold the unit at an angle.

HWD corporation 085 © Roger Ibars 2010