Control device: Joystick arcade style

Manufacturer: ASCII

Model: Stick Turbo JR. AS-7749-FC

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-091

Collection: Corporation

Dimensions: 35x50x11 cm

Cable: 44 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: A button (hold 3 seconds)

Alarm off: A button (hold 3 seconds)

Snooze: A button

Light: B button


Before Hori took over de-facto production of third party controllers, memory cards, and accessories in Japan, ASCII was the king of the realm. In the 80s and 90s, the company commanded a healthy market share for Famicom, PC-Engine, and Super Famicom accessories. The ASCII Stick was designed by ASCII Corporation, Tokyo, Japan in 1987 and manufactured in Taiwan. According to the box it is designed exclusively for SEGA, the product carries the official SEGA logo. The box claims compatibility for SG1000 II, Mark III and Master System. This arcade style joystick is non-clicky and moves around with nary a sound. The buttons are springy and offer a tactile response to your pressing and occasional mashing. The joystick has two independent fire buttons, each with an additional switch to enable turbo fire for that button. The rate of turbo can also be controlled. This provides a significant advantage in many games that don't allow you to use a normal rapid fire unit.

HWD corporation 091 © Roger Ibars 2010