Control device: Joystick

Manufacturer: Hal Laboratory Inc

Model: Joy Ball 10511

Year: 80s


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-094

Collection: Corporation

Dimensions: 30x55x12 cm

Cable: 42 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


HAL Laboratory, Inc. is a Japanese video game developer that was founded on February 21, 1980. Its name comes from the HAL 9000 computer in the film 2001: A Space Odyssey. HAL Laboratory started off making games for the MSX system and the Commodore VIC-20. The Joyball Famicom controller was made by HAL Laboratory. It’s simple; it’s just a big yellow ball that you push and rotate to move your character. The with A, B, Start and Select buttons are all on the top face. The Joyball is surprisingly easy to work with, even when playing a platformer like Super Mario Bros. 3. Of course, it’s not as easy as the standard controller, but it’s a great alternative. The buttons are placed in convenient places.

HWD corporation 094 © Roger Ibars 2010