Control device: Joypad controller

Manufacturer: Atari

Model: CX 78

Year: 1986


Controlled device: Alarm Clock

Manufacturer: -

Model: -

Year: 80s


Hard-wired year: 2004

Serial number: HWD-C-03

Collection: Control

Dimensions: 40x35x6 cm

Cable: 36 cm

Power: Mains 220V


Control pad forward: Fast time setting

Control pad backward: Slow time setting

Button 1 or 2: Alarm set up


This hibrid between joystic and control pad from Atari was on the market from 1986 until 1992. Joysticks were commonly used as controllers in first and second generation game consoles, but then gave way to the familiar control pad with the Nintendo and Sega consoles in 1985 and 86. This model resolved neatly the design “mutation” half joystick/half pad and it is hard-wired to a unknown-branded but elegant digital clock. Time and alarm set up functionalities have been outsouced to the pad.

Atari controls Unknown © Roger Ibars 2004