Control device: Control Pad

Manufacturer: Nintendo

Model: NES MAX 027

Year: 1988


Controlled device: Alarm Clock

Manufacturer: Philips

Model: HR-5391

Year: 1987


Hard-wired year: 2005

Serial number: HWD-C-19

Collection: Control

Dimensions: 30x60x7 cm

Cable: 59 cm

Power: Mains 220V


Control pad left: Time set up (hours)

Control pad right: Time set up (minutes)

Select/start/turbo/button A: Alarm off

Button A: Alarm set up


Designed as an alternative to Nintendo’s own original control pad, the MAX was one of the first ergonomic control pads built. The design is similar to the original Genesis control pad from Sega and meant to fit comfortably in the hand. The controller also had a unique analog-esque 360-degree directional pad (Nintendo called it “cycloid”). This classic controller pad is hard wired to a rare Philips alarm clock, prism Shaped and semi-transparent red plastic with few “designer” features like the alarm off button. Both devices, although technologically challenging, failed to succeed in the mass market. They belong to the rarity products subculture which is also interesting

NESMAX controls Philips © Roger Ibars 2005