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Grant Design
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Hardware: Joystick
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John Lambert
Chris Bourne


AN ORIGINAL joystick from Grant Designs Ltd, the Spectrum-Stick, clips on to the Spectrum keyboard above the cursor keys 5, 6, 7, and 8 and presses them mechanically in response to the movement of the joystick.

Inside the Spectrum-Stick are two frames which move independently up/down and left/right. To them are attached ramps which push down little feet on to the relevant keys. Despite its ingenious design there are two things to bear in mind. First, the joystick will work only on games which can be configured to use the cursor keys and, second, being made entirely of plastic, it is not so strong as some other joysticks.

Priced at only £9.95, it is far cheaper than anything else on the market and, provided it is used with restraint, will help zap many an alien.

Grant Design, Bank House, Reepham Norwich, Norfolk NR10 AJJ. Tel: 0603 870852.

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