Gaming is becoming more and more popular on mobile devices and even more so on tablets such as the iPad. Even though gaming on these devices is growing mobile accessories that aid playing them are pretty much non-existent until recently when we’ve seen a few little additions to the market. We’re looking at one of these additions today which is in the form of Ten One Design’s Fling for iPad, and Fling Mini for smartphones such as the iPhone.
The Fling is mainly manufactured from plastic with 2 small suction cups which secure it to the iPad or phone screen. We have a screen protector installed on our device and can confirm that the suction cups work equally well. In the center of the spiraled plastic is the joystick which is made from aluminium.
You get two of the little things in the box and they can be used either together or on their own. We’ve found it difficult in the past to move our thumbs around the screen in the past, mainly whilst playing action or sports games. The usefulness of them will depend on the type of game your actually playing.
We tried them out with a couple of games one being FIFA 14 on the iPad, and they worked very well, so much so that we preferred playing it with the Fling. On the other hand games which use a 3D perspective meaning you move and look around with both thumbs proved a little harder to use and the Fling didn’t cope all that well.
If I’m honest I’m not entirely sure if I like using the Fling. It does make playing certain games a little more fun and easier but their aren’t really that many games out there that you’d need to use them for. It’s a good idea but I’m not convinced that they’ll catch on.
You can purchase a single Fling for $19.95, dual Fling’s for $29.95 or a dual pack of Fling Mini’s $24.95. To us this seems a little steep for what you’re actually getting which is two suctions cups, the plastic body and an aluminium joystick. We’d definitely suggest having a look around before buying directly.Order from Ten One Design