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I've said it before, but I am excitedly (and patiently) looking forward to the new 5200 stick. Edladdin's 7800 stick made my good Atari gaming to an even higher level. To have a similar product for my favorite Atari system? Sky's the limit!

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Couldn't say it any better than @ace2184 just above.  Count me IN like Flynn.  I have several reasonably good 5200 solutions (adapters, PC analog sticks, Retro Game Boyz sticks), but this looks like the ultimate way to use the 5200.  Can. Not.  Wait.    But will because we all want you to take your time and perfect it to your high standards.  :)

 

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I'm going to be the first to issue a 'concern' with the design, and I'm not wanting to be the bad guy. This is constructive criticism. I'm not real hip on the joystick being right above the spinner because I'm thinking my wrist is going to be resting on the spinner, which is going to be awkward and probably uncomfortable. If that design stays that way, I would probably find myself detaching the spinner knob when I wasn't using it. 

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This looks great! Thanks for the hard work. I definitely want one once they are available.

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On 5/1/2022 at 6:41 PM, Cobra Kai said:

I'm going to be the first to issue a 'concern' with the design, and I'm not wanting to be the bad guy. This is constructive criticism. I'm not real hip on the joystick being right above the spinner because I'm thinking my wrist is going to be resting on the spinner, which is going to be awkward and probably uncomfortable. If that design stays that way, I would probably find myself detaching the spinner knob when I wasn't using it. 

 

No offense taken from your comments.  If it makes you feel any better, you were not the first to voice this concern.   

 

In the end, trying come up with a design with ambidextrous fire buttons, two primary control sets (joystick and knob), and the keypad did not leave us with any options that did not generate a squeeze for space.  What you see was what we felt was the best compromise.  But truly, every compromise is a compromise!

 

FWIW, my right hand tends to rest more on the keypad than bump the knob because my arms slant in from the sides.

 

 

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