The MiniStick© attaches to the users’ keyboard by self-adhesive hook and loop pads to allow for more dynamic game play. MiniStick© was invented for PC and Mac gamers who desire an easier way to operate their favorite games by simply attaching the MiniStick© to the arrow or AWD keys. When gaming is complete, the user can simply removed the joystick from the keys and resume normal keyboard function
“We’re excited for the impact MiniStick© will have on the gaming world,” said Peter Shaw, one of the three developers of MiniStick©. “We expect the MiniStick© will not only enhance the gameplay experience, but change it.”
Unlike some joysticks, MiniStick© does not require the use of plug-ins or software making it compatible with all games. “Whether the user is a 5 year old playing a free on-line game or a 35 year old using the stick in a scenario game, the MiniStick© will handle it”, stated Shaw.
Responses from focus groups about the MiniStick© have been both positive and favorable by aiding gamers to achieve levels never before reached within their favorite games. During independent product testing trials gamers improved their scoring averages by more than 50%.
The MiniStick© is now available through the company’s website (theministick.com)
About MiniStick Developed by three St. Louis area entrepreneurs who watched their kids struggle with the dexterity arrow keys require during the use of online games, the MiniStick© is an interactive patent pending game product designed and manufactured in the United States by Great American Ideas, LLC, an innovative gaming company owned and operated by St. Louis based PC~RC Products. Established in 1994, PC~RC designs and develops low cost engine control systems which are distributed worldwide. With the launch, Great American Ideas expects to hire five to ten new employees.