updated 1/5/2011 3:16:44 PM ET 2011-01-05T20:16:44

FAIRFAX, Va., Jan. 5, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ThinkGeek is proud to announce a new upgrade for the white-hot tablet gaming market. The JOYSTICK-ITTM Arcade Stick is a solid aluminum joystick that attaches to any tablet gaming device to provide precision control of touch screen games.

"Out of the box, the JOYSTICK-IT works with thousands of different game apps," says Ty Liotta, head of ThinkGeek product development. "We chose to use solid-milled aluminum because it was lightweight but also provided the most realistic arcade gaming feel."

Invented at ThinkGeek, the patent-pending JOYSTICK-IT requires no batteries to operate. The device works with any device which features a capacitive touchscreen, this includes the iPad™ and many Android™ tablets. When not evading ghosts or striking fear in the heart of other 8-bit monstrosities, the JOYSTICK-IT is easily removed from the screen.

Priced at $24.95, JOYSTICK-IT will be available in limited quantities by the end of January.  Consumers can sign up for product updates and read more about JOYSTICK-IT on ThinkGeek's website.

For more information, contact PR representative Jessica Darrican at Jessica@maxborgesagency.com or 305-576-1171 x.16. For volume sales, please contact Brett McMahan at bulk@thinkgeek.com or 703-839-8602.

ABOUT THINKGEEK

ThinkGeek is the premier retailer for the global geek community. A wholly owned subsidiary of Geeknet, Inc. (Nasdaq:GKNT), ThinkGeek was founded in 1999 to serve the distinct needs and interests of technology professionals and enthusiasts. Today, ThinkGeek has grown to become the first choice for innovative and imaginative gifts that appeal to the geek in everyone. For more information, please visit thinkgeek.com or call 1-888-GEEKSTUFF.

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CONTACT:  Max Borges Agency
          Jessica Darrican
          305-576-1171 x.16
          305-299-3449 (m)
          Jessica@maxborgesagency.com

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