Combining nostalgic throwbacks to a bygone era with increased functionality in certain types of games, joysticks are still a popular type of gaming controller. If you’re looking for the one joystick that’ll work with pretty much any gaming platform you’re likely to encounter, the X-Arcade Solo is the way to go. It works with PC, Macs and Linux machines as is, and with nine different consoles through the use of adapters. For those wondering what those consoles are, it’s: PlayStation 1 / 2 / 3, Wii, Dreamcast, GameCube, Xbox, Xbox 360 and Wii U. And of course, the company is working on adapters for the upcoming Xbox One and PS4.
Aside from compatibility, the Solo is physically almost indestructible. Measuring 11 inches across and weighing a mammoth 12lbs, the device comes with a lifetime warranty. All this for $99? Really, if you’re going to want a joystick, you could do a lot worse than this.