Pretorian J-Pad Joystick for iPad

J-Pad is a unique, highly intuitive joystick interface providing comprehensive switch access to all iPad functions – including Apps, music and media, iBooks, still and video photography, on-screen keyboard entry and much more.

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J-Pad is a unique, highly intuitive joystick interface providing ergonomic switch access to iOS Switch Control. Instead of needing to remember what each switch does in a typical switch-based configuration, J-Pad’s user-interface makes it obvious. If the user needs to scan upwards, then move the stick upwards. Similarly, to scan to the right, move the stick to the right. To select, touch the green switch and to close an app, touch the red switch.

J-Pad is not for everybody. It needs the user to have the motor skills to be able to operate a joystick and the cognitive skills to be able to use iOS Switch Control in the first place. When these two conditions hold true, the user can navigate more quickly and with less frustration.

The red and green buttons are entirely touch sensitive using similar technology to a touch screen, so no pressure is required. Alternatively, external switches may be plugged in via the two 3.5mm sockets, in which case the touch sensitive switches are disabled, allowing the user to lean across them without fear of activation.

Connecting wirelessly to the iPad using Bluetooth 2.1, JPad is simple to set-up and easy to use. Includes optional touch-sensitive buttons to launch and close Apps and also provides two sockets to connect up to two wired switches.

JPad has an integral rechargeable battery which can be charged via any USB socket and which provides up to 30 hours usage between charges.

  • Joystick scanning access to your iPad including Apps, Music and Photography.
  • Unique line by line scanning facility.
  • Fully supports iBooks page turning.
  • Wireless operation via Bluetooth 2.1.
  • Optional touch-sensor buttons, or plug in external switches.
  • Integral, rechargeable lithium-ion battery.
  • Works with iPad (all versions), iPod Touch (3rd and later) and iPhone (3GS and later).

Please note: not all Apps support switch scanning, the J-pad is compatible with apps using ‘space and enter’ , ‘~1 and ~3’ or Voiceover to allow scanning within the App.



J-Pad Access Device for iPad, iPhone and iPad (PDF)

Dimensions 14.5 × 9.0 × 7.0 cm
Operating System

iOS / iPadOS

Connection Type


Bluetooth Version

Bluetooth 2.1


Type: Lithium-ion Rechargeable
(Recharged via USB cable, provided)

Battery Life: 30 hours

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