Submarine missing near Titanic used a $30 Logitech gamepad for steering

OceanGate’s tourist submarine, Titan, has gone missing with a crew of five aboard during an expedition to the Titanic shipwreck site. The non-standard design of the craft included steering apparently handled by an obsolete $30 Logitech F710 wireless PC game controller from 2010. Deep-sea rescuers fear for the safety of those on board as the capsule is bolted shut from the outside and there are concerns that any occupants may suffocate within. The controller used in the ill-fated sub has subsequently sold out in minutes on Amazon.

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