Advanced Gravis Computer Technology

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Advanced Gravis Computer Technology, Ltd. was a manufacturer of computer peripherals and hardware. The company was founded in 1982 in British Columbia, Canada.

Their most famous products were the Gravis PC GamePad, at one time one of the most popular gaming controllers for the PC,[1] the once-ubiquitous Gravis Joystick (black with red buttons), and the Gravis Ultrasound add-on card, competitor to the Sound Blaster. At its peak, the company had almost 300 employees, and was at the time the world's largest manufacturer of computer joysticks and gamepads.[citation needed]

The company was acquired by Kensington Computer Products Group in 1997[2] and has essentially disappeared.


  1. ^ "Get a Grip!!!: Joysticks Past, Present & Future". Next Generation. No. 17. Imagine Media. May 1996. p. 39.
  2. ^ "Immersion and Gravis Partner to Create New Force Feedback Devices; Innovative Technology Extends Opportunities for Developers". 2000-03-10. Archived from the original on 2016-03-03. Retrieved 2009-10-22.

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