This week’s Great Search (video) is on the look-out for a navigation switch. These are like ‘joysticks’ or ‘thumbsticks’ but are mechanical not analog in nature.
They’re great for small interfaces where you want a directional navigation with up/down/left/right and select but without a ton of buttons. There are two we’ve used historically – lately we’ve settled on this chunky-style one and hey, you can get this type at Digi-Key!
See the chosen part on Digi-Key