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Had this for a while, no problems at all with it. its very easy to use, is durable and has some cool features like this lighting. in more detail:
I use this for my ms flight simulator, its great in the dark with just the screen and lights on the joy stick to light up the room, i find it quite stylish. the sensitivity of the stick i think is very good i can handle aircraft in the game with precide presision the 'throttle' leaver is very smooth to move i love that its a bit of a sence of quality in the stick. the spring is neither too hard or too soft its just right making playing games an ease. the best part of this joy stick besides the lighting features as the adjustable parts. you can position the top of the stick (containing the trigger and multiple buttons) to exactly the way you want it for max comfort. the part you rest your hand on is very simple and can be aranged to either left or right handed players. it can also be positioned at 3 heights on the stick for different sized hands. these features make the stick very comfortable to use. to sum this joystick up its very comfortable, looks good and does the job with ease and performance. worth buying!
There are many joysticks on the market today, some vary wildly in price and quality. Luckily this joystick is very reasonably priced and is of great quality.
There are 12 programmable buttons which is very handy if you, like me, play alot of flight sims. There is an in built throttle on the front of the stick which allows for subtle throttle changes in most games making the experience alot more realistic than pressing buttons to increas and decrease the throttle. Also there is a POV hat so you can look around your cockpit with ease. Also the whole stick will twist to act as a rudder.
One of the most interesting features is the fact that you can configure the layout of the joystick to fit your hand perfectly.
For example you can angle thre whole head of the joystick left and right. The buttons that are accessible by your thumbs can be ajusted to a shallower or deeper angle and you can ajust the hand rest on the shaft of the joystick. This is great for people with small and big hands alike as it is so customisable. Even the lefties have been thought of allowing you to set it up for left handed players.
In game (my main flight sim is IL-2 sturmovik) it performs very well, you can perform very small movements with ease and precision. But at times the twisting action can be overly sensitive and it can be a bit of a pain to calibrate. The throttle lever feels very solid and has some resistance to it making it feel like a more expensive stick. All the buttons are within easy reach of the user and have a good feel to them when they are pressed.
But over time the stick will have a tendancy to make your planes veer to one side slightly, to overcome this i put the stick through its full motion of X,Y,Z movements and this seems to sort the problem but it is a bit of a pain to do it.
If you want a cheap and accurate joystick the Cyborg Evo is excellent, but if people are into hardcore flight sims more expensive sticks may be a better option. But for a casual simmer this is a brilliant stick for the price.
This joystick looks amazing. It's very beastly and has several illuminated buttons that certainly add to the cool factor. The stick is well-built and doesn't feel flimsy, and there are about 11 programmable buttons which you can individually configure for each game, to really free yourself from the keyboard!
The stick doesn't have force feedback, which in some people's eyes may be a disadvantage but personally I didn't mind. My only problem with the unit is that a couple of the buttons at the top of the unit seem a little cheap. If my finger pushes them, they sometimes click out of place, and need to be pushed back in, which causes a loud click and never feels a bit right. I'm slightly concerned there is the possibility these buttons could break at some point. I'd be interested to know if anyone else with this unit suffers from a similiar issue, or mine is just a bit dodgy.
Overall I'd recommend this joystick if you're looking for a price:features balance. It's a beast of a unit, so won't slip uncontrollably as you blast those starfighters, and the stick doesn't feel like it's going to snap off anytime soon. It's very tinkerable as well, with several adjustable knobs to accomodate anysize of hand. I believe it's suitable for both left and right handed users, but I'm not 100% confident on this.
A famous Joystick legacy continues with the 'evo' - the next stunning installment of Saitek's renowned Cyborg development, offering improved adjustability, refined control interfaces and new hard hitting styling. Adjustable Palm Rest and central level throttle for left- or right-handed gaming. 4-direction Adjustment Screws let you move stick head to find your optimum gaming position. Program your controller for each game using the powerful smart technology software.