Product Type: Saitek game controllers
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Saitek Cyborg Evo
Member Name: lukeweb
Saitek Cyborg Evo
Date: 28/12/04, updated on 04/02/05 (334 review reads)
Advantages: lights up, stick is well built, lots of programmable buttons
Disadvantages: no force feedback, some buttons feel a bit flimsy
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.