Reviews and Problems with Logitech Freedom 2.4 Cordless Joystick
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Axes lose calibration
Scott M., Newegg
27 July 2009
Pros: Responsive, feels pretty solid in the hand
Cons: Before I even had to switch out the first set of batteries I've lost calibration on my y and z axes. The supposed auto-calibration does nothing to fix this and I'm stuck in either a constant slow corkscrew or forced to use a largely asymmetrical dead zone.
Summary: Verdict: Made in China and feels like every bit of it. NOT worth the money. Look at the reviews on other websites. I like logitech, but this joystick is expensive, overpriced junk.
Pros: At first I thought, wow this will be a great joystick looking at the reviews. Then I bought one. Pros? ROFL, haha. Is that a joke? There are none.
Cons: Opened the box with my brand new $50 joystick, installed the batteries, and thats when the laundry list of cons started... a)It wouldn't turn on. Took a look at the batteries, and the terminals weren't making contact. Battery compartment is cheaper than dirt and mine has intermittent connection. ...
Summary: Even with rechargeables...don't bother with wireless because you can't ever tell when you are in the middle of using this joystick and it just quits!
Pros: I love the wireless aspect of the joystick. When I am done with it I put it up on the top shelf of my desk without worries of the cord. Sensitivity and precision are great. Buttons are well placed and it has a pretty good base for setting in your lap.
Cons: Battery life completely blows! I have never gotten 50 hours of play-time out of this joystick with either disposable or rechargeable batteries. Life is more like 8 hours tops! I use this joystick primarily for flying jets in BF2. Every time I go to play the batteries are dead! I would never buy t...
Summary: From what i hear, this joystick is very fragile, you would probably be better off with a different one, in all honesty.
Pros: IT an easy to use joystick with simple buttons, and a good life like feel.
Cons: I had this joystick for about 1 week and a half, after that time my joystick suddenly didn't let me pitch forward on the joystick. so i called logitech up, they said it is deactive (meaning broken) so i turned it in about 2 weeks ago and i still have not got a new one back, and i told them i want...
Summary: I was really excited about this joystick, I love everything about it, if only it would work properly.
Pros: Wireless, I loved the metal trigger (felt great)! Wasn't as wobbly as everyone else says, just don't lift it up and you'll be fine.
Cons: I just returned my 2nd one of these joysticks in less than a month! The twist handle kept registering that it was turning right, ON BOTH OF THEM! I tried it on 2 different computers with 3 different games, each. with the same result. Finally gave up and returned for a refund, now to start my sear...
Summary: The Throttle control is to small and not in a good location on the Joystick. The different buttons are OK, but for use in Flight Simulator, they are not in a good location. Overall performance is OK, but not exceptional. I feel that the price is not consistant with the expectations of the Joystick.
Pros: Doesn't seem to interfere with my 2.4 network eather, great fealing holding it.
Cons: Unfortunitly, about 13-14 months after I bought this item, it lost it's callibration. The swivel (barreling) motion is stuck at a near 80dagree constant turning that is only countered by swiveling it the other way. And this is while it's idle, not touched. Logitech Customer Service was only able ...
Summary: I upgraded to this joystick because my old logitech extreme 3d pro, pulled to the right. Calibrating did nothing to help. The Freedom 2.4 worked great for the first 3 weeks but now it pitchs constantly and has a huge dead spot in the center.
Summary: This joystick is advertised as compatible with Mac systems, specifically OS 8.6 or later. In reality, it is incompatible with System 10 and barely compatible with system 9 since it has no applicable software for Mac. The advertising is wrong and should be changed to "Not for Mac, PC only".
Summary: Slick exspensive joystick. By the way you have to make sure the scencor reads the joystick for it to work. anyways I had the battery's go out on me in the middle of a flight. so my tip to you is either have back up key board keys for flying or get a new joystick.