Summary: I think this joystick is possessed - I haven't crashed a plane yet in Flight Sim X!!!!! It is kind of odd how it turns off to save power if you are in mid-flight, but it makes sense and a click of the button will turn it back on without affecting the flight. Setup is easy but I didn't get any software with it (used) so I'm not sure exactly what software I'm supposed to be using with it. I installed Logitech software but it turns out to not detect the joystick.
Cody's Review for Logitech Freedom 2.4 GHz Cordless Joystick
Cody Humphreys "WWA1232", Amazon
12 May 2010
Summary: I was tempted to buy this joystick mainly because it was cordless. I don't like cords running along my desk. When I installed this joystick make sure to restart your computer because in the instructions it doesn't tell you to do so. You need to do so in order to move on to the next step. So after that little confusion everything worked just fine. It responds very well in my Flight Simulator X. Appearance: The joystick itself is the same size as the PRO version.
Summary: I have the yoke & pedal setup for use with M$ FSX, but it is totally inappropriate for the combat flight sim. So I picked up this Logitech Freedom joystick. WOW!!! No cords, seamless installation and programming of the buttons, very stable, and it turns itself off when not in use. I've used the M$ Sidewinder in the past, and this thang just absolutely blows away the M$ joystick. I've been using this joystick for two years now and I still love it.
Summary: OK, I use this stick for space in a not-so-common MMORPG. I've been in space with this stick more times than not, that my friend often forget what my toon looks like. Anywho, when my first freedom broke, i went out and bought a saitek x-52, since its highly recommended. Well, it was so awkward I just hung up my wings till I found me another Freedom. my first freedom jsut quit responding to the sensor.
Summary: This Joystick is a step up from the corded version. It's light weight and comfortable to handle. I recommend this over the corded version. As for use, it's not bad, but i have always used Logitech Joysticks, so i am one sided. Give it a shot, i am sure you will be happy with the performance.
Summary: I am a big fan of all things cordless, and so I thought I might try a cordless joystick. My reference point has been 5 faithful years of service from a Microsoft Sidewinder Pro. The Logitech installed easily in WinXP. I ran the included CD, plugged the tiny USB transmitter into an open USB (2.0) port on the back of my PC, and then installed the batteries (3 AAs) into the stick itself.
Excerpt: This wireless joystick is one of the best out there. It is very light and easy to use as well as comfortable to hold. I was £45 from PC World a year back and has done well ever since. However, this joystick does kill off the batteries in about a month on no use or a week of use. You can leave it for a month with new batteries and come back to find it's dead. Overall, this is a very nice controller with many bottons with can be set.
Excerpt: Dit is mijn eerste en enige joystick. Ik heb hem nu al meer dan een jaar, en hij blijft het perfect doen! Hij heeft 12 knoppen waaronder een gashendeltje, 8 normale knoppen en één knopje waarmee je bijvoorbeeld naar links, rechts, achter en naar voren kan kijken als in een cockpit zit, een knop waar je duim automatisch op komt te liggen (dit door het design) en een machinegeweerknop die je bedient met je wijsvinger.