Reviews and Problems with Saitek Cyborg evo Wireless
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In the land of the armless, the one handed man is king...
26 July 2011
Summary: I know the title of the review is a bit unusual, but my father has a very high functioning case of cerebral palsey, where he has little to no use of his right hand. Thus, playing video games is extremely difficult for him, especially since they have advanced from Atari and Nintendo, where there were...
Summary: Ive owned several Saiteks sticks in my days and was aprehensive about buying this one. I read the reviews and went with it anyways. This thing it turns out does not support Vista and the software you get to make it so is laughably bad.
Pros: wireless? Looks nice as a paper weight? I can write this review to tell others to stay away?
Cons: Everything, but lets be specific. 1.impossible to calibrate on Vista even with the software "update" 2.Horrid construction 3.wireless mode means it will sleep itself if not used for a very short period of time. Have to remove the batteries and put them back in for it to MAYBE decide to work again...
Cons: It sets in small pieces in after the gozillion'th time it didn't work when I needed it to. Other Saitek joystick was the best I ever owend, (wired got wet died). Bought this one and didn't work half of the time. I had to actually take out the batteries and reinstall them in order for the stick to...
Summary: I really liked my old Sidewinder 3D Pro, but it's become a problem getting the new operating systems to recognize it on the still great but aging Creative Live Drive gameport. I've lusted for the Saiteks. So I got this wireless one to continue uncluttering my desk.
Summary: I'm a long time user of the Cyborg line of joysticks. So when it came time to get a new one I decided on this model because the wireless feature. Which ill go into in a moment. The first thing i noticed after taking it out of the box was the size of the USB adapter.
Summary: I like the wireless version of this controller for the obvious reason of not having to plug in the old one and deal with another cable laying around. As read in other reviews, the stick does have a problem "waking up" for play time.
Summary: RMA'ed the first one with Saitek ... root cause was a "faulty circuit board" ... the replacement failed in the exact same way 1 week after it arrived. It is now an expensive paperweight.
Pros: Wireless was a great idea. Comfortable grip. Worked well with Flight Simulator X once configured.
Cons: Product is very flaky. The first one I got worked fine for several weeks before it stopped working (by stopped i mean it would randomly "stop communicating" and send what I was flying into a unrecoverable steep banking turn). Saitek tech support is lacking at best.
Summary: It's possible that the problem was with this specific unit, but the joystick was subject to frequent disconnections apparently tied to RF interference. Despite changing the joystick's channels and using numerous alternate batteries, as well as removing most interfering devices away (really, only 3...
Summary: Nice joystick, but I found it to be a very glitchy stick. Did not always do what I was asking it to do (i.e. not firing or rotating until several seconds after initiating the action). I also found myself having to "reset" the stick very often by removing the batteries and reinstalling them.