Summary: This is my second Saitek Joystick, and I have enjoyed using both. The Evo is very ergonomically adjustable, and has lots of programable features. I bought one that didn't come with a cd-rom, so had to do some downloading. I wasn't very impressed with the speed or usefullness of Saitek's response, but eventually got the programming done. The item is a joy to use, very responsive and precise, I like it.
Summary: THIS PRODUCT WAS PURCHASED IN MY WIFE'S NAME BUT WAS FOR ME. THE PRODUCT IS A GOOD PURCHASE FOR THE PRICE. I WAS A LITTLE DISAPPOINTED THAT IT DID NOT COME WITH A CD OR MANUAL. I FINALLY FIGURED OUT THE FUNCTIONS BY TRIAL AND ERROR. IT WORKS WELL AND IS A VAST IMPROVEMENT OVER TRYING TO FLY BY MOUSE CONTROL. SINCE I HAD USED THE MOUSE SO MUCH I HAD TO MORE OR LESS START ALL OVER BUT IT IS MUCH MORE RESPONSIVE AND SENSITIVE THAN THE MOUSE.
Summary: The ergonomics need improvement, but everything functions properly. I loved my MS Sidewinder 3D Pro but many new PCs obsoleted the 15-pin joystick port, so I had to buy a USB joystick. The Saitek had the same "swivel" rudder control that I loved on the Sidewinder. The RAH-66 Comanche was reported to have the same type of rudder control before DoD axed the program, so apparently the higher-ups liked the control interface as well.
Summary: It works, and it self calibrates. I think that needs to be explained. My prior joysticks needed to be calibrated with the operating system. You ran a utility on the screen and moved the joystick through its full range. This joystick has some internal calibrating which is working fine so far. If it goes out of calibration during a game, I just unplug the usb cable and plug it back in and continue game. I dont like the shape/size.
Summary: Recently my old Microsoft Sidewinder Pro died and i was off on a search for a new joystick.As you all know since Microsoft got out of the gaming hardware industry their have been many poor items on the market.Did not want to spend the money on a CH product,out of the budget,but wanted something fairly good.This is the puppy for those needing a good joystick on a budget.Does it have its flaws?
Summary: I bought this joystick to play Freespace 2 and I thought it worked great. My only complaint is that there aren't enough ACCESSIBLE buttons. There are three buttons on each side of the base, but it's difficult to reach around the joystick with your free hand to press the buttons on the other side when you're in the middle of a dogfight. It'd be nicer to have all 6 buttons mirrored on each side (for lefties and righties).
Summary: The Saitek Cyborg Evo is a joystick for anyone who's looking for a mid-range priced joystick. You can customize the handle for a perfect fit, regardless whether you're right or left handed. I use it for my first-person-simulation games. I also have the Logitech Extreme 3D Pro, however it has problems calibrating unless I replug it. Even though the Cyborg is more expensive, I recomend it over the Logitech one.
Summary: This joystick worked great for me right out of the box. It even has several lights on it which is very cool. I have had no problems with calibration or anything really....sort of. I am now on my 2nd one in 2 weeks and this one just broke on me so hence my review. These controllers cant seem to stand up to the rigorous use for Star Wars Battlefront as this joysticks trigger sticks ALOT, and I have been hearing little cracks/snaps and such as I use it.