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Saitek ST290
6.6 out of 10

Saitek ST290

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Overall 10
10

Five Stars

Coultergeist, Amazon
4 weeks ago
Overall 6
6.0

Lots of Buttons, etc

charles e jones, Amazon
13 April 2014
  • Summary: I bought this used from the NOT Amazon.com seller. When I informed him/her that button #6 does not work until it is pressed very firmly, they just said to return it. I suggested that he just give me a little brake on the price and save the shipping expense. No GO.
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Overall 10
10

Lasted me 7 YEARS!

Anonymous, Newegg
25 December 2013
  • Summary: VERY GOOD joystick. Since now the rapid firing button is broken it is now useless for me and i'm looking for a new joystick that could as last me like this one did.
  • Pros: I originaly got this Joystick back in 2007 when my dad got me it for Flight Simulator X. Since then I have been using it until this past summer when I broke the rapid firing button while I was playing Battle Field very aggressively. (I guess I applied to much force and 7 years of usage gave way) ...
  • Cons: As the joystick was aging 4+ years, almost every time I plug it to my computer I have to calibrate my joystick. Not a big deal as calibration is easy but it is really annoying when you start a game and all of the sudden your plane starts turning to the right.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Product

Anonymous, Newegg
28 December 2010
  • Summary: Will definitely buy again if I need one.
  • Pros: - Durable, I love this because I am typically hard on things and this has lasted through the abuse. - Easy to use, Very flexible for different users, I have used this for many many games, racing, FPS, I have tried it for most of the games I have played.
  • Cons: - One of my buttons fell off (my brothers fualt) D:
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Overall 8
8.0

Awsome stick

laura K., Newegg
13 October 2010
  • Pros: Think for the price its awsome,,I use the stick for an online drag racing game and have alot of luck with it !
  • Cons: just dont beat it up ,,it will last !
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Overall 10
10

Famly Game KINGs

Karla M., Newegg
30 August 2010
  • Summary: had to 2nd stick, son skills getting to good for me to whip him with keyboard anymore. Yes I know, I should get use to it.
  • Pros: works great. plug and play, no calibrating win 7 (64bit) or XP (32bit).. Cost........ Top LED light on hat button did not work not bright light glare in your face like my other unit that I put Black tape on.
  • Cons: Top LED on stick not wotking.
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Overall 10
10

Inexpensive joystick that does the job

Robin G., Newegg
27 July 2010
  • Pros: Inexpensive. Works. Hasn't broken yet.
  • Cons: Nothing so far
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Overall 8
8.0

Worth 15-20 dollars

Joseph C., Newegg
9 July 2010
  • Summary: IF your the type of pilots who gets tense while flying and tends to push hard on buttons you might break this one. If you maintain a easy grip and stay loose through air combat I'm sure this will hold up fine.
  • Pros: I have 3 of these joysticks and all still working. Well worth a $20 range. Been using this joystick for about 2 years. I play Battleground Europe and use this joystick for flying bombers, fighters, driving tanks, trucks, etc. I have put this joystick through A LOT of use.
  • Cons: Joystick is cheaply made so make sure you take care of it. Don't get rough at all. It is all plastic. The buttons will break off easily if your not careful. Joystick has no way of adjusting the sensitivity of the stick. It is kind of stiff, but that is only a con for some. I fly all WWII planes w...
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Overall 2
2.0

Saitek it isn't so!!

Carli C., Newegg
7 June 2010
  • Summary: If i had paid 15 usd for this unit, as it retails now, that would have been $14.50 too much
  • Pros: The price. That's why I bought it after all. At the time of purchase, this unit retailed at about 20 usd. For the price it was all I was looking for. It has a hat toggle, throttle control, programmable buttons, adjustable hand grip, ect...
  • Cons: The unit itself is very cheaply made. The buttons and hat failed after only a few months. The spring tension on the base of the stick is too tight with no adjustment and this makes precision movement impossible. the throttle control, when all the way up would cause the LED at the top of the unit ...
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Overall 10
10

Great Product

Andrew C. Lashinsky, Amazon
14 July 2009
  • Summary: I love this joystick when i got microsoft flight simulator i wanted a cheap joystick to start off with and its still awesome. if you are looking at it get it. Pros: Programmable Buttons Trigger Throttle Control Cons: None that i can think off
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