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Mad Catz Cyborg V1 Stick (PC)

Platform : Windows XP, Windows Vista
Rated: Unknown
3.9 out of 5 stars 97 customer reviews

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  • Plug in the Cyborg V.1 Stick and get total control over your aircraft, your weapons and your enemy!
  • Ergonomic, ambidextrous stick with trigger and five buttons - all positioned for instant access in the heat of battle
  • POV switch - easily change cockpit views to keep track of your enemies
  • Pinkie switch operates as a normal control or a shift button to double up your control functions
  • Throttle lever for smooth, realistic engine control
  • Twist action rudder control
  • Unique removable legs for easy storage
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Game Information

  • Platform:   Windows XP / Vista
  • PEGI Rating: Unknown
  • Media: Personal Computers
  • Item Quantity: 1
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  • ASIN: B001MGNWDI
  • Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 20.6 x 23.1 cm ; 408 g
  • Release Date: 18 Sept. 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (97 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 12,402 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)
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Product description

Product description

Mad Catz V1 Flight Stick for PC MCB4423700B2041 Gaming Game Controllers

Manufacturer's Description

Cyborg: The ultimate man/machine interface

Cyborg Games controllers designed so perfectly you won’t know where you end and the hardware takes over. Controllers with reflexes as fast as your own.

Controllers that fit you better than a glove and look so good that you’ll want to show them off.

The Saitek Cyborg range takes gaming performance to new levels, improving control, heightening the sense and helping you realize their true potential.


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Normally, I do not use joysticks, yet, a certain game has forced me to buy one, just for the sake of enjoyment and interactivity with the game itself. This joystick, I must admit, as a first time user using such devices. Is wonderful to use. Comfortable in the hand, easy to access all main buttons which are needed, or, on show. Easy to move and navigate the joystick when playing games, without any input lag.

Yet, I must admit, there are some flaws which do put me off now and again. The thrust control is somewhat hard to access, being at the very back, can cause some issues in intense situations in game.

The device likes to lift up from any surface, so, you would need to get some suction cups, or, something to hold the device down whilst using it.

other than that, for a cheap and affordable joystick, I would not have gone anywhere else.
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Reasonably good stick, but a large dead-zone in the middle lets it down. Had to use a cable-tie on the spring to compress it a little to reduce the force needed to move the stick. Probably worth spending a bit more on a better stick, especially if using for flight sims.
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Seems okay but I've no time to use it!
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I would like to begin by saying that I am not sure if joysticks in general are recommended for use in patients with RSI or carpal tunnel syndrome. I am sure however that they are designed for use in space flight and air flight simulator games, and in this respect this joystick excels.

Briefly, this Saitek Cyborg V1 has 7 buttons, an 8-way point of view hat, a throttle lever and a 'twist' rudder (twist the stick to turn the rudder) in addition to the usual x- and y-axes. On paper therefore this is an excellent joystick, incorporating every feature I could think of.

How is the performance in games? I have tested this in Wing Commander Prophecy, Wing Commander Secret Ops and Freespace 2. In all three games I have experienced no problems. (Only one minor complaint in WC Secret Ops: for some reason, if I invert the rudder in the game to change the behaviour to what I expect, it does not remember the setting.) I especially appreciated the twist rudder, which allows me to roll while banking/pitching -- useful for 'evasive' manoeuvres.

The feel of the joystick is good; it is easy to move, and auto-centres.

In the past I have used very cheap joysticks: e.g. 2-axis 2-button joysticks. These suffered from some major problems: even at rest, the joystick signal 'trembles', so it was difficult to fly in straight lines when using them. They would have good gradation of movement in one direction (e.g. left) but if moved in the opposite direction (e.g. right) the movement would be maximum, so making them difficult to aim with. Finally, the auto-centre mechanism would break. These problems would manifest themselves after 6-months to a year's worth of (admittedly heavy) playing.

So far I have encountered none of the above problems.
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After losing my old and excellent Microsoft Sidewinder stick to the upgrade to XP many years ago, I have been sans-joystick for quite some time. Recently I got back into some classic '90s games such as MechWarrior 3 and Freespace 2, which are vastly improved with stick control.

This stick's great for a gamer or a casual flight sim enthusiast. I wouldn't reccomend it for a serious flight sim, as I'm sure there are better models out there with finer control and whatnot, but they are several times the price of this.

There are more than enough buttons (six) on the head of the stick to map most commonly used controls to, like targeting and weapon selection, and the "pinkie switch" can either be used as a seventh button, or like a shift key to double the number of commands available once you download Saitek's customisation software. In fact Saitek's software is probably one of the outstanding features of this stick; it's extremely easy to use and documented well, and allows you to map any stick input or button press to macro commands. In other words, you can bind stick buttons and movement to any keyboard or mouse commands to either allow its use with games which don't usually support sticks, or to have a series of commands bound to one stick button or axis. Pretty handy, though I admit I have not needed to use it yet.

The deadzones are the only thing that really lets the stick down. They're small, and perfectly accurate enough for flying or ground vehicle movement, but when performing fine targeting with it (such as sniping in a mech) it can be a little jittery. The only other two bad points about it are the slightly plasticy quality of the buttons (they seem like they might break off if you pulled them), and the overall size of the stick.
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Saitek Cyborg V1 Stick (PC)

I have recently purchased this joy stick and must truly say that this is an excelent choice when you consider the the price offer! Value for money, easy to use strong built and durable, I bought it to use it with Flight simulator and the results and performance is great! Not only did I find it excelent for my intended use, but it is highly suitable to to use for any other game. This was an added feature in it that I did not expect, every button (9 in total) on the joy stick can be easily set in any order for your complete control, with any keyboard keys and be saved in a profile for each game you want. I persoanlly found this Amazing!

I must also add that I bought it from Amazon where I had been given the best price offer and least to say that their services to me had been best second to none!

Dennis
From Gibraltar
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