Saitek X52 Joystick Review :: Conclusion

01-15-2008 · Category: Hardware - Misc

By Vlad Mihaiescu


Saitek X52 Joystick Review

The Saitek X52 Flight Control System is not a perfect joystick, but for its price range, it is the closest thing to perfection.

For the most part I love my job as a reviewer, but sometimes I hate it, especially when I have to make some negative comments on a product that I really like. Since nothing in this world is flawless, neither is the Saitek X52 Flight Control System. As far as I’m concerned, if the X52 came bundled with foot pedals as well, it really will be the ultimate flight system.

Now that I’ve got the only negative aspect out of the way, I can finally focus on all the positive factors. First of all, this is a very reasonably priced controller: depending on the retailer, it is a little over $100. The Saitek X52 has more buttons then my Jeep (no kidding). It will be extremely hard to run across a flying game that is not compatible with this joystick. Even a game made in 1997 worked great on the X52. Another amazing feature of the X52 Flight Control System is the ability to program different games on different profiles. Thus the X52 is large-family-friendly as well: one joystick with multiple profiles for multiple games, so what more could you want? Whether it is just for your or even if you have to share, the Saitek X52 Flight Control System is a “must-own” for any flight enthusiast. This really is a great product.

Score:

1.   Performance-9
2.   Features-10
3.   Compatability-10
4.   Price-9
5.   Availibility-7
6.   Setup-8
7.   Overall Value-9
8.   Ease of Use-10
9.   Support-9
10.  Software-8

 Total: 89