Speedlink Black Widow USB Flightstick - PC Black Widow Joystick Reviews
Product: Speedlink Black Widow USB Flightstick - PC Black Widow Joystick
From: A Sach
Date: Wednesday 24 June, 2015
I bought this to play Elite Dangerous for quickness as I had just downloaded the Beta and used it while looking for a deal on a higher end HOTAS.
It works quite well on Elite with the default settings for the Black Widow. The only drawback is that the joystick and throttle are too close together for me with the center of controls 6 apart the edges of the controls 4.5 apart. Perhaps if you are a slim frame it would be ok but I found it uncomfortable after a while and ended up holding the joystick to the right and having to use the throttle which was then at the center of my body with my left hand. It would have been better if these split apart like some other lower end joystick/throttle controllers.
The action of the controls are fine and responded well and I got through training in Elite using it.
I found a deal on a Saitek X55 but that was about 3 to 4 times the cost of the Black Widow.
I was going to keep it as a spare but then saw the Thrustmaster T-Flight Hotas X Joystick works on PC and PS3 and with the jaystick and throttle able to split apart I will be getting one of those for the PS3 and it can be a spare for the PC as well.