Logitech Freedom 2.4 cordless joystick review: Logitech Freedom 2.4 cordless joystick

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CNET Editors' Rating

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The Good Wireless; rugged, ergonomic design; good play control; generous control set.

The Bad Leaves out lefties; some buttons go kaput under heavy wear and tear.

The Bottom Line The Freedom 2.4 cordless joystick is worthy of a spot in any gamer's arsenal, but don't expect it to last forever.

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Logitech has significant street cred as a maker of gaming peripherals, and its Freedom 2.4 cordless joystick cements that reputation with its wireless connectivity and all-you-could-want control set.

The Freedom 2.4's solid construction--silver metal, black rubber, and plastic--exudes cool and gives the stick a pleasantly substantial feel. The ergonomic design and placement of the 10 buttons (4 on the base, 6 on the handle) allow easy access for big or small hands. A throttle wheel and an eight-way directional hat switch top off the comprehensive controls. The handle also rotates to serve as a rudder control. Left-handed users will feel left out, however; the stick is designed for righties only.

The stick feels tight and controlled, with superb response time. On our test unit, however, one of the base buttons malfunctioned after about a month of heavy use. In our replacement unit, a different button became sticky after roughly the same period of intense play.

The unit comes bundled with a USB receiver that transmits on the 2.4GHz channel within approximately a 20-foot radius--far enough for any reasonable play scenario. Three AA batteries provide power; Logitech estimates at least 50 hours of life per set, a claim that we found to be accurate.

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Logitech Freedom 2.4 cordless joystick

Part Number: 9632830403
MSRP: $69.95 Low Price: $97.18 See all prices

Quick Specifications See All

  • Connector Type 4 pin USB Type A
  • Type USB
  • OS Required Apple MacOS 8.6 or later
  • Form Factor external
  • Type joystick
  • Connectivity Technology wireless
  • Form Factor AA type
  • Compatibility PC