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Saitek ST290 USB

Saitek ST290 USB
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52 reviews

Jun, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 52 reviews of Saitek ST290 USB. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Game Controls for all reviews.

On average, users rate this product 79/100.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Saitek ST290 USB from The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Game Controls on

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This summary is based on the products: Saitek Joystick: ST290 Pro (PC)Saitek Joystick: ST290 Pro (PC)

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : Rich Rouse (

Saitek Trifecta


Hands on with the ST90, ST290, and Cyborg Evo PC joysticks.

Putting it all together, the ST290 isn't a bad stick, but it isn't great either. It's a solid device capable of taking some punishment, offering reasonable customization for its price point, and enough other features to make the extra 10 dollar...

Oct, 2003

Consumer review (

Great Product


Will definitely buy again if I need one.

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

One of my buttons fell off (my brothers fualt) D

Dec, 2010

Consumer review (

Awsome stick


Think for the price its awsome,,I use the stick for an online drag racing game and have alot of luck with it

just dont beat it up ,,it will last

Oct, 2010

Consumer review (

Famly Game KINGs


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.

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

Top LED on stick not wotking

Aug, 2010

Consumer review (

Inexpensive joystick that does the job


Inexpensive ; Works. Hasn't broken yet

Nothing so far

Jul, 2010

Consumer review (

Worth 15-20 dollars


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.

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...

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...

Jul, 2010

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Saitek it isn't so!!


If i had paid 15 usd for this unit, as it retails now, that would have been $14.50 too much

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

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...

Jun, 2010

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Quality has dropped


Saitek seems to be cutting a lot of corners on this joystick..Ive owned 3 of these over the last few years without a hitch. But I purchased two in the last month and BOTH were messed up from the box(inop buttons/lights/etc.) also I noticed they've...

great joystick for the money..very comfortable

one button barely worked, led on top didnt work,cord much shoter then it use to be...

Feb, 2009

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Its okay


Even though it did brake after a year I was still impressed that it performed so good for a $20 joystick.

It is a pretty good joystick for the price. I have owned it for about a year and a half or 2. It's plug and play so no drivers it's all stress free. Very precise for combat shooters sims and just regular flight sims

After about a year the joystick started to stick into a position and it wouldn't come out. This meant your aircraft would instantly roll to the right

Dec, 2008

Consumer review (

Saitek ST290 Joystick - Retail


I didnt buy it from newegg due to UPS MAJOR raise in shipping prices I understand the price of fuel has gone way up but wow the prices have risen about 40%

Cheap, not TOO chinsy, has a built in throttle and the palm rest is nice also. Great for FSX beginners.

After about 2 weeks of use the buttons start to fall of but you can put them back on, but for 20$ what do you expect

Sep, 2008

Product Specifications

The ST290 delivers unique design and styling to provide gamers with the winning formula at any level. 3-position Handle Adjustment will suit all hand sizes. Adjustable Palm Rest and central level throttle for left- or right-handed gaming.


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Saitek ST290

Input Device

Buttons Qty:5
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Form Factor:External


Microsoft Certification:Works with Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Works with Windows Vista

System Requirements

OS Required:Microsoft Windows 2000 / XP / Microsoft Windows 98/ME