Logitech Freedom 2.4 Joystick

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Enjoy the performance of a corded joystick without the cord. With the strength of the 2.4GHz cordless technology found in today's best cordless phones, you can stop being limited and start stretching out. We've also added a wealth of buttons and features on the Logitech Freedom 2.4 to give you all the control you need for flight sims, racers, and mech games. Plus, its cool design - featuring brushed aluminum and metal highlights- makes winning look oh so good.
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Controller Type Gaming Joystick
Connectivity Wireless - Radio Frequency
System Type PC, Mac
Expert Reviews
Logitech Freedom 2.4 for PC
4.5 Star Review  testseek.com - Feb 5, 2013

Testseek.com has collected 4 expert reviews for Logitech Freedom 2.4 for PC and the average expert rating is 90 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek.com to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

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User Reviews
A piece.
1 Star Review   By member Rkwai - Feb 22, 2008   

Strengths: No cords.

Weakness: Plastic china crap.

Ever since I got the thing it has not worked 100%. The handle twist went bad after 90 days or so and its impossible to calibrate. I took mine apart the other day and it is made of very cheap material. The freedom is nice but not worth the cost.

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More Trouble Than It's Worth
2 Star Review     

Strengths: It along with all it's sister sticks from Logitech are the most comfortable sticks I have used. That coupled with a lot of buttons, makes this a nice option.

Weakness: If you game a lot, you will be replacing batteries often. After a lot of use, the sensors start getting dead spots and seem to jump around. They are sealed pots, so they cannot be opened to clean.

I have had 2 Logitech Extreme 3D Pros, 1 Logitech Freedom 2.4 Wireless, and 1 Logitech Force 3D. All of them use the same sensors. All of them developed the same problem after about a year. One joystick broke the solder joints on the main board connection for the sensors due to a short harness. After constant calibrations and swaping sensors, along with soldering connections, I have finally had enough of Logitech joysticks.

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Great buy!!!
5 Star Review   By member diabloroker - Aug 15, 2005   

Strengths: Precise, No need for in-game control editing, comfortable, decent weight, rechargable batteries(special edition), lots of buttons, shift function, deadzone control, and ITS THE BEST!!!

Weakness: Reciever should go into sleep mode (keeps on blinking), Profiler program takes up a lot of memory while idle, and some games such as GTA screw things up...

I know it was only like 25$... but since you added some metal why cant u make all the grey plastic parts metal? haha... oh and some more eye candy is good... more buttons on the top part wont hurt either...

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4 Star Review   By member Ghost22 - Nov 10, 2004   

Strengths: Good comfort. Twist handle rudder eliminates need for pedals or keyboard to control the rudder. Fast response time.

Weakness: Need to change batteries every once in awhile but not often. Buttons on the base are weirdly positioned.

I purchased this joystick for flying in Battlefield 1942 since my gamepad was not doing so well in that. I got this and was amazed. The twist handle rudder lets me line up my bomb drops with ease. The design looks very nice and is comfortable and is heavy enough not to go sliding around. My only gripe is changing batteries but it's wireless and I expect to change the batteries. Usually batteries come in packs of 2 or 4 but it takes 3 batteries so it makes it uneven so I just have 1 extra battery lieing around. It's not a big deal though.

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4 Star Review   By member D3monHill - Nov 24, 2003   

Strengths: Very precise and abundant buttons make this a must have joystick

Weakness: Batteries! I wish it had a charging station with a built in nicad battery pack.

I have always been very demanding when it comes to joysticks. My absolute favorite is the wingman interceptor with the 3 hat switchs. But since Logitech refuses to continue support for it I was forced to continue my search. 6 months rolled by and I came upon the Cordless. Very nice feel but only one hat switch. It has 3 rubber covered legs that help prevent it from sliding around. The trigger is one of the toughest I have ever seen (I keep breaking the MS joystick triggers). Other than that it has been a faithful addition to my gaming arsenal (I have one at home and one at work). If it were not for the fact you need to replace the 3 AA batteries every 50 hours of use I would have given it a perfect score. As for the guy with the drift problems...What OS are you using??!! In win2k and XP there is no reason to need dead zone calibration. The stick does not use "pots" so it always centers up when you let go. This could be a problem if you are using a very old program or OS (I'm guessing here).

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2 Star Review   By member smiller_99202 - Aug 12, 2003   

Strengths: The wireless feature is nice if you don't mind buying batteries regularly. Additionally it seems to respond just as well as a hard-wired stick.

Weakness: Precision control (deadzone) is not a feature of the software for the joystick. If your game does not have this feature built in, the stick will float which gets irritating in necessary situations.

Strongly suggest the Microsoft Precision 2 joystick. It has the same level of features as this stick but with additional deadzone features to help stabilize movement. One drawback with Precision 2, the trigger button has a short life for those with firm grips. It is likely you will be calling Microsoft to get a replacement far before the 1 year warranty is up.

75% of readers found this review helpful.

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5 Star Review   By member NowImNothing30 - Aug 6, 2003   

Strengths: Great Stick, I was going to buy a Microsoft stick but saw this and could not pass it up. Great connectivity, can't tell its wireless, tons of buttons that are all numbered

Weakness: not much at all, button #2 ( Thumb on the side of the stick ) could be a tad bigger

I don't know what the problem the other guy had mine works fine and i have not seen this problem at all... I read a review at Logitech from PC Gamer and was sold a great buy and would highly recomend

71% of readers found this review helpful.

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1 Star Review   By member AsylumX - Apr 8, 2003   

Strengths: I always enjoy leaving the bounds of cables, and the precision and comfort were a plus

Weakness: This joystick has the uncanny ability of eating up an entire 2.53Ghz PIV processor when it is idle.

The joystick goes into sleep mode to save battery life, which is good, I agree. What they don't tell you, is that when this happens, the receiver seeks a signal, and it cycles your processor up to the maximum (100%). This brings practically all applications to a crawl and in some cases, a grinding halt. This is very annoying, and something that should not have been overlooked in design. (screenshot of usage available at www.asylumx.net/usage....)

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Product Details
Description
Enjoy the performance of a corded joystick without the cord. With the strength of the 2.4GHz cordless technology found in today's best cordless phones, you can stop being limited and start stretching out. We've also added a wealth of buttons and features on the Logitech Freedom 2.4 to give you all the control you need for flight sims, racers, and mech games. Plus, its cool design - featuring brushed aluminum and metal highlights- makes winning look oh so good.
Quick Glance
Controller Type Gaming Joystick
Connectivity Wireless - Radio Frequency
System Type PC, Mac
Summary
Product Title Logitech Freedom 2.4 Joystick
Manufacturer Logitech
Lowest Price $279.99 from Amazon.com Marketplace
Power Score 4.0 | 9 Reviews
General
Category: Joysticks/Gamepads
Warranty Information: 1 Year Limited
URL: Manufacturer Link
Green Compliance: RoHS
Class: Input Device
Buttons and Controls: 10 x Programmable Button, 1 x 8-way Hat Switch, 1 x Throttle, 1 x Rotating Handle
Weight: 2.85 lbs
Additional Specifications
Programmable Buttons: Yes
Green Compliance: Yes
SKU: 570487
Description: LOGITECH CORDLESS FREEDOM 2.4 JOYSTICK USB
Number of Batteries Support: 3
Labor Warranty: 12 month(s)
Base Warranty: 12 month(s)
Software Included: Logitech Profiler Software for PC:Customize button functionality: Every game is different, and so is every gamer. We know that. So we provide this versatile software that allows you to have things your way."Double" the number of buttons with the shift-button: Are you a control freak? We are too. Enable the shift button functionality to turn all those buttons into twice as many.Quickly switch between game controllers: Fly your plane, drive your car, and then kick the ball around without being frustrated by controller configuration. Our software lets you easily manage and switch between your Logitech game controllers.Includes profiles for hundreds of popular games: We're quite sure that you know exactly how you want to set up your controller for your favorite games. But just in case, we've thrown in a few hundred of our favorite configurations.Easily download new game profiles: As if the profiles we ship with the controller weren't enough.Print out profiles for quick reference: We hate losing buttons. So we like to print out our game configurations for quick reference.
Brand Name: Logitech
Signal Type: Digital
Frequency Band: Have complete freedom of movement during gaming with cordless technology: Logitech 2.4GHz cordless technology delivers top gaming performance. There is no lag (latency). You get the full performance of corded controllers, without the hassle of a cord.Take full control: That's a pretty serious complement of controls. But not so many that you need an advanced course in mnemonics to keep track of what they all do. It's all about responsiveness and professional control.Comfortable stick with intuitive button placement: Don't let discomfort cramp your style. Our famous joystick grips and button orientation let you hunt down all the bad guys, dispatch them efficiently, and still have the dexterity to quickly type taunts explaining exactly how good you are.Turn on a dime with precise twist-handle rudder control: Whether your plane is a delightful touring craft or something more lethal, you need to be in complete control. There should be no wrong turns with Logitech twist-handle technology.
Shipping Weight: 2.88 lb
Parts Warranty: 12 month(s)
Number of Buttons: 10
Interface Connection: 1 x 4-pin Type A Male
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Expert Reviews
Logitech Freedom 2.4 for PC
4.5 Star Review  testseek.com - Feb 5, 2013

Testseek.com has collected 4 expert reviews for Logitech Freedom 2.4 for PC and the average expert rating is 90 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek.com to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

Read the full review »

User Reviews
A piece.
1 Star Review   By member Rkwai - Feb 22, 2008   

Strengths: No cords.

Weakness: Plastic china crap.

Ever since I got the thing it has not worked 100%. The handle twist went bad after 90 days or so and its impossible to calibrate. I took mine apart the other day and it is made of very cheap material. The freedom is nice but not worth the cost.

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More Trouble Than It's Worth
2 Star Review     

Strengths: It along with all it's sister sticks from Logitech are the most comfortable sticks I have used. That coupled with a lot of buttons, makes this a nice option.

Weakness: If you game a lot, you will be replacing batteries often. After a lot of use, the sensors start getting dead spots and seem to jump around. They are sealed pots, so they cannot be opened to clean.

I have had 2 Logitech Extreme 3D Pros, 1 Logitech Freedom 2.4 Wireless, and 1 Logitech Force 3D. All of them use the same sensors. All of them developed the same problem after about a year. One joystick broke the solder joints on the main board connection for the sensors due to a short harness. After constant calibrations and swaping sensors, along with soldering connections, I have finally had enough of Logitech joysticks.

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Great buy!!!
5 Star Review   By member diabloroker - Aug 15, 2005   

Strengths: Precise, No need for in-game control editing, comfortable, decent weight, rechargable batteries(special edition), lots of buttons, shift function, deadzone control, and ITS THE BEST!!!

Weakness: Reciever should go into sleep mode (keeps on blinking), Profiler program takes up a lot of memory while idle, and some games such as GTA screw things up...

I know it was only like 25$... but since you added some metal why cant u make all the grey plastic parts metal? haha... oh and some more eye candy is good... more buttons on the top part wont hurt either...

67% of readers found this review helpful.

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4 Star Review   By member Ghost22 - Nov 10, 2004   

Strengths: Good comfort. Twist handle rudder eliminates need for pedals or keyboard to control the rudder. Fast response time.

Weakness: Need to change batteries every once in awhile but not often. Buttons on the base are weirdly positioned.

I purchased this joystick for flying in Battlefield 1942 since my gamepad was not doing so well in that. I got this and was amazed. The twist handle rudder lets me line up my bomb drops with ease. The design looks very nice and is comfortable and is heavy enough not to go sliding around. My only gripe is changing batteries but it's wireless and I expect to change the batteries. Usually batteries come in packs of 2 or 4 but it takes 3 batteries so it makes it uneven so I just have 1 extra battery lieing around. It's not a big deal though.

100% of readers found this review helpful.

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4 Star Review   By member D3monHill - Nov 24, 2003   

Strengths: Very precise and abundant buttons make this a must have joystick

Weakness: Batteries! I wish it had a charging station with a built in nicad battery pack.

I have always been very demanding when it comes to joysticks. My absolute favorite is the wingman interceptor with the 3 hat switchs. But since Logitech refuses to continue support for it I was forced to continue my search. 6 months rolled by and I came upon the Cordless. Very nice feel but only one hat switch. It has 3 rubber covered legs that help prevent it from sliding around. The trigger is one of the toughest I have ever seen (I keep breaking the MS joystick triggers). Other than that it has been a faithful addition to my gaming arsenal (I have one at home and one at work). If it were not for the fact you need to replace the 3 AA batteries every 50 hours of use I would have given it a perfect score. As for the guy with the drift problems...What OS are you using??!! In win2k and XP there is no reason to need dead zone calibration. The stick does not use "pots" so it always centers up when you let go. This could be a problem if you are using a very old program or OS (I'm guessing here).

100% of readers found this review helpful.

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2 Star Review   By member smiller_99202 - Aug 12, 2003   

Strengths: The wireless feature is nice if you don't mind buying batteries regularly. Additionally it seems to respond just as well as a hard-wired stick.

Weakness: Precision control (deadzone) is not a feature of the software for the joystick. If your game does not have this feature built in, the stick will float which gets irritating in necessary situations.

Strongly suggest the Microsoft Precision 2 joystick. It has the same level of features as this stick but with additional deadzone features to help stabilize movement. One drawback with Precision 2, the trigger button has a short life for those with firm grips. It is likely you will be calling Microsoft to get a replacement far before the 1 year warranty is up.

75% of readers found this review helpful.

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5 Star Review   By member NowImNothing30 - Aug 6, 2003   

Strengths: Great Stick, I was going to buy a Microsoft stick but saw this and could not pass it up. Great connectivity, can't tell its wireless, tons of buttons that are all numbered

Weakness: not much at all, button #2 ( Thumb on the side of the stick ) could be a tad bigger

I don't know what the problem the other guy had mine works fine and i have not seen this problem at all... I read a review at Logitech from PC Gamer and was sold a great buy and would highly recomend

71% of readers found this review helpful.

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1 Star Review   By member AsylumX - Apr 8, 2003   

Strengths: I always enjoy leaving the bounds of cables, and the precision and comfort were a plus

Weakness: This joystick has the uncanny ability of eating up an entire 2.53Ghz PIV processor when it is idle.

The joystick goes into sleep mode to save battery life, which is good, I agree. What they don't tell you, is that when this happens, the receiver seeks a signal, and it cycles your processor up to the maximum (100%). This brings practically all applications to a crawl and in some cases, a grinding halt. This is very annoying, and something that should not have been overlooked in design. (screenshot of usage available at www.asylumx.net/usage....)

89% of readers found this review helpful.

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