Logitech's lineup of gaming-oriented devices is a fairly impressive one, whether we're talking about racing wheels, gamepads or joysticks. And actually, that latter category is exactly what we'll talk about as follows, namely the Logitech Force 3D Pro joystick, which, despite being launched way back, in 2003, has still managed to hold its own (albeit with minor technology and software tweaks) against some of the newer models to arrive on the market.
Probably the joystick's most important sales point is represented by the built-in force feedback technology, which offers real-time feedback, but does have somewhat of a shortcoming: it requires a separate power supply for the feedback motors.
It's also interesting to note that the joystick sports a sculpted twist handle, which allow users to play for longer periods of time by maintaining a superior level of comfort, which is always an important feature, especially during those night-long gaming sessions when hands tend to get strained a lot easier.
Additionally, the device has also been equipped with 12 programmable buttons, which allow users to customize just about every aspect of their gaming experience. Furthermore, the gaming peripheral also sports a high-precision throttle, a rapid-fire trigger and also an 8-way hat switch.
The device also offers users a fairly high level of versatility from the point of view of compatible operating systems. Thus, users will be able to take full advantage of this peripheral's capabilities, whether they're running Windows 98, 2000, Me, XP, Vista on a PC or OS X v10.2.3 or later on a Mac System.
The joystick from Logitech has a MSRP of around 70 US dollars, which is a bit expensive, given the fact that, after all, we're dealing with a pretty old product, even if some of its features have been updated over time.