Switch enabling users to configure the 12 buttons located on the base in a left- or right-handed position
Exclusive precision technology: H.E.A.R.T.– HALLEFFECT ACCURATE TECHNOLOGY™ !
3D (Hall Effect) magnetic sensors located on the stick:
Offer precision levels 256 times greater than current systems (i.e. a resolution attaining 16,000 x 16,000 values!)
Magnets ensure friction-free action for unlimited precision in time
Helical spring (2.8 mm diameter) located in the stick providing firm, linear and smooth tension
Fully ambidextrous joystick!
3 removable components allow the joystick to be perfectly tailored for left-handed or right-handed use
Piloting with a joystick in each hand is now possible in all games compatible with two joysticks
16 action buttons!
12 on the base and 4 on the stick
4 independent axes
Rudder controlled by rotating the stick
Trigger for brakes (civilian flights) or rapid fire (military flights) control
Multidirectional hat (for panoramic view)
Ergonomic design for optimum comfort
Wide hand rest for reduced stress
Weighted base for enhanced stability
A patent application has been filed
Plug & Play device offering extremely simple and quick installation, with all features preconfigured for immediate and hassle-free takeoff!
Customer Reviews of Thrustmaster T-16000M Joystick
Great left-handed, no software included5/5/2014
If you are looking for an ambidexterous joystick, this is a great option. I purchased for online gaming to replace the function of the WASD keys or to act as the left joystick on an xBox 360 controller and it does the job. The good: works right out of the box. Includes pieces to make it ergonomically left- or right- handed. Good response. Feels sturdy. The bad: no software included. If you are mapping keys to it, Logitech has far better gaming software for key mapping on their G-series accessories. You have to download additional software (freeware or pay for alternatives) and manually map out each key and figure out which keys are which. Extra notes: The green clear plastic around the base of the joystick lights up whenever you move the stick in the X or Y axis. You cannot turn this off. It is GREEN, so if you have your gaming presets on a gaming keyboard such as the G510 (what I am using) and you switch between profiles and use keyboard color to identify your presets this can be a bit overpowering.
A very good joystick8/30/2010
First off, the "Difficulty" and "Graphics" ratings didn't apply to this product, so I set them at 1. This is a solid USB joystick that can be used by right and left-handed people. I found the stiffness a little too high at the start and wish they had put in a stiffness adjuster. However, after a couple of weeks of playing it feels just fine. Recommended for any basic simulator (I needed it to get back into the Wing Commander series).