Chumly, how do you like that X65F controller.
Dated reply for sure, but is due a reply: I hardly used it and basically sets on a shelf. So for me it was a waste, but broke it back out of a newer A-10 game...and went right back on the shelf (the sim was tough and took too much free time...more than minecraft, so that's bad). I'd say it's still a good stick today if you're into fighter sims. However, are there newer fighter sims out there worth a damn? I haven't seen 'em at least. The A-10 was analog, so I like analog sticks. If actual F/A-18 sims come out, I'll blow the dust off it again. Until then, An old Saitek does fine for realistic feel.
Mine is a Logitech G15, with a generic Dell USB KB as backup/typing that's not so bad
Those Dell keyboards are great backups IMO. I'll keep one around at all times as they just work. I've made a switch on the keyboard to the more simple G110 w/ Logitech's replacement program and I don't miss the display at all.
This is worth bringing up too! Logitech gave me 50% off anything online for a replacement (vise RMA) and I sent nothing back in return...you keep the "broken" part and pay very little for a "new" part with a given code in the support program. The way I'm reading, the upgrade program asks for no return as well and can get us 25% off parts we no longer want or use. An old RE-20 from years ago netted me 25% off just to stay with them. THIS, I like. The old G7 which I'm sick of and can't find a home for, just got me a G700 for $40.
So, to stay on point: I now use a G700 mouse and G110 keyboard.
The G15 (orange) became defective
when the "P" key didn't stay in it's place and you can't just buy a "P" key. There's one more row of macro (G-keys), LED's are adjustable in color (not just orange), has audio jacks right there on the keyboard so you don't have to do some reach around cable swap on a sound card, and is just lacking a very meaningless display. If I didn't make my own displays, the default one's or those available for insertion are worthless to me. You can make a guitar tuner app for the G15, but most out there are very simple crap you can get from a game's GUI. Display, not needed.
G700 was a huge upgrade. Again, I used the G7 for a long time now. The Saitek was just too buggy, took a while to adjust and get use to, battery life still stank, battery changes took baby fingers, and the software was clunky...and needed. The G700 has more options on the fly, more buttons, works with something other than the aged setpoint 4.80 (2009), is more accurate, can free wheel or detent with a push of a button (Beastie boys! oh, sorry...dating myself), and is just perfect for both hump and claw users. No bells, no whistles...just a good gaming mouse I'd highly recommend.(let's make sure that's your photo host, bobby)