Product Comparison: Qanba Carbon vs Qanba DRONE

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General Specifications
About the Product
Qanba engineered the Carbon to be the ultimate in home gaming. Securely clamp your Carbon onto your desk using the adjustable table clamps to recreate an authentic arcade experience in your own home.
Engineered for transportability, the Drone is both lightweight and durable. The Drone is QANBA's answer to the players’ calls for a cost effective joystick that performs high-end, making it an excellent choice for both first-time buyers and traveling veterans.
Key Specs
Number of Buttons
Weighted Base
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Qanba Carbon Joystick for PlayStation 3 and PC
  • The buttons do the job and are perfectly usable for beginners without issue.
  • Buttons are fairly responsive and shouldn't cause any issues.
  • The Qanba stick and buttons are very serviceable and will do you well.
  • The buttons feel very mushy and make a squeaky sound.
  • The joystick has very squeaky and mushy feeling while moving.
Qanba DRONE Fighting stick Playstation/PC
  • Excellent discount box with great buttons and a smooth, responsive stick
  • The buttons and the stick themselves are knockoffs of parts often used in Japanese arcades. The buttons themselves feel fine.
  • The buttons are very responsive and I haven't had any drops in inputs since I bought it
  • My gaming son enjoys this, but it is VERY loud. There is a clicking noise every time a button is used.
  • Very responsive. The buttons are a little loud, but I don't mind.
Size & Weight
3 in.
5 in.
13.5 in.
14 in.
8.5 in.
6 in.
5 lbs.
4 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Qanba Carbon Joystick for PlayStation 3 and PC
  • The plastics don't feel very cheap and the stick has some pretty good weight to it.
  • The size and weight is perfect for me its more on the light end but heavy enough to not slide.
  • The Carbon was surprisingly heavy, it felt hefty on the table, which is surprisingly good.
  • Good weight to use it on knees. The clamps can be removed or used when you play on the table for a perfect grip.
  • It's too small for my lap, and I don't do well with joysticks that aren't at desktop height level.
Qanba DRONE Fighting stick Playstation/PC
  • The design is excellent for playing in your lap or seated on the the ground and even has a space in front for the cables to sit when not in use.
  • This is a decent sized, lightweight starter stick that's perfect for fighters and arcade style games.
  • There is a lot of plastic on this so it is medium weight which may actually be a good thing for traveling with it.
  • Weight (too light), and loud buttons.
  • Compact size is good for travel but somewhat cramped if you have larger hands
Dual Hands
Dual Hands
Programmable Buttons
Ergonomic Design
1 x USB 2.0
1 x USB 2.0
PC, PS4/PS3, Android
Sony PlayStation 3, Sony PlayStation 4, PC
Turbo Functionality, Anti-Slip Bottom Pad, Adjustable/Removable table clamps, LED indicators for MODE and TURBO
Official Sony Licensed Product, USB Cable With Compartment, QANBA Authentic Arcade Joystick & Buttons, Anti-Slip Bottom Pad, X-input and Direct Input Drivers
What customers say about "Features"
Qanba Carbon Joystick for PlayStation 3 and PC
  • I like that the cable can be tucked away inside the device for safe keeping.
  • Love this stick. Works with Raspberry Pi 2 and Recalbox retro arcade.
  • This stick is amazing! Works great in RetroPie for the real arcade experience. The clamps are super convenient.
  • One downside is that it only supports ps3 and PC. It won't work with current gen consoles out of the box.
  • I wish there is bluetooth version of this as the cable isn't really long and not that great unless you sit close to your PC.
Qanba DRONE Fighting stick Playstation/PC
  • It is very easy to open up the stick itself and swap out the buttons.
  • The cord stores away nicely and is long enough that I can sit back on the couch. No complaints what so ever.
  • While the buttons are very easy to switch out, the square gate is a qanba branded gate which means that you can't just snap out the gate and replace it with another.
  • A longer cord would have been nice as well. This one is 7.5 feet long and I do believe a solid 10' cable would have been a better choice.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Other Information
59.99 $
79.99 $

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