If you're looking for an arcade stick for your gaming needs, or you wish to give fight sticks a try, but don't wish to spend too much, this may be the product you need. It is a perfect beginner, universal fight stick.
The Mayflash F300 has a simple design, similar to most fight sticks, that fit in the range of the price. It's a sturdy piece of equipment, which is definitely a plus yet again, taking in the low price factor, as steadiness is one of the two key factors when it comes to comfortability.
This is a multi-platform supporting fight stick, which is compatible with PC, PS2, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox 1, Android and Nintendo switch. The overall packaging comes with different cables, which are used to connect the product with different platforms, so you don't need to worry about purchasing them separately.
The size of the product is 22 x 13 x 11 inches and weights around 2 kg. A lot of people fear that the size of the product may be too small, thus negatively impacting comfort, although nearly all personal reviews on the product state otherwise. People are pleasantly surprised by this piece of tech, and for a reason!
In the long run, you will definitely want to upgrade to another arcade stick, as you will definitely feel the difference, but nonetheless, everyone needs to start somewhere, right?
“A modder's dream” is what they also call the Mayflash F300. Modding is essential when using a fight stick, whether its for aesthetic purposes, to boost comfortability, and of course to improve performance. The Mayflash F300 includes cheap parts, which correspond to the low price of the product, but thankfully they are easily customizable.
One of the main thing people do right away when purchasing a Mayflash F300 is change the buttons to Sanwa or Seimitsu buttons. The difference between the two is that Sanwa buttons are more sensitive than Seimitsu buttons, as they require a slightly harder press. Some players however prefer the Seimitsu buttons for that very reason, which avoids accidental presses.
Another option you have with customization is changing the fight stick's “skin” using specific artwork, or even creating your own!
You can find more detailed information about DIY and modding your Fight stick and artwork here.
The Mayflash F500 is a slightly bigger version of the Mayflash F300, holding a higher price tag, with few changes to the overall design.
The product size is 14.2 x 2.4 x 9.2 inches and weights 2.7 kg, making it bigger and heavier than the Mayflash F300.
Both the Mayflash F300 and the Mayflash F500 use the same quality joystick and buttons. They support the same consoles and devices and both are easily moddable. The difference with the F500 is that it comes by default with a square gate installed and a octagon gate included in the order. The buttons and stick may feel inferior to other high-end fighsticks with both these models, but if you've already used a high-end fight stick lets be honest, there's no real reason for you to purchase one of these products.
A common complaint users have with the F300 is that it's too small for people with big hands, where the F500 is a perfect match. This is the only case in which I would put the F500 over the F300 when it comes to quality control.
Both the Mayflash F300 and F500 are great beginner fight sticks, which have a good quality to price ratio. If you don't wish to spend too much and wish to feel the experience of using a fight stick, one of these options is definitely the right one for you.