J-PEIN Desk Mount Review

Pros:

  • Great Price
  • Quite Sturdy (this improved in the upgraded version)
  • Fits a wide variety of joysticks and throttles
  • The new upgraded version comes with easy clamps

Cons:

  • A bit heavy and bulky so you need a sturdy desk
  • Instructions could be better

My Overall Rating: 4.5 out of 5

J-PEIN (Upgraded): the desk mount for the flight sim game joystick,...
  • Outstanding stability. Heavy and strong mount stably hold your appliance on the optimal place.
  • Smooth and soft finish: Aluminum body frame with anodized surface and Brackets with powder coated...

Detailed Review

A good mounting solution is as important as your HOTAS itself. You need a sturdy solution that can handle the weight of these bulky controllers and not wobble when force is applied. Which is why these main criteria shall be the focus of this review.

Sturdiness

Sturdiness is the aspect that I personally desire and focus on the most. The J-PEIN does a decent job of that. Its good to see that the upgraded version has improved on that front quite a lot along with adding a better clamping solution.

I use a Warthog with a 7.5 cm extension stick and that’s quite heavy. But the mount works fine. I should mention that I have a strong solid wooden desk though which is necessary for all desk mounted solutions. People seem to have no issues with Ikea desks either. Just make sure it’s a sturdy one.

Materials and Build Quality

The mount is made by a Korean company that has been supplying the local market for ~10 years.

I like that the material is heavy and bulky which provides it with its sturdiness. The mount + joystick can be a bit heavy for some if you need to constantly remove them from your desk. But I think the extra weight is an acceptable trade-off for the weight.

It also comes with standard screws so if you lose some, you don’t have to throw the whole thing out. I like this as many custom-built products have this issue.

Compatibility

The mount is compatible with most popular joysticks as well as throttles. This includes the Thrustmaster Warthog, Logitech X52, X55 and X56, Thrustmaster T16000, Thrustmaster T-Flight, Most Virpil sticks and throttles, Thrustmaster MFDs and even some gear shifters.

Keep in mind you will have to buy two of these if you want to use one each for your joystick and throttle.

Comparison with Wheel Stands

Wheel stands are essentially standalone mounts for mounting your steering wheel and pedals and can also be used for joysticks and throttles. The advantage of wheel stands is that they can just be placed on the floor and don’t need to be attached to your desk.

The disadvantage is the higher cost and extra space required. So it eventually comes down to personal choice.

I use both solutions. My steering wheel is attached to my wheel stand and I use desk mounts for joysticks. Using two wheel-stands (one for steering wheel and one for joystick) would make my room just too cluttered.

Final Thoughts

I am not handy enough to make DIY solution and frankly don’t really have the time for that either. Which makes the J-PEIN mount an excellent option for people like who want an out-of-the-box desk mounting solution.

It’s a solid 4.5 out of 5 from me.

J-PEIN (Upgraded): the desk mount for the flight sim game joystick,...
  • Outstanding stability. Heavy and strong mount stably hold your appliance on the optimal place.
  • Smooth and soft finish: Aluminum body frame with anodized surface and Brackets with powder coated...
About the Author

Gary (Flanker)

Gary has been "hard landing" into runways and driving his Mitsubishi Evo off of cliffs since the early 2000s. These days, he spends most of his precious hobby time with his favorite flight, racing and space simulations in VR. He also has an Engineering Degree in Computer Science which helps a lot with his obsession with optimizing PC hardware like CPUs, Graphics Cards, VR Headsets, HOTAS, Racing Wheels etc. for high end sims.