After close to 28+ years of selling Reconditioned Atari Carbon dot and Gold CX52 Joysticks, we have finally run out of the Atari CX52 Joystick cores to rebuild, we got out of the local Sunnyvale Atari warehouses years ago.  Any Atari 5200 owner who has purchased our Best CX52 Gold Joysticks, 1 to 15+ years ago from us, knows that they are now lifetime upgraded CX52 Joysticks and you do not need any spare old / used CX52 Joysticks to keep as possible back up controllers.  We are asking you to send us any old / used / extra Atari CX52 Joysticks you have.  Keep them from going into a land fill and recycle them so another deserving Atari 5200 owner like yourself will have the same fun / lifetime use of a Best CX52 Gold upgraded Joystick that you have.  If you like Best will credit you a $6 credit per sent in CX52 complete controller core for a current Gold CX52 Joystick order or future Atari Purchase / order to Best Electronics.


Ray D. of PA.  Ray purchased a complete set of Best Upgraded Atari CX30-S5 Paddles with our S5 Super Pots and 2 extra Best CX30-S5 replacement Super Pots to upgrade a set of old Atari CX30 Paddles he had.  "I got a chance to play around with the paddles, and they are awesome!  Thank you very much! I’ll be sending in another order shortly"


Jason W. of PA  Jason placed his 1st ever two Atari orders at the same time with Best Electronics.  We split them into two separate Atari orders.  One Mail in order for two Best CX52 Recondtioned / Upgraded Gold Joysticks exchange program.  Jason sent in 2 old Atari CX52 Joysticks and 2 more extra old CX52 Joystick cores and got a $6 per extra non exchange CX52 core credit off the total exchange order cost toward the two CX52 Gold Joysticks Jason ended up.  He also wanted to rebuild / upgrade 2 old non working Atari CX40 Joysticks he had.  He ordered 2 Best Atari CX40 Joystick Gold Rebuild kits (Best CX40 Gold Lifetime PCB board and the New just released Best designed CX40 Super handle), 2 Bests new upgraded CX40 Lifetime Silicon boots and a Best Rev. 10 all Atari Catalog.  "Thank you!  I received both orders and was anxious to test everything out.  It made it’s was to PA at lightning speed. Love the packaging, the Atari tape!  Everything is wonderful – cannot believe what a difference your redesigns have made to both these controllers (CX40, CX52).  My CX40s buttons" (end of the center CX40 Fire button (which Best is sold out of) tit was worn down and would not make proper contact with new Best CX40 PCB board Gold plated dome contacts.  Jason used the Best CX40 fire button Tech Tip at the Best Web site on how to correct this Atari CX40 fire button problem) "wouldn’t press down because the bump was worn down, but I took about 5 layers of scotch tape and made a dot through a hold punch, put it n the center of the dome, and we are in luck.  That thousandths of an inch makes all the difference.  Received and loved the catalog.  I cannot believe the attention to detail you pay, and it really makes all the difference.  Look forward to my next purchase…..


Ian H. of Canada.  "I recently ordered a CX40 joystick that was upgraded with the gold pcb board and silicon boot. (price was $39.95).  I am very happy with this joystick!  I am looking to purchase another one."


Aaron C. of AR  Aaron did not have an old Atari CX52 Joystick to do Bests CX52 Joystick exchange program, so he went with an outright buy of a Reconditioned / Upgraded CX52 Gold lifetime Joystick.  "I received the controller today, plugged it in, fired up my and was VERY happy with the performance.  The old joysticks I've had never worked as well as the one I ordered from you.  I didn't realize how much of the games I was missing without a fully operational controller.  The tips on extending that controller life are very helpful and the additional reading material is nice as well.  I'll be looking it over today.  I was amazed at how fast it shipped!  Only two days to get from California to Arkansas.  I really thank you for all your help and amazing customer service.  I will definitely recommend Best Electronics to other Atari fans/owner and will be ordering from you again."


David P. of FL  "I want to sincerely thank you guys for the two CX52 Atari 5200 controllers with the Gold dot revisions that I purchased from you around 2006.  When I received them they were great, and outperformed my original controllers even when they were brand new.  Around 2010, the Atari went into storage, kids were into their own systems and it wasn’t getting any fair play.  Now, my “kids” are young adults and they were feeling nostalgic and asked about the Atari, so I pulled it out of storage, hooked it up and the controllers worked flawlessly as soon as they were plugged in!  I feel this is a testament to the quality craftsmanship that Best Electronics put into both the design of the upgrade parts as well as the workmanship invested in the controller rebuild process.  Many thanks!!!"  30+ year Atari 5200 History has shown, if David went with the Carbon dot version freshly rebuilt CX52 Joysticks back in 2006, they would of gone bad after 4 to 5 years of storage.


Zach R. of WI   Zach took advantage of Bests Atari CX52 5200 Joystick Exchange program.  He sent in two old non working Carbon Dot CX52 Joysticks for 2 Reconditioned / Upgraded Best CX52 Lifetime Gold Joysticks.  "Just wanted to let you know I got the controllers back today and they’re working well.  Thank you for the super fast turnaround time and service"


Will of L. of FL   Will contacted Best because he had an old Atari 7800 CX24 Slim line Joystick that was not working well.  He read all of the information on Best's CX24 New Gold Lifetime board set (that uses the same Gold Dome contract technology, used on the very popular Best Lifetime CX40 Joystick Gold internal PCB boards) and wanted to order them.  Although Will only had one  old Atari CX24 Joystick to rebuild, he went ahead ordered two sets (our Min. order for the New CX24 Gold Lifetime upgrade boards) of them.  "I don't know how I received it so quickly but I actually found it in my mailbox after work. I threw the new parts in my stick and it's so crisp. A 7800 stick in good working order is surprisingly good. Thank you for engineering and carrying replacement parts for such a niche product and the rapid product delivery!  Mark me down as very satisfied, when I have the budget I'll be ordering 2600 stick parts for sure!" 


Brain G. of WA.  Brain was about ready to place another Atari order with Best and he said:  "I recently purchased an improved set of paddle controllers" (Bests Atari CX30-S5 Paddles upgraded Best 2nd gen. CX30 lifetime Super Pots) "from you and they work great!  I broke all my previous paddle game high scores very quickly".


Mark H of DE.  Mark just ordered one of Best's 7800 CX24 Reconditioned / Upgraded with Best's new CX24 Gold Lifetime internal board set, to replace a stock always going bad Atari CX24 Joystick.  In 2016 Mark ordered one of Best Reconditioned / Upgraded Gold Lifetime CX52 5200 Joysticks "Best Electronics does it again! I received my CX-24 controller today and I have to confess I never liked playing my 7800 because the controllers I had were so bad. (I never knew any better)  Today I found out how good it should be, this controller is amazing. Can not say enough positive things about Best products and service. My 5200 Best controller still rocks having had it since 3/16."                                     


Colton M. of Canada   Colton contacted Best looking for a pair of Atari CX30 Paddles.  We told Colton we had Atari CX30 Paddles upgraded with Bests New 2nd Generation (five lifetimes worth of normal use) S-5 Atari Paddle Super Pots.  "I have now received the order, and I must say I am very impressed.  The paddles are of a ridiculously high quality - it has been a real pain for me to find decently reliable paddles lately, and now I think my search is over!  Keep up the good work, if any of my buddies are looking to get into the retro-gaming scene, I know where to send them!  Thanks again!"


Chris T. of FL  Chris purchased one of Bests CX40 Joysticks upgraded with the Best CX40 Gold Lifetime PCB board and the new 2016 Best Lifetime CX40 Silicon Joystick boots.  This is Chris's 2nd feedback comment to Best  "Just wanted to let you know that I received my order for a Best CX40 joystick and it is everything I thought it would be! Great job on making these better. Ill be ordering another one soon."


Mark W. of MA  Mark ordered 2 sets of Best's CX30-S5 Atari Paddles upgraded with Best's S5 (5 lifetimes use) CX30 Super Pots and 2 of Bests CX40 Gold 3rd generation Lifetime CX40 Joystick internal PCB boards.  "Got the order and promptly upgraded my joysticks with the new PCB's, WOW!  All my childhood memories of fighting against ailing joysticks just vanished like a dream.  Tested the CX30 paddles with Warlords and am equally impressed.  They are utterly smooth and perfect, better than anything I can recall as a child!  Thanks again for all your hard work in making these improvements a reality.  I mean that sincerely"


Dan C. of PA.   Dan ordered a set of Atari CX30-S5 Paddles upgraded with Bests S-5 Super Pots (5 lifetimes with of normal use).  "Goods arrived today.  Go right to the acid test: Kaboom! Oh my god these feel glorious!  Now I suck as bad as I did 35 years ago and it feels wonderful. Many thanks"


Danny V. of FL  Dan purchased one reconditioned Atari CX24 Joystick Upgraded with Bests New 2016 CX24 Lifetime Gold board set.  "I absolutely love the CX-24 Gold upgrade joystick! The CX-24 is actually a pleasure to use now!  I will be buying an additional CX-24 soon. Good job!"


Stephen W. of WA  Stephen ordered one of Bests reconditioned CX24 Joysticks upgraded with Bests CX24 Gold lifetime PCB sets.   "I received the joystick today, thanks for the fast shipping! It's so much better than the original."


Howard Z. of Canada  Howard ordered 2 of Best CX40 Joysticks upgraded with Best CX40 Gold lifetime PCB board.  "Your joysticks arrived today and they are AMAZING. People can talking about the leaf switch sticks or micro-switched sticks, but yours are truly the best. The short throw, and the responsiveness are unparalleled.  It's like everything you loved about the old CX-40, but without the weaknesses of the old CX-40. Thank you so much! I am sure I will be ordering more products from you."


Jim R. of MD  Jim ordered some new Atari 2600 Joystick and Atari 5200 Joystick replacement ports.  He also got two new Atari CX40 Joysticks that had been upgraded with Best CX40 Lifetime Gold PCB boards.  "I received the joysticks today.  I can honestly say I am blown away by the quality of these sticks!  Does the world know you sell these? Anyone who has any interest in 2600 gaming would be thrilled to know these are available!  Your CX40 Joystick upgraded with best lifetime Gold PCB board are nothing short of spectacular !!!  You've reinvigorated my gaming experience!  My advise to anyone contemplating buying something from eBay... Don't bother... Go with BEST!!!!"


Mike S. of OR  For his 1st Atari order from Best, Mike purchased two upgraded Atari CX40 Gold Lifetime Joysticks, 1 each New Atari CX78 Joypad and New Best Atari Light Gun.  "Playing games with the upgraded CX40’s is a revelation and the CX78 pad was an appreciated recommendation… I’ll be after another one in the future.  There will be no more blaming the controllers in my household, that’s for sure."


Owen S. of CO  (Owens third Best feed back comment)   "Both the Jaguar and 7800 games look and sound great! Owen bought a New in the box Atari Jaguar console and a Best Electronics Reconditioned / Upgraded 7800 with Composite Video out and 7800 Euro Operating System Modification.  "I am very happy with both systems, all the games and for opting to go with the CX-34 joysticks as recommended; they feel unlike any other joystick I've ever used: quite responsive and precise and a bit more comfortable and easier to hold than the CX-40s.  Heresy (not) I say!  : ) I am very glad to have the CX-34s over CX-24s. Thank you again for your time and help."


 Keith C. of TX  "Hello Best Electronics, I am sending this message to say how unbelievably happy I am with my purchase from you. The 5200 controller is simply amazing!!!"  Bests Reconditioned / Upgraded Gold Dot CX52 Joystick with the New 2nd Gen. Tactical Fire buttons.  "It is immaculate and plays flawlessly! The 7800 controller is awesome!"  Atari CX78 Joypad  "No more arthritis pain from the dreaded ProLine(PainLine) controllers.)" CX24 Atari Joystick "Had a lot of fun with Mario Bros. Thank You Best Electronics! You made my day with these controllers and a happy gamer! You got yourselves a future customer! BTW you told me I would get my order by this Friday. And I got it today on Monday!?!?!? Lightning fast!! Thanks for everything!!! You guys are simply THE BEST!!! I will recommend all my retro gaming friends to you! THANKS A MILLION GUYS!!! A+++++++++++++++:-)" 


Benjamin H. of TX  Benjamin got one of Best Atari new Jaguar Power pad and adapter cable to other Atari systems Combo special. "For anybody who prefers a joypad style controller for playing Atari, it really doesn't get any better than the slick and ergonomic Atari Jaguar controller pad from the 1990's. I haven't played a Jaguar since 1998, so I had completely forgot how comfortable the Atari Jaguar pad feels in adult hands. The pad moves extremely smoothly and the buttons offer a nice solid feel. I was able to achieve much higher scores on Pitfall II and Keystone Kapers using the Jag pad, and it feels as solid and as comfortable as it always did back in the 90's. Awesome build quality on the adapter cable as well, so glad to be able to use a great joypad-style controller for when a particular Atari game calls for it!"

The Atari CX77 Touch Tablet is an Art and Graphics Controller that is plugged into a Joystick port and designed for use with the Atari 8 bit Computers (400, 800, 600XL, 800XL,1200XL, 65XE, 130XE and XE Game machine).  You can Draw or Trace pictures with the CX77 Stylus, a pen or even your finger.  You have your choice of 8 brush widths with 128 Computer Generated Colors with 8 brightness levels.  Create Automatic Circles, Squares, Discs, Boxes, draw perfect Circles, Squares, Rays and Straight lines, draw a series of Connected Straight lines, Mirror Images, Fill objects, Erase objects, Magnify to eight times normal size any portion of your Atari Touch Tablet Drawings.  Pictures drawn on your Atari CX77 Touch Tablet can be saved to an Atari Cassette or Atari 810, 1050 or XF551 Disk Drive.  You can also load The Popular Micro Illustrator Program drawn Pictures on the CX77 Touch.

  Old Atari 8 Bit Owners will remember the early Kola Drawing Pad with the smaller drawing surface.  The Atari CX77 Touch Tablet was Atari's Answer to the Kola Pad a couple of years latter with many New Improvements over the original Kola Drawing Pad.  The only draw back with the Atari CX77 was when they were released 10 to 15 years ago, they were always in short supply in the US.  Many Atari 8 bit uses never saw one or only saw pictures of them only.   We found these Rare New Atari CX77 Touch Tablets in an Atari Warehouse in Holland.  The labels on the Pallets of them, said they came from the Atari Warehouse in Italy!!  Best Electronics spent the time and money and re-imported then back into our US Warehouse from Holland.  The Atari CX77 Touch Tablet comes with Drawing pad surface Protective Mylar cover sheet (Spare Protective covers are available from Best), Stylus Pen, AtariArtisit Cartridge and 21 Page Owners Manuals.



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