Quickshot was a series of joystick models by the company Spectravideo, which were produced by Bondwell. At the end of the 80s the joysticks were also sold by Bondwell. The Quickshot joysticks are well-known for their characteristic click sound when moving the stick. This results from the click switch with has a clip which is often the reason for the defect of a Quickshot joystick when this clip breaks. The disadvantage of the Quickshot and Quickjoy Joysticks is the relative lack of robustness due to the click switches. With the rising spread of PCs the product range was expanded also to MIDI keyboards and computer mouse.
The Quickshot I and II model series were often copied by other manufacturers. This reflects their popularity. The Quickshot joysticks were the most popular joysticks after the Competition Pro. According to the manufacturer's data, 42 million Quickshot joysticks were sold until 1999.
A low priced joystick, which created a good feeling while playing with the simplest technique. An ergonomically shaped holder with fire button and a second fire button on the console, that lies well in the hand, as well as precise controls withouth notching or clicking are the main reasons for its popularity next to the low price. The disadvantage of this model is its relative lack of robustness.