For everyone new to Elite and other space games that wants so spice up their immersion:
How about you try a HOTAS, short for "Hands on Throttle and Stick", and get a complete new gaming experience. There are many options out there but here are some Suggestions:
-First and cheapest variant is the Thrustmaster X (about 45€), great for beginner and people that dont want to pay too much.
-Second option is the Logitech G Saitek x52 (Cohh is using this, about 170€), it offers much more Buttons than the first option.
-Last one is the Thrustmaster Warthog (about 300€), it is for the more enthusiastic gamers out there. It offers high quality with lots of buttons and a pretty heavy feel to it.