Reviews and Problems with Saitek R440 Force Feedback Wheel
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The wheel itself is awesome, the software has some kinks
J. Lee "Happy Buyer", Amazon
18 August 2006
Summary: I think that the wheel itself is excellent for the price. I play Richard Burns Rally with it, and it does its job very well. The wheel itself is sturdy. The clamping system for the wheel to stay put on the desk fits almost anywhere in any position, normal or odd. My desk is on a corner and it fits on the corner of my room. The moniter is on the center where this corner is, so usually, most things have trouble fitting, but this fits almost perfectly.
Summary: This wheel is good: it feels in hands more real than Logitech Wingman Force GP and MS SideWinder FF2. Buttons are comfortable; pedals are unusual, but works good and never slips on the floor. But it has *big* problem - drivers (at least, for Win2k). After couple weeks of struggling I've returned it and have bought Logitech Momo Racing Wheel.
Excerpt: "Saitek have created a beast here. Great looks, comfortable wheel, force feedback, what more could you want? The drawback with this is the pedals. They're a bit flimsy, and fall apart when used too much. If, like me flooring the throttle is your favourite pasttime, then forget long races. You'll knacker the steering wheel before you knacker yourself. Good points are the sheer rattle given to your forearms when the thing kicks in. Heavy stuff. And ...