Conclusion: In this section I am going to write a brief five point summary on the following categories; Performance, Appearance, Construction, Functionality and Value. These views are my own and help me to give the SteelSeries SRW-S1 Steering Wheel a rating out of 10. A high score does not necessarily mean that it is better than a similar steering wheel set, which has been reviewed by another writer here at Benchmark Reviews that may have got a lower score.
Pros: Very sensitive to movement, Good tactile response from buttons and gear shift paddles, Brake and accelerator are pressure sensitive, Very authentic looking, Very comfortable to hold, Excellent build quality and finish, Adequately weighted (not to heavy or light)
Cons: Only fully functional in Simraceway, Free floating design increases fatigue, Steep learning curve, Shift LED's are extremely bright, Not something you could really use for an extended period of time
Excerpt: Shortly before Christmas, SteelSeries and Ignite Technologies announced a new PC controller directly aimed at racing enthusiasts who want to get the most out of their racing simulators without breaking the bank. The Simraceway SRW-S1 Steering Wheel is a direct result of the partnership between peripheral juggernaut SteelSeries, and Ignite Technologies’ experts at the Simraceway Performance Driving Center at Infineon Raceway.
Excerpt: Subtle the SteelSeries Simraceway SRW-S1 Steering Wheel certainly isn't. Taking its cues more from the professional steering wheels found in Formula 1 cars than from your average Skoda, this wheel is awash with buttons and dials.