Summary: I'm quite a big fan of sim racers, especially F1. Needless to say, using a controller was becoming a bother for me, so I decided to get this wheel, since it was cheap and compared to older similar wheels that you can get for the same price, superior. And indeed it is. Even though it uses accelerometers to do the steering and that the wheel pretty much floats about, steering is pretty accurate. It steers smoothly, and I barely notice some jitter here and there, if at all.
Summary: Build quality seems good. Functions as advertised. I'm using it in conjunction with a force feed back steering wheel (g27 by logitech). Interfaces well with games I run (rfactor, iracing, aseto corsa, etc). Have to have proper drivers for some functions to work with some games. Have not used the steering accelerometer steering function but there many reviews covering that aspect. I like it.
Summary: As other reviews have said, this is a well-built wheel. I managed to rig up a mount on my desk for it and that makes it even better. The manual that comes with it mentions an Optional Desk mount available for purchase, but it must be next to the Unicorns because I could not find anything anywhere. The wheel is solid and worked great for iRacing straight out of the box. The RPM LEDs do not work(for iRacing), but they would be distracting anyway.
Summary: I purchased this wheel on a whim after seeing it online. It is surprisingly easy to get used to and it functions well with many different games. It seems to be made well with a decent heft weight and high quality parts. I would definitely recommend this for someone who wanted a wheel but not the setup that goes with it.
Summary: Nice wheel. Not too big and not too heavy. It's a little difficult to reach some of the buttons while also using the throttle and brake paddles (I need larger hands, lol). The game that it's for seems to be pretty good, but the wheel has worked with every driving game I've tried it with so far. The steering is responsive and consistent and the throttle and brake levers have a nice long travel for good control.
Summary: I don't have the space or inclination for a full wheel. I was using an xBox controller and this was a huge step up. Control is precise and it feels solid and well made. Cable is fairly long and made of durable cloth covered shielding. Only complaint is that the shape, while taken from a real Formula template can slip down in your hands.
Summary: The product is a bit on the expensive side ( althought I have paid like $150 for a FFB with pedals, and gas and brake and shifter paddles ). I really DISLIKE having to use Pedals for gas/brake and shortly after Thrustmaster was acquired by Guillemont, there haven't been any good wheels with gas/brake on the wheel. (Dancing on the pedals just wears me out). The paddles seems pretty sturdy. So far, I'm favorably impressed.
Summary: I am entirely happy with this product, and be advised that this review is written from a vefy narrow point of view. I generally do PC flight simulations and avoid "platform gagmes" (X-box, Atari, Sega, whatever....) altogether. As a result my computer is USBd to death with throttles, sticks, pedals, gauges, add-on panels ad nausium. It's really quite pathetic.
Takes some getting used to, but surprisingly good for a compact wheel
15 March 2012
Summary: First thing you'll need to know is that if you've used other wheels (the kind with a fixed base), this one will take some getting used to. It's not attached to anything but a long, sturdy USB chord and relies on accelerometers for sensing input, like a smartphone or a wiimote. This was a little jarring at first, because the wheel doesn't rotate around a fixed axis so feeling position isn't always the easiest.