This was definitely a great purchase. My husband is an Iracer and he ...
30 October 2014
Summary: This was definitely a great purchase. My husband is an Iracer and he had been looking into buying one of these wheels for some time. After we purchased it, he made some modifications so that it would fit his rig, and despite everything he did to it, it works perfectly. He really loves all of the buttons as well, he's programmed some of the non-essential ones to do other things. It's definitely worth it if you enjoy sim racing.
Summary: I bought this wheel after investigating sim racing. It is a REAL alternative to a wheel mounted to a desk and a set of pedals sliding around on the floor. I was very skeptical but the price made it worth the gamble. The SWR-S1 is very well made, worked the first time and works with other simulations. I got it originally for simraceway.com but that game engine does not behave well on my upper middle class laptop. Then I discovered iRacing.com.
Summary: Part of the reason I've always sucked at racing games is the joy of controlling the vehicles with a keyboard or a tinny POS that tried to pass as a wheel. The controllers that clamped on the desk got in the way and were difficult if impossible to calibrate. This wheel does neither--it sits nicely on the desk on either the holder that was part of the package or the points of the rear flaps and the front of the wheel if you were not prescient enough to keep the holder...
Summary: I played using a game pad in the past and was never really interested in a wheel set up. When I saw this online I jumped at that chance to have what filled the bill for me. A game pad that had the look and feel of an F1 wheel. At first it was hard to get used to and very frustrating to learn all of the buttons and shift paddles while holding this wheel in midair.
Summary: It is well thought-out, well-designed, and well-engineered. My one complaint was that it was not entirely "programmable," as I had expected. If you buy this "wheel" to be used in earlier racing games (GPL, NASCAR 2003), you will have to use some third-party software (e.g., JoyToKey.com) to have it accomplish what the manufacturer software should have accomplished in the first place.
Summary: I wanted to try an online game called Simraceway. I tried to use a mouse, and the keypad but didn't get the performance I wanted. In just 15 minutes, I had the SRW-S1 dialed in, and was racing at Watkins Glenn and Indy! Also came with $10 of Simraceway cash, and I was able to purchase a 2012 Dallara chassis with change left over. I recommend it highly.