Rated 1 out of
This is for kids!
the wheel is not what people want to feel like. This wheel only turns 135 degrees each way to make it a total of 270 degrees. A real car has 900 degrees and the is what people in their teens wants.
Date published: 2016-06-28
Rated 4 out of
Great for the price
I regularly play arcade and simracing games, so my basic 2000's racing wheel needed to go. I was looking for a FFB wheel, but ultimately went with this wheel. I was definitely impressed by the build quality, the button positioning, the shifters, pedals, and the overall feel. The rubber grips feel natural and comfortable, the pedals offer good resistance, and the wheel centers without feeling forced. I use this for PC, so the L3 and R3 buttons are mapped to gas and brake, but there are still plenty of buttons that you can map. The only other issues I've noticed are that with some games the D-Pad isn't recognized, and with F1 2013 the pedals act as toggles.
Date published: 2016-05-05
Rated 1 out of
problem only for me?
i bought this a few days ago and i took it home and set it up and everything. i popped in driveclub and started a race. then whenever i tried turning the wheel right... in the game i would turn left. i have no idea why this happens, this is my first racing wheel.
Date published: 2015-12-25
Rated 2 out of
You Get What You Pay For
I wanted a racing wheel peripheral that didn't cost a lot of money, but still performed well. I have to say that this one is okay, but it's not great. I'm now a believer that you get what you pay for. I used this racing wheel for about one day before I returned it.
First off, if you're a serious racing fan then getting a steering wheel should be something on your list of peripherals to get. I noticed that my driving improved a great deal using this device, which made me very happy. I've read good reviews about the T80, and it's a nice entry level device.
However, the problems I was having using it are what prompted me to return it in less than 24-hours. The pedals are too stiff, and I thought it required too much force to accelerate and brake; This in turn caused the the pedals to slip, even on a carpeted floor. The size of the steering wheel isn't too bad, but I have large hands - I found it to feel slightly inadequate in that aspect. The buttons on the steering wheel (L2,L3,R2,R3) shouldn't be positioned there. I found myself accidentally depressing the buttons due to the placement of them; It was very inconvenient.
The other frustrating thing is that there was no manual, or directions on how to adjust wheel sensitivity. I don't know if there is an adjustment for the wheel in-game, but I didn't immediately see anything in the game menus of titles I played (i.e. DriveClub, Project Cars, Gran Turismo 6). This wheel has an awful deadzone, and I couldn't adjust it.
All other aspects of the wheel are nice. I can tell you that I won't mind spending $299 or more on a racing wheel, now that I know how the lower end models are made and function. I personally don't want buttons on the wheel, and prefer them to be mounted near the center. Also, force feedback seems like it would be beneficial to have, in order to feel the road better - along with receiving feedback from the car performance if I'm over/under-steering.
I felt that the steering was solidly built, and that it would be able to withstand prolong use and abuse. There's certainly quality to the device IMO. I also thought it was great that it could be used with both the PS3 and PS4. However, in the end I can't recommend this product. You're better off staying with your console controller, saving up to purchase the more expensive models in the $300-$400 range.
Date published: 2015-08-25
Rated 5 out of
Very nice Product
If you are looking for a steering wheel for a great price that works great here you go , I love the way it attaches to my desk. As far as game functions its flawless... I adjusted the sensitivity of the steering and its spot on .. I use it for Driveclub on my ps4 and Nascar 14 on ps3... If you need a wheel buy this its perfect
Date published: 2015-04-13
Rated 4 out of
Great PS4 Value Wheel
I've been on the fence about purchasing a new wheel for my PS4 since my Logitech will not work on that system. I finally pulled the trigger on the T80 because I just had a very hard time justifying the cost of a T300rs. My Logitech is the DFGT and it's the bomb. Needless to say, the T80 is not as good as the DFGT. That being said however, I was really shocked and happily surprised that this wheel did exactly what I wanted. I play Driveclub and my times were being smashed left and right in just the first day using the wheel. Would an extra $300 for the T300rs bring down my times any further? Probably not by much. It would be even more enjoyable though I'm sure. But that's the point of this review. This wheel makes Driveclub really fun and I'm looking forward to the next set of racers coming out this year.
- Slashes times vs. the controller
- Makes driving super fun
- Firm Brake Pedal
- 240 degree rotation
- No Force Feedback
- No Vibration
- Pedals must be secured somehow to avoid slipping
- 240 degree rotation
Let me talk about the product itself since information is a bit scarce on it.
There is no Force Feedback nor even Vibration for the wheel. While I would love to have both, it's not necessary to achieve the goal of having fun and slashing times. If you can live without these two features then I think you'll be really happy with the wheel.
For some reason all the specs say the wheel has a 12" diameter. Not even close! It's 9 1/2". Smaller than the DFGT at 11". So it's kind of small in the hands. It has a very rubbery feel and overall seems nice.
The wheel only turns 240 degrees which means if your hands are at 9 and 3, you can turn it so your hands are at 1 and 7. I actually like that more than I hate it I think. It means I don't have to turn so hard and I'm finding the sensitivity of small adjustments in steering are fine. I have unsuccessfully navigated tight turns but I don't know that having more rotation would have helped or not.
The wheel uses a bungie cord instead of Force Feedback. It's got a nice consistent tension on it and I like it a lot more than I thought I would.
Lots of complaints about the pedals on the net. The pedals are much firmer than the DFGT. You have to push reasonably hard for the gas pedal. I'd like that to be much less forceful since it's usually all the way down! The brake pedal though is even firmer and that's actually nice. I can rest my foot on it and not have it depress so it's actually a bit more comfortable to drive than the DFGT from that aspect. The pedals have no grip on the bottom so they will slide a bit or a lot depending on your style. Find a way to anchor them and you'll be good.
I'm sure I'll always be thinking about having a T300rs but what I really need is a wheel to slash times and this is fitting the job.
Oh, and one word about the sensitivity settings you may read about. Those ONLY come into play for games that don't recognize the wheel as a driving wheel. Thrustmaster calls it Race Mode vs. Game Mode. Driveclub sees the wheel as a wheel so nothing needs to be done. Most other games, NFS, Gran Turismo, etc. will not see it as a wheel and you have to simulate it like a controller. In THAT mode (Game Mode) is where you have to change the Sensitivity settings. So Project Cars, Driveclub, The Crew etc. will require no adjustments.
If you've been sitting on the fence, you know what a wheel can do for your enjoyment and times, and you are too snobby, pick up this item and I think you'll be happy.
Date published: 2015-02-26
Rated 4 out of
Great for price. Be sure to change the settings.
I bought this wheel with some money that I got for Christmas. When I first brought the wheel home, I plugged it into my PS3, (following the instructions), and started Gran Turismo 6. As soon as my car loaded onto the track, I found that the wheel had a massive deadzone. I had to turn it about 2 inches before the car would even start to turn. Also, the pedals weren't working right. When I stepped on the gas or the brake all the way, it only registered as about 75% throttle/brake in game. I was ready to take it back when I figured I should read the owner's manual, which shows that the wheel has 3 sensitivity settings. I changed the sensitivity to the most sensitive setting by holding down both shifting paddles and pressing "up" on the d - pad (twice). Now the wheel works great and there isn't really a deadzone at all. The peddles corrected themselves when I unplugged them and then plugged them back in. Now they work great too. Chances are people just didn't take the time to read the owner's manual and play around with the settings. I have played Gran Turismo 6, Test Drive Unlimited 2, Need for Speed Most Wanted, and Need for Speed Rivals with the T80, and it works great with all of them. I also like the clamp that comes with the wheel. It is very sturdy, and the wheel doesn't move around at all. So, if you don't want to spend $500 on a T500, give the T80 a try.
Date published: 2015-01-12
Rated 4 out of
great budget wheel
love the wheel but the pedals slide around, the pedal base has a rubber bottom but dose not have enough weight to stop it from moving.
Date published: 2014-11-30