PS3 HKS Racing Controller
HKS RACING CONTROLLER... FINALLY!!
I was lucky enough to have tested this HKS Racing Controller with "Ridge Racer" over at the E3 Expo this past June, and this certainly is ANY racing enthusiast's dream controller! It has pressurized acceleration/brakes (for drifting) right on the controller, it has an auto re-centering steering wheel, a light up digital pressure gauge reader, and the booth dude told me that it works with ANY racing game! How cool is that? Can't wait to get my hands on it!!
Great concept and fun, but lacks gas precision.
The concept is absolutely awesome. As an avid racing game fan for many years, this controller is long overdue. I really do like the controller. I find that my turns are substantially smoother, allowing the car to maintain its speed through turns. It has also inspired my girlfriend to re-try GT5 and she enjoys it now due to the controller's ease of use.
BUT I have a huge problem with the controller which is forcing me to return the product.
pushing to 30% travel of the "gas pedal" or "x" on the controller
100% of "gas " in GT5.
So the steering is great but the gas and possibly the brake need some work. I tried to contact Eagle3 to ask questions about this issue, but they do not offer a phone # on their site. I guess they will find out my opinion about their product when it gets returned to them. I will, however, re-buy it when those issues are addressed.
Summary - It is a great product for beginners and casual racers. Serious racers that cannot go the steering wheel route might want to wait for the fix or suck it up and deal with the gas issue which is too big for me to overlook.
I had a chance to use this controller a short time ago and it was amazing. The sensativity of the "steering wheel" was awesome. I could be more precise in my cornering and finished in higher positions in games on demo that I have personally, using a regular controller. I hate using the steering wheel controllers that cost an arm. I feel this is a great alternative. I will be getting one first day. Whenever that is.
A Must Get Controller for GT5!!!
I got this controller the first day it came out and I'm in love with this crazy controller, at first I thought it might not look so comfortable but after I bought it and played with it then it totally changed my mind! Especially the wheel, brake pedal, and gas pedal on your thumbs! The wheel really enhances turning ability and it's very different and a lot easier than using analog stick. As for Gas and brake pedals, they do help you to control the acceleration, it's way better than using L2 and R2 or X and [ ]. It is not wireless but 10' wire is all you need!! If you don't pick one yet and still concern about it..... don't be it worth every penny!!
HOLDS A STEADY RACING LINE IN GRAN TURISMO 5
I first picked this up because of its compatibility with all racing games, not just good for GT5. After racing with it for 60 hours, the value is in the side by side racing pedals on the face, the placement allows one (1!) thumb to control both the acceleration and brakes. (Instead of left index finger and right index finger) This allows for the heel/toe technique of real life drifting, through corners, holding a solid racing line, and shaving time off my lap. This gains the advantage in online races on PSN. Right on!
Perfect for the price.
Don't get me wrong, this controller is perfect for anyone who can not afford a wheel or simply just for the people who don't have room for a wheel. The only flaw that this controller has is that you have to get use to it. Other wise it's perfect!
i just might get it around the time i get GT5.. i gotta do more research though.. dont want it to turn out to be a horrible controller while playing.
A MUST HAVE FOR RACING ENTHUSIASTS!!
I was able to get my hands on this HKS Racing Controller finally, and it is a dime piece!! It has analog pressured gas & break petals which gives it a superb racing feel while playing GT5. I'm thoroughly impressed with the unique controlled steering wheel with an auto-recentering snap back, which all but replicates a real driving simulation as well! A real unique feature is the digital pressure reader, which shows me how much acceleration I am applying and releasing. So far, I only have 1 racing game, but this controller comes with a race mode switch, which will allow me to use it for other racing titles I intend on purchasing! To keep it short... this is by far my best accessory investment yet!!
Its not wireless
Gee, everybody has forgotten to add one thing that many want to know about, (most likely on purpose), is that its "Not Wireless" epic fail even before its released.
Good alternate to mounted wheels
Ok picked it up for 19.99 so even if i felt disappointed with its quality or function i was going to keep it otherwise i mean its different than a regular DS3.Analog and buttons are sub par steering wheel is great gas and brake pedals have a bit too much tension.Ya and so i read some other reviews that the throttle wasn't matching GT5 throttle so instead of setting the remote to gt mode on the back set it to nfs mode and it fixes that concern.GOOD BUY