Rated 0 out of 10
by TheRealLINWOOD1 Xbox Version of Wii U in a racing wheel???
well it looks like a good concept. but there is already an official racing wheel! It's good in price mind you but it just looks too cheesy. If you want the a top notch racing wheel I highly suggest checking out the Porsche line of racing wheels by fanatec, if your not afraid to spend a little money!
Rated 2 out of 10
by WhisperOfGold A novel toy for beginners
I received this as a gift from my wife for my birthday. I was excited to try it out, being an avid Forza 4 fan. I really liked the look and feel of the controller. However, once I tried using it I believed it to be defective. For example, I could not turn properly while braking, and when correcting for oversteer the controller didn't seem to know I had turned the wheel completely around the other direction. I could turn this controller off and switch to a 'regular' controller in the middle of a race and the 'problems' would vanish. I tried it with several different cars all with different tune setups all with the same bad results. I returned it for a second wheel, but it showed the same characteristics of the first. I was very disappointed because I really wanted it to work. It seems like it would be a fun toy for a novice player, but for a serious player in the top 1% on the leaderboards if completely fails to deliver.
Rated 0 out of 10
by mytjake wheel
microsoft has already release one called the wireless racing wheel.
Rated 9 out of 10 by Daforzadealer aim at the casual gamer with lots of racing exp
i got this because a lot of reviews said it good (except one which was irrelevant), and i have to say it does a bang up job performing like a real racing wheel. i got mine, and been trying it out on forza 4, and it's easy to use once you get the controls down (when you look at the controls though you'll understand why turn 10 decide to use Y as the rewind). as i said this is for the casual racing gamer, it is still miles away from using a controller. for one not enough buttons to replace the ones i'm accustom to use on the controller, but i found the right setup for me. also it's true there is no place to hook up a mic, so use a controller when playing racing games with friends. Tips: to use the wheel on forza 4, start with hot laps and go with a slow car until you feel competent at driving with it, then move to another class. also the simulation steering option was meant for the wheel; it feel more controlled (as i have tried with an actually good racing wheel setup with petals and all on normal steering and it didn't feel right at all).
Rated 10 out of 10 by teleutaia Perfect, simple design.
I purchased this product for Forza Motorsport 4, fearing that the Kinect driving may not be completely satisfying without a controller to back me up. I love that Ill be able to look around, check blind spots and focus where Ill be able to with the Kinect, but I dont know about playing the air steering wheel, so heres where the Speed Wheel comes in. The deisng is great and feels great in your hands, plus responds like a dream. The left trigger, is braking, the right is acceleration. Not too tricky. You can change your view, gears, and get visual cues from the controller as well. Connecting it is simple, though youll have to manually connect it to your xbox for the first time, which is outlined in the instructions. You'll need to install some software from a included disc, but that was me closing the drawer and a quick message telling me my system was up to date. I played the Forza 4 demo and felt in complete control on the track (with the Charger, it took a little getting used to the heavy unibody in the Alps) and managed to win the races I tried. I suggest anyone getting Forza 4 pick this up before the game comes out, otherwise it might be a trick getting a hold of one on game day.
Rated 5 out of 10 by Sixth i don't get it.
Yes I am an old man that still plays games. I have seen many wheels in my time, and this one just doesn't come across and anything new. I don't get it. What's the point in this new wheel? Whats the difference between this wheel and a wired wheel or any other of the past wireless wheels out there? I am not sure that driving games are even something that makes sense on the Kinect since what we really want in a driving game is not air, we want a wheel and we need a wheel that can control every thing we need in a vehicle. Are we really accomplishing anything by adding the Kinect to the mix? Seems to me the Kinect just ends up being a very expensive receiver for just another regular wireless remote.
Rated 4 out of 10 by efhond Good but Bad.
There is a serious lack of affordable racing wheels on the Xbox platform. I thought this would be a good alternative to spending $$$ on finding an older xbox wheel or buying the new fanatac. Unfortunately there are a lot of oversights on this that make it somewhat unusable on games like forza3. The lack of shoulder buttons means it's impossible to tune your cars. additionally there is only one configuration that works for a manual transmission and because there is no clutch input it actually makes racing really frustrating. On the plus side the steering input is accurate and predicable but the designers just left out one two many things.
Rated 9 out of 10 by rellik711 good
i think its pretty good and alot more fun than a standard controller im not very big on racing games and dont see the point for a 250 dollar one so i got this and it works as it says it does its nice small and my only complaint is batterys i want to use a rechargable pack but cannot due to the weird setup of the batteries but other than that its good and also it works amazingly on sonic and sega all stars racing and the forza games and does not need the kinect like alot of people thing it does on youtube it works with most of the original xbox racing games i tried burnout and it worked fine hope this helps
Rated 9 out of 10 by John182 Pretty good
I got this a while ago and I have no complaints, however I prefer the full experience with the peddles and a shifter. It's a really fun cool wheel and since the weight is all in the middle you'll notice it seems as if the middle was attached to something and it doesn't move, it just rotates. This wheel is perfect for Forza because all you have to do is turn it on and Forza will detect it and change the default controls for you to play. It is not a bad wheel but if you want to play seriously and the most accurately you can I would suggest a more complicated wheel such as the Logitech G27
Rated 10 out of 10 by ixxipyroixxi Awesome after some practice.
This is a very good wheel. I've been using it in Forza 4, and after about 3 or 4 races I've finally gotten used to it enough to win. It's pretty responsive, and I haven't noticed any lag time between me and the game. Controls for Forza 4 are slightly changed from a standard controller. A = look back (still functions as 'accept' button). B = handbrake (still functions as 'cancel' button). X = clutch (if you're driving manual w/ clutch). d-pad up = shift up. d-pad down = shift down. Other than that everything is the same. Only problem with it that i have noticed so far is there is no place for a mic.