Xbox 360 Wireless Speed Wheel
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!
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.
microsoft has already release one called the wireless racing wheel.
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.
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
Great for racing games. I have played F1 2011, Dirt 3, Nascar the game 2011, and Forza 3 so far on it. It works great. I own the actually wireless steering wheel that microsoft put out and if I want to go hardcore then I use that. Therefore the wheel is for causual and almost hardcore racing gamer. But I got to say F1 2011 fits it perfect because that is pretty much the style of the steering wheel.
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).
great controller, like the design and feel
Great controller for racing games, has a comfortable feel and like the design. Like the fact your not restricted to having the wheel set on a platform or table.
This is a great wheel.
This wheel works great and is a lot more responsive then i thought it would be... i play my forza 3 and from the cockpit view, the wheel turning actually matches the drivers turning. Its very light weight and easy to use even though the controls have to be adjusted and some things need to be compromised. The two issues i have is that there aren't enough buttons to be able to drive manual and have a handbrake at the same time in forza and that you cant plug in a microphone to it so voice communication is not possible. Other then that, the wheel is really good and better then i expected it to be.
Looks Awesome and Fun
I'm so excited for this because I love racing games and all i have wanted for microsoft to release is a driving wheel.