The Simraceway SRW-S1 Steering Wheel co-developed with SteelSeries, provides a fully customizable driving experience where the steering, shift and pedal controls are in your hands on a free-standing, real-wheel design. The SRW-S1 will work with any major PC racing title, but was specifically designed alongside some of the world’s top Indy Race Car drivers while using the Simraceway online racing platform. Some functionality such as driving aids dials will not be available in some games. A driver is now available on the Support Download page that adds support for the RPM lights in many non-Simraceway games.
Nice one piece steering wheel option for the pc
Pros: Well constructed one-piece steering wheel unit. Plenty of mappable, labeled buttons to utilize for most, if not all, of a particular game's optiions on the wheel. The pedals and shift lever on the back have a nice action and throw to them. Far better than using a gamepad, even ones with analog sticks, to control your vehicle in driving games. Several dials to control steering range and assist options directly on the wheel; and it is clearly stated these may not be able to be utilized in all games, although many off these options can be adjusted within specific games anyway.
Cons: As many online reviews have stated, there is no force feedback. Definitely a nice option to have, however I can overlook the absence of that given the control, not in just in steering but in the ability to better modulate throttle and braking, that the SRW-S1 gives you. There is a threaded metal insert on the back of the unit. If done properly, they could probably very easily offer at add-on force feedback unit that could mount on the back of the steering wheel without too much problem. Evidently the threaded mount on the back is there for use with an optional desk mount as well, although I haven't seen any offered. Although, I'm not sure if possibly force feedback isn't on the unit because maybe it would possibly interfere with the wheel's motion sensors too much.
Other Thoughts: I have read different reviews giving various pros and cons of this unit (lack of force feedback and no desk mount / having to hold the unit up yourself seeming to be the ones mentioned most). If you don't have the space to dedicate to a unit with a seperate steering wheel and pedals, or you don't want to fool with setting up all of that stuff everytime you want to play a driving game on a pc on which you predominately do other things; this is a wonderful unit. Although this occupies a very small, almost non-existent market segment, it is defininetely a very nice offering, should you be interested in a steering wheel control of this type.
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