ButtKicker Review for Sim Racing

With force-feedback wheels, you can feel the racetrack. With a good VR headset or monitor set-up, you can see it. I’m not sure anyone is in any particular hurry to taste a racetrack, but (other than smell) we’re missing one crucial sense that has yet to be satisfied. Sound is incredibly important in terms of … Read more

Thrustmaster TMX Review

The base level in the TMX series, this wheel promises to be a great introductory purchase for those looking to abandon controllers and properly enter the world racing simulators. Will this wheel mange to meet the targets it sets for itself? Will it add accuracy to your game? Precision? Realism? Most importantly, is the TMX … Read more

The 7 Best Fanatec Wheels: Buyer’s Guide

Fanatec direct drive steering wheel for sim racing

Fanatec can’t but be considered as one of the best racing sim wheel producers out there but, within the Fanatec product-line itself, what are the best available wheels? Here’s our guide to 2020s best Fanatec wheels. As a last note, we’re only considering wheels that come with force-feedback (so either “normal” force feedback wheels, or … Read more

Fanatec Podium DD2 Review: Is It Worth $1500!?

Fanatec Podium DD2 direct-drive steering wheel

Direct-drive steering wheels are the ultimate experience in terms of simulation. They not only faithfully translate all your tiniest changes in wheel position to the sim game, but they convey to you unparalleled feedback. From the wetness of the track, to which tires are slightly more worn out, direct-drive sim racing wheels truly put you in … Read more

Fanatec Podium DD1 Review: Worth Every Dollar

Fanatec's force-feedback DD1 steering wheel base

Upgrading from a controller to a force feedback steering wheel base provides an incredible jump in terms of both racing accuracy as well as immersion. Similarly, upgrading from a “normal” steering wheel base to a direct drive wheel base will have you feeling like you’ve abandoned a toy and stepped into a race car. More … Read more

The 7 Best PS5 Racing Setups

The PlayStation 5 is the hottest console on the market right now and thanks to backwards compatibility, there are a broad range of amazing racing games ready to run in UHD at blistering framerates.  More exciting are the upcoming PS5 exclusive racers such as Gran Turismo 7 – which you can prepare for by snagging … Read more

The 7 Best PS4 Racing Setups

The PlayStation 4 has had a long and productive life-cycle punctuated by a number of great titles across all genres of gaming – not the least of which is racing.  Headlined by Driveclub and the Gran Turismo series, the PS4’s racing games pair best with a great wheel and pedal setup; here are the best … Read more

The 5 Best Sim Racing TV Stands

Sim racing TV stands differ from normal TV stands, computer desks or “entertainment centers” in that they are designed to bring the screen to head-level and as close to the user as possible without running into equipment such as a steering wheel.  Today, we’ll be looking at the best sim racing TV stands on the … Read more

The 3 Best Wind Simulators for Sim Racing

While wheels, pedals and seats form the basis of a sim racing rig, you can only go so far in terms of immersion without looking past the digital into more realistic forms of feedback.  High-end commercial simulators have had wind sims for a long time, but great kits are now available for reasonable prices that … Read more

The 3 Best Sim Racing Keyboard Trays

So, you’ve finally got your brand new sim racing cockpit assembled, mounted your gear and adjusted your seat – then sat down and realized you don’t have a place for your keyboard!  Don’t let this happen to you – use our handy guide to the best sim racing keyboard trays on the market, and be … Read more

The 7 Best Direct Drive Wheels: Ultimate Guide

Direct drive steering wheel

If you’ve been playing racing sims for a while, you’ve probably considered upgrading your steering wheel to a direct drive wheel. While direct drive technology is expensive, it delivers smooth and realistic force feedback like none other, making it a must for aspiring sim racers. In this guide, we share the best direct drive wheel … Read more

Is the HTC Vive Good for Sim Racing?

There are a seemingly-unlimited number of VR headsets on the market nowadays, but few have reached the level of sales and praise of the HTC Vive. Entering it’s fifth year of use by virtual reality consumers, the original HTC Vive is no longer in production and has been replaced by a string of improved tech. … Read more

Oculus Rift S Review for Sim Racing

The Oculus Rift S is the latest and greatest product from one of the most recognizable names in VR, and it blows its predecessors out of the water. With dramatic improvements in most meaningful aspects, it blows the original Oculus Rift (aka the Rift CV1) out of the water and even the more-versatile Oculus Quest … Read more

Samsung HMD Odyssey+ Review for Sim Racing

The Samsung HMD Odyssey+ Windows Mixed Reality Headset (which we will here-forward refer to as the Samsung Odyssey for the sake of brevity) is one of many VR headset options to flood the market in recent years. Whereas most of it’s WMR brethren have been discontinued due to low sales as compared to more mainstream … Read more

Logitech G923 Review for Sim Racing

The Logitech G923 TrueForce Sim Racing Wheel – Logitech G923 for short – is a highly versatile sim racing wheel that combines a robust feature set with an attractive, understated design philosophy that fits with with just about any gaming setup – which is great considering it’s compatible with just about any gaming setup as … Read more

RennSport Cockpit V2 Review for Sim Racing

The RennSport Cockpit V2 is a sim racing cockpit from Fanatec that aims to be as close to an all-in-one solution to your mounting and seating needs as possible. It is an undeniably massive leap over the first iteration of the cockpit, due primarily due to the increased customization options and various refinements and improvements … Read more

Thrustmaster TH8A Review for Sim Racing

The Thrustmaster TH8A is a sim racing shifter designed for use with all modern Thrustmaster wheel bases across all major game consoles and PC. While casual racing games certainly don’t require such a specialized accessory, hardcore sim racers know that any potential advantage is worthy of consideration – and being able to quickly and realistically … Read more

Thrustmaster TMX vs T150: Ultimate Comparison

The Thrustmaster TMX and the Thrustmaster T150 are the French peripheral manufacturer’s current entry-level force feedback sim racing wheels for the Xbox and PlayStation console lines, respectively. These wheels exist in an exceedingly competitive tier of racing racing peripherals, going up against the likes of Logitech, Hori and others. While these two Thrustmaster wheels exist … Read more

Thrustmaster TMX Review: Great Value Xbox Wheel

The Thrustmaster TMX Force Feedback racing wheel is an entry level product for burgeoning sim racing enthusiasts who game on PC and/or Xbox consoles. Thrustmaster is among the “old guard” of sim racing peripheral manufacturers, and chances are good that even gamers who have never taken an interest in racing have seen the company’s products … Read more

iRacing Setup: PC, Wheel, Pedals, Graphics, and Cars

iRacing has been the premier online motorsports simulator for years at this point, and the platform seems poised to continue dominating the genre in realism, breadth of content and scope of features for years to come. The developers behind iRacing are well aware that they’ve managed to catch lightning in a bottle with this sim … Read more

Should You Use a Wheel Stand for Sim Racing?

For anyone who takes their sim racing rig seriously -one of the essential ingredients is a wheel stand. Wheel stands are sometimes standalone products, other times built into a chair or integrated into other hardware, but always built from the ground up to securely keep your chosen wheel at arms’ length comfortably. Today, we’re going … Read more

Setup and Calibration Guide for Fanatec Shifter SQ V1.5

Fanatec makes some fantastic sim racing peripherals on the market, and their shifters are no exception.  One of the best things about their products is that they’re highly adjustable and customizable, which is especially awesome for sim racing enthusiasts who know precisely how they want everything tweaked.  Their latest and greatest product, the ClubSport Shifter … Read more

T3PA Pro vs CSL Elite (LC): Ultimate Comparison

Today we’ll be comparing some of the best racing pedals from two leading manufacturers:  the Thrustmaster T3PA Pro and the Fanatec CSL Elite.  This comparison might seem relatively straightforward at first, but it’s actually quite the challenge to nail down which of these is a better product. The CSL Elite is an especially nuanced product … Read more