Fanatec CSL Elite: Best Budget Wheel Base (Review)

The Fanatec CSL Elite wheel base is a fantastic middle ground between regular sim racing wheels and direct drive wheels. It provides stronger, more accurate force feedback than your average wheel, at just a fraction of the price of a direct drive system. In this article, we’ll review the CSL Elite in-depth, including what features … 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 2021’s best Fanatec wheels: Best Fanatec Wheels of 2021 Top Pick – CSL Elite WRC Runner-Up – CSL Elite BMW GT2 Best for … Read more

The 8 Best PS4 Racing Wheels: Ultimate Guide

The PlayStation 4 has had a long and productive lifecycle 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 racing wheel setup. Here are the best on … Read more

The 7 Best PS5 Wheels for Sim Racing: Buyer’s Guide

Sony has finally dropped their PlayStation 5 console after what feels like eons of wild anticipation, and it seems to be living up to the hype so far. Perhaps the most-praised aspect of the new PS5 system is the dramatically-improved DualShock 5 controller, but one thing the new pad doesn’t excel at is providing an … Read more

Logitech G29 vs Thrustmaster T300 RS: Which Is Better?

The Thrustmaster vs Logitech debate has arguments for both sides, but to compare the two brands effectively, you really need to look at specific products. The Thrustmaster T300 RS and Logitech G29 are two of their most popular wheels, but which of the two is better? We think the Thrustmaster T300 RS is definitely the … Read more

The 15 Best Sim Racing Wheels: Ultimate Guide

Logitech G29 steering wheel for sim racing

The beauty of sim games is the immersion they offer. Few things feel as satisfying as a last corner overtake after a hard fought battle on that one Grand Prix you always have trouble with. This guide will look at the top rated steering-wheels on the market right now, what their main pros are, and … Read more

Fanatec CSL Elite vs Thrustmaster TS-PC: Which to Choose

The Fanatec CSL Elite and Thrustmaster TS-PC are a pair of great wheels that offer similar features and specs, upgradability paths and stellar build quality. Either is a great buy for serious sim racers, but we think the Fanatec CSL Elite takes the cup here. CSL Elite vs Thrustmaster TS-PC: Technical Specs CSL Elite TS-PC … Read more

Thrustmaster TX vs TMX: Ultimate Comparison

Thrustmaster has been in the game for a long time and they’ve made wheels for every game console in recent memory.  As for their Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S offerings, the choice comes down to the TX and TMX wheel sets.  While the TMX is a solid offering for casual racing fans or those … Read more

Thrustmaster TMX: Budget Xbox Wheel (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

Fanatec ClubSport V2.5 : Best Belt-Driven Wheel? (Review)

Fanatec's ClubSport V2.5 Wheelbase

If you’re looking for an affordable, but high-quality wheel base for a personalized racing setup, Fanatec has the product just for you. Their ClubSport V2.5 wheel base offers extensive compatibility and customizability, without the four-figure pricetag of a direct-drive wheel. What to Consider Before Buying a Wheel Base The first thing that should be noted … Read more

The 7 Best Cheap Sim Racing Wheels: Buyer’s Guide

Cheap steering wheel for racing simulator

Sim racing wheels can set you back hundreds of dollars, but the good news is that there are more and more affordable optionson the market Sure, they won’t have all the top-tier features that you may find in expensive wheels, but you’ll still see a serious jump in immersion with these solid purchases. Without further … 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 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

Fanatec Podium F1 Review: Is This the Best F1 Wheel?

The Fanatec Podium Racing Wheel F1 is a high-end sim racing wheel that is loaded with advanced tech such as a direct drive force feedback system and meant to take gamers’ performance to the highest levels possible. Officially licensed for PlayStation 4 (and by extension, PlayStation 5) as well as PC, the Fanatec Podium Racing … 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

Thrustmaster Ferrari F1 Wheel Add-On Review for Sim Racing

The Thrustmaster Ferrari F1 Wheel Add-On is a specialized racing wheel rim designed to be used with the company’s T500, T300, and TX racing wheel series. This officially licensed wheel is a full-size replica of the Formula 1 Ferrari 2011 racing wheel, solidifying its status a collector’s item in addition to the the functional appeal … 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

The Ultimate Guide to Direct Drive (DD) Wheels

Direct drive racing wheels have been around for some time now and they keep growing in popularity amongst sim racing enthusiast circles as they become more widely available. Consumers and reviewers alike praise the racing experience provided by these wheels, but many remain out-of-the loop regarding the underlying technology, use cases and inherent value of … Read more

Thrustmaster Direct Drive Wheel: Release Date + Alternatives

Way back in 2016, rumors were swirling among sim racing enthusiast forums that Thrustmaster was preparing to announce that they were working on their first-ever direct drive racing wheel. Shortly after these rumors began to circulate, Kazunori Yamauchi of Polyphony Digital (developers of the Gran Turismo series of PlayStation console racers) confirmed that Thrustmaster was … Read more

Setup and Calibration for Fanatec Wheels (CSL/ClubSport/DD)

Fanatec has been steadily increasing their share of the racing sim peripheral market in recent years and it’s easy to see why – they offer a diverse array of enthusiast-grade products that, while a bit pricey, offer a great value proposition due to their quality engineering and exhaustive feature sets. It stands to reason that … Read more

AccuForce Pro V2 vs Fanatec Podium DD1: Ultimate Comparison

When serious sim racing fans go shopping for the best direct drive wheel bases, chances are high that their search will narrow to the following two products:  the SimXperience AccuForce Pro V2 and the Fanatec Podium DD1.  Both of these high-end machines are designed for uncompromising performance over many years of regular use, and although … Read more

Fanatec CSL Elite vs Thrustmaster T300 RS: Which to Choose

The Fanatec CSL Elite and Thrustmaster T300 RS are both great intermediate sim racing wheels, boasting excellent force feedback and admirable build quality. The question is, which is the better wheel? The Thrustmaster 300 RS is a steal for beginners or those on a tight budget. However, the CSL Elite is the clear winner in … Read more

The 7 Best Xbox Series X Racing Wheels: Ultimate Guide

The Xbox Series X consoles are finally here, and it launched with arguably the most robust lineup of racing games of any game console to date. While the new Series controller somehow manages to be even better than the nearly-perfect pad that dropped alongside the Xbox One, it doesn’t hold a candle to a great … Read more

AccuForce Pro V2 Review: Cheap Direct Drive

The AccuForce Pro V2 has been lauded multiple times not only by us but by a myriad of other reviews out there. It’s a powerful direct drive wheel that promises standards as close to perfection as possible. Precision, realism, immersion, power, these are all cornerstones of what a direct drive wheel is supposed to offer … Read more

Simucube 2 Pro: Direct Drive Excellence (Review)

There comes a time in which all racing sim pilots will look for an upgrade. Force feedback wheels do a lot to help immerse you in the racing world, but they simply don’t reach the same levels you otherwise would with a direct drive wheel, and there’s plenty of them to choose from. Today we’re … Read more

Simucube 2 Ultimate Review

The Simucube 2 Ultimate’s philosophy is a simple one: “only the best is good enough”. When you decide to make a switch from normal force feedback wheels to direct drive ones, this is something that you should definitely keep in mind. Seeing as direct drive wheels can be pretty expensive, you want the best possible … Read more

Fanatec CSL Elite vs ClubSport 2.5: Head-to-Head

Fanatec offers a wide variety of products, and sometimes it’s hard to choose between them. For many, this is exactly the case when it comes down to two of their most notable wheel bases: the Fanatec CSL Elite, and the ClubSport 2.5. Today, we’ll compare them. With its powerful force feedback and robust aluminium build, … Read more

Fanatec Podium DD1 vs DD2: Head-to-Head Comparison

The Fanatec Podium DD1 and Fanatec Podium DD2 are both top-rated products in our guide to the best direct drive wheel bases on the market. Although the DD2 is the successor of the DD1, Fanatec continues to manufacture both wheel bases today, which begs the question: what are the differences and which of the two … Read more

Thrustmaster T80 Steering Wheel Review

Thrustmaster T80 Steering Wheel and Pedals

The presents itself as an entry-level steering wheel for racing simulators. Changing from a controller to a steering wheel is almost essential if you want to elevate your experience from a racing game to a racing sim. For this reason, we researched whether the T80 is a product that fulfills these goals, or whether you … Read more

The Ultimate Guide to Open Sim Wheel (OSW)

Servo motor to be used for Open Sim Wheel

Sometimes you want to be a racing driver and an engineer. Sometimes you feel like you have more in common with Niki Lauda than you do with Hamilton. If you see yourself in either of those two categories, then building an Open Sim Wheel might be for you.  What Is Open Sim Wheel? Open Sim … Read more