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Thrustmaster T80 Steering Wheel Review

The Thrustmaster T80 

The Thrustmaster T80

Although being marginally more expensive, the

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Logitech G29/920
offers a myriad of improvements. It delivers force feedback, has an incredible rotation range (1080°, more than some higher-end wheels), and also comes with a bundled two pedalboard. If you’re looking for a beginner wheel, this one is for you.

Logitech G29/920

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Logitech G29/920
  • The definitive sim racing wheel for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4 & PlayStation 3: Realistic steering and pedal action for the latest racing titles
  • Built to last: Durable solid steel ball bearings, stainless steel shifter and pedals and hand stitched leather wheel grip
  • Dual motor force feedback: Realistically simulates the racing experience with smooth, quiet helical gearing. Hall-effect steering sensor
  • Easy access game controls: On wheel D pad, console buttons, paddle shifters and LED indicator lights
  • Responsive floor pedal unit: Accelerate, brake and change gears with the feel of an actual car. Pedal piston sleeves: Polyoxymethylene thermoplastic (POM)
If you’re new to the sim racing world and want a name you can trust from elsewhere, this Logitech wheel is it
Logitech G29/920

There’s a reason the

Thrustmaster T300 RS
will have appeared in all of your searches. It’s more expensive but beloved by the community. It’s beautiful in its design, delivers good force feedback, and often goes on discount. If you’re looking for a step up from the T150 and T80, then consider the G29/920 but also look at the…

Thrustmaster T300 RS

Thrustmaster T300 RS
  • Official Licensed PlayStation 4 & PlayStation 3 High-End Racing Simulator; 1080 degree Force Feedback base featuring an industrial-class brushless motor; Detachable Racing GT Style Wheel
  • Official licensed PS4 / PS3 with automatic recognition by the PS4 system; Official PlayStation 4 buttons included (PS, SHARE, OPTIONS); Internal memory and upgradeable firmware
  • Robust and versatile attachment system; Compatible with all mounts (desks/tables/cockpits/etc.); Realistic: 11" diameter racing wheel featuring a brushed metal central spokes
  • Works with PS5 games
Remember what we said about Thrustmaster numbering? The T300 is even better than the T150 and T80.
Thrustmaster T300 RS

On the border between a mid-range and cheap wheel, we find a fantastic buy for beginners and veteran players alike. The Thrustmaster T300 RS has a brushless force feedback motor, rotates to 1080°, and is officially licensed by Ferrari to give you an 8:10 replica of what you would feel when driving a 599xx EVO. What more could you want?

Conclusion

Stepping up from a controller to a wheel is imperative for an immersive and challenging racing sim experience. Simply put, this is the first step to become a serious virtual driver. The Thrustmaster T80  doesn’t shine in this regard, failing to meet a lot of our goals. That being said, if this is a present for a child or a younger member of the family then the T80 is sure to yield them a lot of fun afternoons racing their favorite car.

Last Updated on July 9, 2021