Everything There Is To Know About the Xbox: Technology, Games, Accessories and What's At Stake

Steering Wheels

Saitek Adrenalin Wheel

With its graphics capacity, the Xbox will certainly be a console with many car games. Already games like Project Gotham and Nascar Thunder justify the purchase of a steering wheel for, I can't say it enough, a car is driven with a steering wheel and not with a control pad. Saitek offers two steering wheels. The Adrenalin Wheel for $45 and the Adrenalin Free Pedals for $35. Forget the Free whatchamacallit thing. It's the same as the other without pedals. Since the speed shifting throttles are digital and take over the acceleration and braking functions, you won't have any sensitivity or inferior feeling to that felt with the controller's triggers! The other steering wheel is an exact copy of the PC version. It looks rather strange, and the steering wheel's long arms result in a weird position. The steering wheel can be placed on your knees or affixed to a table with the accessory provided. The anchor proves to be stable. The pedal board is also weird with pedals that are fastened like on a real car.

In practice, the position is a little tiring for the feet. Also, by default, the pedals are reversed, which means that in Nascar you have to accelerate with the left foot. The sensitivity and movement are well made. The steering wheel feels good in the hands, and it's precise. The drawback spring is still a little spongy, however. As with the controller, the steering wheel is supposed to transmit the collisions using vibrations, but these are too weak. On the other hand, the steering wheel recaptures the Xbox's directional cross and buttons for easy navigation between the races. In summary, this steering wheel correctly meets its function, even if some ergonomic problems remain.

  • wow nice but i think xbox will always stand on the cool chart and it's ultra easy but thing is i will try to buy rights and stuff from Microsoft of the original xbox so i can work on it to help give it improvements to it gui plus concidering i do own one xbox myself i think it does need a tune up !