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

Mad Katz MC2 Racing Wheel

You could say that the look is ravaging. The steering wheel simply sits on the table and is held with suction cups. Its significant size assures acceptable stability. The pedal board is rather small with pedals that go straight down, but, upon using it, it proves to be comfortable, with a range of motion that is a little short, however. The steering wheel is slanted on too much of a horizontal axis, so suddenly, you get the impression of driving a truck. It's obvious that the designers' idea was to adapt to low coffee tables. The chosen solution is only justifiable under those circumstances. But it doesn't prevent the player from still sitting in an odd position. The steering wheel picks up the pad's functions and provides a double system for shifting speeds.

In addition to the traditional levers behind the steering wheel, you have an independent controller on the right. The steering wheel's precision is proves barely correct. A monstrous on-axis game doesn't help much, and the drawback spring is too spongy. As for the vibrations, they are acceptable. But I saved the best for last: there is a digital lap counter with colored, lighted bars coupled to the accelerator's fader. Maximal tuning, man! For $60, you'd expect to have some more, higher-end, finishing touches.

  • 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 !