SteelSeries SRW-S1 Review
Published: 10th February 2012 | Source: SteelSeries | Price: £99 |
Steering Wheels. One of the biggest joys for yours truly. I have, since I was a tiny thing playing Sega Turbo and Monaco GP down the arcades, been a racing game fan. Of course back then you had joysticks or keyboards at best. However when home steering wheels became available I was utterly hooked and have never looked back. Indeed some of my exploits in Grand Prix Legends (winning online World Titles, owning a few World Hotlap Records etc) are some of my proudest achievements.
So with a background of having played nearly every racing game ever created, and sometimes with a modicum of success, it was with some relish that I took a look at the SteelSeries SRW-S1. The SRW standing for SimRaceWay, an online game that is designed specifically to take advantage of the functions of this button-strewn wheel.
One of the first things that you'll notice about the SRW-S1 is that it doesn't come with any pedals, and isn't mountable to your desk. So it's aimed more at the people who want to step up from a pad, but might not have the room for a permanent wheel and pedal arrangement.
Popping across to the SteelSeries website we can find an explanation of all the available controls and how they are mapped in the SimRaceWay game. All of these buttons, barring a couple, are totally mappable in your game of choice.
Let's take a look at the wheel shall we.