SteelSeries SRW-S1 Review
Published: 10th February 2012 | Source: SteelSeries | Price: £99 |
As always with SteelSeries we have packaging designed to allow you to look at the majority of the product before purchase. Given that this is something far more likely to be brought by someone with an average interest in racing, rather than the pro-only Hyperstim and Fanatec type affairs, then showing off its flash and flair is a wise move.
As you can see it's positively bristling with buttons and dials and switches. If you ever wanted to know what it would feel like to be Jenson Button for the day, then this is certainly the wheel for you. On the reverse we have four paddles with the top two being for gear changes, and the bottom two are fully-analogue accelerator and brake.
Every button has a nice reassuring click to it when depressed, and yes the lights at the top do replicate your F1 gear change indicator.
Thanks to a sensible bit of design the SRW-S1 doesn't require any drivers, and is purely plug and play, similar to using a wired 360 pad on your PC. Before you ask, no it isn't compatible with any consoles. PC only here.
The dials at the bottom adjust the amount of angle needed to go from lock to lock, then the other two control driver aids in SimRaceWay only, and can't be configured in any other title.
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