The Xbox 360 Wireless Steering Wheel is probably the best offering yet, and certainly the best for this console. The product has been on the shelves for a while now, but , we thought we’d get our butts into gear and give it a proper test drive. Featuring inbuilt force-feedback with dual ‘rumble’ motors, slip-resistant foot pedals, (semi) wireless functionality, and 270 degrees of motion, it should put a smile on any hardcore racer’s noggin. At the risk of sounding like a 1980s Scalextric commercial, it’s almost like having a racing car in your own lounge room. As an added bonus, you even get two free games thrown in too.
If you're a hardcore gamer with a penchant for racing titles, the Xbox 360 Wireless Steering Wheel is one of the best peripherals on the market. It combines sturdy construction, force-feedback functionality and intuitive handling for a great racing experience. Well worth shelling out for.
Unlike other racing peripherals, the Xbox 360 Wireless Steering Wheel has been custom-built by Microsoft to ensure a perfect fit. Everything from the build quality to the colour scheme perfectly matches the Xbox console: they just look together, like a Lamborghini Diablo and a bikini-clad model. If you’re a fan of the Xbox 360’s regular control pad, you should also be happy with how the wheel handles: it’s based on the same technology. To this end, all of the Xbox 360’s controls are replicated faithfully, including the navigation button, D-pad, start/back buttons and X/Y/B/A face buttons. The wheel feels solid in your hands, is realistically sized and responds as a real one should, with 270 degrees of motion. In fact, our only real issue with the device is its slightly misleading moniker.
The existing battery life is the same as the wireless controller and, by using the AC adaptor, you'll get force feedback. There are two levels of feedback, the basic rumble motors that pick up wheels on gravel and low-level rumbles, and force feedback, from the actual car performance -- slides, crashes, etc. The same rechargeable unit that works for the controllers works with the Xbox 360 wireless steering wheel. The wheel comes with full Dpad usage, ABXY buttons, and a guide button. It comes in one color, "chill white."