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Primed For Pole Position: Logitech G25 Racing Wheel

| Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones News | Posted: May 15, 2006 12:16 pm

Car racing buffs are gonna love Logitech for this one, they've just recently introduced their finest racing wheel yet, the G25.

 

Aside from the many stainless steel and leather parts used for the construction of this awesome wheel and pedals, you'll also get a clutch pedal to start practicing on that heel and toe technique, and what I find most exciting, a six-speed shift box! Two very strong force feedback motors have also been implemented, and to make things even more realistic, Logitech has stated that this wheel has a 900 degree rotation.

 

I want one, NOW! - One problem, Logitech mention that these wont be on shelves until October, with a U.S. price tag of $299.99 (albeit, worth every penny by the sounds of it).

 

Read up on all the details over at Logitech's website folks.

 



LOS ANGELES - May 9, 2006 - Today at the Electronic Entertainment Exposition (E3), Logitech (SWX: LOGN) (NASDAQ: LOGI) unveiled its most advanced gaming wheel ever, the Logitech® G25 Racing Wheel, enabling people to bring the most lifelike racing experience into the home. But amateurs beware: The limited-edition G25 wheel´s uncanny realism could lead to moments of extreme exhilaration and fear.

 

A member of the company´s extreme-performance G-series family of peripherals for PC gamers, the Logitech G25 wheel offers advanced features which, until now, could be found only in specialized or custom-made racing simulators that sometimes cost thousands of dollars to assemble. These features include a six-speed gated shifter and clutch pedal; two high-torque force-feedback motors; an 11-inch wheel; and a full 900 degrees of rotation. The wheel, shifter and pedals are made with premium materials such as stainless steel and leather, delivering the look and feel of parts from a race car cockpit.

 

"We´re helping people bring the race car into their home," said Ruben Mookerjee, Logitech´s director of product marketing for interactive entertainment. "The G25 wheel will take expert gamers to places they´ve never been. It will make people forget they are in front of their PC, and it will put them in the pole position at Indianapolis, Monza or Brands Hatch race tracks."

 

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