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SteelSeries Simraceway [S¹] SRW-S1 Steering Wheel Review - Specifications, Availability and Pricing

SteelSeries put me back in the driver's seat of my favourite race games and made me try out some new ones with the [S] SRW-S1 steering wheel.

| Steering Wheels in Peripherals | Posted: Feb 23, 2012 9:04 am
TweakTown Rating: 94%Manufacturer: SteelSeries

Specifications, Availability and Pricing

 

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To generalize the specifications for this wheel is going to be really tough, but I will try my best to cover it all. Dimensionally the SRW-S1 from SteelSeries is 153mm at its tallest point, roughly 237mm at its widest point and 70mm thick. I don't have a scale small enough to get a true weight, but my guess is that it is very close to the weight of a full can of soda. What is included in that package are controls that work without a base unit and pedals, is relatively light to use wheel, that offers full control of any vehicle in almost any game, but more so in SIMs that offer games built with fine controls in mind when it was designed.

 

The SRW-S1 comes in an all mat finish. The body of the wheel is all covered in a rubber material that makes cleaning simple with just a wet cloth. The sides are padded and contoured to fit in your hands and stay there with even the lightest grip. These grips are also split to aid your grip to line up with the paddle shifters and the throttle and break pedals located on the back of the SRW-S1 steering wheel. Across the main area between the grips there is a plethora of buttons, all within easy reach for getting to them by feel during a race. The wheel offers everything you can imagine from different views, to pit stops, the horn, the works it has it. The lower half is for the more customized controls for getting every last second off of that clock. If you want traction control, ABS, things of this nature, the dials at the bottom is where you need to be looking.

 

Finding the [S¹] SRW-S! steering wheel is not an issue at all. Since its release a few months ago, I was able to find over fifty locations willing to accept my money. The pricing may make some reconsider, but I happen to think that the $120 pricing at Amazon isn't all that bad.

 

Considering I can now leave my desk with this steering wheel, I finally found a solution to my biggest issue with most wheels. What do I do with the wheel and pedals when I am not playing the game? That leads to a second question. What if I want to sit in my Lazy-Boy recliner and run an endurance race? Well as for the first question, the issue is gone with the SRW-S and again with the second question. As long as the eight foot USB cable reaches, you are good to go racing!

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