Technology content trusted in North America and globally since 1999
8,464 Reviews & Articles | 65,141 News Posts

Genius Speed Wheel 6 MT Vibration Feedback Racing Wheel Review (Page 4)

By Chad Sebring from Sep 4, 2013 @ 21:02 CDT
TweakTown Rating: 90%Manufacturer: Genius

Genius Speed Wheel 6 MT Racing Steering Wheel with Gear Shifter

genius_speed_wheel_6_mt_vibration_feedback_racing_wheel_review_07

Right out of the box, the Genius SW 6 MT is a good looking wheel. The use of all black as the foundation, with pops of red on the wheel and the use of the chromed plastic for the buttons is a sleek combo that anyone should be able to get into.

genius_speed_wheel_6_mt_vibration_feedback_racing_wheel_review_08

To the left of the large round badge at the center of the wheel you will find the four buttons of the provided D-pad that is in easy reach of your left thumb, while still securely gripping the wheel with that hand.

genius_speed_wheel_6_mt_vibration_feedback_racing_wheel_review_09

Under the badge, you have five more buttons. These are given an identity with the L2, Select, Menu, Start and R2. I also like the touch of the leather-like appearance of the center section of the wheel; it is just an extra step that could have been easily left out.

genius_speed_wheel_6_mt_vibration_feedback_racing_wheel_review_10

In easy reach of the right thumb, there are four more buttons provided using a PlayStation iconography with the Triangle, Square, X and O buttons.

genius_speed_wheel_6_mt_vibration_feedback_racing_wheel_review_11

Just behind the wheel, you will be able to feel a pair of curved paddle shifters. This allows you the option to use these for shifting of course, but you could program them to look behind you, or honk the horn or something corny.

genius_speed_wheel_6_mt_vibration_feedback_racing_wheel_review_12

To make life easier when looking to program the switches in any favourite driving game, the paddles are numbered.

genius_speed_wheel_6_mt_vibration_feedback_racing_wheel_review_13

Same goes for the paddle shifter on the right side of the wheel, but this time it has R1 painted on the black metal paddle.

genius_speed_wheel_6_mt_vibration_feedback_racing_wheel_review_14

Down on the base, to the right of the wheel, is the gear shifter with three switches in it. The buttons are marked L3 at the top of the stick, R3 at the bottom, and pushing the shifter to the right will press the L1 button. That is right; there are two L1 buttons on the setup.

genius_speed_wheel_6_mt_vibration_feedback_racing_wheel_review_15

Spinning the wheel around as if you were looking at the wheel from your monitor's perspective, the front cover for the internal components is designed to look like the tread on a tire.

PRICING: You can find products similar to this one for sale below.

USUnited States: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon.com

UKUnited Kingdom: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon.co.uk

AUAustralia: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon.com.au

CACanada: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon.ca

DEDeutschland: Finde andere Technik- und Computerprodukte wie dieses auf Amazon.de

We openly invite the companies who provide us with review samples / who are mentioned or discussed to express their opinion. If any company representative wishes to respond, we will publish the response here. Please contact us if you wish to respond.

Related Tags