Racing games are mostly played the same way that others games are played, with a controller. However, for people who are hardcore about the racing experience and want as authentic of a driving feeling as possible, a controller is a poor substitute. The Xbox 360 Wireless Wheel seeks to appease the hardcore driving fan's need for authenticity. Similar to the normal Xbox 360 controller, the wheel connects to your 360 wirelessly. The 360 wheel competes with Logitech's Driving Force Pro, and the G25 wheel, though those two wheels are currently unsupported on the 360.
Inside the wheel are two rumble motors, and a force-feedback mechanism. The rumble motors shake the wheel to simulate bumps and grinds, while the force-feedback mechanism is one of the core features of the wheel. Force-feedback is a suit of software and hardware technologies that provide a far more accurate simulation of the driving experience. In the real world the steering wheel of a car can behave differently depending on the situation, sometimes it's difficult to turn the wheel, or the wheel will turn by itself, etc. Force feedback replicates these behaviors.
The wheel comes with an AC adapter, and while the wheel isn't plugged in then only the rumble motors are activated, giving the wheel the same amount of battery life as a normal 360 controller. With the AC adapter plugged in the force-feedback system becomes activated. A clamp that screws onto the wheel and is able to hold onto a table or other object is provided. The pedals consist of a gas and brake pedal that is connected to the wheel itself through a wire. Transmission consists of paddle shifters that are located on the wheel itself.
As the wheel is considered a wireless controller, it is then able to work on your computer, such as all wireless Xbox 360 devices, through the Xbox 360 wireless receiver.
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