With the release of Mario Kart Wii the wii wheel is finally here, we can experience racing games as they were meant to be played!
The wheel is quite sturdy and easy to grip onto. The remotes fit very nicely onto the front as there's a gap provided to let the strap through and the space is snug enough to place the remote gently in without having to jam in it.
In terms of response, it's been very effective so far. Such as in Mario Kart Wii where you need to flick the wheel in various directions to perform tricks - its been effortless. As some characters are heavier than others, it feels wierd at first to twist the wheel to the side strongly in one direction, it takes some getting used to as all new control schemes do.
Fans have been divided between loving it and loathing it, me and my 16 year old brother love it. I think the problem some people experience is that they don't use it correctly; like they twist the wii wheel when they simply should just be turning it like an actual car steering wheel.
A few minor problems include a large B button on the back, if the game is still running and you leave the wheel flat on a service the B button will be pressed. And since the B button is usually used to 'cancel' actions, it can be annoying to see you go back and forth between the main and character selection menus. If you lie it on its front the same problem occurs, plus it can scratch if not handled carefully.
The strap can also prove to be an annoyance as it often irritates the wrist when its on. If it's not strapped on its as risk of flying around, knocking against the wheel itself or it tickles your lap!
Last problem is when using the cursor, holding the wii wheel is quite awkward when you first start up the wii and have to select your game using the cursor.
Overall it's a good quality product and a good addition to the wii remote accessories family.