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1.0 out of 5 stars
Please ignore positive reviews, read first!, 11 Jan 2011
= Fun:1.0 out of 5 stars
I received this as a Christmas present after putting it on my wishlist in a bit of a hurry without reading reviews.
It is truly the most awful product I have ever had the misfortune of owning, I wanted this to mount my Driving Force GT wheel to for Playing GT5. I use a beanbag on the floor so thought it ideal as I wouldn't be sitting on the hard plastic base.
It is of such a flimsy construction that I cannot believe it passed any product testing, if in fact, it went through any at all. Trying to write an objective review is difficult as it's of such poor design it makes me angry just thinking about it. My criticisms are;
Lateral movement of the mounting platform is in the region of 15 degrees from the horizontal, it is laughable, it feels like it is going to snap straight away. Torsional movement is in the region of 5 degrees, so it not only sways violently from side to side but with any pressure on the steering wheel (i.e. when playing a driving game!) it twists around the z axis too.
Positioning of the mounting platform is not versatile enough, I tried it under a cushion on an armchair, with the bean bag and on the floor, it was clearly designed for children as it sits too close and your arms are uncomfortably bent. You cannot move the base further away as it will then just fall over.
Build quality is appalling, is it acceptable for the screw caps on all joints to pop off within minutes of using it?
I really cannot understand the positive reviews of this product, but please, take my word for it, it does not work and is not preferable to nothing at all in any sense. I even used a bit of wood over the arms of an armchair to help stabilise and it was still so distracting that I paused the game and finished an endurance race with the normal controller as it was better and more precise than trying to use a steering wheel with this product.
It does not even deserve one star and is not acceptable at any price, if they gave them away it would still deserve no stars as it's frankly a horrifically unpleasant experience trying to use it. Don't make the same mistake as me, if you're reading this it means you care about the products you buy, you have been warned!