Thrustmaster T500 RS Force Wheel with Feedback (PS3/PC)
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- The New Benchmark Force Feedback Wheel
- Realistic simulator, with official Gran Turismo 5 and Playstation Licenses
- High precision, 1080 degrees, super-powerful and smooth FFB
- Authentic wheel: 30cm (12") in diameter with brushed metal central spokes
- Authentic sequential gearshift levers: crafted of brushed metal, attached to the base, 17cm in height
- New H.E.A.R.T. Hall Effect AccuRate Technology on the wheel's steering
- Force Feedback with industrial motor, super-powerful, quick responding Force Feedback mechanism
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Style Name: T500 RS Force Wheel
The benchmark Force Feedback Wheel. Realistic Simulator with Official Gran Turismo 6 & Playstation Licenses. Optimized For Gran Turismo 6, improvement of Force Feedback effects rendering: more than 1 effect at the same time. The ideal tool to get the most out of GRAN TURISMO 6 as unique officially licensed racing wheel for this game!
Thrustmaster T500 RS Force Wheel with Feedback (PS3 and PC)
The T500 RS is a real driving simulator, combining power and precision. Thrustmaster has drawn from more than 20 years of expertise in racing wheels, with a single goal: to develop a wheel and pedal set that allows users to go as far as possible in the GT5 experience. The designers have taken into account the expectations of the most demanding gamers, while also adhering to the technical choices of the developers of this new opus in the benchmark car racing series.
The T500 RS’s dual official GT5 and PlayStation licenses are the result of this unique positioning, as Kazunori Yamauchi, CEO of Polyphony Digital and Senior Vice President of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc., explains: “The goal that I set for the Thrustmaster team was to design for me the most precise wheel ever developed, without any latency – to accurately reproduce the sensations of GT5, and let users truly feel the emotions experienced by drivers on real racing circuits.”
|30cm in diameter with brushed metal radio stations.|
Ergonomics was at the heart of the wheel’s development, with an eye on optimising gameplay, performance and driving sensations. The sequential gearlevers mounted on the base feature large 17cm levers that are constantly accessible without letting go of the wheel. The wheel itself offers a remarkable 1080° rotation. These 3 full turns are also adjustable, thanks to a motorised stop, allowing the gamer choose the maximum degree of rotation according to the type of racing circuit and the car being driven.
The T500 RS is a true racing simulator designed for the most die-hard racing fans: its power is unmatched, with Force Feedback effects relayed via a 65W industrial motor, providing 150mNm at 3000 RPM. The Force Feedback mechanism is vigorous, fast-acting and extremely responsive. While the power is potent, the integrated large dual-belt system ensures backlash-free and smooth behavior.
Fans of even the most intense racing experience know that power alone does not allow them to achieve the best performance. With this in mind, the T500 RS provides total precision which never decreases over time.
The wheel is super-precise with 16-bit resolution and 65536 values on its steering axis.
|3 adjustable pedals both in space and height.|
The spacing and height of the 100% metal pedal set is also fully adjustable and accommodate individual driving preferences by offering 2 positions: “floor-mounted” F1 style, or “suspended” GT style. The brake pedal has been given extra attention, with reinforced and adjustable resistance that lets users perfectly tailor their braking with near surgical precision, and which includes a removable mod.
A textured foot rest, also crafted entirely of metal, completes the pedal set. Gamers will notice that having 3 pedals at their disposal not only enhances the level of realism.
The pedal set of the T500 RS is 100% adjustable: you can adjust the height, the spacing and the inclination of each pedal and even replace the Thrustmaster pedals by a set from motorsport manufacturers. The pedals set of the T500 RS is made of 100% of metal (7Kg / 15.4Lbs) which provides optimal stability, the best durability and the most realistic, simulation experience.
- With 2 locations to choose from (mounted: F1 or suspended: GT).
- Metal pedals, high stability and resistance.
- Weight 7 Kg approximately.
- 3 adjustable pedals both in space and height.
- Brake pedal and adjustable enhanced resistance.
- Textured metal footrest grid.
| ||H.E.A.R.T. HALLEFFECT ACCURATE TECHNOLOGY. |
Is the the new technology developed by Thrustmaster to reproduce movements made on a product in games. It relies on magnetic – and not mechanical – 3D (HallEffect) sensors, placed in different locations according to the product in question. The precision made possible by the use of this technology is significantly higher than that provided by standard technologies.
Another advantage of this system: by eliminating all friction, it guarantees zero mechanical wear, for permanent precision that won’t decrease over time.
The level of precision is also enhanced by the absence of any dead zones: even the slightest movement made by the player results in a reaction. Actions in games are therefore more linear, smoother and without any untimely jolts. A patent application has been filed for this technology.
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I was also very happy with service from seller (Box). Communications were curteous; delivery was very quick and item arrived 5 days early (thank you so much for this ;) )
Overall extremely pleased.
It is well made and no corners have been cut in manufacturing this moderately priced wheel. Everything feels well made from the USB plug to the click of the metal gear paddles. The wheel is of an acceptable size and the bracket attaches it to the desk quiet securely, the pedals can slip on a wooden floor when things get frantic, but that is not surprising and I will find a way to work around this.
You may have to adjust the sensitivity of the wheel in each game to get the best performance out of it to suit your driving style.
I have used it in Dirt 3, F1 2010/2012/2014 and it has raised the enjoyment and immersion of the games to another level.
The only thing that is missing is force feedback, but to get this you have to fork out a lot more money and the fun is not lessened for the lack of it.
Overall I would recommend this wheel to anyone; good value and great fun.
Original review: I used to play on a Logitech Driving Force GT. To go from that to this is a big step not only in production quality but also price so make sure it is something that is for you & want to get the best experience in driving games. I recommend what I did which is looking at Youtube videos of people playing with this wheel, reviews & forums were those who own this give their views compared to other cheaper alternatives.
It will take some time getting used to, for me about a week. When I bought this at the start I was not too impressed, I thought it was alright but maybe too overrated. That changed when one day I did a comparison to the Logitech DFGT when playing a couple of games. The T500RS felt not only more solid but also delivered better force feedback. I also felt like I had more control of any car I was driving.
The pedals are fine. I have not had any problems since the start of using them.
Overall I would recommend this for those who are into their car simulators & want as realistic a driving feel as possible. If you are a casual racer though, then the cheaper Logitech DFGT + the paddle shifter mod (about £30 & very easy to install) may be a better option as I still think it is a very good wheel which can still provide a fun driving experience.
I would have also liked to compare this to the Logitech G27 but I do not own or have tried one.
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Definitely, worth getting as a fun alternative to the standard PS Controller.