10 Things That Should Be On Your Gift List #6: Fanatec Forza Motorsport CSR Wheel

If you like to race you know that there is nothing worse than the times when you are NOT racing.  We try to get our fix by playing games like Forza Motorsport 4 to take the edge off but even then we still can’t quite get the level of realism we want with the standard controller in our hands.  Steering with your thumb on an analog stick is nice but it just is not quite the same as holding a wheel in your hands.  For an added touch of realism you may want to put Fanatec’s Forza Motorsport CSR wheel on your gift list this year.  With up to 900 degrees of rotation, top of the line forcefeed back motors and high resolution steering input sensors this is one of the best steering virtual steering wheels you can get right now and the $249 price tag reflects that.  There is also a shifter set and aluminum pedal set available to go with your wheel as well.  The full package with the wheels, shifter set, and pedals will run you about $459.  While that seems like an astronomical price this set up is pretty high quality, plus there is the added bonus of Playstation 3 compatibility.  Before this wheel, consumers had to buy a wheel for their Xbox 360 and a wheel for their PS3.  So in a way you are actually getting two-wheels in one.  If you want to see everything you get in the package check out our unboxing video.  Then add this wheel to your gift list this year or consider it as a gift for the gearhead in your life!


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