After 18 months of working closely with tech monkeys from Sony, the tech monkeys at Logitech have finally delivered what fans of both companies have been waiting for - a new force-feedback racing wheel licensed for the Sony consoles.
The Logitech G29 Driving Force features a dual-motor force-feedback transmission with anti-backlash helical gearing, hand-stitched leather-wrapped rim and stainless steel throttle, brake and clutch pedals. The company claims the G29 Driving Force is built for precision racing and long-lasting reliability.
Does it go vroom vroom?
Well, the G29 realistically simulates the feel of the car with weight shift, realistic road conditions and tyre wear, so you can sense under- or over-steering, traction loss and more. The helical gears are modeled after the gearing used in car transmissions and as a result, the steering action you get is exceptionally smooth, quiet and precise. Anti-backlash hardware also keeps the wheel and pedal input tight to maximise control.
Oh, Logitech wasn’t kidding when they said long-lasting reliability. The G29 features solid steel ball bearings in the wheel shaft along with stainless steel paddle shifters and pedals. Hand-stitched leather and additional, built-in clamps and bolt points that allow you to mount the wheel to a table or racing seat to minimise shifting or wobbling further sweeten the deal.
The floor panel also comes with a clutch, and the D-Pad, console buttons and semi-automatic paddle shifters are conveniently located with LED indicator lights that tell you exactly when to shift. There’s a 24-point selection dial that lets you fine-tune your driving preferences. The suggested retail price for the Logitech G29 is ₹34,995, and yes, it works with the PS3 too.