It’s a fact that adding a steering wheel to your Xbox racing experience is a pimp move! However, not everybody has the budget to throw down on Xbox racing gear. In this article we discuss your options for steering wheels on a budget!
If you want a cheap steering wheel to take your Xbox racing to the next level, there are only two choice on the market for under $100.
You’ve got either the Hori Xbox One Racing Wheel ($60) or the Thrustmaster VG Spider ($95).
The $30 difference in price between the two wheels can be seen in how much infinitely better the Thrustmaster VG Spider is over the Hori Racing Wheel. Let’s take a look at the basics of both wheels:
The Hori Racing Wheel for Xbox One ($60)
The Hori Racing Wheel features an 8 inch diameter rim, programable buttons, a d-pad, rubber grips, and paddle shifters. It also comes with a gas and brake pedal set. This product is comprised of mostly plastic parts and provides no force feedback or vibration. It features suction cups on the bottom of the wheelbase so that you can mount it onto a table to stabilize it while you are racing. This wheel is best suited for a first wheel for a kid or someone who plays racing games very casually.
The Thrustmaster VG Spider ($95)
The Thrustmaster VG spider features an 11 inch diameter rim, 8 buttons, d-pad, a 4 way spring switch, and metal paddle shifters. It has a gas and progressive brake that simulates brake pressure like a real car. It’s made of plastic and metal and has resistance via a bungee cord system, but does not have vibration. It has with a table clamp for mounting and its compatible with popular wheel stands. This wheel is a great pickup for at a low price point.
Detailed Comparison of Thrustmaster vs Hori
Summing It All Up
The Thrustmaster VG Spider is a better value. The wheel rim is bigger, it has a linear resistance bungee cord system, progressive brake, and it’s mountable on a wheel stand. All of those things for an extra $30 bucks over the Hori wheel are a good value in my book!
Other Wheels on the Market
If you were looking to step passed the $100 price range for the steering wheels the next level up, you are looking at the Thrustmaster TX ($300), The Mad Catz Racing Wheel ($375), or the Logitech G920 ($400). All of these wheels are compatible with the Xbox One.
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