Feeds

Console peripherals promise Porsche-style driving experience

911 parts going cheap

Top three mobile application threats

If you can't afford a Porsche, then the 911 steering wheel gaming kit will at least get you slightly closer to one. Peripherals manufacturer Fanatec claims the set gives PS3 and PC gamers the “genuine Porsche feeling”, but with an obvious cost saving.

Porsche_kit
Fanatec's Porsche 911 Turbo S

The Porsche 911 Turbo S sells as a kit and includes a steering wheel, foot pedals, two gearsticks - a six gear H-pattern layout model and a sequential version - and a USB wireless adaptor. The hand-stitched leather wheel has Porsche’s logo on the front and connects to your PC or PS3 via the wireless adaptor, which is also emblazoned with the same badge. The wheel must be connected to a mains supply for power and Fanatec said the kit ships with software, presumably for PC use, that enables the wheel's in-game turning angle to be adjusted.

Force feedback is built into both the wheel and the pedals, which sounds similar to the DualShock 3 controller mechanism. For example, the clutch provides resistance feedback and the brake is pressure sensitive, although never having driven a Porsche means we don't know if this mimics the real thing accurately. The pedals are battery powered and also connect to your PS3 or PC via the adaptor.

A selection of table clamps and straps ship with them too, enabling users to fit either model to a PC desktop or onto their laps for PS3 use.

Many similar kits are already available for both the PS3 and the PC, but this is the first we’ve seen that tempts gamers with hand-stitched leather and a Porsche endorsement, but that's ultimately what you pay for. The Porsche 911 Turbo S kit is available now and retails for around €300 (£180/$380).

Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction

More from The Register

next story
Samsung Galaxy S5 fingerprint scanner hacked in just 4 DAYS
Sammy's newbie cooked slower than iPhone, also costs more to build
US mobile firms cave on kill switch, agree to install anti-theft code
Slow and kludgy rollout will protect corporate profits
Leaked pics show EMBIGGENED iPhone 6 screen
Fat-fingered fanbois rejoice over Chinternet snaps
Microsoft lobs pre-release Windows Phone 8.1 at devs who dare
App makers can load it before anyone else, but if they do they're stuck with it
Report: Apple seeking to raise iPhone 6 price by a HUNDRED BUCKS
'Well, that 5c experiment didn't go so well – let's try the other direction'
Feast your PUNY eyes on highest resolution phone display EVER
Too much pixel dust for your strained eyeballs to handle
Rounded corners? Pah! Amazon's '3D phone has eye-tracking tech'
Now THAT'S what we call a proper new feature
Oh no, Joe: WinPhone users already griping over 8.1 mega-update
Hang on. Which bit of Developer Preview don't you understand?
Zucker punched: Google gobbles Facebook-wooed Titan Aerospace
Up, up and away in my beautiful balloon flying broadband-bot
Sony battery recall as VAIO goes out with a bang, not a whimper
The perils of having Panasonic as a partner
prev story

Whitepapers

Designing a defence for mobile apps
In this whitepaper learn the various considerations for defending mobile applications; from the mobile application architecture itself to the myriad testing technologies needed to properly assess mobile applications risk.
3 Big data security analytics techniques
Applying these Big Data security analytics techniques can help you make your business safer by detecting attacks early, before significant damage is done.
Five 3D headsets to be won!
We were so impressed by the Durovis Dive headset we’ve asked the company to give some away to Reg readers.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Securing web applications made simple and scalable
In this whitepaper learn how automated security testing can provide a simple and scalable way to protect your web applications.