Feel The Force!

3rd December 2007

Saitek, a leading designer and manufacturer of consumer electronic products for PC and gaming, has announced the launch of its new R660GT Force Feedback Wheel,– the new PC racing wheel with powerful Force Feedback and switchable gearstick.

The unique force feedback technology puts the player in the driver’s seat by translating the racing action into jolts and shudders in the wheel, letting them feel every bump and crash, whether it’s a track barrier, a tree or a rival driver. Feel changes in road surface as you glide from smooth tarmac to rough dirt. Respond to the wheel’s feedback to improve your lap times by taking sharp corners more smoothly, and avoiding a rear-end slide or under-steer.

The Saitek R660GT wheel comes with a solid G-clamp to securely fix the wheel to the desk, so it’ll stay where it’s needed even at 180mph with tyres screaming around a nasty hairpin bend. And the soft handle finish ensures a strong grip so the wheel won’t slip through your fingers, even in the heat of the race.

The R660GT setup includes pedals that can be customised to suit the driver, so that they can operate independently of each other or can be combined to suit different games or a player’s driving style. Unlike many other driving wheels, the R660GT pedals more accurately reflect the positioning of pedals in a real car, pivoted from the top rather than the bottom, whilst the brake offers more resistance than the accelerator.

The R660GT wheel also caters for gamers used to left- or right-hand drive cars with a semi-automatic gear shift lever that can be mounted on the side of the wheel, plus two, fingertip-controlled gear shift paddles.

With its rock-solid stability, powerful and realistic force feedback, and essential controls right where you need them, the new R600GT brings the track to life, improves your lap times and helps you become race champion.

System requirements:

Connectivity: The setup connects to the PC via a single USB 2.0 cable

Windows XP, XP64 and Windows Vista (all versions)

Notes to Editor:

Saitek’s R660GT Force Feedback Wheel is available from www.saitek.com priced£59.99.

About Saitek

Saitek designs and manufactures consumer electronics products which work together to improve the user’s multimedia, gaming and communications experiences. Constant innovation, superior technology and a high degree of functionality make Saitek products the choice of computer users around the world.

The Saitek product range today includes mice, keyboards, headsets, PC gaming controllers, as well as other PC peripherals. The latest addition is a new family of innovative and practical audio products designed to improve users’ digital entertainment experiences.


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Stephen Denton / Matt King

Media Safari

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E: stephend@mediasafari.co.uk / mattk@mediasafari.co.uk

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