MCV takes a look at the best accessories heading to UK retail. This week, Logitech takes the wheel on PS4 with the G29 Driving Force and Turtle Beach expands its Xbox One wireless headset offering
Logitech G29 Driving Force
The Logitech G29 Driving Force is a force feedback racing wheel compatible with PS4, PS3 and PC.
The G29 features a dual-motor force feedback transmission with anti-backlash helical gearing that is similar to a real car transmission. It also includes a hand-stitched leather-wrapped rim and stainless steel throttle, brake and clutch pedals.
Dual-motor force feedback is utilised to provide a realistic feeling of driving, including weight shift, dynamic road conditions and tyre wear caused by over- and under-steering.
Solid steel ball bearings in the G29’s wheel shaft, as well as stainless steel paddle shifters and pedals, make this a highly durable product.
Built-in clamps and bolt points allow players to securely mount the peripheral to a table or racing seat to minimise movement while gaming. The separate floor pedal unit is designed to offer a natural driving experience, complete with a non-linear brake pedal that simulates the feeling of a pressure-sensitive braking system. A dedicated clutch is also included for die-hard simulation fans.
The G29’s D-pad, console buttons and semi-automatic paddle shifters are located to make it easy for players to reach them during fast-paced races.
LED indicator lights help gamers know when to change gears. A 24-point selection dial and plus and minus buttons let players customise their driving preferences with a high amount of specificity.
Release Date: July
Contact: 0175 387 09 00
Turtle Beach Ear Force Stealth 420X
Turtle Beach has announced the next evolution of its wireless headset offering for the Xbox One.
The Ear Force Stealth 420X is the third such 100 per cent wireless headset for Microsoft’s console, following the release of the Elite 800X and Ear Force Stealth 500X peripherals.
The 420X is wireless for both game and chat audio. This means no extra wired attachment to the Xbox One controller is required.
Inside the 420X’s ear cups sit two 50mm speaker drivers. The ear cups themselves have been improved since the last iteration of the product, boasting an improved design and finished in perforated synthetic leather. This wrapping is designed to boost the comfort of the user wearing the headset.
An adjustable and removable high-sensitivity boom microphone is included for in-game voice communication.
Mic monitoring support, which allows gamers to hear their own voice when using the accessory, is built-in.
Game and chat audio volume is controllable separately thanks to dedicated controls for each. A further four Turtle Beach audio presets are integrated by default.
The 420X’s internal rechargeable battery delivers up to 15 hours of use, making it suitable for extended periods of playing.
RRP: $179.95 (116)
Release Date: July 18th
Contact: 01279 822 822