Top 5 Christmas Gifts for the Sim Racer in 2017

Ho Ho Ho! Santa is coming so what a better time to order your sim racing gamer in the house some new toys. Here is a TOP 5 suggested...

Ho Ho Ho! Santa is coming so what a better time to order your sim racing gamer in the house some new toys. Here is a TOP 5 suggested list of toys to get him or her for this Christmas. Also be sure to check out the Fanatec Website for deals.

#1 Gift Idea

For the customer that wants PS4, PC and XBOX ONE compatability.

Who are you buying for? Xbox, PS4, PC or all Three?

Doesn’t matter as Fanatec has you covered with the Fanatec CSL product line. Pick up the CSL PS4 Elite Starter Kit that works with PC/PS4. Then add the Fanatec CSL Elite Steering Wheel P1 to have Xbox One or Xbox One X compatibility all in one package for $649.90. There is a lot of ways to config Fanatec products with exactly what you want. Take a look below at packages deals and upgrades.

$479.95

Fanatec CSL PS4 Elite Starter Kit

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$89.95 CSL Steering Wheel P1

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$169.95 CSL Elite Steering Wheel P1

 

Officially licensed for PS4™systems

Through a partnership with Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC, the CSL Elite Racing Wheel works seamlessly with all PS4™ and PS4™ Pro consoles. The wheel is fully supported within the PS4™ menu and developers will be able to take advantage of the wheels cutting-edge capabilities in their future games.

ClubSport technology
ClubSport technology

This racing wheel is using advanced and highly praised ClubSport technology. The servo motor, electronics, and power supply come straight from its high-end brother. This makes the force feedback far superior.

It's all about realism
It’s all about realism

The lightweight metal rim (970g) has a realistic diameter of 30cm (11.81 inches). The perforated genuine leather grips and suede fabric will provide comfort while the durable shifter paddles provide a strong click thanks to Snapdome™ technology.

Single drive: power and precision

The powerful brushless servo motor combined with the single belt drive delivers impressively detailed and strong force feedback, with ultra-smooth feeling and big ball bearings for lowest friction. Our DirectSensor™ technology utilizes a sensor mounted directly on the steering axis, keeping the steering input precise by preventing any influence or disturbance from the belt drive.

Telemetry glory
Telemetry glory

See what is going on with rev lights on the base, an illuminated center stripe and the integrated 3 digit LED screen to show you important car and race data in compatible games.

Tweak it!
Tweak it!

The famous Fanatec® Tuning display allows you to change many important settings like force feedback strengths, steering angle and even brake sensitivity during racing and independent from the game. You can save 5 different setting profiles and quickly change between them.

The most advanced Eco-system

If you go Fanatec you enter a world of unlimited flexibility and variety. The already high-performance level of this racing wheel can even be upgraded with factory options like full size steering wheels, full metal shifters or the legendary loadcell pedals. Of course, all upgrades come with full warranty and no need for DIY skills.

Exchangeable button caps
Exchangeable button caps

The button caps can be changed easily to racing style button caps, with symbols that match the most popular functions you need during a race. Attachable button caps matching the DUALSHOCK 4 wireless controller symbols for optional ClubSport steering wheels are included as well.

Analog handbrake support
Analog handbrake support

Powerslide through the corners with the help of the optional analog handbrake. The first and only racing wheel on PS4™systems with this option.

Total Package cost $569.90 or $649.90 depending on what Xbox Wheel you get above.

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#2 Gift Idea

For the customer that doesn’t need Ps4 compatability.

$689.95 XBOX One Competition Pack

The centerpiece: The ClubSport Wheel Base V2.5

The ClubSport Wheel Base V2.5 is a masterpiece of Germaneering® and sets new standards for performance and reliability.

Interchangeable steering wheels
Interchangeable steering wheels

Change the steering wheel in seconds with our proven automotive grade quick release system – even while in the game.

Power and precision everywhere
Power and precision everywhere

The powerful brushless servo motor is incredibly smooth and delivers instant acceleration. It achieves this with no dead spots around the center. Double hall sensors on both motor and directly on the steering axis deliver unmatched precision and reliability.

Steering wheel: Elite version of the P1

The wheel rim is covered with genuine automotive grade Alcantara® and an eye-catching red cross-stitched seam, providing best grip and comfort.

Snapdome™ shifters
Snapdome™ shifters

The newly designed shifter paddles utilize Snapdome™ technology and have an intensive and positive click feeling.

Exchangeable button caps
Exchangeable button caps

The Xbox One ® button caps can be changed easily to racing style button caps, with symbols that match the most popular functions you need during a race.

CSL Elite Pedals

Each pedal´s (gas, brake) horizontal position on the heelrest is individually adjustable and can even be separately mounted onto your customized cockpit, without the heelrest plate.

Solid full-metal Design
Solid full-metal Design

The high quality full-metal Aluminium design ensures long lasting durability, improves resistance and accounts for the pedals impressive stability.

Optional: clutch pedal and loadcell brake
Optional: clutch pedal and loadcell brake

The CSL Elite Pedals can be extended with the optional CSL Elite Pedals Loadcell Kit to add a loadcell brake for extremely precise braking by pressure rather than travel! It adds a third pedal, the loadcell brake unit, and uses the former brake unit as clutch pedal with a new limiter pad.

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 #3 Gift Idea

For customer that wants to pay the least amount to get into Sim Racing with High Quality equipment!

$459.95 CSL Elite Wheel Starter Pack for Xbox One & PC

 

The centerpiece: The CSL Elite Wheel Base

Positioned below the ClubSport Wheel Base V2, but more powerful than the V1, the CSL Elite Wheel Base is certainly powerful enough to handle all CSL and ClubSport steering wheels.

Interchangeable steering wheels
Interchangeable steering wheels

Change a steering wheel even during the game within seconds with the automotive grade quick release system established by our ClubSport series.

Powerful high-precision engine
Powerful high-precision engine

The powerful brushless servo motor in combination with the single belt drive, delivers incrediblly smooth and super-fast Force Feedback effects with instant acceleration, eliminating dead

CSL Elite Pedals

Each pedal´s (gas, brake) horizontal position on the heelrest is individually adjustable and can even be separately mounted onto your customized cockpit, without the heelrest plate.

Solid full-metal Design
Solid full-metal Design

The high quality full-metal Aluminium design ensures long lasting durability, improves resistance and accounts for the pedals impressive stability.

Optional: clutch pedal and loadcell brake
Optional: clutch pedal and loadcell brake

The CSL Elite Pedals can be extended with the optional CSL Elite Pedals Loadcell Kit to add a loadcell brake for extremely precise braking by pressure rather than travel! It adds a third pedal, the loadcell brake unit, and uses the former brake unit as clutch pedal with a new limiter pad.

Xbox One® compatible Steering Wheel P1

With a diameter of 30 cm and a weight of 1170 g this steering allows quick movements and fast reactions. Though it’s a solid construction with a brushed aluminum plate.

Display and RevStripe®
Display and RevStripe®

A rev meter is integrated in the center stripe of the rim top section and is using a multicolour LED to show the center position of the wheel and the revmeter at the same time. The three digit LED display can be used to show telemetry data or to set up the wheel Tuning options.

Compact & Lightweight
Compact & Lightweight

With a diameter of 30 cm and a weight of 1170 g this steering allows quick movements and fast reactions. Though it’s a solid construction with a brushed aluminum plate.

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#4 Gift Idea

For the customer that want the top of the line equipment Fanatec has to offer!

Want the top of the line for Xbox One & PC?

$1299.95 Forza Motorsport Wheel Bundle for Xbox One & PC

The centerpiece: The ClubSport Wheel Base V2.5

The ClubSport Wheel Base V2.5 is a masterpiece of Germaneering® and sets new standards for performance and reliability.

Interchangeable steering wheels
Interchangeable steering wheels

Change the steering wheel in seconds with our proven automotive grade quick release system – even while in the game.

Power and precision everywhere
Power and precision everywhere

The powerful brushless servo motor is incredibly smooth and delivers instant acceleration. It achieves this with no dead spots around the center. Double hall sensors on both motor and directly on the steering axis deliver unmatched precision and reliability.

Official Forza Motorsport Racing Wheel

The Bundle comes with the ClubSport Steering Wheel Universal Hub for Xbox One and the ClubSport Wheel Rim GT “Forza Motorsport”. You can enjoy the full modularity of the Universal Hub and it comes with the same features and components.

Adjustable button elements and shifter paddles
Adjustable button elements and shifter paddles

Either use the integrated buttons on top of the Universal Hub or position additional buttons wherever you want them. The 7-function FunkySwitch element can be used to navigate. You can use small or large shifter paddles, or none at all.

Authentic and luxurious materials
Authentic and luxurious materials
The rim is made in brushed, anodized Aluminum and covered in genuine smooth leather with white stitching.
The diameter is 33 cm like in a real race car.

Only the best: the ClubSport Pedals V3 and the ClubSport Shifter SQ

Nothing makes you faster than a set of good pedals and a good shifter adds perfect immersion. We are using the latest and most advanced technology to give you the advantage.

Rock-solid, high-resolution and fully adjustable pedals
Rock-solid, high-resolution and fully adjustable pedals

Along with the pedal arms with 12bit contactless hall sensors, the 90kg loadcell brake allows to adjust the stiffness and travel of the brake pedal without using any tools. Seperate D-shaped pedal plates and vibration motors on gas and brake round out the package.

Solid Full Metal Design Shifter
Solid Full Metal Design Shifter

The ClubSport Shifter SQ features both the H-Pattern and sequential modes to allow for more driving flexibility and comfort. You can switch from the H-Pattern Mode to the ultra-realistic sequential mode without unplugging or rebooting the shifter, without removing the knob and even without a tool.

Features

  • Quick release system to allow the easy exchange of steering wheels within seconds during gameplay
  • DirectSensor™ technology: The sensor is mounted directly on the steering axis to avoid interference and performance issues that are inherent in belt and gear drives that have motor mounted sensor systems
  • DUAL HALL technology: One Sensor is mounted on the motor and a second one on the axis. It can hardly get more precise than this.
  • Ultra strong brushless servo motor plus two vibration motors in the steering wheel (depending on the model)
  • 900° of rotation which can be adjusted in the Tuning menu of the attached ClubSport Steering Wheel
  • Aluminum wheel rim covered with genuine smooth leather
  • Detachable button caps with Xbox One symbols
  • 16 integrated buttons on top of the hub
  • 4 button boxes with 3 buttons each
  • FunkySwitch(tm) with 4-way direction pad, 2-way turning function and push button. Comes with a metal knob
  • Small or big shifter paddles for different rim diameters.
  • LED display for Tuning or telemetry functions. It can be installed in two positions: Standing or flat
  • Ultra realistic shifting experience: 7 gear H-Pattern mode and very realistic sequential mode with strong haptic feedback; easy to switch between sequential and H-Pattern mode
  • Ultimate pedals adjustability: Position of pedal plates in all directions, angle, spring strengths at clutch and throttle, brake sensitivity, brake travel
  • Pressure sensitive brake with custom made 90 kg load cell sensor
  • High resolution pedals in full-metal construction with 12bit magnetic and contactless sensors on gas and clutch for a long life and maximum performance
  • Vibration motors on gas and brake pedals
  • Please check the product description sites of the contained products for detailed information about individual features.
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#5 Gift Idea

Simetik K2 Rig

You need to mount all this gear up to something. Best rig around under $500. See my Review Simetik K2 Cockpit

Cockpit K2, it’s a high stability and rigid frame which mimetize a real racing car driving position.

*Doesn’t include seat, pedals or steering wheel.

Settings:

Steering wheel – Inclination, height, and depth.

Pedals – Inclination.

Length: 3 possibilities to assemble the rear to the front part of the frame to allow people from 1,35m /4,4ft  up to 1,95m/6,4ft. (these dimensions could change with different seat manufacturers).

Seat Mounting: Several hole pattern to fix your seat. Fasteners included.

Compatible with:

Logitech G25/G27/G29, Thrustmaster T500RS/T300, Fanatec Clubsport, CSL Elite (pedals and wheels),  Universal fixation, etc.

Buy Simetik K2 Here!

 

There is no better time to get into sim racing whether on PC, PS4, Xbox or all 3. Above is just my top 5 Picks to get you started. Feel free to mix and match in the Fanatec Store front until your heart’s content. Have a great Merry Christmas and if you buy any of the above you will undoubtedly will!

 

 

 

 

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