This is our review of the well-built and cost effective Aiologs Sim Sequential Shifter.
In our pursuit of immersion in the world of sim racing, a sequential shifter can be a comparatively simple and inexpensive step forward. Many open wheel and GT race cars have utilized sequential stick shifters, including the GT1 class that is well loved in the world of sim racing.
Aiologs’ sequential stick offering, features an all-metal design, USB plug and play compatibility for your PC, and mounting options for both aluminium extrusion rigs and tables ; the table clamp also allows for fitment to many other rig styles. The travel of the stick offers non-linear resistance, and shifter offers a satisfying mechanical clunk when the (virtual) gear is engaged.
The Sim Sequential Shifter is compact compared to some competitors’ products, with the base occupying a footprint of just 64mm wide and 115mm deep. This base can be mounted to your extrusion rig from just about any angle. For those playing at a desk or on a rig that offers a shifter mounting plate, the included table clamp can accommodate table thicknesses up to 30mm officially, though as you’ll see in my video review below, that number is likely underselling what the clamp could actually accept.
The shifter arm is close in length to what you might be used to from your H-pattern shifter, and measures 121mm from the top of the base to the tip of the shift knob. This gives the shifter an overall height of 175mm. Peak resistance from the shifter arm comes is close to the centre position, at which point the shifter offers about 3kg of resistance. Nearer to the full extent of the shifter travel, the resistance is about 2kg. This makes the throw feel satisfying without wearing your arm out.
The price for the Aiologs Sequential Shifter is $180 USD. Included in this price is the base, a 1.5m USB cable, shifter arm, shifter knob, table clamp, mounting plate, Allen keys, and the instruction manual. An extended arm is offered when you check out for an extra ~$10 USD.
My full review is in the video above, but here is a high-level breakdown of what I liked and didn’t like about the Aiologs Sim Sequential Shifter.
- Solid all-metal design
- Satisfying level travel and engaging clunk
- Fantastic build quality
- Multiple mounting options
- Short shifter throw (highly recommend spending the additional $10 USD)
- Shifter knob slowly unscrews under use
- Long and awkward USB connection