- Apr 13, 2014
Berney Villars of SimXperience released a sneak peek of the new AccuForce direct drive wheel system, which is set to go on the market around the end of this year. The sneak peek included some details on the button box and quick release, both of which will be included with the Pro and Momo packages.
From SimXperience Developers' Blog -
"Button Box Features
-12 long-life buttons
-Raised button modules optimize ergonomics by placing the buttons closer to your fingers than is possible on a traditional flat plate.
-Extremely rigid design (I weigh in over 220lbs and am able to stand on it without causing damage)
-Easily adjusted upper button modules facilitate simple bolt-on of many different steering wheels
-Adjustable machined aluminum shifters with carbon fiber paddles (throw, paddle width and switch engagement point can be adjusted)
-Optional attachment for phone cord style connector (useful if a non-SimXperience quick release is utilized)
-Facilitates mounting of optional phone holder or SLI style USB displays.
-DIY and Modder Friendly
-Precision machined Aluminum
-6 spring-loaded hard gold pins enable transfer of power, USB and the SimXperience communication protocol through the quick release
The AccuForce prices are set to be under $2,000 (listed below) and SimXperience will give an $89 "loyalty discount" to anyone who has previously purchased SimVibe, a Stage Motion Simulator, or a GS-4 G Seat from SimXperience.
AccuForce Pro MOMO Edition - $1949
AccuForce Pro - $1749
AccuForce DIY - $1449
The AccuForce appears to be a potential game-changer for affordable direct drive wheels. I'll be looking forward to getting my hands on one, and if it turns out as good as they say it will be, this is sure to be a revolutionary sim racing component.