| -- May 1997 (Australia)
9/10 Ultimate Hardware Award
"absolutely leaves Thrustmaster T2
in its wake for usability"
"Setting it up is a breeze and
once you 're up and away you 'll never want to play a driving game any other way. "
Domain Review Feb 1998
"When you are serious about racing, toss
out that plastic junk and step up to the real thing. The F1 Sim is the best racing setup
this reviewer has seen."
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-- 20 Dec 1997
"Digital Edge have come up trumps by
simply out designing, 'out steeling' and out pricing any other steering wheel and pedals
combination currently on the market. If realism is what you crave for then look no
"Steel construction gives the Indy Sim
the edge (pun intended!) over every other wheel to date which have mostly been constructed
with and/or encased in plastic. Robustness means that after countless laps and endless
chicanes you'll feel safe in the knowledge that the F1 can cope with whatever is thrown at
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|T3 -- November 1997
"I managed my best lap ever in Monaco,
and I stole the pole from Schumacher in Brazil."
"Its lovely and leather and everything.
Shame it doesnt come with a complete sports car wrapped around it."
|F1 RACING -- December 1997
"The F1 SIM steering wheel is a must for
all those desktop racing fans with an eye for quality. As opposed to many of the
wheels competitors, it is made of high-quality steel, not plastic, and has a truly
quality feel. The pedals are also extremely progressive items, aiding control and feel for
driving games. Many others simply have on/off pedals, but the F1 SIM version is a cut
|MAXPOWER -- January 1998
"Those who own PCs and are into
driving games will find no better steering wheel than this little baby. Its as close
to the real thing as youre going to get - a genuine 10in wheel, shiftlight action
and push buttons for quick gear changes all making you feel a bit Villeneuve-esque.
Everything about it is quality. The authentic pedals are attached to a heavy unit which
means they dont slip away while youre giving them abuse, and the fact that the
wheel is sprung means its not unrealistically sensitive. Johnny Herbert and Jean
Alesi are already hooked, so what are you waiting for?"
|STUFF -- "Recommended Buy", January
"Theres no point having the most
up-to-date, realistic driving game if youre still using a keyboard to race. PC
steering wheels vary from the plastic tat that falls apart after a week to the awesome
realism of a full steel, ten inch, paddle gear-change wheel and matching foot pedals. The
F1 SIM is such wheel. Whats more, its design is based on the gears youll find
in a modern day F1 motors."
|COMPUTER SHOPPER( -- November 1997
"The F1 SIM will put you behind the
wheel of a Formula 1 car (in your mind anyway), and connects up to your PC with just one
cable. Imagining youre Michael Schumacher has never been so easy."
"...you also have paddles behind the
wheel that can be used to change gear in just the same way that real F1 drivers do."
"If you do love it and decide to buy
one, Im sure you wont be disappointed with the results."
|PC FUN -- France, November 1997
"With the steering wheel a new step has
been made into realism in PCs."
"The metal/ leather wheel is perfect for
handling...you can change gears without taking your hands off the wheel, which is much
better than Thrustmaster T2."
"The pedal base is simply perfect."
"For people who are passionate about
driving simulation and wish for the real sensation - we advise you invest in this
-- Classic Award
".... the FI SIM really is head and
shoulders above the rest of the pack, we feel it's the best investment armchair Formula 1
fans can possibly make. Lots of wheels for the PC then, but then only one of this quality,
which simplifies things somewhat we're sure you'll agree."
"The pedals are ultra-responsive, as
is the wheel, which features gear paddles and rev limit lights. The whole thing is
"Quite simply this is the best
controller on the market. "
"Without doubt this is the most
impressive unit we have ever come across.... it is quite literally the ultimate driving
aid for your PC. "
"The construction of the FI SIM is
second to none, this is not your average plastic controller that looks unlikely to make it
past the first corner, oh no, the whole assembly is beautifully crafted. "
".. the F1 SIM is incredibly easy to
use and simple to set up. It uses a neat "plug & play " process and requires
no additional software or cards.... within minutes of opening the box you will be up and
Award, October 1997
"The winner of this years constructor
's championship has to be the FI SIM - a wheel and pedals combo that knocks all others in
to the gravel trap. . . "
"Admittedly, the price makes this a
toy for hard-core racers only, but its á fair price given the quality. "
"Simply the best wheel and pedals set
we 've ever seen. "
".. this steering wheel pedal set is
about as good as racing controllers go. "
"Unlike the typical sub £100 pile of
shite... this PC-orientated set-up is a strictly tack free affair. "
"Top stuff and ideal for use with
serious games.... "
|Final Score Magazine -- FSM score
"Everything about the FI SIM is tuned
to perfection "
"It offers the feeling that you are
really racing as Schumacher or Hill - (then again, given his new car - Arrows, the F1 SIM
is probably better than his steering wheel and pedals... "
"If you've got a decent PC and are
into racing games, this is a must. "
-- 5 Stars,
"In fact the entire unit, both wheel
and pedals, is just about the sturdiest we have seen outside of an amusement arcade.
Admittedly this quality comes at a price ...but we reckon if you're gonna fork out serious
cash for an authentic wheel then you may as well spend the extra and get the very best.
".... the FI SIM really is the best
driving wheel Ive seen for the PC and comes heartily recommended. "
-- 90%+ rating, 1996
"This is undoubtedly the most advanced
and well built realistic steering wheel system money can buy. "
-- 90%+ rating, Christmas 1997
"For those who spend their lives
in pursuit of gaming perfection, a steering wheel is not a luxury but a fundamental human
right...Weve put the latest wheels on trial in this months Money Pit and the
undoubted victory is Digital Edges F1 SIM Racing Simulator."
"The F1 Sim racing simulator is
as comfortable and realistic as you could hope for. This is truly the Ashton Martin of
-- October 1997
"Playing computer driving games with
your keyboard sucks. What you really want is one of those steering wheels you find on
arcade machines, and a set of pedals would not 't go a-miss. ,Such controls have been
available for PC's for sometime, but are usually of debatable quality and unlikely to make
it round that particularly sharp corner without falling off. No such worries with Digital
Edge's FI SIM. "
|PC Mag -- Loisirs (France)
"Digital Edge FI SIM- 19/20
Thrustmaster T2- 17/20
Thrustmaster GP1- 16/20 "
-- March 1997
".. the best PC driving kit to enter
the Italian market. "
"A 10 inch wheel that allows you to
have the most realistic sensation of a Formula 1 race. "
"You really feel like being a F1