In this article I talk about the Logitech Driving Force Exchange Shifter To G29/G920, I picked for my Driving Force Logitech racing wheel G29, that is compatible with Playstation 4, Playstation 3 and PCs. I have already spoken about the wheel here in Skooter Blog, so in this article I will speak solely of the exchange.
The purchase of the Logitech Driving Force Exchange Shifter
When I bought Driving Force Logitech racing wheel G29 I chose to leave the Logitech Driving Force Exchange Shifter for after, because at the time the only game compatible with the wheel I had in Playstation 4 was the F1 2017. And Formula cars 1 do not use more stick, While it's possible in the game. Furthermore, the rent Formula 1 has 8 marches and the lever of the Driving Force Shifter has only 6 positions and more aft.
But a few weeks after the Exchange appeared in the promotion Submarino by R 291,59, the regular price is around R$ 500,00. I decided to take the opportunity to purchase it, and so have my complete set.
Unboxing from the Logitech Driving Force Exchange Shifter
The Logitech Driving Force Exchange Shifter comes in a package that highlights some of its attributes, which also describe here with my comments:
- Six-speed with reverse by pressing down. With six gears, the Exchange must meet very well to simulate the vast majority of cars available in the games. And the reverse is engaged by pressing the control down and pulling at the position where it would be the sixth gear, as occurs in many real exchange rates.
- Construction and durable materials. The components are aluminum, steel and real leather, being quite comfortable.
- Safety Assembly. Logitech highlights the mounting clamps and the integrated mounting points, that allow fixed it tables and easily mounts.
The Logitech Driving Force Exchange Shifter has two years warranty. So I guess it is really durable, otherwise the Logitech would have kept the standard warranty of one year.
Another point worth highlighting, and I just realised now while writing this article, is that the box is checked that the Logitech Driving Force Exchange Shifter is not compatible with the Playstation 3. This is a little weird, some time the Driving Force Logitech racing wheel G29 is compatible with the console.
The Logitech Driving Force Exchange Shifter It's pretty nifty, and it looks really a real exchange, As can be seen in photos.
Also check out the video of the unboxing from the Logitech Driving Force Exchange Shifter:
I confess that I used very little Logitech Driving Force Exchange Shifter yet. My favorite game that uses the Logitech G29 is F1 2017, in that, as I already explained, does not make sense to use the. And this is the game I've been playing more lately.
The Gran Turismo Sport not cheered me up too, I ended up playing little. And in times when I played with the stick almost always chose to use butterflies to change gears. Even used the Exchange from time to time, but more to play than to compete seriously.
At least for the time being the Logitech Driving Force Exchange Shifter is underutilized in my set, but I might cheer me to play more with him when you go get the Gran Turismo Sport to play for real. I'm with several new games at the moment, and I've been alternating between them. As I do not intend to buy no other in that first semester 2018, should I still go back to the Gran Turismo Sport sometime.
The footprint of the Logitech Driving Force Exchange Shifter It's not exactly like a real foreign exchange. I'd say between wheel, pedals and, the Exchange is less real. I can't explain exactly why. The shift lever position it seems to be a bit less smooth than the cars I've driven. You can feel the lever fitting in position to pick up every March. A car that seems more subtle tactile-feedback. But it's not enough to bother. With more use I probably get used.
As I said in the Logitech G29 , Some people criticise the decision of Logitech to sell the Exchange as optional. But I think this case has really valid occurred as a way to reduce the cost of Logitech G29.
Of course everyone wants to have the foreign currencies to keep the complete kit, because most of it comes with the room, but the exchange rate is not something indispensable.
It's nice to drive with him in games like Gran Turismo, in that several of the cars also has a stick in real life. In this case the Exchange increases the degree of realism of the game. But the fact is that real racing, where every millisecond matter, shifting gears with the butterflies end up being much more practical. In games like F1 2017 the stick ends up not making sense, Since that currency exchange manuals are no longer used in Formula 1 more than 20 years.
Moreover, the same logic goes for the clutch pedal Logitech G29. It's cool to use it to have a degree of simulation the most manual cars. But when you are playing for real, competing, use the manual clutch is only one element that will probably make you lose a little more at every turn.
Ultimately, the Logitech Driving Force Exchange Shifter is a nice accessory to accompany the Volante Logitech G29 and your pedals, but is not essential, at least not for me. You can play and be competitive without him. And probably more competitive without him. But for those who take the simulation more seriously and wants to play with the greatest possible realism, He is certainly a very interesting additional.
Wait for my next article, addressing the Cockpit Extreme Racing EXR-S XT.
To acquire the products cited in the article, Click on the links below:
- Logitech Driving Force Exchange Shifter To G29/G920
- Driving Force Logitech racing wheel G29
- Driving Force Logitech racing wheel G920
- Cockpit Extreme Racing EXR-S XT
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