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Memorex 3DS Racing Wheel Review
Posted on July 13, 2011 by

With the release of a new system comes the inevitable avalanche of accessories for it. This is especially true for portables like the Nintendo 3DS, and so we have the Memorex Racing Wheel. The Racing Wheel is fairly similar to the Wii Wheel:

 

 

A push button on the back of the Wheel loosens the 3DS for removal, and triggers allow access to the shoulder buttons:

 

 

The Racing Wheel with 3DS in place:

 

 

ROLLIN'

Adds Grip - The Racing Wheel has rubber on the sides, which provides a little more grip to the 3DS. This can be good if you have problems holding onto the system.

Big Hands - The wheel also adds a little bit of width to the system, which can be of use to people that have larger hands.
 

FLAT

Can’t Access Volume Control/Wireless Switch - Placing the 3DS into the Racing Wheel blocks access to the volume slider and wireless switch, so if you need to adjust either of those two items, you'll need to pause your game and remove the system.

Uncomfortable - There is something about the way you hold the Racing Wheel that just isn't quite right. The wheel became very uncomfortable to hold while playing 3DS games that used the circle pad.

L/R Buttons Don't Quite Work Right - Speaking of which, pressing the L/R buttons moved the entire system slightly, as if they were not situated correctly.

Kiddie - While in these more enlightened times it is known that games aren't just for kids, there is no freaking way I am using this thing outside of my home.

No Game Support - To the best of my knowledge, as of this writing there are no racing games that use the 3DS' tilt function to steer (BWT, that's a terrible idea, because you'd have to tilt your head to the sides as well to not lose the 3D effect) which defeats the purpose of this accessory.


 

This review should really consist of just three words: "It's a wheel." That's it. It's a plastic wheel that you pop your 3DS into. It doesn't serve much practical purpose, but if you have a kid that thinks popping their 3DS into a plastic wheel would be really neat, then by all means. If you are over the age of nine, though, then don't bother.
 

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