We have already reviewed plenty of gaming accessories for the iPhone but this time we are looking at something that in our opinion has been a long time coming: appWheel. As the name suggests, this is a steering wheel gadget for the iPhone.
Naturally, this is an amazing accessory for every user out there is who hardcore enthusiast of racing games. This provides a completely new level of realism and really enhances the gaming experience with the iPhone. It also makes the iPhone a more viable rival to other gaming products like the Nintendo. At this rate, the iPhone may become a genuine replacement for your average standalone portable gaming console.
The appWheel is compatible with the iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS and the iPhone 4. There is no overwhelming set up involved either. All that is necessary is to attach the iPhone into the appWheel and let the iPhone accelerometer begin creating the realistic driving set-up. Users will have full access to the display screen and menu button. The gadget is designed to work with any racing game that uses the accelerometer. The beauty of such a gadget is that it makes racing games so much more fun since your movements become more coordinated since you are using a wheel. Moreover, without the wheel, the game wheel quite unrealistic even with amazing graphics onboard.
The appWheel comes with the dock adaptors for the iPhone 3G, iPhone3GS, iPhone 4 and the 4th generation iPod Touch. The systems works measures around 18.5cm in diameter x 4cm. The gadget is small enough to be easily taken around and will fit in your backpack or suitcase. It is also features quite an elegant design; it feels sturdy in your hands.
The appWheel is now available for purchase via RED5.co.uk for £9.95. It is certainly worth the price.