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Microsoft SideWinder Force Feedback Wheel

alaTest has collected and analyzed 54 reviews of Microsoft SideWinder Force Feedback Wheel. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Mouse & Pointing Devices for all reviews. Reviews about the reliability and design are overall positive. The durability and usability are also mentioned favorably.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Mouse & Pointing Devices the Microsoft SideWinder Force Feedback Wheel is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Microsoft SideWinder Force Feedback Wheel


alaTest has collected and analyzed 33 user reviews of Microsoft SideWinder Force Feedback Wheel from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Mouse & Pointing Devices on People are impressed by the size and reliability. The design and durability also get good reviews, but opinions are divided on the usability.

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94% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Microsoft SideWinder Force Feedback Wheel (USB)Microsoft SideWinder Force Feedback Wheel (USB)

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Rich Brown (

Microsoft SideWinder Force Feedback Wheel USB


The lone driving wheel in this roundup, the Microsoft SideWinder Force Feedback Wheel is a fine choice for driving-game enthusiasts. Though it doesn't have a stick shift, its foot-pedal base has nonslip pads, and the wheel is large enough and the...

Dec, 2002

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Microsoft - Sidewinder Forcefeedback Wheel USB


The Microsoft Sidewinder Forcefeedback Wheel was the sole force feedback design we tested. The permanently-connected motor which provides this effect makes the feel of the wheel a bit rough even when it is switched off. It ...

Dec, 2000

Product Specifications

First there was sight. Then there was sound. Then Microsoft revolutionized the gaming industry with dynamic force feedback technology and earned PC Gamer's Editor's Choice Award. Microsoft SideWinder Force Feedback Pro is the best-selling 16-bit on-stick processor - delivering realistic, high-fidelity forces faster. Feel true-to-life feedback - from subtle sensations to raw power forces. Experience multiple forces simultaneously. Even feel which direction the forces come from. Only Microsoft force feedback technology puts you right inside the game so you can react quickly and decisively to win. Microsoft has changed the face of gaming forever. SideWinder Force Feedback Pro comes with two great games Microsoft Urban Assault (full game included) and 3 months of free Internet gaming with Microsoft Fighter Ace Online multiplayer game. Move with precision. The infrared beam in Force Feedback Pro signals your every move. Rely on Force Feedback Pro. A solid circuit board with minimal connectors makes Force Feedback dependable. Play with accuracy. A built-in digital-optical "camera" reads your exact position. Get faster responses. Replacing analog potentiometers with Microsoft digital-optical technology means more precise translations of your games.


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Localization:English / French / German/N/a
Model:Force Feedback Wheel
Product Line:Microsoft SideWinder

Input Device

Buttons Qty:8/9
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Form Factor:External
Type:Wheel and pedals set


Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista

Service & Support

Type:3 months warranty/Technical support

System Requirements

OS Required:Microsoft Windows 95/98