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Gated Shifter Price Increase

We haven't had a price increase for our products for many years, but we've concluded that our gated shifters are just not profitable at the price point they have been at since we introduced them in 2005.  To address this we've made the hard choice to increase the price of the H-pattern shifters by $50, and the Speedshifter by $100 so they now all have the same price at $385.

Z-Frame Discontinued

While we hate to do it, we've been forced to discontinue the Z-Frame Sim-Racing Chassis for the foreseeable future.  It has proven to be simply too labor intensive to build, and while this is okay while business is slow, right now business is booming, and we're struggling to keep up.  We hope to bring it back at some point, but if so we will likely only list it here while we have some on-hand ready to ship.  Sorry to anyone who was planning on ordering.

New Product: Sequential Shifter

We've had this shifter in prototype form for awhile, but we've fine tuned the design, made it more attractive, more durable, and now it's ready for prime time.  Quite simply, this is the best sequential shifter you will ever use for sim-racing.  It's a simple mechanism, built to last, feels great, and it looks pretty good too.  It's available in a USB configuration or with stereo cabling to connect into your wheel.


 

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Tactile, Rugged, Realistic

TSW 720 Update

We've been selling the new TSW 720 for a few months now, but it's taken us a while to get it photographed and integrated into our website product listing.  It's up now, ready to be ordered online with quite a few custom options. Click here for a direct link to the product page.

So why would you want one?  Well, it may not be the extra degrees of rotation alone that will provide the biggest benefit.  Feedback from the customers using this wheel competatively has been extremely positive, and the advantages seem to have something to do with spring tension progression and customizability, which are extra features outside the obvious change in steering lock.

If that's not enough for you, you've also got the cosmetic improvements as well, and the digital advantage (goodbye potentiometers).

Has a TSW ever looked this sharp?

New Product: Load Cell Brake

The realism and effectiveness of the brake pedal has undergone a significant improvement with the addition of our latest product/upgrade option: the Load Cell Brake.  Most sim-racing controllers use a potentiometer or encoder for all 3 pedals, which only detects the rotation of the pedal.  Often we've had requests for some sort of heavier brake pedal, with a more realistic feel than what the standard potentiometer can produce.  We've had some low-tech suggestions which we never put into production because they just were not up to our standards.  However we've now developed a high-tech solution using an analog device called a load cell.  This device detects pressure instead of rotation, so while your pedal may only travel a few inches, the controller continues to detect the amount of pressure you put on the pedal after it stops, giving you unmatched accuracy and repeatability, as well as a very realistic feel.

We may not be the first to bring you this technology, but we're the first to offer it at a reasonable price point.  Most TSW pedals (those purchased since April '99) can be upgraded with a DIY kit for just $200 plus shipping and handling.   Likewise you can choose to add this feature to any new model for about the same cost.  Because the Evolution Digital models don't support the analog Load Cell, they will require an additional analog circuit board for $75 (though new digital models will soon support an analog axis which will negate the need for this additional board).

Over the next few days we will be updating our product section to include the new Load Cell Brake options, in the meantime, if you want to order this you can either call, or simply include a note when ordering a controller online.  DIY kits will not be ready to ship out for a few more days yet, as we have to finish up the instruction manuals.  As always, if you have any questions, feel free to call or send us an email.

 

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