Driving a Car with Pliers As a Steering Wheel Is a Hilariously Dumb Idea

Imagine you're the police. Imagine you're in your police car. Imagine eating a donut. Imagine complaining about life to your partner. Imagine seeing a car with two obviously blown tires drive by. Imagine pulling that car over. Imagine seeing that the driver driving the car was using a makeshift steering wheel made… » 7/22/13 11:28pm 7/22/13 11:28pm

Meet the SRW-S1 Steering Wheel: High-End Racing Control on the Go

Playing a sick racing game with a joystick just doesn't cut it. Like, at all. You need a wheel at the very least. They're usually big and will set you back hundreds. This won't do either. » 11/17/11 11:04am 11/17/11 11:04am

Toyota's Magic Steering Wheel Will Take Over If You Have a Heart Attack

Cars have already come such a long way since the Model-T days, but if you think Google's driverless cars were fancy, wait until you hear about Toyota's heart attack-detecting sensors, that will steer a car if you lose control. » 7/28/11 1:20pm 7/28/11 1:20pm

Watch This Guy's Steering Wheel Frighteningly Fall Off In the Middle of…

In the middle of a drag race, the steering gearbox inside this funny car broke off. Like, literally. It makes for a terribly amusing few seconds as you watch the driver panic and hold on to an invisible steering wheel. » 6/21/11 9:00am 6/21/11 9:00am

This Gran Turismo Wheel and Pedal Set Is Prettier than the Game

After waiting so long for Gran Turismo 5, are you really going to use your dinky Dual Shock? A game with such great (insane?) attention to detail deserves an equally hardcore peripheral. Thrustmaster's new T500 RS looks like a contender. » 12/23/10 4:40pm 12/23/10 4:40pm

Steering Wheels and Smartphone Holders Probably Shouldn't Mix

Mounting your phone near your steering wheel—you know, for GPS directions, easy music access—is a good idea. Mounting your phone on your steering wheel probably is not. » 12/17/10 2:40pm 12/17/10 2:40pm

Nintendo DSi Patent Will Have Us All Using A Virtual Steering Wheel In…

Mario Kart is one of the most popular games on the DS, but imagine using a virtual steering wheel to control your car. A patent has turned up showing just that, taking the DSi's touchscreen control to the next level. » 2/26/10 7:28am 2/26/10 7:28am

Suck At Mario Kart? Build a Training Wheel in a Few Easy Steps

At first glance I thought that this homemade wheel mount was absolutely ridiculous—and with good reason. However, the fact that I recently played Mario Kart with my novice girlfriend leads me to believe that there could be a place for a mount like this. Using only a couple of 36-inch bungie cords and a plastic crate,… » 5/21/08 7:50pm 5/21/08 7:50pm

Porsche 911 PlayStation 3/PC Steering Wheel

It's not every day that an actual automaker creates a steering wheel for console gaming, so this Porsche 911 setup is especially awesome. It's a "fully licensed, to-spec reproduction," which means the wheel, the 6+1 gear sticks, and the wireless pedals are all as authentic as you're going to get in your living room.… » 10/01/07 6:00pm 10/01/07 6:00pm

Ghetto Wii Wheel From Billet Mechanical Takes You Back to the '80s

If you thought the plastic-looking Nintendo Wii Mario Kart wheel was a little too classy, Billet Mechanical has the wheel for you. First, it's not even a wheel. It's a Knight Rider-like half steering wheel that has grips on the two ends for gripping. It's not like you're doing hand over hand on regular wheels anyway,… » 7/12/07 6:10pm 7/12/07 6:10pm

LapDeck: No Table, No Problem (If You're Filthy Rich)

Seeing as Forza 2 just came out, we bet a lot of you have been pulling your wireless 360 steering wheels out of retirement. In comes LapDesk, a nice little device that lets you secure a steering wheel to your legs. » 6/20/07 7:45pm 6/20/07 7:45pm

DIY Wii Steering Wheel: Redefines Crappy

Wow, How cheap do you really have to be to go and make a duct tape Wii steering wheel? I mean yes the Ubisoft one is overpriced by itself ($19.99), but if it's between using this thing or shelling out twenty bucks for a piece of plastic, I'll pay the $20. Personally though, I'll just keep using the Wii controller all… » 1/24/07 4:56pm 1/24/07 4:56pm

Nintendo Wii Game to Get Steering Wheel Peripheral?

Our pasty-faced and pencil-necked in-laws at Kotaku uncovered a possible strap-on steering wheel peripheral for the upcoming Nintendo Wii that might just add a new dimension to car chasing on the game console. According to Wii watchers at Go Nintendo: » 9/06/06 2:11pm 9/06/06 2:11pm

Who cares about the PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360? We've got Wii! Or,…