Hori has launched a pair of Nintendo-licensed racing bikes with Mario themes: a standard model with bright red and blue colors and a deluxe model with dark red and black colors along with some extra features.
Both wheels take your game to the next level, whether you play Mario Kart 8 or any other race track with wheel support, and whether you play these tracks on the Nintendo Switch or on a PC. The wheels come complete with foot pedals (two pedals on a base). On the front of the wheel are most of the buttons you'd expect from a Nintendo controller: A, B, X, Y, LSB, RSB, ZL, ZR, a D-pad, and so on.
Although each version has a reconfigurable key scheme, the Deluxe model has an apparently more ergonomic key layout, with the ZL and ZR keys in the numeric keypads on the wheel 2 positions, and the rest of the keys in the upper middle of the wheel where they should be easily reachable with the thumbs.
It also has a dead band adjustment on. Adjust the sensitivity of the wheel, adjust the wheel's angle from 270 degrees to 180 degrees, and mount the wheel with you a clamp stand and suction cups in a stable place. The deluxe pedals also seem to have a higher build quality.
These extras are not cheap. The standard version will be pre-orderable for $ 70 on Amazon from November 12, while the Deluxe model does not appear to be readily available from US vendors. However, at Play Asia it can be preordered for $ 137 will ship on the 30th of November.
[Via The Inventory]