I'm pleased to announce that yours truly has been chosen as the SimHQ Community Test manager for the upcoming ClubSport Wheel.
Official Fanatec Community test blog post on Thomas' blog: http://www.911wheel.de/?q=node/8227.
As well as testing the kit myself I am responsible for selecting one other tester from the SimHQ Community. Procedure:
People willing to be a tester should post here.
From all the applicants in this thread, I will select 10 candidates.
These 10 candidates will then be voted on by the community, and the winner will be the SimHQ community tester and will be responsible for testing and reviewing the products here at SimHQIn your application here, you should describe at least the following:
Games (and platforms) you can test with - remember that the CSW is PC and PS3 only.
Driving style: Road GT, Road F1, Oval, Rally, Drift.
Current gear (wheel, pedals, etc.).
Link to any relevant supporting info (reviews you made in the past, documents, websites or forum postings etc).
Short introduction and statement why you would be the right guy for the job.Requirements/rules:
We are looking for honest, capable people, who are good at presenting their opinions.
Community reviewers of the CSR Elite wheel can not participate in this community review. SimHQ Staff can enter.
The successful applicant will receive a CSW base with the two rims (BMW GT2 and F1 rim), but will also be offered to test compatible pedals, table clamp and a wheel stand, if wanted.The reviewer is required to inform the Community Test Supervisor about any problems he may have with the products during the test period (the supervisor will contact the reviewer when he has been selected).
The reviewer can not publish/leak any information regarding the products he is reviewing before embargo is lifted.
Every reviewer will have at least 14 days to review the products, but the exact review period will be determined after all the community reviewers have received the wheels.
Due to past problems, the reviewer will unfortunately be required to make a 50% deposit of the full value of products he will receive (see table below).
After the review period is over and review is posted on-line Fanatec will ask the reviewer if he wants to return the gear or keep it.
If the reviewer chooses to keep the gear, the deposit he made earlier stays with Fanatec, so he receives a 50% discount for the effort he put in testing. Normal warranty rules apply to all gear that is tested.
If the reviewer decides to return some or all of the gear, Fanatec will refund his original 50% deposit + shipping costs for that gear immediately.
Only users from EU, North America, Australia and Japan can participate (due to distribution/shipping restrictions).The winners review should cover at least the following topics:
Positive and negative aspects of the gear you have tested w.r.t. mechanics, software, compatibility, functionality, etc.
FFB qualityProduct prices (USD and EUR), full/deposit:
Clubsport Wheel: 449,95/224,975
CSW BMW M3 GT2 rim: 249,95/124,975
CSW Formula rim: 179,95/89,975
Clubsport pedals: 199,95/99,975
CSR Elite pedals: 149,95/74,975
Clubsport Table Clamp: 49,95/24,975 (Needed to mount the CSW to a table)
Rennsport Wheel Stand V2: 129,95/59,975
Applications will close on 10th April.Applications now closed. Public poll will open shortly.