Experience the Most Realistic Racing Simulator with Playseat Trophy-Logitech G Edition
Logitech is promising “the most realistic and immersive racing experience” with the global launch of its new racing cockpit for Logitech G Wheels and Pedals, the Playseat Trophy-Logitech G Edition. Engineered for maximum immersion, with an open cockpit design and ActiFitmaterial for lightweight, comfortable ergonomics, customisation, and durability, the Playseat features a revamped cockpit design that enables seamless integration of the brand’s recently announced PRO Racing Wheel and PRO Racing Pedals by Logitech G. Together, the Playseat is designed as a complete racing solution with maximum immersion for professional and prospective racing enthusiasts. But at the cost of USD$599 (AUD$999) for just the seat alone, customers will need to shell out extra for the pedals and the wheel.
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But before we harp on the missing pedals and wheels (and the associated costs), let’s evaluate what Logitech has brought to the track. The rigid frame is made from lightweight carbon steel with a durable powder coating finish for extra protection that boasts a “patented and revolutionary” open cockpit design that weighs only 17kg, making Playseat Trophy-Logitech G Edition’s carbon steel frame one of the lightest on the market.
With high-grade steel alloys, anodised aluminium parts, and PU leather, Logitech spared no expense when designing the Playseat Trophy-Logitech G Edition.
Comfort-wise, the ActiFit material is crafted to ensure drivers of any age or size can experience the thrill of racing. The heat-dissipating fabric keeps you cool during long gaming sessions and conforms to your body for added support to ensure you experience the “full input” of your Logitech G wheel products. Oh, and thanks to the open cockpit design, your arms and legs won’t bump into anything as you drift around those corners.
As for ergonomics, the chair is fully adjustable, with tilt, forward, backward and up and down settings to provide the optimal driving position for every racing style, from single-seater to stock car. The backrest reclines independently and offers completely adjustable lumbar support as needed, and there are also adjustment settings for the pedal and steering plate for added driving comfort and flexibility.
But that’s if you purchased the Playseat Trophy – Logitech G Edition and PRO Wheel and Pedals. Because without them, it’s just a fancy adjustable chair. When bought together, you’ll be coughing up AUD$1,499.95 for the Pro Racing Wheel and AUD$599.95 for the Pro Racing Pedals for a total cost of AUD$3,098.90. And that’s not including Logitech’s recommended gaming headphones, the PRO X Wireless, which cost AUD$499.95.
It’s also strange that in order to “unlock the ultimate racing experience with PRO-level gear that brings you into the race”, this suite of products must be purchased separately, with no option to bundle them together for additional savings. Although customers have the flexibility to pick and choose which devices they want to use alongside the Playseat Trophy, paying a few thousand dollars for Logitech’s complete racing simulation experience is a bit beyond most gamers’ price range.
But that’s likely Logitech’s intention, with Tako Dijkman, CEO at Playseat, highlighting the inextricable link between Logitech G and sim racing. From the early days of racing games to the modern simulation masterpieces that parallel reality – which IRL racing professionals use to train – Logitech G has provided continuous innovation for racing and simulation enthusiasts at home,” said Tako.
“With more than 20 years of research and working with pro drivers, Playseat has become the de facto standard for delivering unrivalled, real-track realism for drivers around the world,” said Jim Hoey, head of simulation marketing at Logitech G. “The Playseat Trophy-Logitech G Edition works great with our recently announced PRO Racing Wheel and PRO Racing Pedals. Now drivers will have the correct setup and racing position to feel the thrill of racing.”
If we ever get the chance to review the Playseat Trophy-Logitech G Edition with the PRO Wheel and Pedals, we’ll let you know if it’s worth the considerable outlay.