Playseat’s new lightweight sim rig is out now


Playseat’s new lightweight sim rig is out now

Collaboration with Logitech is designed for direct drive wheels

Mike ChannellPublished: 30 Mar 2023  External link to Top Gear Magazine Subscription – 5 issues for £5Skip 6 photos in the image carousel and continue reading1 / 6

Playseat, purveyor of sim rigs that tend to be mostly compatible with your kids’ dreams of one day being able to afford to go to university, has just announced a brand new place to park your bum while you’re playing racing games.

A collaboration with gaming peripheral manufacturer Logitech, the Playseat Trophy Logitech G Edition is designed to be durable, adjustable and, at a mere 17 kilos, promises to be lightweight enough that you won’t need to drink a protein shake before you drag it in front of the telly for a bit of Gran Turismo. We particularly like the inclusion of a heat dissipating material called ActiFit on the seat to avoid that most unpleasant of sim-racing afflictions: sweaty back syndrome.

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Another unique aspect of this particular rig is the fact that, while its carbon steel construction is sturdy enough to handle a direct drive wheel, it has a more open design than most, increasing the chances of you being able to clamber in and out without smashing your leg on the frame and suffering from a severed kneecap or something.

The Playseat Trophy Logitech G Edition is available right now for a relatively reasonable £529, meaning the only thing standing between you and it is the withering looks from your significant other when the delivery person hauls it out of the back of the van…

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