Logitech G29 Shifter Review PS4| $60

Logitech G29 Shifter Review PS4| $60

The Logitech Driving Force Shifter was released in June of 2015 as a separately sold component of the G29 and G920 force feedback racing wheels.

The shifter was made to emulate the shifter for the Logitech G27 racing wheel, with a few changes like the removal of the buttons. Logitech announced during the summer of 2015 this will be the only add on peripheral to the G29 and G920 racing wheels.

What You Need To Know

This is a six speed shifter with a push in reverse. It has a short throw like a high performance car and it is wrapped in beautifully hand stitched leather. It works on PC and PS4 (not the PS3) and is only compatible with the G29 (PlayStation) and G920 (Xbox One) racing wheels. While this shifter is not gonna make you faster than using paddle shifters, throwing the car into gear with a gated shifter while you jam in the clutch makes a huge difference in your racing immersion.

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Logitech Driving Force Shifter Specs

6 speed shifter with push in reverse, wrapped in hand stitched leather, encased in plastic, the shifter stick is made of steel, can be hard mounted, has a clamping mechanism, compatible with PC, PS4, and Xbox One

Build and Quality

Logitech G29 shifterThe leather looks really nice and I love the short throw, but this shifter comes across a bit more like a toy. When you shift into gears the Driving Force Shifter sounds kind of clunky like plastic hitting plastic. It doesn’t really give you the sense of shifting your car into gear like other shifters on the market.

The quality of the product seems to be fine and I think it will last a long time, but I’ve just come to expect a bit more simulation from my racing peripherals. from a comparison standpoint this shifter is EXACTLY like the G27 shifter except it doesn’t have the buttons or the D-pad on it.

“It’s kind of clunky when you shift, but performance wise it gets the job done”

Logitech Driving Force Shifter Review

Pros vs Cons

Pros

  • Works with the Logitech G29 and G920 Force feedback Racing Wheels
  • Compatible with the PC, PS4, and Xbox One
  • Can be hard mounted for maximum stability
  • The throw is nice and short so you can shift faster (about 2 inches from 3rd to 4th gear)
  • Leather is a nice touch and adds a nice polished look
  • It is priced to sell
  • The push in reverse prevents you from shifting into reverse by accident

Cons

  • Should have been included with the sale of the G29 and G920 racing wheels
  • Can’t change the shifter knob
  • It feels like a toy and the gear gates don’t feel authentic
  • It sounds kind of clunky when you shift gears
  • Just doesn’t feel like a real car shifter
  • No sequential shifting mode

Who Should Buy The Logitech Shifter

If you are running either the Logitech G29 or G920 racing wheels, these are the only wheels this shifter is compatible with. It is also your only choice for a shifter. I prefer shifting with a manual shifter over paddle shifting, so for my preferences this shifter is a must despite it’s limitations.

Compatibility

Platforms:

PS4, PC, Xbox One

NOTE: If you are looking to run the Driving Force Shifter with a G29 on a PS3, it will not work.

Racing Wheels:

Logitech G29 and Logitech G920

Warranty

2 year warranty

Driving Force Shifter Review Conclusion

Adding a shifter makes such a difference in your immersion and the price isn’t gonna break you in the bank. Overall though this shifter is not gonna make you faster, but it will make driving cars with a gated shifter feel a bit more fun. It is nice that this shifter has a short throw, but until you get used to it your gonna find that you miss shifts and jam it in wrong gear a few times.

“I don’t love the feel of the shifter, but it is serviceable and affordable”
If you are converting from a Logitech G27 racing wheel though, I would advise you not to get this shifter, because the G27 shifter will work on your G29.

Amazon has over 20 customer reviews of the Driving Force Shifter for the G29 and G920 and I am surprised to see it rated 4.5 stars. I suppose the price makes it a bit forgiving, but when I compare ot to other shifters on the market this one is kinda stuck in a low gear.

PSRP 3.0
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