Turtle Beach is a famous brand in the gaming world. Recently, we covered the best Turtle Beach headsets for 2022. If you are a fan of the brand and you also do a lot of flight simulations on your PC or console, there is some excellent news for you. Turtle Beach has announced a new gaming accessory specifically for flight simmers called VelocityOne Rudder.
This new accessory further expands Turtle Beach’s gaming simulation accessories. The new accessory aims to add more realism to flight simulation for users. So let’s explore what the new accessory is and what features it brings.
Turtle Beach VelocityOne Rudder
With the VelocityOne Rudder, Turtle Beach is captivating the market of flight simulation accessories. Since it is a small target audience and has no stiff competition, Turtle Beach has a significant advantage in dominating this area. They already have the VelocityOne Flight Universal Control System, which is one of the best flight simulation accessories from Turtle Beach.
Then they have also announced the VelocityOne Flightstick, which will start shipping in the second half of November this year. The new VelocityOne Rudder will work perfectly with both of them.
The new Turtle Beach VelocityOne Rudder has an “ultra-smooth” rudder axis. This results in seamless forward and backward movement. Because of that, users can get better directional control.
There are linear bearings that provide users with a smooth and accurate operation all the time. Because of the friction-free linear bearings, maintenance is almost none. Furthermore, there are two sets of swappable springs that you can use for the main rudder axis. These springs allow for better adjustability.
The new accessory also comes with spring-loaded brake pedals. These pedals simulate runway braking control or steering assist, which makes the simulation more accurate.
There are two sets of swappable pedals provided with the accessory. You can change them quickly and get a natural feel of different aircraft, like a light aircraft or a heavy airliner.
The pedal width of the rudder is also adjustable. So it can fit all users with their different feet sizes and also simulate different plane types. The adjustable pedal width also doubles as storage for the accessory, which is a pretty neat feature on this one.
Turtle Beach uses non-contact hall-effect sensors on all the axes of the accessory. This is beneficial in two ways. First of all, it provides users with high-resolution data. On top of that, the accessory becomes more durable as these ones have better product life than any regular potentiometers.
As mentioned earlier, there is a small target audience for this accessory. Most people will use it in their home cockpits and some simulation facilities. That is why it has rubber pads and carpet grips on the bottom. There are also holes in the rudder to fix it permanently. All of these simple mounting solutions make it easy for the accessory to work on all surfaces.
The new VelocityOne Rudder offers excellent compatibility as it can interface with any PC using a USB-C to USB-A cable(provided in the box). It can also work with Xbox Series X|S & Xbox One via a pass-through cable(provided in the box).
Pricing and Availability
If you want your own Turtle Beach VelocityOne Rudder, you can get it right away from the official Turtle Beach website. It is also available at all participating retailers. The new VelocityOne Rudder is priced at USD 299.99.
This is pretty reasonable pricing as most of the specialized gaming accessories are expensive. However, there is only a specific target audience for this.
Only people who are dedicated to Microsoft Flight Simulator and Other Flight Programs will be able to utilize this properly. That is mostly some pilots who like flight simulation and some avid gamers. Still, the pricing of the accessory is excellent and should attract many buyers.