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Nintendo - Joy-Con Wireless Wheel (set of 2) for Nintendo Switch - White-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 941 reviews

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  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Avoid These Wheels

    Posted
    bigkurz
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    I bought these wheels for use with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe on my Switch. Very surprised to find that this official Nintendo product had a very serious flaw: The triggers have to be pushed very far to hit the buttons (SL and SR). It doesnt sound like that big of a deal, but it's VERY distracting and results in lots of missed button pushes. That'll cause missed item use, missed power slides, etc. And if you're holding a item behind you with the Left trigger, its easy to accidentally let up the pressure just a SMALL amount and cause the item to be release. It's not good. Nintendo usually doesn't have problems like this, but I was quite disappointed with this product. There are much better options out there if you keep looking. I will be returning these to Best Buy today, as I have already found a much better 3rd party wheel for my switch.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Just OK

    Posted
    HeadsetCompatible
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    These wheels are small. If you are familiar with the WII U wheels for Mario Kart then you will understand the size of these as I describe it: The wheels at about 1/2 to 2/3 the size of the Wii U version. PROS: This wheel enlarges the holding area for a single Joy-Con, although it's still pretty small Bumpers work well, and are more comfortable then holding the joy-con alone CONS: Small, if you have big hands this is still small. I would recommend switching to a pro controller. If you have the colored (Blue and Red) joy-cons, these wheels are black, so the color is not as nice as the 3rd party one that is available for 9.99. Overall: These are just OK. Would I recommend this to you? It's hard to say. What I would recommend is try these out from a friends system or see if you can return them if you don't like the feel. The price is not bad $15 for two wheels.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great comfort and functionality, one minor flaw

    Posted
    TruExtent
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    Unlike the Joy Con straps that came with the Switch system, these wheels for the Joy Cons have giant comfortable should buttons. On top of that, the wheel I found was fun to use with motion controls, a feature I rarely use nowadays. There's unfortunately one small problem. While you can see your actions work on the screen when using the shoulder buttons, when you actually press the button, it doesn't feel completely like you pressed the button. There's no clicky-ness to the feel, unlike when using the straps which seem to have a better press to them. It's entirely possible to get used to the feel of the wheel's shoulder buttons, but you may end up doing a quick mod like Nintendo Life did and showed in their YouTube video: How to Fix the Problem with Joy-Con Steering Wheels for Nintendo Switch | Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Invaluable Peripheral for Motion Control Racing

    Posted
    RossMan1230
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    I've recently submitted a review for "Mario Kart 8," which I recommended as the second best title within the Switch's current library, but I have to admit that I wouldn't be enjoying that title nearly as much without the use of this peripheral. Both my wife and my daughter -- just two-and-a-half -- have enjoyed playing alongside me in multiplayer races using these little wheels, though don't mistake that as implication that trophies and other "hardcore" solo achievements can't be pursued easily while using them as well. If you enjoy motion controls and/or have little ones who might like to join you, then these attachments offer incredible value for a nominal cost.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for all games!

    Posted
    Tyler
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    I fell in love with these the moment i put the joy-con in them! Not sure what some of the fuss about missing drifts is, because I literally have never had this issue. This device makes it so much easier to use horizontal joy-cons that I will use them on ANY game that splits them apart. The huge triggers in the back make it impossible to miss the SL and SR buttons, and although they do have a decent amount of travel, I still never have any issues. Like I stated above, this product will be great for any game you will play with horizontal joy-cons! Not just Mario Kart

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Just OK

    Posted
    LiquidSid
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    Bought for Mario Kart mainly for my daughter to use because I wasn't sure if she would be able to get the joystick mode down. These do what they advertise but aren't really anything special. Feel a bit cheaply made, but considering the price I think that's to be expected. We've actually just gone to using JoyCons for Mario Kart and now these just take up space. Just a personal preference thing I suppose. If you're thinking of these for young kids (<6) then it's probably a good idea. For the price you might as well.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works great for the drivers

    Posted
    jnaks
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    Used it on Mario Kart during a party and went over well. There are two great feeling left/right triggers on the wheel that is a great relief over the small triggers on the small detachable controllers. That said, only buy it if the wheel steering is for you. Maybe I'm the weird one here, but in many cases I prefer the full game controller instead to "drive" with my thumb. Just a choice but at this price it's good to have in case you change your style or plan on having a few guests over.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love the Switch!

    Posted
    Waugie
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    We bought the Switch as a gift for our 5 year old to play with and he loves playing the Mario game. So we had to get him Mario Kart, these controllers are great as he gets to pretend to drive instead of just moving the controller. And there were the cheaper ones out there but we decided to go with the Nintendo brand as aftermarket brands arent the same, even though these wheel controllers dont really do much but hold the Switch.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great for toddlers, not so great for typical adult

    Posted
    Sarah
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    I bought these largely so my 3 year old could play Mario Kart with me as a treat once in a while. For him, they are excellent, as he has at least a small chance of steering properly instead of trying to aim the single joy-con at the tv like a remote (sigh). However for me, I am not a fan - the shoulder buttons feel mushy and unresponsive. I will probably add a small piece of foam under the shoulder buttons to help as I've read online, but these could certainly be better.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very good rendition of the Wii Wheel

    Posted
    dcfusion
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    Boy, these wheels are small and you get 2 in a pack. The small wheels coincide with how small the joycons are. I read reports with how difficult/unresponsive the shoulder buttons are on the wheel, but I never experienced this. It is strange you can still use the joystick to control the karts while using this wheel accessory. However. no matter which style you are comfortable with, these wheels are worth adding to the experience provided by Mario Kart 8.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Pretty cool

    Posted
    Sweetz
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    These are cool. Of course my son (7 yrs old) assumed he would just be able to move the steering wheel to drive without utilizing the controls on the controller but that is not accurate. Due to the controllers being small without the original console, I feel the steering wheels were very beneficial for us while we both played mario cart on the big screen.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect!

    Posted
    MadScientist
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    I found the price to be too good to be true. When I got them, I was surprised by how small they seemed but they were also extremely well constructed. Though they're smaller than I'd expected, they work very well and are the least bit cumbersome. I know of tweaks that can be done to the wheels such as extending their buttons internally for better contact but found this sort of thing to be completely unnecessary. They were perfect!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    WHAHOO!Mario Kart 8 + Wheel attachment is AWESOME!

    Posted
    UncleJessy
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    Picked this up along with Mario Kart 8 since it was onsale for $15 and I'm loving them. It comes with TWO wheels and the switch controls snap in perfectly. There is also two big responsive buttons on the back. It also provides a slightly larger control to hold on to and is much more comfortable to use if you're planning on playing Mario Kart for more than a few quick races. My 5 year old also had zero troubles using it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not as good as the Wii/Wii U wheels

    Posted
    AbstractRealist
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    These are much smaller than the Wii/Wii U wheels and I've also found that the controllers often don't sit in the properly either without some trial and error. Thought maybe they were just still from being new but after many uses they still just don't work that great. We're at the point now where we don't even use them anymore.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Accessorize your Switch

    Posted
    Yopepe
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    The Joy-Con Wheels are a great accessory for the Switch. They make playing Mario Kart a better experience as they have a great feel. They are fairly small for adults but great for kids which is fine because the Switch and the games that are out are mostly tailored for kids. However, I do wish they could make them bigger.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good, but not great

    Posted
    Prmaples
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    Maybe it's because of the size of the Joy Cons vs the Wiimote, but these wheels just don't feel as functional as those for the Wii. I believe the Wii ones were bigger and it was comfortable to have both hands on the wheel, having two hands on these, being smaller, is a little awkward. Aside from that they're good and useful within the game. Maybe they'll be better for young gamers.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Easy to use

    Posted
    Dess
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    Share the fun with this set of Nintendo Joy-Con wheels. They transform your Nintendo Switch's detachable controllers into realistic steering wheels, making your favorite racing games more comfortable and authentic. The fitted design and position indicators of this set of Nintendo Joy-Con wheels makes installing and removing controllers fast and simple. Easy to use even for my 5 year old.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not For Big Hands

    Posted
    Brandon2569
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    I know that game systems are made for younger people... but older people like to play them too. I could barely get 3 fingers to fit around the back of the wheel. My pinky fingers were either awkwardly hanging out of the back (like I was sipping tea) or uncomfortably crunched up with the other 3 fingers. Makes driving easier, but not very comfortable.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for Mario Kart

    Posted
    PADave
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    These really do work well for playing Mario Kart. Only down side is if you don't put the controller in the right spot the top buttons won't work. There's room for error and finally figured out that it goes all the way to the left on one and to the right on the other to get the buttons lined up right.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not sure they're really needed

    Posted
    Nerdy
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    They are good quality and fit the smaller Switch joy-cons, but they're so small that it is tough to justify using it as advertised. Mario Kart on the Wii and Wii U had a heavier/larger wheel controller that made "driving" with the wheel fun. But on the Switch it feels a little unnatural. I would recommend trying with the joy-cons by themselves before investing in these.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend