As a one-person company producing high end sim racing hardware, Turn Racing has been building out a range of products. The latest is the standalone new Turn RS3 Button Pod, which is available now.
It’s been designed to work unversally with any standard 70mm PCD steering wheel, including those from Turn Racing. That includes open-top, oval-shaped, dished and flat steering wheels.
And the plan is to keep developing it with aluminium spaces, shifters and a rear plate so it can work with anything. The only limitation is that it’s PC only.
So why would you want to fit the Turn RS3 Button Pod to your wheel? Well, there are 8 motorsport APEM mechanical switches to help you change various options during track sessions. And to make more gradual adjustments, there are also 3 ELMA industrial rotary encoders, plus two 7-in-1 “funky” switches as well.
All those switches and rotary encoders give you a fair amount of adjustment which is all easy to reach from the centre of your sim racing wheel.
The enclosure is created in MJF, which stands for Multi Jet Fusion if you’re interested in how polyamide is used in 3D printing. It’s used when you need to make complicated parts with crisp textures.
The Turn RS3 Button Pod is available now for $397 (£319.55) plus shipping. So it’s not the cheapest way to get some extra buttons, but it is designed and built in the USA by Turn Racing founder Zach Hodgson. You also get a sticker sheet, and it’s supplied with a 5-Pin coiled DIN cable.
Production is being ramped up, so it currently comes with a standard 6 week lead time to take into account. But the plan is for it to be a stocked item ready for immediate shipping in the near future.
If you’re interested in ordering, check out the RS3 Button Pod on the Turn Racing website. And you can also check out more sim racing hardware right here, with our sections devoted to Sim Racing Wheels and Pedals, Sim Rigs And Seats, and Sim Racing Hardware and Button Boxes.