Good / Smooth and strong force feedback system at a good price. Easy set up with official Xbox One software embedded. Well-designed button layout.
Bad / All plastic wheel rim. No hard mounting option
Verdict / The Thrustmaster TMX Force Feedback is a good option for an entry level racing wheel for the Xbox One.
The Thrustmaster TMX is essentially an Xbox compatible version of the T150 model built for PlayStation 4. There are some differences, however. The button layout has a different design, and the color is all black instead of black and blue.
While both are plastic, there are some slight differences in construction as well. The T150 was a good entry wheel for Playstation, so is the TMX a good choice for Xbox One? Let’s take a closer look.
-900° force feedback
-Mixed belt-pulley and gears system
-Xbox One certified embedded software
-Adjustable pedal set included
The always solid Thrustmaster force feedback system: If you were worried that Thrustmaster would hold back their force feedback technology on their lower end models, you can put that worry to rest. Even this lower priced wheel will give you a strong and reliable performance. The mixed belt-pulley gears system adds a smoothness to the wheel motions.
Well laid out button arrangement: One of the main differences where between this wheel and its sister product the T150 is the arrangement of the buttons. The buttons on the T150 are laid out in the center plate of the wheel. For the TMX, they are positioned in an easier to reach location. They also are exact replicas of the Xbox One controller, and feel solid enough to hold up to even the most enthusiastic button smashers.
Easy set up for Xbox and PC: The embedded officially licensed Xbox software makes this truly plug and play. All you do it plug it in and the Xbox will recognize it automatically.
Like the T150, there is no hard mounting option: One thing that the TMX unfortunately kept from the T150 is the lack of a hard mount option. It does come with a clamp, but this may not provide a strong enough hold for thicker desks. The clamp itself is not the highest quality so you will need to be careful not to over tighten it.
Weak pedal construction: This wheel comes with a pedal set included. They are plastic and lightweight so they tend to move around a lot. The brake pedal in particular can feel unresponsive. You can adjust the pedals to your liking, but don’t expect to the same level of experience you would get with more expensive add-on pedal sets.
Thrustmaster TMX Force Feedback Review Conclusion
Even if you don’t have a lot of money to spend on a racing wheel, you still want to with one that has a force feedback system. Sure, the racing wheels without this are even cheaper, but those
don’t offer much of a real racing wheel experience. Thankfully, there are some good racing wheels at a lower price, and the Thrustmaster TMX for Xbox One is one of them.
While it is built with rubber on plastic, which can feel a little flimsy, the solid force feedback system is surprisingly powerful and feels like it belongs to a higher priced wheel.
The official Xbox One software that is embedded makes this easy to set up and get started with the world of racing sim. There are more expensive options that have a better build quality and even more powerful feedback out there, but there’s no need to break the bank. The Thrustmaster TMX will give you quality gaming experience more affordably.