SimLab, a Dutch company famous for its top notch cockpits, has recently expanded its range of product outside rigs and related accessories.
Since yesterday, the company announced the release of their first proper sim racing peripheral that will make drifting and rally fans super excited: the XB1 Handbrake With the introduction of a 150kg of load cell, this is positioned to compete with the top quality products already available by competitors, such ad the Fanatec 1.5
A loadcell, such as for pedals, measures force instead of the travel of the handbrake lever, allowing to be much more consistent as your brain can build the so called “muscle memory” and apply the same amount of pressure every lap.
An elastomer with 3 different level of hardness, that can be removed, helps creating a dual damper effect, to better emulate a real racing or drift car. We did not test the XB1 handbrake yet, but from what we see from the official pictures it looks quite solid.
In terms of compatibility, it can be plugged to a PC via USB and it is compatible with all SimLab cockpits via an optional mounting bracket
The XB1 Handbrake is pre-order now at a promotional price of 169€ (around 184$), with a discount of 30€.
It will ship worldwide from early May.
SimLab XB1 Handbrake169€
- 150Kg Loadcell
- Dual damper
- Not immediately available