Simagic – A Look At The DS-8X Shifter

Simagic - A Look At The DS-8X Shifter
Simagic DS-8X Shifter

The Chinese SIMAGIC sim racing peripheral company has recently introduced the new DS-8X Shifter unit.

This new sequential / H-Pattern combo shifter is fully made of metal, featuring a steel-core construction and an aluminum alloy housing, ensuring solid and reliable performance even under high loads.

The unit sports a one-button Dual Mode Switching system, enabling the user to quickly switch between Sequential and H-shifter Mode. While the workings of the sequential mode (up and down) is self-explanatory, the H-shifter Mode features 8 forward gears and 1 reverse. A Pull-out gear lock ensures that gears 7, 8, and R are not incorrectly engaged.

Simagic DS-8X H-Shifter mode

To create a preferred feel, the shifter resistance strength is fully adjustable and can be fitted with multiple types of third-party gear knobs.

The Plug and play unit can be connected to the PC via a Type-C USB socket. No driver software is required.

While the shifter can be hard-mounted via a number of pre-drilled holes that accommodate M6 bolts, the unit can also be side mounted with an optional L-plate bracket that is sold separately.

The SIMAGIC GTS wheel is currently up for pre-order. The Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price for the SIMAGIC DS-8X Shifter is around €449,00 + shipping (and tax if applicable). For availability and exact pricing, check your local distributors.

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