From the Manufacturer
To meet the expectations of numerous motor racing fans, Thrustmaster brings you the TH8 RS--a high-end, separate and versatile gearbox available for the PC and PlayStation 3. The device's two configurations (H-pattern and sequential) enable drivers to select their favorite driving style.
Some virtual drivers cannot imagine shifting speeds with anything other than a specific gearbox. With the TH8 RS, boasting unrivalled technical innovations supported by pending patent applications, Thrustmaster now offers a device that is realistic enough to satisfy even the most demanding drivers.
At first glance, the TH8 RS looks realistic enough to be fitted to a real car. It features a 5.12-inch tall stick with a removable knob; the stick is compatible with real-life universal gear shift knobs. The TH8 RS includes two interchangeable shift plates, each suited to a specific configuration: an "H-pattern" (7 gears plus 1 reverse gear) and "Sequential" (pull the lever towards the "+" mark to gear up, and push it towards the "–" mark to gear down). Pick the shifting style to match your preference, and drive on. Shifting gears with the TH8 RS feels just like in a real car.
Thrustmaster built the TH8 RS with unrivalled precision in mind, by including H.E.A.R.T (Hall Effect AccuRate Technology) technology featuring a magnetic sensor without any potentiometer or tact switch. This design eliminates wear due to contact for a potentially unlimited product lifespan. In addition, the firmware can be upgraded to evolve with your system, assuring you that the TH8 RS is here to make a lasting impression.
You can freely adjust the TH8 RS to your convenience. The position and the rotation angles of the shift plate and clamping system can be adjusted by 360 degrees. The removable clamping system, optimized for any type of support, is also open to customization: it is suited to both table tops and shelves (1 to 55 mm thick) and cockpits alike, with built-in "screw threads" located under the TH8 RS. Gear strokes and shift resistance can also be adjusted via a downloadable PC application and the device's internal memory.
When used with a PC, the gearbox is compatible with all racing wheels and games on the market that support multi-USB and gearboxes. When used with the PS3, the gearbox is compatible with racing wheels such as the Thrustmaster T500 RS and games that have been developed to be compatible. Find a list of compatible PS3 games at http://ts.thrustmaster.com.
Durable, High-Quality Construction
The internal mechanism, the lever, the outer housing, and the clamping system are 100% metal. This robust design significantly contributes to the extremely realistic in-game sensations delivered by the TH8 RS.