After some reports of problems with “smoking” when mains power units have been attached to Microsoft’s Xbox 360 wireless Racing Wheels, they decided to fix, or in their language “retrofit,” them.
Their use of language really is spectacular, beyond “retrofit,” they also say that the “AC-DC power supply is used to energize the Wheel.” Energize! What’s this? Star Trek?
Microsoft are keen to point out that there has been “no reported incidences of fire, personal injury or property damage due to the component failure in the Wheel,” suggesting that owners should just use battery power until all is fixed.
UK owners of the £80/$129 accessory should get themselves over to www.xbox.com/support or call Microsoft at 0800 587 1102.