The first thing I noticed was the size of the box, it was much larger than I first expected.
When unboxing the weight of the Buttkicker itself surprised me, it was much heavier than I
had thought it would be. There were also a lot of different leads. I purchased mine to
set up with the PS4, I also purchased separate the HDMI to HDMI + RCA splitter and the
2 male into 1 male RCA lead, neither of these come with the Buttkicker. These 2 items didn't
arrive until a couple days after the unit did, BUT, I was still able to run it through my console
using some of the provided leads. You don't need to be a genius to set it up, but you do need
to have a small amount of knowledge of this kind of stuff, but I am certainly no tech wizard.
Once I set it up I jumped into ACC figuring it would have decent bass, which is what the Buttkicker
uses to vibrate. It seemed to not be working, I checked all the leads were correct and plugged in. Then
I fiddled with the amount of vibration via the amp and remote, I started to feel something. There it
was. I mounted it to the attachment provided with my Next Level Gt Ultimate V2, and this seems to be
good. I left it at that for the night and got back to Dad duties.
The following day the splitter and lead I required arrived and I got setting those up and doing some
cable management to ensure it was all neat and tidy. I jumped into Gran Turismo Sport to try and fine
tune some of the vibration and settings. it took about 20 to 30 minutes to get it somewhere reasonably
Once I was happy with the settings I set into doing a few laps, it isn't enough to throw you off your
game, and it certainly gives a further immersive feeling. It is even better once you get on the wheel and
what your feeling through your FFB, road noise, bumps, ripple strips etc, your feeling through the rig
as well. Not something I needed, but definetley a nice touch.
I jumped in to a game of COD, a lot of fun, the closer the action the heavier the feelings, a jet crashing
nearby really rocks you.
All in all, it is definetley not something that you need to make you any better, but if you want a fun
thing to add to your rig without the full motion, this is an awesome addition.