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What it is: This wheel-and-pedals combo adds even more realism to racing simulators like Gran Turismo 5 Prologue for the PlayStation 3.
Why they'll want it: That car in the driveway? Face facts: The morning commute will never show you what it's really capable of doing. So it's off to the virtual tracks, where the force feedback on the Driving Force wheel will translate every bump and serpentine turn into hours of excitement.
Another option: The Xbox 360 Wireless Racing Wheel ($99) offers a similar experience for folks who'll be putting the pedal to the carpet in Forza Motorsport 3.