I like the SC2 Pro.
But I could like it even more.
Place the antenna where it belongs - at the wheel side of the SC2.
You won’t hear from the users where the present antenna location poses no problems - but you will loudly hear from the ones that run into problems.
Place the LED where it can be seen while gaming.
An LED buried in the dark depths of the racing rig, pointing away from the user serves no greater purpose. But make it dimmable to zero, so it won’t become a disturbance.
Think about a display and some basic controls, like four buttons.
Just to be able to change a few settings in-game, like changing the game profile, overall strenght or parameters of one’s choice. This would be a great help, especially if using VR, with no direct access to your regular screens.
Provide a powered USB hub at the backplate.
With most configurations, there’s quite some USB cables running to the PC. In my case, it’s SC2, shifter, pedals and steering wheel, all cables taking different routes to my PC’s USB hub, making quite some entanglement. One single USB cable would be quite a relief.
Alternative: Possible to convert that 15-pin connector at the backplate into an USB hub? I know there’s analog inputs - but also some more undocumented pins.
Implement an option for automatically switching the game profile to the game actually played.
It’s quite a hassle switching profiles in-game, especially when using VR. Sure, there’s virtual desktops. But that means finding the VR controller, switching it on, waiting till it’s working, display a desktop - and finding out the game itself overlays the TD window, so you can’t get to it. End of game, I need to unfold from my racing chair - which is quite a Challenge - in the truest sense of the word.
In addition, clicking buttons or sliders using virtual desktops often doesn’t work - or the game loses focus, won’t react on your gaming hardware inputs anymore.
Thus auto-switching the game profiles wouldn’t be a bad idea. Of couse there should be an option to switch that feature on and off.
Provide a QR adapter with wireless capabilites for using third-party rims directly with the SC2.
Personally, I use a BMW GT2 rim from “F”: Price and feel are okay, lots of buttons - plus two joysticks, one analog, one digital, everything you need. But making it work with my SC2 Pro had been a real pain in the you-know-where. I used one of Simon’s conversion kits, which works great. But it took more than two hours to make it work. And still there’s that dangling spiral cable, always causing a bad feeling.
I went that way. But others won’t, would just take the F-route for getting everything working at once.
And let’s face it: The present portfolio of SC compatible wireless rims is meager, prices are unmannerly high. I already paid twice to thrice the price of a used real car for the SC2 Pro - I am not willing to pay the price of another one or two used real cars just for the rim. And I won’t walk alone with that idea.
Thus such a kind of adapter would boost your sales noticeably.
I don’t know if there would be issues with patents or other intellectual property stuff. But if there’s no such issues, that would be the way to go.
Don’t forget support for analog inputs and rumble outputs - I didn’t expect it, but found that rumble feature of the BMW GT2 rim a real gain for immersion.
Power supply via standard AA or AAA batteries/rechargeable batteries (needed for rumble/analog support) or CR2032, no special fixed LiIon batteries. We know that small LiIon batteries die within a very short time, we don’t wish to buy the same hardware year after year again.
That’s it for now. I hereby threaten to update this list if anything more leaps into my mind.