This past weekend my girlfriend and I went to the Bank of America 500 here in Charlotte. We have always wanted to go a NASCAR race in Charlotte, but never had the chance to go with our work schedules. This year we were able to both have off and dove right into the racing world at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
As we were walking around to the different tents we had seen many stands for headsets and radios. We decided to stop at Racing Electronics Fanview booth. I had remembered my dad telling me about these but they were owned by Sprint in previous years. I had started asking the man at the booth if they had any special deals for Sprint customers because my dad received one last year.
He said they did nothing for Sprint customers which was disappointing but we still wanted to get one of the Fanviews. He ended up throwing us a $20 discount in the end to help us out which was nice of him to do. We ended up getting two headsets and a fan view for $42 total. It was quite the deal that we were able to get and we were very excited to get them.
When we got up to our seats we started looking at the fan view so that we could get used to all the options that are within the gadget. As we were looking at all the features, we had found that you could view all the in car cameras, team radios, the radio, and also the TV view as well. It was really neat that I could plug in 4 of my favorite drivers and the fanview would switch between radios whenever they talked.
It was very nice to have this option because you didn’t have to try and type in the car numbers when something was happening. It was pretty funny to hear some of the comments being made on the radio which you wouldn’t have heard if you hadn’t had one. There was also a replay button where if there was anything over the radio you wanted to hear again, you would be able to replay it back and listen to it again.
One complaint I found with these fan views were the headphone supplied with the unit. About half way through the race I started to get a severe migraine. I was very uncomfortable with the headphones and I really just wanted to take them off and say screw the whole thing. If these headphones were more comfortable I would be a lot happier and a lot less in pain.
I would overall recommend the fanview itself but not the headphones that are supplied with the unit. If you can buy a comfortable par of headphones and bring them along with you. They normal price for the racing electronic fan view is $59.99. I find this to be a little steep, but I believe it is worth every penny.