Razer Raiju Tournament Edition
A lot of money for a lot of features.
Yes, that price is correct. Almost $300 for a controller does seem very excessive to us, but Razer has never been coy about slapping high prices on its best products. But does a simple game control pad justify such a whopping price tag? In our opinion, not really, no matter how impressive this controller is.
Compatible with both PC and PS4, the Raiju can be connected either wirelessly or via USB, depending on just how much you value extremely low latency. Razer claims a battery life of 19 hours in wireless mode. Helping to make responsiveness even crisper is the new “Hair-trigger” mode. By tapping the large square pad on the top, it makes the triggers respond with the lightest of touches. It is noticeable compared to other control pads.
The controller can also be programmed via a smartphone app so that you can map certain buttons – there’s four more buttons than a standard controller. So you could map one to open VLC, another for Steam, another for your movie folder, the Windows Virtual Keyboard or whatever function you want. This means you can control your HTPC entirely from a simple controller.
While there is no denying that this is a quality piece of kit, with more functionality than every other controller on the market (bar the Steam Controller), and build-quality to match, we still think the price is rather outrageous. When you can get a Steam Controller for just $90, which has arguably more fine control in shooters, paying three times as much simply isn’t worth the wallet wallop.