Razer Onza Controller Gives Xbox 360 Gamers a Competitive Edge


In addition to unveiling its swank new Switchblade PC gaming handheld, Razer rocked CES today by finally breaking into the console market with the company’s first Xbox 360 peripheral, the Razer Onza controller.

The Razer Onza Xbox 360 controller, scheduled to go up for pre-order on January 17th, will be available in two iterations. The standard Razer Onza will retail for $39.99 and feature two Multi-Function Buttons placed above the existing shoulder buttons (making for six shoulder buttons/triggers total compared to the stock controller’s four) which can be remapped to any actions of the player’s choosing, a new and improved D-pad design, ‘Hyperesponse’ face buttons “designed with a shorter travel distance and minimized debounce time to increase your actuation speed to stay ahead of the competition” and a textured finish for added grip.

For $10 more, the Razer Onza Tournament Edition will offer the same base features of the standard version, plus adjustable analog sticks which twist for customizable resistance, backlit face buttons and a non-slip rubber surface material for maximum comfort.

Unfortunately, neither model is wireless — but they are equipped with lengthy 15 foot cables. Like the stock Xbox 360 controller, both versions will also be fully compatible with Windows PC.

Here are some pics, plus a video preview of the Tournament Edition.

Razer Onza Standard Edition:
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Razer Onza Tournament Edition:
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