Xbox 360 Controller Razer Onza Tournament Edition
Controller for pros, but a liability
The controller over all works well and has a lot of neat things to tinker with but you may have some bad luck and get a faulty designed one that often ends up being the thumbsticks with things like drifting, the stick either wont click or fail to respond and the dial not working properly if you have a working one you have reached controller heaven but if you get a bad one all i can say is sorry...
Had this for about a week and its great. I play batter then before and the Hyperesponse Action Buttons is the best. I love the Adjustable Resistance Analog Sticks so you can pic your sensitivity level of your thumbs & Two Additional Fully Programmable Buttons that are on top of the LB/RB area. The best part of the Razer Onza Tournament Edition is that on the back of the controller you can Remap the buttons in matter of Seconds so you can pick what button will fire or what button to reload.
The only to things that bother's me about this controller is that the LT/RT triggers feels weird to me, i like the old fashion type triggers my self. The 2nd thing i did not care for is the feel of the Precision D-Pad, they should of made it like the Hyperesponse Action Buttons or can change it out for what ever model you like on some controllers that you can custom to.
Fragile but amazing, not for all game types
OVERVIEW/THE GOOD: When I first held the controller in my hand it felt awkward. The triggers have little tension in them and seemed to be at an odd angle. A few games in and it felt completely normal. I primarily play FPS and it's great for them. This is mostly because of the lack of use of the analog buttons/triggers. The triggers pull with a very light touch. It would be hard to play a racing game, etc. and keep a throttle halfway. For FPS though, it works great. The A,B,X,Y and bumpers all click the same way a mouse does rather than the standard Microsoft controllers. Again, a very light touch will do it. No need to mash buttons, just a light fast tap. The tension adjusters on the analog sticks are a great feature as well. I'm able to keep my right stick's tension (for aiming) very tight with the sensitivity on the game all the way up. This allows for precision aiming as well as very fast turns when needed. THE BAD: I read many reviews prior to purchasing and it seemed they were either stellar or awful. There was no common ground. I decided that it probably meant that the controller was somewhat fragile and people who are angry gamers (the kind that scream and throw/smash controllers on the floor) were the ones breaking them, expecting them to hold up to abuse. I took the risk and laid down the money for it, loved it, then 3 weeks into it the right analog stick lost all tension and would wobble freely around. In Razer's defense, my dog's tail smacked into the controller knocking it down to my hardwood floors from my entertainment center. I assume this is what broke it. THE GOOD SIDE TO THIS: Razer responded to my email within 24 hours (On a weekend, nonetheless.) and Gamestop took it back without question, giving me a refund. I immediately found the nearest Gamestop with one in stock and picked up another.
If your looking for the next controller from your bulky controller from Microsoft and get a much lighter, more comfortable grip when your raging at noobs, then I would recommend this controller. If there is one thing I can describe about this controller is that it has a very comfortable grip in your hands. The rubber feel on the grip makes it much more comfortable in my opinion. The fact that the sticks have a adjustable resistance, you can adjust it to your liking on how much you want to push and pull on the sticks. Now on to the buttons. On a regular controller, you have to push down and feel the thump of the button. We all know that feeling of spamming "A" or "B" and get tired of doing so. But with the Mechanical Buttons like Razer has being putting on their BlackWidow keyboard, it takes much less pressure to push down the buttons which means, no more thumb cramps! I only have one problem with this product and that is the triggers. I feel like it takes a bit more effort to pull on it or that it doesn't fit my hands that well. But thats just a personal preference. I would definitely buy this product for the price your paying. Say good bye to those batteries!
Not a Fan
I have had the controller for about 7 months, very rarely use it. Maybe once out of a month, and the joystick pads that are on the top of the joystick are already wearing down and coming a part. I Have had a controller that I bought when I purchased my XBOX, which was 5 years ago, I have always used it, it might be a little wore out on the top of the joystick. But yet a much better controller then the Razer.
Bad Controller w/ Short Lifespan (Drifting Sticks)
Christmas day i opened my new razer onza te very excited to start using it. Once i got the half mile length of cord tucked away in a drawer i was ready to play. First thing i noticed was the location of the two multi function buttons, whenever i would go to hit a bumper i would hit these other buttons with them. Since i kept having this problem i simply set the buttons to rb and lb respectively. I have quite small fingers so i was suprised to see myself hitting the extra buttons so often. Next after the buttons i decided to play with the stick tension, it seemed like a cool feature but it ultimately was kind of pointless because of in game sensitivity adjustment options for nearly all games. Then after about an hour of gameplay i decided to play a game with my headset, only to find out that the controller wouldnt fit the traditional xbox 360 headset because it lacked the two holes next to the headset jack. So i went and bought about $20 worth of adaptors and cords so i could use a headset with the controller . Then 27 days later the sticks started (drifting), what i mean is playing any game the sticks would automatically look down in game when the stick was left to center. Sometimes i would even get the problem when looking up or to the sides. Overall the controller was not worth any of the hassle and i wish i had just stuck to my old official xbox 360 controller. Aftermarket controllers have always failed too quick for me.
BEST CONTROLLER IVE OWNED!!
I used to own a Silver Xbox controller and i felt id go wired because the whole charging battery got annoying, I debated between xbox brand or going for the very popular RAZER brand. Needless to say I am 100% satisfied with the RAZER ONZA TE!!
It works better than Microsoft brands I've owned and i treat my equipment with respect and care.
The Onza is light weight and has chat quality clearer than XBOX BRAND!! NOW THAT'S AMAZING!! I use this with my beautiful Astro A30 and A40 and it compliments the stylish design and the near weightless feel.
The sticks done drift at all and the ABXY buttons are flush with the handle to the point where you can literally swipe your fingers over it and it will react! This means faster movements, reaction and game-play!! Its also PC compatible!
I tested the resistance joysticks and reprogram buttons with Mass Effect 3 and Battlefield 3 and my gaming has reached a whole new level, I am in love with this controller and I wont ever be going back to another controller!! Don't know why the reviews people have are bad but this this is durable and legit!!
BUY ONE WHILE YOU CAN, TREAT IT WELL AND DON'T FORCE AND HURT IT AND IT WILL SERVE YOU ABOVE AND BEYOND!!
Overall Great Controller.
Let me say this first: I bought this controller specifically for the game Gears of War 3. I was recommended this controller by a friend. This controller is great. The biggest upside is the multifunction re-mappable buttons. You can program them to act like any other button. The buttons are great. The controller takes a little while to get used too though. The hardest part to get used to was the oddly shaped triggers. I have heard of others that say their sticks started drifting. I have not experienced this and I've own my controller for about a year. I do take extremely good care of it though. I would recommend this to any gaming fan.
Can't Believe it
I was super excited to get this controller to use on my PC. i get home open it up nice unboxing experience and all. Had a little bit of trouble getting it to work on the computer. Finally got it working, started up a game of BF3. Here's the kicker, not even 2 minutes into the game i realize that my guy keeps wanting to look down. So i unplug and plug back in. But it still does it. So i unplug it and take it to my xbox and try and play a game of BO2 and it does the same thing. I could not believe it, this controller broke after 2 minutes of gameplay. I'm taking this thing back tomorrow.
Just Don't Buy It
This controller was a hudge disappointment. Yes, at first it was amazing. The tension adjustments on the sticks are a great feature. The buttons felt awesome, really nice springy feel to them. Same for the triggers and d-pad. As far as performance this controller has it all. What's the problem then right. Well all this awesomeness lasted THREE weeks until the left stick broke. I am not very aggressive with my controllers. I try to take care of my things, especially a $60 controller. The most upsetting part is that it was such a good controller, best I've ever used. What a dissapointment.