Razer Onza Tournament Edition Review

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The Onza comes in Razers usual high standard of packaging. The pad itself is easily visible through the thick plastic cover and that insane green just screams to anyone passing by that this is a Razer product. Round the back we have the usual highlighting of the various features. As that's what we'll be doing, keep on scrolling.

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Inside the box we find the regular Razer bits and pieces. A couple of stickers and some very exacting cutting around the warranty and manual. As this is a pad that replicates the 360 perfectly in hardware-identifier terms, there is no need for any drivers.

As for the pad itself it's familiar and yet subtly different. Everything is roughly where you'd expect but rather than being a bit of a pudding of a thing like the Microsoft original, Razer have sharpened the edges to provide a much more modern looking controller without compromising comfort.

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Tucked away on the underside is the inbuilt remapping function for the extra buttons which are situated just above the LB and RB buttons. This is simplicity itself as you just hold down the button beneath to indicate which of the two you wish to remap, then press the button you'd like mapped to it. So for example if you hold down Remap Right, then press X, now your RMFB button is now a duplicate of X.

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And here are those two extra buttons which we'll look at in greater detail on the next page. The D-Pad is segmented too. The whole of the Onza TE is coated in that soft rubber we often see on the top of Mice. This is so grippy as to be hugely impressive. For these pictures we literally just took the Onza out the box and placed it under the lights, yet already its sticky surface has picked up a few bits of dust. It doesn't spoil the look at all but it should ensure that even the sweatiest gamer wont lose the pad.

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04-10-2011, 05:20:57

tinytomlogan
Today we take a look at the Razer take on the XBOX 360 Pad. Does it maintain their high standards?



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04-10-2011, 05:59:02

dugdiamond
i do like razer, and the addition of mappable joy-buttons is great, but that d-pad is fugly

04-10-2011, 06:00:32

Lollipop
Is there a wireless version?

04-10-2011, 06:31:28

yassarikhan786
I would love me a wireless version .

04-10-2011, 06:47:07

SieB
Looks tacky to me and they could have at least tried to make it not look almost exactly the same as a 360 pad. Personally I thing the Dualshock 3 pads are the best plus you can get them for around 25.

04-10-2011, 07:16:09

Lollipop
Quote:
Originally Posted by SieB View Post

Looks tacky to me and they could have at least tried to make it not look almost exactly the same as a 360 pad. Personally I thing the Dualshock 3 pads are the best plus you can get them for around 25.
Fanboy much?

04-10-2011, 07:26:08

dipzy
i'll stick to the good old keyboard and mouse for pc gaming and leave the pads to the consoles

04-10-2011, 07:26:56

SieB
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lollipop View Post

Fanboy much?
No, not a fanboy.

I don't have and never have had a PS3, I have had three Xbox 360's in the past though.

The 360 pad is a good pad but I like the PS3 pads better, it's what I use on my PC for driving and third person games. This Razor pad just looks tacky to me and they could of at least made it look different. But thats just my opinion

04-10-2011, 07:32:13

Zeals
What happens if you plug it into a PS3?

04-10-2011, 07:37:11

yassarikhan786
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zeals View Post

What happens if you plug it into a PS3?
Microsoft own your PS3 .

04-10-2011, 07:47:56

sheroo
For Fifty Quid it as least needs to be wireless. I recently bought 2 wireless xbox controllers and a dual docking bay charger for little more than that. I like Razer, I've been using their mice for years - but 50 is taking the ....

04-10-2011, 07:57:26

SieB
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Originally Posted by sheroo View Post

but 50 is taking the ....
Exactly, you could buy a Dualshock 3 and a bluetooth dongle for 30 and you can recharge the Dualshock through a mini USB lead, if you don't have one already they are only like 2 so that comes to 32 in total for a wireless pad vs 50 for a wired 360 pad with a makeover.

04-10-2011, 08:00:25

sheroo
You're just paying for the name. A good name, but a name non the less...

04-10-2011, 08:43:37

silenthill
[/size][size="3"]It's double the price of the official Xbox controller which is a bit too much for my liking

06-10-2011, 04:44:05

Junglerog
I play DC Universe On line and I've got this controller specifically for this game. Installing was a breeze since it's using Microsoft drivers and I was replacing my original XBOX 360 pad. The quality of the pad is high as all Razor products but I did not feel like it really offers anything what the original controller could not do for me. Considering that original Microsoft controller can be bought for about 17-20 quid Onza price is absolutely ridiculous.

If you expect to buy it and suddenly get better in games you play, don't. Ultimately it's you playing not the controller.

I sold it on Ebay after 2 weeks and was happy got my money back.

Edit:

Razor could not make it wireless, Microsoft license does not allow for it.

06-10-2011, 05:31:22

Cyanide89
Quote:
Originally Posted by sheroo View Post

For Fifty Quid it as least needs to be wireless. I recently bought 2 wireless xbox controllers and a dual docking bay charger for little more than that. I like Razer, I've been using their mice for years - but 50 is taking the ....
It's wired for a reason. Being a tournament controller (but not MLG) the wireless functionality offers less performance than wired. The response time is noticeably better with this controller over the original Microsoft one.

You pay for performance.

06-10-2011, 05:33:18

Cyanide89
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Originally Posted by Junglerog View Post

Razor could not make it wireless, Microsoft license does not allow for it.
I did not know that. Thanks for the info.

06-10-2011, 09:09:28

Ya93sin
I just use a PS3 controller, tbh I do prefer it to the XBox360 controller anyway. Useful for the fun modes in Dirt3, whereas a wheel is useful for Rally and timed events.

06-10-2011, 09:53:13

Lollipop
FYI it is "Razer" not "Razor"

06-10-2011, 11:39:07

DiggyDiggyHole
Quote:
Originally Posted by silenthill View Post

[/size][size="3"]It's double the price of the official Xbox controller which is a bit too much for my liking


Ummm, the Razer is cheaper actually o.o At my local Bestbuy, a wireless Microsoft Controller is $60 and the Razer Onza is $50. To top it off, it is wired which is much better then the wireless Microsoft shite much better response time, and even if that seems like a problem to you, it has a 15-20feet long braided cable!

06-10-2011, 11:42:41

yassarikhan786
Quote:
Originally Posted by DiggyDiggyHole View Post

Ummm, the Razer is cheaper actually o.o At my local Bestbuy, a wireless Microsoft Controller is $60 and the Razer Onza is $50. To top it off, it is wired which is much better then the wireless Microsoft shite much better response time, and even if that seems like a problem to you, it has a 15-20inch long braided cable!
15 - 20 inches. That's not even a metre dude. Do you mean metres?

06-10-2011, 11:44:49

DiggyDiggyHole
Quote:
Originally Posted by SieB View Post

Exactly, you could buy a Dualshock 3 and a bluetooth dongle for 30 and you can recharge the Dualshock through a mini USB lead, if you don't have one already they are only like 2 so that comes to 32 in total for a wireless pad vs 50 for a wired 360 pad with a makeover.
Sieb, will we ever see eye to eye on anything XD First it is AMD, and now the Onza??? To answer your so called "problem" with it not being wireless <__< For one, a wired connection is so much better then a wireless and plus, it has a 15-20feet long braided cable, just tuck it under your carpet so people don't trip and pretend it is wireless XD Besides, I do love the PS3 controllers but, this thing is an unbridled BEAST!!!

06-10-2011, 11:47:51

DiggyDiggyHole
Quote:
Originally Posted by yassarikhan786 View Post

15 - 20 inches. That's not even a metre dude. Do you mean metres?
I meant feet but, it is about 4.57 meters long.

06-10-2011, 11:48:49

yassarikhan786
Quote:
Originally Posted by DiggyDiggyHole View Post

Sieb, will we ever see eye to eye on anything XD First it is AMD, and now the Onza??? To answer your so called "problem" with it not being wireless <__< For one, a wired connection is so much better then a wireless and plus, it has a 15-20feet long braided cable, just tuck it under your carpet so people don't trip and pretend it is wireless XD Besides, I do love the PS3 controllers but, this thing is an unbridled BEAST!!!
I was thinking 15-20 inches is not long at all, lol. 15 - 20 feet is more like it .

06-10-2011, 11:51:23

silenthill
[/size][size="3"]I bought Xbox wired black controller for 25 from GameStation UK and this controller is priced at 49.99 in the UK , just to make things clear

06-10-2011, 12:36:10

SieB
Quote:
Originally Posted by DiggyDiggyHole View Post

Sieb, will we ever see eye to eye on anything XD First it is AMD, and now the Onza??? To answer your so called "problem" with it not being wireless <__< For one, a wired connection is so much better then a wireless and plus, it has a 15-20feet long braided cable, just tuck it under your carpet so people don't trip and pretend it is wireless XD Besides, I do love the PS3 controllers but, this thing is an unbridled BEAST!!!


Depends what you are looking for in a controller I suppose but you have to admit for the price a PS3 pad is a very good controller plus it's wireless and cheaper. If you were after a wired controller then the the Razer is a good choice but it's still more expensive than a normal 360 controller.

06-10-2011, 14:02:06

Solidarity
I think I can live without this controller. If i ever compete in a Lan I'll just use a regular wired 360 controller. If i ever do a PC lan which i wont it would be keyboard and mouse

24-01-2013, 10:00:29

JettonX
I can pick one of these up for 5 off a friend, the only problem is the cable has been cut off (still has the cable) can it be soldered back on?
Anyone got any ideas?
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