is mostly know for their gaming peripherals, and while the bulk of
their products are for the PC, they have shown some love for the
console market in the past. This year at CES, Razer released their new
Onza controllers: the Tournament and Standard Editions. These
controllers are designed for the Xbox 360, and both are wired. The major
difference between the two is that the Tournament Edition has
resistance sticks. Each of the analog joysticks can be tightened or
loosened; if you prefer more resistance than what comes on the stock
Xbox 360 controller, the Tournament Edition has your name on it.
That high-end model also has backlit buttons, a rubberized finish and a
braided cable for $49.99, while the $39.99 Standard model lacks all
three of those extras, plus the analog sticks don't have resistance
mechanisms. Both units have extra shoulder buttons that can be
customized to do nearly anything, and either can be pre-ordered starting
on Jan. 17th.
RAZER™ RELEASES THE MOST TALKED ABOUT XBOX 360 CONTROLLERS
Razer Enters the Console Market with the Razer Onza Controllers - Resistance is Futile
Consumer Electronics Show, Las Vegas, Nevada – January 6, 2011 – Xbox gaming worldwide explodes as Razer, the leading high-end precision gaming brand, finally announces the release of their brand new elite Xbox 360 controllers: the Razer Onza Tournament and Standard Editions. Shopping malls and game outlets with barricaded doors and organized queues won’t stop the onslaught of hysterical gamers who’ve endured the long wait for these brutal console controllers.
“We are extremely excited to finally offer console gamers the high-precision and tremendous detail that we have always done for the PC,” said Robert “Razerguy” Krakoff, president Razer USA. “So I recommend pre-ordering for minimal stress and safety issues, as riots and mass mobs are expected at Razers’ retailers.”
Built for the hardcore competitive gamer, the Razer Onza Tournament Edition offers superior customizability with adjustable resistance analog sticks. Onza’s tagline Resistance is Futile means nothing stands in your way for exceptional precision. Twist the analog sticks in one direction to make them more resistant for steadier control, or twist in the opposite direction for quicker, fluid movements. Boom! He’s dead. Boom! She’s dead. You’re just too fast; nothing’s stopping you when you have an Onza in your hands.
The Razer Onza Standard Edition features Multi-Function Buttons (MFB) on the controller’s shoulders which allow remapping of critical buttons to any location under your fingertips. Not only does this increase efficiency of game control, but aids those with disabilities unable to reach specific functions on a crappy standard controller. Razer lets everybody play. Both Standard and Tournament Editions feature MFB, Hyperesponse™ technology, PC compatibility, and a 15 foot cable for the ultimate pleasure in Xbox gaming.
About the Razer Onza Tournament Edition Xbox 360 Controller:
The Razer Onza TE Gaming Controller gives professional gamers the competitive edge by bringing together all of these awesome customizable features to make the Xbox 360 your bitch. Featuring adjustable resistance on both analog sticks and two fully programmable Multi-Function Buttons (MFB), there is no excuse not to be the top scorer, whatever the game.
With an improved D-pad, Hyperesponse technology on backlit action buttons, PC compatibility and a 15 foot lightweight braided cable with quick release USB connector, it’s no wonder the controller’s tournament-controversial.
Price: US $49.99 / EU €49.99
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Worldwide – Pre-order Jan. 17th, 2011
* 2 Adjustable resistance analog sticks
* 2 Multi-Function Buttons (MFB)
* 4 backlit Hyperesponse action buttons
* Precision D-Pad
* Non-slip rubber surface
* Quick release USB connector
* 15 foot, lightweight, braided fiber cable
* Approx. size in mm: 109(L) x 154(W) x 60.5(H)