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Razer Onza Tournament Edition Review

Posted by sasukekun, 16 April 2011 · 266 views

My review of the Razer Onza TE (Tournament Edition):

Controller feels good in the hands. Feels like a normal wired xbox 360 controller. The USB braided wire is 15 feet long and has a quick disconnect incase someone trips over the cable. The buttons themselves light up, and feel a lot easier to push than the regular controllers. They make kind of a "clicking" sound when you press them, but hardly noticeable when you start playing.

The 2 extra bumper buttons are programmable, but take a little getting used to because they are right where the original bumper buttons are on the 360 controller. You can remap them to any key you want to. Programming the buttons is easy and just require you to press and hold the "Remap" button on the back and press the corresponding key you want it to be remapped to. The remap display shows what the new bumper key is rebound to. I found myself remapping both buttons to the RB/LB to play CoD. I havent tried it with any other games besides Gears3 Beta.

Triggers are have a noticeable longer pull than the original controllers, it's not much, but it is noticeable. I think it's about an extra 20% of a pull if you pull it all the way down compared to the Microsoft controller.

The adjustable thumbsticks are nice, there is a turn-dial underneath the thumbsticks and "click" when you adjust the sensitivity on them. With them fully turned out (soft), it feels like the MS controller thumbsticks. What I didnt like about the Onza so far is the "press in" with the thumbsticks. When playing Black Ops, I find it hard to press forward and press in to sprint. It becomes harder to press in and press forward as you turn up the thumbstick to a higher sensitivity.

Overall I think it's a great controller. The thumbstick "press in" and it not being wireless. I think once they address those issues, it would be a solid replacement over the MS one.

Score: 8.5 / 10

If you have any other questions, please PM me.




My review of the Razer Onza TE (Tournament Edition):

Controller feels good in the hands. Feels like a normal wired xbox 360 controller. The USB braided wire is 15 feet long and has a quick disconnect incase someone trips over the cable. The buttons themselves light up, and feel a lot easier to push than the regular controllers. They make kind of a "clicking" sound when you press them, but hardly noticeable when you start playing.

The 2 extra bumper buttons are programmable, but take a little getting used to because they are right where the original bumper buttons are on the 360 controller. You can remap them to any key you want to. Programming the buttons is easy and just require you to press and hold the "Remap" button on the back and press the corresponding key you want it to be remapped to. The remap display shows what the new bumper key is rebound to. I found myself remapping both buttons to the RB/LB to play CoD. I havent tried it with any other games besides Gears3 Beta.

Triggers are have a noticeable longer pull than the original controllers, it's not much, but it is noticeable. I think it's about an extra 20% of a pull if you pull it all the way down compared to the Microsoft controller.

The adjustable thumbsticks are nice, there is a turn-dial underneath the thumbsticks and "click" when you adjust the sensitivity on them. With them fully turned out (soft), it feels like the MS controller thumbsticks. What I didnt like about the Onza so far is the "press in" with the thumbsticks. When playing Black Ops, I find it hard to press forward and press in to sprint. It becomes harder to press in and press forward as you turn up the thumbstick to a higher sensitivity.

Overall I think it's a great controller. The thumbstick "press in" and it not being wireless. I think once they address those issues, it would be a solid replacement over the MS one.

Score: 8.5 / 10

If you have any other questions, please PM me.
The only problem I've ever had with braided cords is if they get a kink in them. I had a Logitech mouse with a braided cord and it some how became twisted into a loop that I couldn't undo without cutting the braiding.
Hey, I was just wondering if you could do a follow up review now that you've had quite some time with the Onza. I was thinking about picking it up, but there are countless reviews stating it breaks down after 2 months or so. Any other impressions would be appreciated. Thanks.