Razer Onza Available for Pre-Order

By Perpalicious, 5 years ago
Almost a year ago, Razer announced that they are jumping into the world of console hardware with a controller named Onza and a headset named Chimaera, both of which should represent the highest quality in console peripherals.

The Onza went through delays and little information was given out as to why. Fast forward to present day, Razer took the opportunity to announce on their facebook page that Razer Onza's are available to pre-order starting January 17th.

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Unveiled is the new Tournament edition, which will retail for $49.99US while the Standard edition goes for $39.99US. According to Razer's press release, the differences between both controllers are as follows:

Tournament Edition
* 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)

Standard Edition
* 2 Multi-Function Buttons (MFB)
* 4 Hyperesponse action buttons
* Precision D-Pad
* High grip textured surface
* Quick release USB connector
* 15 foot, lightweight cable
* Approx. size in mm: 109(L) x 154(W) x 60.5(H)

Robert "Razerguy" Krakoff recommends "pre-ordering for minimal stress and safety issues, as riots and mass mobs are expected at Razers' retailers." Following this humorous recommendation is a statement by Razer exclaiming why they think their controllers are the best:

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.
To finalize the press release, Razer created a metamorphisis video showing the change from the 360 standard controller to the Onza Tournament Edition:



No longer want "a crappy standard controller"? Then pre-order your Onza starting the 17th. For more information on the controller, head over to Onza's site to find an FAQ, videos, and more.

Unfortunately there has been no news on the Chimaera, but there seems to be a site in the works. Hang on to your seats, this could be another long wait for a high-quality Razer console peripheral.
Credit for this story goes to Iceberg082006