Razer Releases Two PS4 Raiju Controllers and the Thresher Headset

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One of the few complaints when the Playstation 4 debuted, back in 2013, was how tiny the controllers are compared to Xbox One.  Since that time, Microsoft has graduated to allowing gamers to customize and purchase their own controllers, but Sony has yet to do so.  Other 3rd party controller companies have done a good job of customizing Playstation 4 controllers to introduce paddles and other necessary accessories to help take gaming to the next level.  However, few have been able to do what Razer has just accomplished with the Razer Raiju Ultimate and Tournament Edition.

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Razer Raiju Ultimate – $199.99

The Razer Raiju Ultimate is crafted as the most modular PS4 controller ever—to challenge the limits of customizability. Sporting wireless and wired connectivity, upgraded ergonomics and a wealth of customization options, the Razer Raiju Ultimate is the controller that adapts to every gamer.

A new dedicated mobile app enables gamers to make advanced customizations easily. Multi-function buttons can be mapped to create more than 500 customized profiles to fit different playstyles for different gaming genres. Users may adjust the sensitivity of thumbstick movements to achieve greater headshot aiming precision or speedy response.  Advanced lighting effects are powered by Razer Chroma for immersive gaming—RGB LED lighting up in sync with controller vibrations and other button actions.

The controller also comes with a set of interchangeable thumbsticks and D-pad, providing more ways to personalize experiences. RazerTM Mecha-Tactile Action Buttons combine the soft-cushioned touch of a membrane rubber dome with crisp tactile clicks of a mechanical switch. The distinct feel of the controller makes it a unique choice for gamers.

To ensure a user-friendly experience, the controller offers three connectivity modes via a built-in switch located on the back for easy transitions between PS4, Bluetooth, USB and PC Bluetooth modes. A quick control panel provides instant access to functions like profile switching and on-the-fly mapping, while a secure button lock prohibits unintended key presses.

Product features:

  • Wired and wireless connectivity
  • 4 Multi-function buttons
  • Mecha-Tactile Triangle, Circle, X, Square action buttons
  • Powered by Razer ChromaTM
  • Trigger stops for quick-firing action
  • 3.5 mm audio port for stereo audio output and microphone input (wired mode)
  • Quick Control Panel
  • Interchangeable Thumbstick and D-pad modules
  • Carrying Case
  • Detachable 3 m / 10 ft. lightweight braided fiber cable with Micro-USB connector
  • Approximate size: 106 mm / 4.17 in. (Length) x 155 mm / 6.09 in. (Width) x 66 mm / 2.60 in. (Height)
  • Approximate weight (without cable): 352 g / 0.77 lbs.

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Razer Raiju Tournament Edition – $149.99

The Raiju Tournament Edition focuses on essential features that gamers seek. With wireless and wired connectivity, an ergonomic design and seamless accessibility, it is strategically positioned to provide a competitive edge.

Product Features:

  • Wired and wireless connectivity
  • 4 Multi-function buttons
  • Mecha-Tactile Triangle, Circle, X, Square action buttons
  • Trigger stops for quick-firing action
  • 3.5 mm audio port for stereo audio output and microphone input (wired mode)
  • Detachable 2 m / 6.5 ft. lightweight braided fiber cable with Micro-USB connector
  • Approximate size: 104 mm / 4.1 in. (Length) x 159.4 mm / 6.28 in. (Width) x 65.6 mm / 2.6 in. (Height)
  • Approximate weight (without cable): 322 g / 0.71 lbs.

 

Razer Raiju Ultimate

Razer Raiju Tournament Edition

MSRP

$199.99/€199.99

$149.99/€149.99

Connectivity

Bluetooth & Wired Connection

Bluetooth & Wired Connection

Action Buttons

Razer Mecha-Tactile Buttons

Razer Mecha-Tactile Buttons

D-pad

Interchangeable

Individual Buttons, Concave Plane

Analog Sticks

Interchangeable

Concave, Crosshair Texture

Multi-Function Buttons

4 extra Multi-Function Buttons

4 extra Multi-Function Buttons

Lighting Effect

Chroma Lighting

NO

Trigger Stops

YES

YES

Configuration

Mobile app & Quick Control Panel

Mobile app

Profiles

4 Onboard + 500+ Cloud profiles

1 Onboard + 500+ Cloud profiles

Sensitivity Clutch Level Adjustment

Adjustable through mobile app

Adjustable through mobile app

3.5 mm Headphone Jack

YES

 

YES

It’s surprising that the Tournament Edition is actually cheaper than the Ultimate Edition.  We live in a time where Tech companies try to skew their best products toward the esports audience, rather than the general public.  For Razer, they’re taking the complete opposite approach and tailoring their premiere controller to the requirements of the public.  Then again, for tournament play you don’t need so many frills.  All you need is a comfortable, powerful controller and the Tournament Edition seems to meet that.  The Razer Raiju Ultimate seems like quite the work of art that I’d love to add to my collection.  

Another piece of tech that Razer wants you to add to your collection is the comfortable new Razer Thresher headset for PS4.

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Razer Thresher for PS4 – $129.99

The Razer Thresher for PS4 provides comfort and control over a gamer’s listening experience. Users can choose a wireless 2.4 GHz connection or a wired 3.5 mm connection, adding cross-platform functionality. The Razer Thresher can last up to 16 hours in wireless mode from a single charge without concerns of disconnecting.

With a wireless range of up to 40 feet, the Razer Thresher for PS4 is designed to be the most reliable headset in the world for gamers.

Master and mic volume controls are conveniently placed on the headset. A retractable unidirectional boom microphone and mic-monitoring allow you to hear yourself in-game. This mix of seamless control and audio fidelity provides a winning advantage when ambient sounds and clear communication matter.

The headset comes with large leatherette ear cushions made of memory foam that conform to any gamer’s head. The memory foam provides extraordinary comfort, better sound quality, and noise isolation, even for those wearing glasses thanks to the indented eyewear channels in the ear cups.

Within each ear cup is a 50 mm driver that provides loud and clear audio into each cup with a wide frequency response range of 12 Hz to 28,000 Hz.

The Razer Thresher for PS4 is also compatible with the PC, Nintendo Switch, and other devices equipped with a 3.5 mm audio port.

Product features:

  • Compatible Devices: PS4, PC, Nintendo Switch, devices with a 3.5 mm audio port
  • Frequency Response: 12 Hz – 28,000 Hz
  • Drivers: 50 mm, with Neodymium Magnets
  • Impedance: 32Ω at 1 kHz
  • Wired Connection: Analog 3.5 mm
  • Wireless Connection: RF 2.4 GHz, up to 40 ft. / 12 m
  • Master Volume Controls on headset
  • Mic Monitoring Controls on headset
  • Retractable Uni-directional Boom Microphone
  • Mic Frequency Response: 100 Hz – 10,000 Hz
  • Mic Sensitivity (@1kHz, 1V/Pa): -38 ± 3 dB
  • Mic Signal-to-Noise Ratio: >55 dB
  • Up to 16 hours on one single charge
  • Includes USB Dongle for wireless transmission
  • Approximate size: 214 mm (Width) * 104.8 mm (Height) * 196 mm (Length)
  • Approximate weight: 402 g / 0.89 lbs.

Both Razer Raiju PS4 controllers and the Razer Thresher are available for purchase now, via the Razer website.  They’ll be available worldwide This Fall.