Razer Raiju Ultimate PS4 Controller Review

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Razer Raiju PS4 Controller
Razer Raiju PS4 Controller

Razer Raiju PS4 Controller – This is an officially licensed product that can be used for both wired and wireless Li, and you can pick these up from between 150 and 290 pounds. This is both the best and the worst controller I’ve used.

PROS

  • Great build quality
  • Very customizable

CONS

  • A little bit Expensive
  • It’s very easy to accidentally press the M buttons

Razer Raiju PS4 Controller Features

Tech Spec

  • 4 multi-function buttons
  • Mecha-Tactile triangle, circle, X, square action buttons
  • Multi-color Razer Chroma™ Lighting strip
  • Trigger stops for quick-firing action
  • 3.5 mm audio port for stereo audio output and microphone input
  • 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): 370 g / 0.82 lbs

the three different connection modes blue two for the ps4 USB connection and blue two for the PC.  

you can remove the d-pad by lifting out from the left hand side.

it’s pretty straightforward and pops out really easily. You then drop the other d-pad in, and you’re ready to roll the thumb sticks also come off really easily.

you just replace the thumbsticks with the ones included in the carry case, twist them into late lock into place, and again you’re ready to go after several hours of players coming to the conclusion. 

Razer Raiju PS4 Controller Design

you get one thumb stick that is slightly longer than the regular one, and there’s a convex design whereas, the other one is the same length as the regular stick, but comes with a dome design. 

you also get an alternate if the pad that is very similar to that on the Xbox one controller whereas the one that comes fitted at the box on the razor ru is very similar to the DualShock 4 d-pad which is essentially four separate buttons when it comes to the controller itself. 

The first thing I noticed is that it really feels like a good quality product and straightaway, it reminds me of the Xbox. it’s nice and heavy and feels really good in the hands, it’s got a soft rubbery finish that almost feels a bit like leather and the ergonomic design makes it feel very comfortable to hold.

Razer Raiju PS4 Controller Setup

when you connect to both the console and the razor are you app connecting this to the ps4 console via Bluetooth.

you will need to select the correct option on the underneath for the controller via the switch and then you need to go into your console settings and select the option to add a Bluetooth device.

you will then simultaneously need to hold the home button and the share button for about 30 seconds on the controller and it’ll go into pairing mode, you should then see the controller appear on your Bluetooth devices on your Playstation 4 options.

connecting them via Bluetooth to a PC is pretty much the same process but this time you just need to hold the home button and the options button simultaneously for 30 seconds for it to connect to get access to the controllers customisation features.

Razer Raiju PS4 Controller Buttons

Razer Raiju PS4 Controller buttons
Razer Raiju PS4 Controller buttons

The other thing you’ll note is that this comes with a few more buttons and triggers than that on the standard dual shock fall.

you have two extra triggers on the underneath of the controller plus two buttons that are slightly in set from the r1 and r2 triggers all of which are mappable via the razer ROG you app.

 you also have a switch on the underneath of the controller that can be toggled through.

The Thumb Sticks

Razer Raiju PS4 Controller thumb sticks

The thumb sticks also have the standard one on the left and the domed thumbstick on the right, I did try the longer option on the left thumb stick but it just didn’t feel right to me. other cool feature of this controller is these trigger stops which basically turns the r2 and I2 into hair triggers, you can see the trigger on the right has the trigger stop enabled which reduces the distance, the trigger needs to travel to register, the press and this will help you get shots off faster in shooting games. and to turn the trigger stops off you  just slide the switch is towards the unlocked padlock icon

The Cable

you get a three-meter micro USB cable, a few stickers and an instruction manual. 

you also get two interchangeable thumb sticks  in the carry case plus an alternative d-pad . 

The micro USB charging cable is a very well made braided nylon design that can be used to both charge the controller and play in wired mode.

Overall

These are all very good quality. The main buttons have a really nice glossy finish and feel and feel really responsive and accurate. All button presses feel really well timed. 

The quality feel continues to the triggers and bumpers and these are some of the best quality I’ve seen on any controller.

The triggers on the underneath of the control are well situated and I prefer them to the type of triggers that you’ll find on a scuf controller if they’re more like a solid button rather than a flappy paddle.

The Price

 we get the Raiju Ultimate (£199/AU$349)

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