Razer is launching a pre-paid Visa card... with a built-in LED, of course

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In brief: Everybody knows that you can't have a "gaming" product without a plethora of LEDs, and Razer is well aware of that fact. Today, the gaming peripheral maker is branching out a bit from the usual sale of RGB headsets, mice, and keyboards with something completely different: a LED-equipped, pre-paid Visa card designed for gamers, by gamers.

By default, the card is virtual-only -- you can use the Razer Pay app to buy products and services online or make contactless payments in-store. However, if you want to get the full Razer Card experience, you can "upgrade" to a physical version that comes equipped with an LED logo.

Like any other pre-paid card, you can swipe and reload the Razer Card at will. However, you benefit from a few extra bonuses whenever you use the Card, such as one percent cash back for "all purchases," and up to five percent cash back on Razer Store and Razer Gold purchases.

Razer also says the Card has a "gamified rewards system," accessible through the Razer Pay app, though it's not clear what sort of rewards are on offer. We'll be reaching out to the company for clarification.

The card is being developed by Razer Fintech, the financial technology branch of Razer (which is apparently now a "lifestyle brand"), in partnership with Visa. For now, the Razer Card is only available to 1,337 "selected users" as part of an early pilot program.

However, if the early tests go well, Razer Card availability may expand to the general public.

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QuantumPhysics

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I originally thought the idea of stylized credit cards was cool.

But after you actually get one and then realize that it's easier to pay for things through your smartphone - and end up putting the physical card in the safe - you realize it was nothing more than a gimmick to get you into a credit card you didn't really need.

 
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Axiarus

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I originally thought the idea of stylized credit cards was cool.

But after you actually get one and then realize that it's easier to pay for things through your smartphone - and end up putting the physical card in the safe - you realize it was nothing more than a gimmick to get you into a credit card you didn't really need.
I keep my metal Apple card on me just in case somewhere does not accept phone payments.
 

QuantumPhysics

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I keep my metal Apple card on me just in case somewhere does not accept phone payments.

I use Capital One Venture for purchases in general. I only fly business class and I need the points to pay for my foreign condos.

Usually a month is less than $500 in Manila, Bali, Vietnam or Bangkok.
 
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Mr Majestyk

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World's first Visa card that needs drivers to get it to work. Can't wait to get the RGB special effects goings when I tap and go.
 

CPO2U

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I use Capital One Venture for purchases in general. I only fly business class and I need the points to pay for my foreign condos.

Usually a month is less than $500 in Manila, Bali, Vietnam or Bangkok.
...well don't stop talking, brother...! Tell us more...! When did you move to that part of the world, what's the social life like, etc.
 
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QuantumPhysics

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...well don't stop talking, brother...! Tell us more...! When did you move to that part of the world, what's the social life like, etc.

It's far less expensive than living in NYC. The only downside is the round-trip cost of the flights. Otherwise, it's heaven. Beautiful women, food and weather.
 

CPO2U

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It's far less expensive than living in NYC. The only downside is the round-trip cost of the flights. Otherwise, it's heaven. Beautiful women, food and weather.
Good to have my ongoing research confirmed (I know the region hs problems, but overall it sounds far better than the USA, especially during COVID times). Last week I started the process of getting TEFL-certified, so I can be ready to relocate to that part of the world once ( ...IF! ) borders open back up.

Thanks!
 

amghwk

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Funny to hear many want to settle down in the "3rd world countries" as they used to call us. I guess the timescape has changed.

We have a thinking here, that, the western women are more difficult to "get" (and maintain), hence the guys come here to settle down. šŸ¤£ (JK)

Anyway, welcome to Bangkok. (After the lockdown, of course).

Razer Visa? Ain't gonna spend any penny on that rip-off company. Anymore. (Though it also began from nearby Singapore).
 
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