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Razer reveals Wolverine Ultimate controller with endless amounts of customization

By Greg S ยท 13 replies
Aug 24, 2017
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  1. Known for gaming peripherals, Razer has added a new controller for Xbox One and PC that may be the most customizable controller ever released. The Razer Wolverine Ultimate includes two interchangeable D-Pads, several thumbsticks to choose from, and six buttons and triggers that can be mapped for any desired action.

    Integrating with Razer Synapse software, full RGB lighting is controllable with a variety of preset styles that range from solid colors to more advanced color cycling and breathing effects. The Wolverine Ultimate also supports the Razer Chroma SDK for Xbox One which will allow developers to make use of lighting effects on the controller to match gameplay.

    Besides an array of customizable buttons and triggers, the controller also includes a 5mm audio jack for stereo audio output and microphone input. A detachable 10-foot Micro-USB braided cable with quick release is included for charging the controller. Weighing in at just over half a pound, the controller should have a solid feel without being too heavy for prolonged use.

    A carrying case is also included with the controller should you feel the need to travel with it or just have a protective covering for storage of an expensive peripheral.

    The Razer Wolverine Ultimate will be available beginning in September 2017 from razerzone.com and will carry an MSRP of $159.99. A standard one year warranty is included.

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  2. Uncle Al

    Uncle Al TS Evangelist Posts: 5,267   +3,682

    It looks pretty cool but I have to admit that I could never adapt. Maybe they need to put a warning "PG under 30" or words to that effect .....
    Reehahs likes this.
  3. amstech

    amstech IT Overlord Posts: 2,182   +1,359

    Pretty sweet!
  4. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,286

    RGB lighting HAS to be included of course otherwise it's destined to be a colossal flop even if it's the best product they've ever released yet. Apart from just a few, who the hell cares about anything these days that doesn't have it?
    Hell, I've even seen toasters and kettles with it.
    namesrejected likes this.
  5. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 3,050   +1,384

    Too pricey and no rechargeable battery :(

    EDIT: ive now seen this referenced on reddit as proof its rechargeable because it says "charging." No where does razer mention this thing having a battery - might wanna edit that :p
    Last edited: Aug 24, 2017
  6. namesrejected

    namesrejected TS Guru Posts: 398   +302

    This controller sucks! I keep dying because im too busy staring at its lights and cant seem to sync it with the ones on my dildo.
    andy06shake likes this.
  7. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,286

    That could be because you have an outdated 'ordinary sex' toy that isn't connected to the IoT yet. You should consider an upgrade to a 'smart sex toy,.;)
    namesrejected likes this.
  8. QuantumPhysics

    QuantumPhysics TS Evangelist Posts: 1,167   +851


  9. namesrejected

    namesrejected TS Guru Posts: 398   +302

    And risk getting a IoTTDs?
    Skidmarksdeluxe likes this.
  10. OcelotRex

    OcelotRex TS Guru Posts: 544   +299

    Premium controllers demand a premium price. There was a time that $50 was a lot to ask for a controller and the PS4 and Xbox1 demand this price unless there's a sale.

    $159 matches the feature set, the question will be if the performance can match the Elite.
    Reehahs likes this.
  11. namesrejected

    namesrejected TS Guru Posts: 398   +302

    Yea, $75 of that is for the stupid lighting...
  12. Reehahs

    Reehahs TS Guru Posts: 729   +472

    If you lack skills then you can at least blind your offline opponents with that garish lightning.
  13. Evernessince

    Evernessince TS Evangelist Posts: 3,903   +3,350

    I love how "premium" these $160 controllers are with only a 1 year warranty. They really stand behind their product, just like the 1 year warrant on the elite as well /s.

    Well at least with Razor you might actually get support, where as Microsoft requires you to have an Xbox registered to your microsoft account to get support and if you don't be prepared for a phone battle.

    $50 is allot to ask for a controller, especially considering neither provide any warranty on their controller. I've had so many official Xbox one controllers die from light use I'm simply done with them. They are made in china and their quality control is as good as the cheap knockoff controllers on eBay that are likely made in the same factory. The only difference is, the Chinese company actually offers a warranty while the America one doesn't. I found some random PC controller for $20 that's really good and that's what I'm sticking with now. I ordered 4 for the price of one Xbox One controller and already their track record is much better with zero issues on any of them.

    I've seen allot of reviews on the elite and it doesn't have better performance then the regular controllers. The analog stick's hardware is just reinforced, they didn't actually improve it's accuracy. The name is misleading, it's essentially a slightly customization XB1 controller. Nothing "elite" about it other than the price tag. The paddles can get in the way of resting your hands too. At least when you buy a premium mouse, you know you are getting performance to boot. These controllers and most just glitz, and even at that they will cost you hand over fist more than a top end mouse. You might as well buy a PC if you are going to drop that much on an overpriced controller and pickup one of the many cheaper controller options. There are literally thousands of controllers on the market now for PC.
    namesrejected likes this.
  14. OcelotRex

    OcelotRex TS Guru Posts: 544   +299

    I believe the standard Xbox 1 controller has a 90 day warranty but that might only be the ones purchased with the console. Considering the abuse people can put on controllers (100's of hours of use, rage quit throws, etc.) in 90 days I can see why the manufacturer's warranty is short, irrespective of quality. Most retailers offer cheap warranties if you're that concerned.- Best Buy's is 2-year for $8.99.

    I've had the opposite experience with the Xbox One Controllers. I bought 2 when the wireless PC dongle was released from Microsoft's Store and have used them for 2 years. I've put over 1,000 hours one the two of them between the Witcher 3, Rocket League, all the Arkham styled games, Tomb Raider, etc. and neither have any issues whatsoever.

    Reviews are subjective as is calling it "slightly" customizable.

    "Customize your experience even further with the easy-to-use app. Adjust trigger min/max values, thumbstick sensitivities, and button assignments, so the controls are exactly the way you want them."

    Combine that with almost all parts being interchangeable and 4 new paddles and that's a lot of new features and customization. If you don't need it, don't buy it.

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