coleman2010 wrote:Anyone ever used the xbox controller? I'm not too fond of the ideal of it being wired but willing to give it a shot if someone else thinks it's worth it.
Here's my review from another site.
The longer triggers are great, and the buttons are also great. The thumb-sticks have a greater range of motion than the Microsoft 360 controller, and I definitely did better using the Onza in FPS games when switching back and forth (immediate and noticeable difference aiming). The wire on the controller is plenty long unless you like to sit 40 feet from your TV. The coating is more comfortable, and the controller is more comfortable for my hands in general. The adjustable tension rings are also nice, however, if you like your thumb-sticks stiff, it seems to make it more difficult to push the thumb-sticks all the way in one direction. (Pressure increases as you move away from the resting thumb-stick position--particularity towards the very edge.) Also, on all 3 Onzas I've had (more on that later), I've experienced more difficulty clicking the thumb-sticks when the tension is high.
Reliability. My first controller worked great, and then the left trigger began glitching out. When zooming in Black Ops, the scope would spazz in and out, but sometimes work perfectly. Amazon was great and sent me a new one. It had trouble out of the box, the right thumb-stick resistance adjustment ring didn't work at all, while the left thumb-stick developed problems with pushing up and clicking. (A common set-up for "running" in many games.) Amazon was gracious again, and allowed me to return it and get a new one... unfortunately, it also is developing the dreaded left-thumb-stick problem.
It is not detected as an official 360 controller, which has caused me some problems in Assassin's Creed. It's hard to explain but even though it says it's a Xbox 360 controller, some games notice that it is not the Microsoft 360 controller and so some of the axis and buttons are not assigned correctly. It's very strange, and I've contacted Razer, but they didn't seem interested in the problem, giving me a canned response. In short, it doesn't use the official Microsoft 360 controller software/driver and therefore causes some issues on PCs.
Knowing what I know now, I would probably have never bought one, but since I did, I can't do without it. Which is unfortunate, because they are so unreliable. I was hoping the new BF3 edition would have been improved and the problems would be fixed, but it appears they are plagued with the exact same problems. If you are lucky enough to own one with no problems, I'd go out on a limb and say it may be the best 360 controller out there.
In summary, the Onza has been plagued with reliability problems and almost all reputable bad reviews are related to the bad Quality Control. If you Google the Onza and problems you'll see what I'm talking about.
fins4ever88 wrote:I also purchased a pair of the Onzas at the last Woot for Razer. Love the controller. It took a little bit to get used to which bumper keys are the normal LB/RB and the remappables, but now that I'm used to it, it's a great controller. I still favor my MLG controller over the Onza, however I would highly recommend both (especially the Onza at this price).
I agree with fins4ever88. Haven't used the MLG controller, so I can't comment about that.
rantisdel wrote:Well Bought the Lycosa keyboard because I loved my razer mouse and keypad, however I hate this keyboard. It has slowed my typing down considerably and the amount of miskeys is unbearable. It is damn near impossible to type a full sentence now without 2-3 typos due to double key presses and miskeys. it looks nice but it is a pos avoid.
I've had a Razer Lycosa for 4 years and never had any keyboard related problems. I will mention the headphone jack gets interference from the LED lighting system and the touch controls can be finicky, but they are mostly just overly sensitive. Also, if you haven't picked up on it by now, Razer struggles with quality control on many of their products. Although, everyone I know loves them when they work.
I've also had a Lachesis and Mamba. Both mice have been great and I would recommend either to anyone. The Lachesis has been going strong for 4 years also. I will also mention that the Lachesis isn't for everyone. If you use a claw-type grip and a light touch, it works great. However, I don't think many people would enjoy using it with a traditional palm style grip.