The premium and elite controller market has in the past been dominated by the likes of the Scuf brand of controllers. Later Microsoft joined this one-sided contest and brought its A-game with the Elite controller. Now a familiar name in both console and PC accessories is back with yet another masterpiece. Razer bring the Wolverine controller with the hope to dethrone the mighty Elite controller from its imposing, customizable throne! With many years of experience and countless accessories behind its name, lets see if Razer has what it takes.
Straight from the onset Razer comes out swinging in its traditional fashion of flash. As with nearly all of Razer’s latest creations they feature a multi color LED strip that is capable of creating around 16.8 Million colors by ways of Razer’s own Chroma software. This allows you to really amp up the atmosphere by setting the LED strip to whatever color your heart may desire.
Don’t think that the Wolverine is just a gimmick. It matches Microsoft’s Elite controller in terms of providing 3 variants of thumb sticks, normal, conical and extra long for a varied feel depending on what is required for each occasion.
Two D-pads are also provided to suite the users preference. Be it a fixed round disc or individual D-pad buttons.
The Wolverine starts taking the fight to the Elite controller with its 6 programmable paddles that can be removed if not needed. It also boasts a quick on board control panel which allows users to swap programmable button profiles as well as turn on “Hair-trigger mode”
The Wolverine has only recently been announced so not too much is known as of yet but here is a list of what we know so far. It will be retailing for around 160 Euros which to us is around the R2 500 mark which still comes in under the Elite controller.
Here’s a list of features for the Wolverine Ultimate:
- Remappable 2 Multi-Function Buttons & 4 Triggers
- Razer Chroma lighting with full 16.8 million color options
- Interchangeable D-Pad – Choice between Individual and Tilting Designs
- Interchangeable Thumbsticks
- Hair-Trigger Mode with Trigger-Stop for rapid-fire
- Quick Control Panel
- Tactile Switch Action Buttons
- Ergonomic Non-Slip Rubber Grip
- Razer Synapse for Xbox app
- Razer Chroma SDK enabled
- Play Anywhere – Play on Xbox One or PC
- 3.5 mm audio port for stereo audio output and microphone input
- Carrying case
- Detachable 3 m / 10 ft lightweight braided fiber cable with Micro-USB connector
- Approximate size: 106 mm / 4.17 in (Length) x 156 mm / 6.14 in (Width) x 66 mm / 2.60 in (Height)
- Approximate weight (without cable): 260 g / 0.57 lbs
As more details become available and a possible test unit comes my way I will give you all a more in-depth review.
If you are a Razer-fan then I am sure that you will be interested in this one!