We’re talking a hair’s breadth of difference here, but in a firefight that’s what separates diving behind cover and being turned into a human pincushion. The Razer Raiju Tournament Edition is the first Bluetooth and wired controller to have a mobile configuration app, enabling control from remapping multi-function buttons to adjusting sensitivity clutch options.

Interested in all things Razer? New York, The only immediately noticeable difference – outside of my review sample’s totes fetch pink colouring option – is that Razer’s swapped the thumbstick layout to be like an Xbox, rather than Dualshock. Hair trigger mode offers a shallower press (roughly half as deep as regular), leading to more rapid-fire shooting and a fraction of a second shorn from the player’s fire response. And for the most part it delivers on its opening promise, offering buyers rugged build quality, improved switch mechanisms and the advanced hair trigger controls and extra inputs seen on its more expensive sibling.

There was a problem. It’s basically a third-party PS4 equivalent to the Xbox One Elite Controller – not an equivalent PC needs, since we can use the Elite. However, things go a little dicey when you try to use the control wirelessly. Luckily, the quality of the Raiju Tournament Edition’s hardware extends to its effect on gameplay. Even though it’s not going to revolutionise how you play, it’ll give you a welcome edge all the same.

And for the most part these features work great, with Razer’s synapse software and mobile app making it quick and easy to make custom profiles for specific games utilising the extra inputs. Learn More. We never, ever accept money to review a product. There’s no getting around it: the Razer Raiju Tournament Edition controller is a luxury item. Accordingly, the Tournament Edition isn’t ideal as a controller for single player games. Alastair is in charge of Trusted Reviews’ and Recombu’s editorial output. New York, This is on paper great, especially for GeForce Now and Stadia users, as it makes it quick and easy to connect it to most devices. At first glance it features a near identical design to its Ultra sibling. This is true of Hair Trigger Mode as well, albeit to a less noticeable degree. What's more, it adds in four extra, programmable buttons. The Razer Raiju tournament is the middle child in the PC gaming heavyweight’s current gamepad lineup. Having had a rampaging toddler thoroughly crash test both, I can confirm the Raiju is more rugged than a regular Dualshock.

Receive mail from us on behalf of our trusted partners or sponsors? There’s no getting around it: the Razer Raiju Tournament Edition controller is a luxury item. When combined with wired or wireless play on both PS4 and PC, the Raiju Tournament Edition is a simple yet versatile piece of kit.

I bought the Razer Raiju in August and it lasted almost 2 months until the L2 button broke off. You can also do more simultaneously. Instead, if you want to switch you’ll have to load them via the cloud, which is a lot more fiddly than just pressing a button, as you do on the Ultimate.

The Raiju Tournament’s a premium product, and you’re reminded of that fact every time you use it.

Milliseconds count in competitive gaming, and the Razer Raiju Tournament Edition knows that they mean the difference between outgunning an opponent or missing your window for a combo. Here the benefits of the easily mapped extra keys, hair trigger controls and generally better switches make the controller an absolute blast.