Growing up in the era of the PlayStation (One) and original Xbox, third-party controllers have a pretty bad rep in the past. Usually they have been cheap to buy but also cheaply made, making the official controller’s standout amazing.
The Razer Raiju, on the other hand, is not cheap to buy and boy is it not cheaply made either, Razer are about to show you how third-party controllers can be done better. It builds upon the already staple functions of a PS4 controller that Sony have mastered over the years adding in additional triggers and programmable buttons. For these upgrades, however, it will set you back about £150 and does miss some tricks.
Of course, in terms of the layout, it is a PlayStation 4 controller but the shape is more reminiscent of an Xbox One controller being much bigger weighing 350g and 168 mm / 6.62” (Length) x 105 mm / 4.14” (Width) x 65 mm / 2.56” (Height). This is great if you are someone with big hands but if you are on the smaller side, you might find it a bit cumbersome when using the analogue sticks. This is partly due to the four buttons which are below the sticks, allowing you to switch between available profiles, muting the mic and controlling the volume. Although a little bulky the additional buttons are welcomed being able to control the volume without heading into the menu.