Sabertooth http://www.stuff.tv/razer/sabertooth/news en-GB Razer launches Sabertooth gaming controller for Xbox 360 and PC http://www.stuff.tv/razer/razer-launches-sabertooth-gaming-controller-xbox-360-and-pc/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Razer&#039;s latest controller is covered in enough buttons to give Goro a run for his money </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/razer-sabertooth-front-NFLE_0_1.jpg?1364398018" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/razer-sabertooth-front_0.jpg?1364398018" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/razer-sabertooth-rear-controls_0.jpg?1364398018" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_279.jpg?1364398018" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Razer has released the Sabertooth, a shiny new gaming controller for Xbox 360 and PC users looking for an extra edge in their virtual adventures.</p> <p>The Sabertooth features a plethora of extra buttons and triggers, which can be reassigned for customised layouts – giving gamers the ability to reload, jump and throw grenades without having to waste precious seconds off the analogue sticks.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/computers-and-consoles/news-nugget/razer-launches-sabertooth-gaming-controller-for-xbox-360-and </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/razer/razer-launches-sabertooth-gaming-controller-xbox-360-and-pc/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/razer/razer-launches-sabertooth-gaming-controller-xbox-360-and-pc/news#comments Razer Sabertooth Thu, 03 Jan 2013 10:45:09 +0000 Esat Dedezade 423836 at http://www.stuff.tv Razer Sabertooth http://www.stuff.tv/razer-sabertooth/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Razer&#039;s latest gaming controller comes slathered in buttons and triggers, but will it earn a place in your gaming arsenal? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/razer-sabertooth-front-NFLE_5.jpg?1372753855" /> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £70.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Razer Sabertooth – overview </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>According to Razr, its original Onza Xbox 360/PC controller conferred such an unfair advantage on players that it was banned from gaming tournaments. With a solid foundation to build upon, the new Razer Sabertooth Elite Gaming Controller promises even more tricks to charge up your gaming arsenal. But does it deliver the goods?</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/razer-sabertooth-rear-cable_3.jpg?1372753855" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Razer Sabertooth – design and build </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>We're rather taken with the Razer Sabertooth's angular shape and its soft matte rubber finish feels pleasant to the touch – and it's still comfortable after hours of gaming, which is surely the most important thing.</p> <p>Its backlit buttons are a nice touch for late-night fragging sessions and the detachable 3m tangle-resistant braided cable securely screws on and off for easier transportation in the included carry case.</p> <p>As always, a wireless option would be nice as we're not too fussed about the negligent lag from a cable-free connection – but until Microsoft decides to license out its wireless tech, cables will remain unavoidable.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/razer-sabretooth-screen_2.jpg?1372753855" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Razer Sabertooth – controls and layout </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Razer Sabertooth's main selling point is its extra inputs – and every inch of free space is stuffed with extra controls. </p> <p>The first of the two extra multi function buttons can be found resting between the standard bumper buttons and triggers, while the rear of the Sabertooth features a whopping four additional multifunction triggers, offering more inputs than its Onza predecessor and makes the standard 360/PC controller appear barren in comparison.</p> <p>If the four rear triggers are a little too much for you then you can choose to remove them with an included screwdriver, though we can't see why you'd want to remove one of the Sabertooth's main selling points.</p> <p>An integrated OLED screen on the controller's front face lets you assign and rearrange button functions in any manner you see fit, with two profiles for switching between different games with ease. You can even change the analogue stick sensitivity for an extra layer of control, though we were happy with the default settings ourselves.</p> <p>Assigning a function is as easy as holding down the button you want to reassign while pressing the button/trigger you want to reassign it to. No software, no faffing. That's what we like to see.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/razer-sabertooth-side-angle_2.jpg?1372753855" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Razer Sabertooth – performance </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The upshot of all this customisation is that you can, for example, assign the ABXY buttons to the four rear triggers – meaning that you'll never have to take your thumbs off the analogue sticks. For FPS games like Halo 4, it gives you the edge in combat, letting you land melee strikes, reload and swap between weapons quicker than your luckless multiplayer opponents.</p> <p>The extra buttons also proved to be a godsend in Far Cry 3 – switching between weapons, throwing grenades and sliding into cover are all much more fluid using the Sabertooth, making tiger attacks that little bit less terrifying.</p> <p><strong></strong></p> <p>The Sabertooth does take a bit of getting used to, but once you do you'll wonder how you ever did without. More profiles would be a nice bonus – especially for people flittering between more than two games at a time.</p> <p>Button responsiveness is also streets ahead of the standard controller, with the analogue sticks and D-Pad delivering improved performance with a better, 'tighter' feel to them. The backlit ABXY buttons have very shallow travel, but the extra responsiveness they deliver is definitely worth it.</p> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Razer Sabertooth – verdict </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>With its array of extra buttons and hassle-free customisation, the Sabertooth's the ideal controller for Xbox 360/PC gamers out there looking for that extra gaming edge. </p> <p>Although £70 is a little on the high side for a controller, it offers enough improvements over its predecessor and the standard Microsoft option to make it a worthwhile purchase. If it had a few more profiles and wireless capability then it would be near-perfect, but overall its five stars are well deserved.</p> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The button-laden Sabertooth is ideal for serious gamers looking for that extra edge in the gaming arena</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/razer-sabertooth </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/razer-sabertooth/review#comments Geek accessories Razer Sabertooth Thu, 03 Jan 2013 00:08:11 +0000 Esat Dedezade 423834 at http://www.stuff.tv