Unboxing the Razer Sabertooth PC/XBOX Controller
Ever since we got our hands on the 2015 14-inch Razer Blade, we’ve been on a PC gaming binge. We started with Dragon Age: Inquisition, did some retro StarCraft 2 Heart of the Swarm, and now we just finished installing Witcher 3. We heard from a lot of fellow gamer friends that playing Witcher would be much better with a USB controller so we set off to find us a good one. Since most of our gaming peripherals are from Razer, we decided to go for their PC/XBOX controller, the Razer Sabertooth. Allow us to share with you guys our unboxing and initial impressions.
Razer is the Master When it Comes to Packaging
When it comes to product packaging and presentation, Razer is king. They’ve been very consistent with this as you guys can see with our unboxing of the Razer Leviathan, Razer Blade, and their other products. The same can be said with the Razer Sabertooth.
Inside the box we found a portable hard carrying case. The Razer Sabertooth controller was comfortably cushioned in a pillow of foam inside. The USB cable, screwdriver, and silicon covers for the control sticks were in the case as well. Other than the hard carrying case we found the usual Razer papers including the letter from Razer’s CEO, Min-Liang Tan.
So what’s so special about this controller? Apart from looking ridiculously beastly, it really boils down to customization and efficiency which is important for gamers. With the Sabertooth you can change the button assignments on the hardware itself and store those configurations in two different profiles. The profiles can be customized and triggered via the OLED display at the bottom of the controller.
When it comes to buttons, the Razer Sabertooth has no shortage of ’em. There’s the two control sticks, the D Pad, the X/Y/A/B buttons, 4 shoulder buttons, 2 multi-function buttons at the top, and even two trigger buttons at the back.
We haven’t fully broken in this controller yet as we’ve only logged in less than an hour of gameplay on Witcher 3 on our PC. So far though we’re very much happy and satisfied with it but we haven’t maximized the button customization and configuration yet. We’ll report back when we’re halfway through the game already.
If you want to get one the Razer Sabertooth will set you back Php3,650. We got our unit at DataBlitz in Podium. As usual if you pay in cash you get a small discount. 🙂
PS: Here are two videos you guys might want to check out: Razer Philippines Flagship store tour by Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan and the official Razer Sabertooth Promotional video.