RaidenBox Review

RaidenBox Core v1.1 PS5
ReleaseOctober 2023
CompatibilityPS5 / PS4 / PS3 / NS / PC / Android
Dimensions9.1″ x 5.1″ x 0.7″
Weight1 lb
Cable2 m


The RaidenBox is a mini all-button controller that is made of acrylic and nylon. It is inspired by the likes of the Flatbox and Snack Box Micro.


With no noticeable input lag nor an eight minute timeout, the RaidenBox has 3D printed PLA buttons with low profile Gateron Red switches that are smoother than a smoothie. The travel distance is not too long nor too short. Plus, the switches seem quieter than average.

The secondary buttons are:

  • Start
  • Select
  • Home/PS
  • Capture/touchpad
  • L3/LS
  • R3/RS

The silicone bumpers are there to prevent sliding. Thanks to the Waveshare RP2040-Zero board and GP2040-CE firmware, Capcom tournament SOCD rules should be adhered to.


The RaidenBox’s hardware is sturdier than if it were made of plastic. The weight can be described as a little heavier than two smartphones.

There are no hot swappable sockets, so you would have to put your soldering skills to use (or learn soldering from scratch) if you are looking to make this happen. Luckily, there are PCB holes.

The port is USB-C, and also included is a USB-C adapter. There is another port for PlayStation 5 compatibility. Speaking of which, your order of the RaidenBox should come with a PXN N5 authenticator for the PS5.


The RaidenBox has a transparent acrylic body with a white PCB. It is chamfered quite symmetrically. If you are looking for RGB LED, the RaidenBox does not have it, even though similar innovations do.

Otherwise, note that the buttons may accumulate muck quickly, so be sure to wipe them down often. If you need custom art for your RaidenBox, we at The Arcade Stick have a custom art service.


GadgetRunnr did not cut any corners when designing the beautiful RaidenBox that functions well.

  • Crisp buttons
  • Smooth switches
  • Sturdy hardware
  • Aesthetic finish
  • Button dirt accumulation
  • Not hot swappable