Razer Atrox Review

PriceAmazon
ReleaseJuly 11, 2014
PlatformsXB1 / PC
Size18.5” x 12.7” x 6.6”
Cable4 m
Weight9.33 lbs

Quick Facts

  • There is a detachable screw-lock USB cable.
  • There is an additional Korean joystick.
  • A screwdriver is included.
  • One touch provides access to internal storage.
  • The top plate is interchangeable.
  • Also available is a Dragon Ball FighterZ Edition.

Performance

The joystick and buttons of the Atrox Arcade Stick Xbox One are the high quality that is expected. They are sturdy and will last a long time even with the most aggressive hands and fingers. After a lag test utilizing pressing one button at the same time on both sides of a screen, the Atrox responded well, scoring more inputs than average. That means that the printed circuit board or PCB is faster.

Hardware

The Atrox is medium sized and has a plastic feel. The removable USB cable can be stored inside the unit. Opening the storage can be done with the press of one button. This is also where the Korean joystick and other accessories can be found. The honeycomb structure enables easy mounting, and wires can be easily and quickly swapped. There is even space for any unrelated item that the player would like to store, such as a protein bar to last through tournaments. The storage space means that the unit is actually hollow, which might make it feel less solid than other arade sticks. However, the learning curve is not that steep.

Aesthetics

The Atrox continues the tradition of the Matrix-like artwork, but it offers little change from its predecessor. Fortunately, changing the artwork is easy as it is under clear plastic, which can be simply removed for a replacement.

Price

The Amazon price actually makes sense. The price is average while the fighstick is above average. The only real argument against the price would be the plastic feel, but, as long as the fightstick is earning you those W’s, the price is rather well deserved, especially compared to the disaster that is the PlayStation 4 counterpart.

Verdict

ProsSolid performance
Easily moddable
Cons Feels plastic
Repeated artwork
PerformanceExcellent
HardwareGood
AestheticsAverage
PriceGood
Score⭐⭐⭐⭐

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