We are big fans of Razer here at Gamer-Plus and I personally have been using the Razer Raiju controller for the last year. However, this is the 3rd one I have had in a year and it is always the same issue of left stick drift.
This is caused me no end of frustration and the one solution Razer gives is a firmware update (never solves it) or to send for a replacement. Well after 3 faulty controllers, I am back on the standard PS4 controller. Even the new Raiju TE and ultimate reportedly have the same faults and for £200 I would expect more.
So with Astro C40 TR hitting the market in the US is it now that we have a serious contender in the $200 price mark.
Astro C40 TR Overview
The C40 TR Controller is a fully customizable, high-quality pro controller built for the serious gamer. Durable and serviceable, the C40 TR Controller features swappable, replaceable analogue stick and D-Pad modules as well as remappable rear buttons, allowing for multiple configurations and increased speed and accuracy for any playstyle and any genre. Seamless performance in wired or wireless modes with high-fidelity wireless audio. Free software to create and share custom controller profiles. With up to 12 hours of battery life, the C40 TR Controller is made to outlast your game.
Weight w/o Cable
168mm x 108mm x 53mm
Lithium Ion Rechargeable
Switch between 2
Wired or Wireless
Short or Tall Sticks
Everything on paper reads this is a contender with its online software for configuration, firmware updates etc.
However, it only has 2 additional buttons compared to the Razer’s 4 and lack of audio controls will slightly hinder the average user.
But that said I would love to get my hands on this and give it a full test.
More info on the Astro C40TR can be found on their site here