Razer’s Wolverine V2 Chroma is a chic, customizable wired controller

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A 12 months after the launch of Razer’s $100 Wolverine V2 Xbox controller, immediately the corporate has introduced a $150 model with extra options referred to as the Wolverine V2 Chroma. The brand new identify is a giveaway to one of many additions: a strip of Chroma RGB lighting close to every of the 2 grips that may be programmed to your liking through its accent companion app on an Xbox or PC.

This controller is definitely changing the Wolverine Final that was launched in late 2017. Just like the older controller, the Wolverine V2 Chroma has swappable thumb sticks like these included with the Xbox Elite controllers and Scuf’s Intuition, set off stops to shorten the throw of triggers, and 6 remappable macro buttons (together with 4 paddles on the again) that may be custom-made.

Razer Wolverine V2 Chroma

The analog stick covers are swappable, although the d-pad is just not.
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There are just a few enhancements over its predecessor. For instance, the Wolverine V2 Chroma’s LED implementation undoubtedly seems higher, and I desire its form and general design over the older mannequin. It additionally will get factors for utilizing USB-C as a substitute of the Final’s Micro USB port and for having the identical providing of buttons as Microsoft’s newest Xbox controller.

However the newer controller isn’t superior in each means. The older Wolverine Final affords just a little extra customization for a cheaper price (presently $129.99). Specifically, its D-pad could be swapped. Additionally, the Final doesn’t require software program to remap its button, as a substitute letting you do it proper from the controller. It’s not a deal-breaker, however you may desire that resolution versus downloading software program.

Razer Wolverine V2 Chroma

The Wolverine V2 Chroma has six macro buttons in complete, that are programmable by means of Razer’s accent app for Home windows 10 and Xbox.
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All stated, this can be a pretty minor improve over the Wolverine V2, although there’s sufficient that’s new and worthwhile right here that you simply could be . However, you may end up content material with both shopping for or hanging onto the older Wolverine Final.