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Why so much HATE on Razer Products

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I have 3 Razer Imperators broke on me within a span of 2 years.

I bought a Razer Lycosa and it broke in less than 7 days.

 

I boycott Razer like the plaque since then.


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Can't offer a personal opinion but my brother is a huge Razer fan and has had every product bought from them break within 6 months. He still loves them, but is looking towards a M95 to replace whatever mouse he currently has from them as it broke. I almost bought a Tiamat though. From what I see, they aren't bad at all, unless my brother's results very precisely reflect the build quality of all their products.


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Never had a problem with them.

Had a deathadder for like 4 years + before the wheel broke, which is not OK but 4 years is a long time considering there parts aren't exactly the best.

Have a naga right now, had it for just over a year and its still like brand new.

Also had a arctosa for a number of years and it was fine.

 

Yes they are expensive and low quality compared to other brands (logitech etc)

But even logitech now are getting expensive with there new mice with the "special" coating.


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I wont buy razer products, partly because I have had two mice break and a mousepad that kinda broke, the build quality was not good in my opnion. And partly because a few of my friends hates razer, also because of bad experiences with their products!

 

Though I know there are or atleast have been alot of Razer haters on the net, but as Linus says, companies which sells alot of products will also have the most "bad publicity" and most the most RMAs (not in percentages, but in total amount), and I think Razer is one of the biggest pheriphiral suppliers in the world, atleast for the gamin community.. :)

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I don't have a problem with their mouses but their keyboard and headsets/headphones are pretty hard to recommend to anyone.

 

You can't really judge any products until you've really tired them out, most people who hates on Razer usually doesn't have any experience with them and always assume that a company sucks because someone on the Internet said so.


 

 

 

 

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They make good mousemats. [i like the Goliathus]

Their mousepads are severely overpriced and of shitty quality. [My brothers Ironclan started losing it's painting after 2 days using a Naga epic, and considering this thing costs 80$...]

Their mice are mediocre at best, while they cost double of a good mouse.

Their headsets are crap. [so are most gaming headsets]

Their mech keyboard is horrible, and costs 2x of a good one like a CM [at least here]

Don't see a good reason to buy a Razer mouse over a Logitech one, a Razer keyboard over a CM / Ducky / Filco / .... , and I personally prefer the QCK over the Goliathus ^^'


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The build quality is good IMO, things may be plasticy but imo unless you intentionally tried to break something it won't break. Had my black widow ultimate 2013 stealth for 4-ish months so far, besides from it needing to be cleaned works perfectly. And my razer mamba 2012 still works great too, about 4 months old as-well.

 

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Razer are so fun to hate, because they make it so easy.

 

Objectively they're an average company. They have some standout products like the Deathadder, but then they have some failures too.

 

The problem comes with their marketing. They have this whole "cult of Razer" thing, they drown product feature-lists with buzzwords, they ply popular personalities (Yogscast, Roosterteeth, Linus) with their products to get people to buy them because of who's using them and they target the young adolescent market, which makes for the most annoying, ill-informed rabid fan-base.

 

If they'd let their products stand somewhat on their own, instead of slopping so much foul-smelling, marketing bullshit over everything, they might actually be liked more than they are now...Especially since all their forays into new markets (controllers, fight-sticks, laptops etc.) might seem more like experiments (which they hopefully are), rather than cynical cash-grabs.

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I have never and probably will never own anything from Razer. Why? It's too mainstream :P *hipster* and they don't offer anything that I want that I can't get from other brands I like. I have no experience with them or friends that have so I can't bash them or anything. 


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In Terms of Personal Perspective. I think they're reasonably pricey but not overly. They've got a lot to be desired in build quality. Aesthetically pleasing. 

From my retail Perspective. They have a generally low Failure rate. (if you try to compare their headsets to turtle beach. I receive roughly 15 turtle beach to every 1 razer headset.

They've done a good job building their brand, They sell well, They Try to be innovative.

There is not a lot that the can really be faulted on. Build Quality is the only thing I can pick them on. Its not Terrible but I've seen much, MUCH better.

e.g. The metal arm that attaches the thumb buttons and toggle to the Orbweaver has a lot of movement in it. So even just pushing the buttons makes the whole side assembly move back and forth.

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The metal bit on the side toward the left.

 

Their Premium (elite) tier Mouse, The Ouroborus is made of a very cheap feeling plastic and feels very flimsy.

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However with their more Value Oriented products you get a much better quality Product. 

e.g. The Deathadder feels pretty Solid and is what I would expect for a $89 ([RRP]AUD) Mouse. The Taipan feels much more Solid and has a much Nicer IMO (laser) Sensor for $99 ([RRP]AUD)

 

As for their Keyboards. They try to cover a large amount of consumers with minimal products. Smart marketing by them has this covered, Which makes it lovely for them money wise but not so great for the consumer.

Arctosa/lycosa (same keyboard lycosa is just backlit) - cheap keyboard that looks nice. A lot of Flex (Pretty Terrible to use in my experience)

Anansi - Cheap keyboard that looks nice, But has some MMO buttons. fairly solid but I wasn't game to put to much stress on it (Much nicer keys but still feels cheep and quite mushy)

Blackwidow - Mechanical Keyboard with Blue switches. (My favourite from the lineup) Actually feels very solid. Does very well in a "Linus flex test" Keys feel like they have quite a lot of travel for a mechanical keyboard. (There is a [stealth] brown switch variant of this that is available)

and Finally the Deathstalker/ultimate. - I personally can't stand this. I do not like flat scissor keys, the keyboard is very flimsy but looks very nice. The screen on the ultimate seems like a terrible Idea to me. Who in their right mind would use a touchpad when given the option of a mouse. 

 

I like the concept of Razer (for gamers by gamers) They just need to give a bit more attention to build quality and they'd rate much higher in my books.


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The mousepads they make are top notch, however the peripherals are downright poor in build quality in my opinion. In the span of a year i had two lycosas die, a nostromo pad and a naga. All of them bought that year as well, the lycosas a bunch of keys just stopped working, the naga half of the side buttons stoped working and the nostromo just kicked the bucket without warning.

 

I bought a bunch of logitech gamer series gear after that and have had no problems with any of them, I now use a G600, G13, G510 and they are holding up well, the G600 still looks like its brand new as well even though its now over a year old.

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The mousepads they make are top notch, however the peripherals are downright poor in build quality in my opinion. In the span of a year i had two lycosas die, a nostromo pad and a naga. All of them bought that year as well, the lycosas a bunch of keys just stopped working, the naga half of the side buttons stoped working and the nostromo just kicked the bucket without warning.

 

I bought a bunch of logitech gamer series gear after that and have had no problems with any of them, I now use a G600, G13, G510 and they are holding up well, the G600 still looks like its brand new as well even though its now over a year old.

 

My brothers Naga Epic died after roughly 18months of usage, convinced him to buy a G600, and he loves it ^^


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I love Razer, my Naga Kraken and Sphex are all working perfectly and love the looks and performance, I think there priced perfectly.


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I think Razer makes alright products, but not good products. There are better mice, there are better keyboards, there are better headphones; pretty much every price point of every product they have has a better option than what they are selling. There are some of their products that actually are good for the price, but majority of them are not (in my opinion). As someone said earlier in this thread, it is similar to Beats by Dre headphones in the sense that people will buy it because of the name, and not necessarily the quality of the product.

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I haven't been impressed with anything Razer besides I do like the look (bright green headphones ftw) I picked up a Kraken Pro a couple weeks ago and it was just insanely uncomfortable. It was tight, felt like plungers/suction on my ears and it became hot way to fast. I have used the Deathadder here and there and it's alright, nothing special.. But when it comes to mice I had my trusty MX518 for years so anything other than the 518/G400S feels like poop.


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Razer is mostly rubbish. 

The Quality is worse than similar priced peripherals and what i hear from friends razer stuff has a life cycle from ~1 1/2 to 2 Years. 

 

Thats imho not accaptable for high end gear, i mean, i bought my original MX518 (not the remake, the remake is worse) for like 30 bucks and i used it for gaming almost 5 years. 

Even their Mouspads are low quality (i dont know how this is possible), my Goliathus starts falling apart after 1 year usage...

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I think they are overpriced for what they have to offer and feel the premiumness around not only Razer but all mechanical keyboards is pure gimmick [25$ for one down here]. I am also skeptical on ever recommending one given the double click error surrounding a few of their mice.


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They make good stuff. They sell alot too so that's why their are so many people with broken stuff. The blade is awesome.

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Can't handle their mice,  they have a weird grip for me.

 

Their keyboards are ok though.

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