Razer, known primarily for its gaming computers and peripherals, has mastered another niche – banking. Not wanting to be outdone by Apple, Samsung, Huawei and Google, Razer, with the backing of Visa, has released its own prepaid payment card. It is called simply – Razer Card.
Razer’s Prepaid Card – and no surprises here – is tied to the proprietary Razer Pay payment service. It is available both in virtual version and in plastic with an NFC chip for contactless payments.
The map is colored black. And Razer wouldn’t be itself if it hadn’t adorned it with its signature logo and lighting. And this is the first payment card with built-in lighting. True, the backlighting here is not full-color, but one-color, green. The Razer logo glows green with every contactless payment – a small electrical charge is enough to power the built-in LED when it contacts the payment terminal.
It is important to stipulate that LED lighting is the prerogative of the Premium version (and again, it would not be Razer), while the base card is content with green-painted edges.
Like other payment products, the Razer Card can be used to pay for goods and services, including online. Among the main advantages of the Razer Card are the cashback program and in-game bonuses. More specifically, Razer cardholders can expect 1% cashback on purchases in select stores and 5% on purchases from the Razer Online Store. At first, there will be an increased cashback of 10% instead of 5%. By the way, there are no restrictions on the maximum cashback amount. Razer also plans to launch a competition with a drawing of computer peripherals for a total of $2,000.
The Razer Card is currently only available in Singapore as part of its beta testing program, with seats limited to 1,337 slots. Even the launch date is still unknown, let alone the international release of the product.