We’re past the days when it was a hallmark of gamerdom to sport the fedora and a Zelda shirt as the peak of gamer fashion. Xbox has already helped the fedora evolve by adding branded deodorant and body wash to the lineup of gaming-focused products, and now Razer of all people is throwing something onto the pile. A Razer LED credit card is now going to be a thing. Yes, I’m 100% serious.
Joining the likes of Apple Pay and offering their own branded payment method is something I never would have foresaw Razer doing, but here we are. Razer will begin to offer the new card flavor in partnership with payment giant Visa. The biggest change for the all-black credit card is that it also includes the hallmark of gaming flair, LEDs. The green LED shown in promos is not full RGB though, because that would be just silly.
The card will also be combined with a Razer Pay app that can be used to make digital payments as well. So if you would rather just carry a blanked-out NFC card in your wallet, that’s an option. There are two card varieties, the Standard, which includes just the basic black card. And then there’s the Premium that includes the green LED.
The system will also include a points-based cashback rewards system. The company will be adding customization to this for each user, dependant on their personal settings.
“Access a unique gamified rewards system through the Razer Pay app, where unlike traditional cards’ loyalty programs, users go through a personalized experience to track, score and redeem rewards based on tasks and everyday transactions,” Razer said in a statement.
So far the Razer LED credit card is in a very limited pilot phase. The company has announced that 1,337 people will be added to the pilot program to get through the first initial testing and build-out. So you’re probably going to have to wait for the public rollout if you want to get in on this.