Razer releases its new Kishi universal mobile gaming controller
Razer has made its new mobile gaming controller, the Kishi, available. This accessory, unlike its predecessor the Raiju, has a form-factor that allows it to fit around a phone in landscape mode to create a 'Joycon-like' interface. The OEM claims that this "ergonomic" design makes it compatible with nearly all modern smartphones, so long as their charging port has a central position.
On that note, the Kishi interacts with the phone via Lightning or USB type C. However, consumers wondering about battery life while gaming may be relieved to hear Razer has integrated pass-through charging in this device. Therefore, the user may be able to experience what the OEM calls "latency-free" sessions without needing a juice-up break.
The Kishi's controls consist of clickable thumbsticks, one each on the left and right controller. There are also letter buttons on the right, with an 8-way D-pad on the right. There are also both triggers and bumpers on either side along the top of the device - handy, should the title in question support that level of immersion.
Razer has released the Kishi via its own website. It charges US$79.99 for the type C version (which requires Android 8 (Oreo) or later), or $99.99 for the Lightning port version (which needs iOS 9 or later).