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Razer releases its new Kishi universal mobile gaming controller

The new Razer Kishi. (Source: Razer)
The new Razer Kishi. (Source: Razer)
Razer has announced that its latest accessory for smartphone gaming, the Kishi, is now available to order. This model is designed to fit onto mobile devices of varying screen size to deliver Nintendo Switch-esque controls. It does so with a good range of options, thumbsticks that are also clickable included.
Deirdre O'Donnell,

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).

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2020-06- 9 (Update: 2020-06- 9)
Deirdre O'Donnell
I became a professional writer and editor shortly after graduation. My degrees are in biomedical sciences; however, they led to some experience in the biotech area, which convinced me of its potential to revolutionize our health, environment and lives in general. This developed into an all-consuming interest in more aspects of tech over time: I can never write enough on the latest electronics, gadgets and innovations. My other interests include imaging, astronomy, and streaming all the things. Oh, and coffee.