Razer today launched a new accessory to help you step up your mobile gaming sessions.
The Razer Kishi is a new universal gaming controller that's now available for Android devices. The left side includes a d-pad and an analog stick, on the right side are A, B, X, and Y face buttons plus another analog stick, and up top are triggers and bumpers. To use your phone with the Kishi, you just pull the two sides apart and stick your phone in the middle.
The Kishi connects to your phone using USB-C to help get you lower latency controls compared to a Bluetooth controller. The device itself uses your phone's power to operate, but it does include pass-through charging so you can recharge your phone while you're gaming. When not in use, the Kishi collapses to take up less space in your bag.
When it comes to compatibility, Razer says that the Kishi supports the Galaxy S8 series, S9 series, S10 and S10+, S20 and S20+, Note 8, Note 9, Note 10 and 10+, Google Pixel 2 and 2 XL, Pixel 3 and 3 XL, Pixel 4 and 4 XL, and Razer Phone as well as Razer Phone 2. The Kishi also supports other phones that have a centered USB-C port, Android 8.0 or higher, and fall within these dimensions: H: 145.3-164.7mm, W: 68.2-78.1mm, D: 7.0-8.8mm.
There are a lot of games you can play perfectly fine on a touchscreen, but adding physical buttons can give you a more tactile feel and more accurate controls for those more serious, hardcore gaming sessions. With the Kishi, you're getting many of the same controls that you'd expect from a console controller, turning your phone into something that resembles a Nintendo Switch.
Razer says that it also plans to launch a version of the Kishi for iPhone that'll will launch this summer.