Razer is known for making gaming accessories, be it gaming keyboard, mice, headphones, controllers, among othe...Read More
Razer is known for making
, be it gaming keyboard, mice, headphones, controllers, among others. The company has now announced a new universal gaming controller called
for Android smartphones that was first showcased at CES2020 by the company.
Design-wise, the Razer Kishi seems to be inspired by the two-piece design of the Nintendo Switch controller including the thumbstick placements and buttons layout. However, unlike the Nintendo Switch controller, it can't be used wirelessly as it draws power from the phone's USB Type-C port to power itself.
The controller comes with two clickable analog thumbsticks and two bumper buttons as well as additional multifunctional buttons. It even gets an 8-way D-pad on both sides for better and precise gaming controls. Razer claims that the controller will offer accurate and better control over the touchscreen controls. The new controller also comes with a dedicated app called Kishi app that serves as both launchers as well as game discovery.
The controller is priced at $80 and can be purchased from Razer store and Amazon. The controller is currently compatible with Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+, Galaxy S9/S9+, Galaxy S10/S10+, Galaxy S20/S20+, Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy Note 9, Galaxy Note 10/Note 10+, Google Pixel 2/2 XL, Pixel 3/3XL, Pixel 4/4XL,
1 and 2.
For those unaware, this is not the first time Razer has launched a smartphone gaming controller. The company already sells a controller called Raiju, which is relatively more expensive compared to this model and also comes with a smartphone dock.