The second generation mobile gaming controller is now available for the iPhone. As with the Android version, the gamepad costs $100. You can order it from Razer’s website.
The biggest change from the first Kishi is in the mechanism that holds the two sides together and keeps your phone in place. Razer has ditched the flexible bridge in favor of a more robust sliding version (similar to the build used by its rival Backbone). This makes Kishi V2 compatible with all modern iPhones – namely with iPhone 6S and newer cell phones as well as with both iPhone SE generations. If you remove the rubber inserts, you may be able to keep your phone’s case on when you insert them.
Additionally, Razer swapped out the switches and replaced the V1’s membranes with the microswitches found on their Wolverine V2 console controllers. “This offers benefits in terms of responsiveness, comfort, and tactile feedback upon actuation,” claims Razer. Meanwhile, there’s now a share button on the front and two additional programmable buttons next to the triggers.
Users can set up these buttons in the Razer Nexus app. You also need this app to share your gameplay on YouTube or Facebook when you click the share button. In addition, you can find supported games through the app, which you can launch with a dedicated gamepad button.
The Kishi V2 works with cloud gaming devices (including Xbox Cloud Gaming and Google Stadia), console remote play apps, and PC and iPhone games that support MFi controllers. There’s a Lightning connector for passthrough charging, but sadly no 3.5mm headphone jack.
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