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Razer Kishi Gaming Controller for iPhone

MSRP 100 USDNEX score 70%

Product Overview

Razer Kishi is a universale gaming controller for iPhone. It features clickable analog thumbsticks, an array of face and multi-function buttons, and an 8-way D-pad. Via a Lightning port connection, the Kishi offers iPhone users console-level control in iOS games.
The ergonomic design of the Kishi is intended for long gaming sessions, with a handheld grip and optimized button placements for intuitive gameplay. Pass-through charging makes certain that gaming sessions are not cut short, as the iPhone can be charged by hooking up the charging cable directly to the controller.

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Ratings

What we found**

Pros
  • Compact, portable design
  • Supports a wide variety of games
  • Works with Project xCloud
Cons
  • Only works with a select number of games

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 70% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Excellent gaming performance
  • Sleek design
  • Sturdy design
  • Supports USB-C charging
  • Comfortable to hold
  • Supports Android phones
Cons
  • Lack of multi-device connectivity
  • Not as good as other controllers
  • No headphone jack
  • Some interface elements can be uncomfortable to read on a phone screen
  • Some issues with gaming
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Specifications

Connectivity

Ports
Lightning

Construction

Battery | Capacity
None
Buttons
4x face buttons + 3x multi-function buttons + 2x clickable thumbstick + 8-way D-pad

Dimensions

Size | Height
37.3 mm
Size | Length
94.3 mm
Size | Width
134.1 mm
Weight
163 g

Function

Compatibility
IPhone 6+, 6s+, 7+, 8+, iPhone X, XR, XS, XS Max, iPhone 11, 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max

Performance

Battery Life
None

Production

Debut
2020-09-15

Related Products

None found

3rd-Party Review Videos

External Reviews

androidauthority[1]

Sentiment Score 79%
Reviewers from androidauthority have found the following***:
Both casual and avid gamers alike will find a lot to like in the Razer Kishi. It's relatively compact, but it's also larger than Nintendo's Joy-Cons or the Razer Junglecat. The only downside is a slightly mushy D-pad, so fighting game aficionados might want to look elsewhere.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Lightweight, portable design
  • Compatible with a wide variety of phones
  • Supports USB-C charging
Cons
  • No headphone jack

cnet[2]

Sentiment Score 73%
Reviewers from cnet have found the following***:
The Razer Kishi is a more substantial version of the company's Junglecat controller. The Kishi's pads use tension to attach to the phone and connect via USB-C. It's not a perfect emulation -- the controls are differently spaced from each other. But it's one of the most elegant, usable controllers for mobile gaming I've tried.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Sleek design
  • Easy to use
  • Comfortable to hold
Cons
  • Mushy triggers
  • Laggy D-pad

pcmag[3]

Sentiment Score 59%
Reviewers from pcmag have found the following***:
The Xbox version of the Razer Kishi consists of two halves connected by a plastic-and-rubber strap. Each half is a chunky, curved black plastic shell with an analog stick and two triggers. It's a compact package when folded up, measuring approximately 3.5 by 5.4 inches by 1.2 inches.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Compact design
  • Works with Project xCloud
  • Supports Android phones
  • USB-C charging
Cons
  • Some interface elements can be uncomfortable to read on a phone screen

techradar[4]

Sentiment Score 69%
Reviewers from techradar have found the following***:
-C connector that you plug into phones to connect the gamepad, and a USB-C port so you can charge your phone while you're gaming. The joysticks are clickable, for even more controller functionality. The list of compatible games can be found by downloading Razer's ‘Gamepad' app, and includes top games like ARK: Survival Evolved, Asphalt 9 Legends, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Goat Simulator and many more games. It's a real shame that Kishi only works on certain games and not others, since if you're a fan of the incompatible games (as you likely are) you just can't use Kishi.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Sturdy design
  • Easy to use
  • Works with many game streaming services
Cons
  • No tutorial or guide
  • Some games aren't compatible with Kishi

theverge[5]

Sentiment Score 68%
Reviewers from theverge have found the following***:
The Kishi connects to your phone's USB-C port directly, so there's no pairing required. The face and shoulder buttons function perfectly, though the button travel ranges from feeling either too clicky or spongy. Playing audio from your phone can be a struggle, too. The controller is compatible with games like Fortnite, Nvidia GeForce Now, and Microsoft xCloud.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Compatible with a bunch of games
  • USB-C passthrough charging
  • Easy to use
Cons
  • Not as good as other controllers
  • No headphone jack

theverge[6]

Sentiment Score 75%
Reviewers from theverge have found the following***:
The Razer Kishi is like two Nintendo Switch Joy-Cons that are permanently attached to each other. The iOS version has a Lightning connector on one end and a port for passthrough charging. The analog sticks and triggers are decent, but the face buttons are a little mushier than I'd like.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Easy to use
  • Works with a lot of games on the App Store
  • Easy to set up and use
Cons
  • Touchscreen isn’t for everyone

trustedreviews[7]

Sentiment Score 68%
Reviewers from trustedreviews have found the following***:
The Razer Kishi is designed to act like an Xbox controller. It works with Razer Phone 2, Galaxy S20 Plus, Black Shark 3 and OnePlus 7T Pro. The thumbstick layout has been switched to mirror a traditional Xbox controller with the left input being on the top side and the right on the bottom. The device has also been upgraded to feature a USB-C passthrough charging port.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Excellent gaming performance
  • Easy to set up and use
  • Easy setup
Cons
  • Lack of multi-device connectivity
  • Some issues with gaming

User Reviews

References

1. ^ Razer Kishi review: The ultimate smartphone controller. [androidauthority]. https://www.androidauthority.com/razer-kishi-review-1126773/. 2020-06-09. Retrieved 2021-10-14.
2. ^ Razer Kishi review: A smooth play for mobile gaming. [cnet]. https://www.cnet.com/reviews/razer-kishi-review/. 2020-06-09. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
3. ^ Razer Kishi for Android (Xbox) Review. [pcmag]. https://www.pcmag.com/reviews/razer-kishi-for-android-xbox. 2020-08-28. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
4. ^ Razer Kishi review. [techradar]. https://www.techradar.com/reviews/razer-kishi. 2020-06-09. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
5. ^ Razer’s Kishi turns your phone into a Nintendo Switch that can play Google Stadia . [theverge]. https://www.theverge.com/21285073/razer-kishi-review-game-controller-phone-price-nintendo-switch-stadia. 2020-06-09. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
6. ^ Razer Kishi for iPhone review: a great Apple Arcade controller. [theverge]. https://www.theverge.com/21431952/razer-kishi-controller-iphone-ios-review. 2020-09-16. Retrieved 2021-10-14.
7. ^ Razer Kishi Review. [trustedreviews]. https://www.trustedreviews.com/reviews/razer-kishi. Retrieved 2021-03-22.

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