Smartphones are probably the most convenient way to feed your gaming addiction, although we have to say that touchscreens just weren’t meant for fast-paced gameplay. You need a proper gamepad (or a keyboard and mouse combo if you’re a PC fanatic) for that.
Luckily, Razer’s just announced a new universal game controller that’ll give you Nintendo Switch-style ergonomics even on your phone. The Razer Kishi features a flexible, pull-apart style design – stretch it, insert your phone, and you’re good to go. While it’s not a new concept, Razer’s got a well-deserved reputation for making high-quality gear, and we bet the Kishi will be a whole lot better than some of the other similar devices you can find on Amazon.
So here’s what you get with the Kishi controller: Twin clickable analog sticks, an 8-way D-pad, Lightning or USB Type-C plug (which supports pass-through charging), function buttons, shoulder buttons and triggers, and face buttons. Unfortunately, any 3.5mm audio jack on your device will be obscured, so the only way to use headphones is via Bluetooth (the Kishi’s USB / Lightning ports don’t support audio). Honestly, we’ll put up with that as we’ve been on the hunt for a nice controller we can use with Stadia (it’ll also work with GeForce Now and the upcoming xCloud). Pricing starts at $79.99 (Android) – the iOS variant’s on sale for $99.99