Razer, the peripheral manufacturer turned cult status symbol for gamers has unveiled its take on mobile gaming with the Razer Kishi.
Announced at CES 2020, the Kishi is just part of Razer’s portfolio for the electronics fair that is on right now and it takes its a sight less expensive than their Razer Blade laptop range. Focused on the streaming and smartphone gaming market, the Kishi is a device that is focused on supporting iOS and Android devices. Described as a universal mobile gaming controller by Razer, the Kishi builds on the compact form factor of last year’s Razer Juglecat. The entire endeavor separates in a vice-like operation, turning mobile phones into a gaming machine that might be mistaken for a Nintendo Switch. Once connected, it provides analog controls and thumbsticks on both sides of the phone, as well as a number of additional features shown below.
- USB-C or Apple Lightning™ connection
- Android smartphones: Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+/S9/S9+/S10e/S10/S10+/Note 8/Note 9/Note 10/Note 10+, Google Pixel 2/2
- XL/3/3XL/4/4XL, and other Android 7.0 Nougat or higher devices
- iOS Smartphones: iPhone 11/11 Pro/11 Pro Max, iPhone XR/XS/XS Max, iPhone X, iPhone 8/8 Plus, iPhone 7/7 Plus, iPhone 6s/6s Plus, iPhone 6 / 6 Plus
- Pass-through charging
- Latency-free connectivity
The USB c connection, allows the Kishi to provide the lowest possible latency to gamers, whether they are busy bashing heads in Black Desert Mobile, or streaming games via GeForce NOW or Stadia. Razer has focused heavily on streaming with their other CES announcements this year but the Kishi looks like the one most likely to fall into the price bracket of us mere mortals. When we get a final price bracket we will see how it fairs against other mobile controllers like upcoming Mad Catz Lynx 3. Keep it here for more CES 2020 as the week progresses.