Razer has launched a brand new and improved model of its Kishi cellular controller with a sleeker design and a few key upgrades. For the time being, the Kishi V2 is simply accessible for Android telephones, although Razer says it plans to launch a model for iPhone gadgets someday this fall (a precise date has not but been introduced).
As with the primary iteration, the Kishi V2 is basically a pair of controllers that bookend the highest and backside of your smartphone. Of course, you then rotate your gadget in a panorama orientation in order that they occupy the left and right sides, taking up a type of Nintendo Switch type issue.
“The original Razer Kishi blew the doors open for a new category of console-quality controls for the mobile gaming market, and we’re thrilled that Kishi V2 is pushing that experience forward in every possible way,” mentioned Razer’s Head of Mobile & Console Division, Richard Hashim. “With the cutting-edge technology that we’ve packed into Kishi V2, players can now enjoy the same look and feel of their favorite console and PC games wherever they go without skipping a beat.”
Razer says the Kishi V2’s design is definitely impressed from the corporate’s Wolverine V2 console controllers. While very completely different merchandise, the Kishi V2 is claimed to make use of the identical inputs with all-new tactile microswitch controls as an alternative of squishy membranes.
There’s additionally a brand new Share button on the most recent model, to make it straightforward for players to seize nonetheless shots or movies after which share them with followers and associates (although it solely works with Razer’s Nexus app). In addition, players will discover a pair of multi-function buttons subsequent to the triggers, that are primarily customizable macro controls.
Other controls embody two clickable analog thumbsticks, a mechanical D-pad, 4 face buttons, two triggers (L2/R2), two bumpers (L1/R1), a menu button, and an choices button.
Structurally, Razer mentioned it reimagined the design with a simplified bridge for added stability and common cellphone help. It’s additionally extra snug than the primary model, in line with Razer. It connects over USB-C and helps USB-C passthrough charging, which is a pleasant contact. Sadly, there isn’t any audio enter for plugging in a set of headphones, so it is Bluetooth or bust (if not utilizing your cellphone’s audio system).
The Razer Kishi V2 for Android is out there now for $99.99.