Razer announces Kishi, a Switch-like controller for Android and iOS

Gaming brand Razer recently announced Kishi, a Nintendo Switch-like controller that attaches to Android phones and iPhones at the CES 2020 in Las Vegas. The Razer Kishi will replace Junglecat, the company’s earlier attempt at creating gamepad for mobile devices.

The Razer Kishi is said to work with most Android phones and iPhones. It snaps on or attaches to the sides of the phone and connects to either the USB Type-C port or the Apple Lightning connector. Plugging in directly means there’s going to be less latency. It also means the Kishi will draw power from the phone.

Razer Kishi

The controller itself has a layout that looks like a Nintendo Switch controller. It has a thumb stick and a directional pad on the left controller, and the XYAB buttons and another thumb stick on the right. It also comes with a shoulder triggers, although it’s not clear if there are one pair or two.

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The Razer Kishi was made in partnership with GameVice. The company said it will be available in early 2020. Price has not yet been set, but it’s said to hover around USD 100.


Bryan is a geek at heart and a tech enthusiast by choice. He has a strong background in corporate communications, marketing services, and customer relations having worked in the telecommunications and banking sectors for over two decades. In his spare time, he enjoys watching clips on YouTube and binge watching shows on Netflix.

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