Razer continues to present itself as one of the most important brands in the gaming world, bringing to its fans accessories, components and smartphones of the highest level. Now, during its presence at CES 2020, the brand has unveiled its new accessory, Kishi.
This is a new command for smartphones featuring a design clearly inspired by the popular Nintend Switch. The choice of design is not surprising as Nintendo Switch has been proven to be one of the most ergonomic handheld consoles ever, offering an impressive user experience.
What makes the Razer Kishi so interesting?
Firstly, it is important to note that this command is compatible with both Android and iOS smartphones. Razer has already launched a similar command, the JungleCat, but the Kishi is making major improvements, especially with regard to its ergonomics.
Thanks to a much more curved design, all interaction with the controller will be done naturally, adapting perfectly to the shape of your hands.
In turn, the configuration of the buttons and controllers is virtually identical to the Nintendo Switch. On the left you have an analog on top and a D-pad on the bottom, while on the right are the traditional 4 buttons on the top and a second analog on the bottom.
In addition to its excellent design, unlike most smartphone controls, the Razer Kishi does not connect via Bluetooth. To eliminate any latency, the controller will be connected via your smartphone’s USB C input.
Razer Kishi Pricing and Compatibility
Unfortunately, during its presentation, Razer did not disclose any concrete date for the launch of the new smartphone gaming controller. The only confirmed information is that it will hit the market early this year.
Also regarding its price, no specific information has been disclosed. It is believed that it will arrive with a price of around 90 €.
Regarding its compatibility, the brand has unveiled a list of smartphones that have already tested their new command:
- Samsung Galaxy S8, S9 and S10 Line
- Samsung Galaxy Note 8, Note 9, Note 10, Note 10+
- Google Pixel 2, Google Pixel 3, and Google Pixel 4 Line
Still, it is virtually guaranteed that the Razer Kishi will be perfectly compatible with any Android smartphone running at least Android Nougat. However, the presence of a USB C slot seems to be mandatory.
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