Razer launches the Kishi Universal Gaming Controller for the iPhone. After all, I have something that gives me an unfair advantage in a Call of Duty game.
It’s a stretchy accessory that fits most new iPhones and adds analog sticks and buttons for game controllers to your mobile gaming experience. The connection is made via the Lightning connector and wrapped around the edges of the iPhone.
I was playing Call of Duty: Mobile with it. I got into the game first in two of my first three games, and in my third game I had 26 kills and one death. It also works with Fortnite if you can still play it on your iPhone (some players can do so despite legal disputes between Epic and Apple, especially those who don̵
Fortnite, in particular, is a cross-play game where mobile players can compete against console and PC players. When this happens, the mobile gamers are usually butchered because touchscreen controls aren’t as good as a mouse and keyboard or gamepad. The kishi goes a long way towards leveling the playing field.
The Razer Kishi for Android launched earlier this year and Jeff Grubb played with it.
The Kishi has clickable analog thumb pins, a number of face and multi-function buttons, and an 8-way directional pad. The Kishi works with iPhone 6 Plus and newer devices.
The Razer Kishi for iPhone is now available in the Apple Online Store. This was the first time a Razer product was featured on the website. It will be available in select Apple Stores worldwide on September 22nd. The design is quite comfortable and I felt like I was playing on a Nintendo Switch, except with Xbox-like controls. It has pass-through charging, so you can access the iPhone by connecting a charging cable to the controller.
It worked better than other mobile game controller solutions. I used the Rotor Riot wired gamepad, a normal game controller that connects to the Lightning socket via a cable. But it didn’t feel quite as natural as with the kishi. I also used Sentons virtual buttons on the Lenovo Legion Android gaming phone. I’ll write more about the Sentons solution later, but the kishi does the job better.