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Razer Kishi V2 Review: The Ultimate Sleek Mobile Gamepad

The Razer Kishi, a sleek mobile gamepad created in collaboration with Gamevice, helped the Razer controller get off to a fast start in 2020. Due to a size restriction imposed by design, where giant phones with huge camera bumps didn’t fit, it has been available for two years and was beginning to show its age. For Razer Kishi V2, Razer started from scratch, taking inspiration from the iOS Backbone console that will soon be available for Android. Instead of the authentic Kishi’s folding design, Razer chose a stretchable bridge design that is slightly less pocket-friendly but much more accommodating for large phones. Additionally, Razer Kishi V2 has replaced its membrane buttons with micro switches, which is another enhancement. Naturally, these upgrades come at a price. Thus the Razer Kishi V2 has a $100 suggested retail price.

Pros and Cons

  • Pros

  1. Small and portable
  2. Micro switches for any buttons
  3. Continuous charging
  4. Removable pads that may be adapted to various devices
  • Cons

  1. Costly
  2. Cheap-feeling plastic covering
  3. Compared to the previous generation, less portable

Fantastic Design

Due to a comparable extensible bridge that enables each device to pull out to suit huge phones, the Backbone One by iPhone and the Razer Kishi V2 have a striking resemblance in terms of appearance. It is obvious that inspiration was used, and the result is a fantastic design that works with many different devices. This new movable bridge is a nice upgrade since this was the Kishi V1’s weakest feature. A drawback of the new bridge is that the Razer Kishi V2 is broader when folded than the V1, but given that the Razer Kishi V2 can work with many more phones.

Similar to the V1, the Razer Kishi V2 has a USB-C port on the right side of the controller. Still, unlike the V1, which needed to have its rubber pads removed to fit bigger phones, the Razer controller has constructed removable pads to ensure that thin and thick devices can fit the Razer Kishi V2, regardless of whether they are in a case or have a big camera bump. It can be difficult to slide a phone into the console if the USB-C in the console is static.

Price of this Gamepad

At $100, the Razer Kishi V2 is not inexpensive, and the transition to micro switches undoubtedly explains why this is even ten dollars more expensive than the V1. As a result, the Razer Kishi V2 is more costly than a controller for an Xbox or PlayStation.

Razer Kishi Games List

The Razer Kishi V2 is made to work with Android games that utilize HID controllers and match the default Android controller layout. So there is no official list available right now, and more or less every game runs on this console.

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Razer Kishi V2 Review: The Ultimate Sleek Mobile GamepadThe Razer Kishi, a sleek mobile gamepad created in collaboration with Gamevice, helped the Razer controller get off to a fast start in 2020. Due to a size restriction imposed by design, where giant phones with huge camera bumps didn't fit, it has been...