CES 2020: Razer Debuts New Dual-Sided iPhone Game Controller in Partnership With Gamevice

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Razer today announced a new dual-sided game controller that attaches to the top and bottom of an iPhone.

Created in partnership with Gamevice, the controller plugs into the Lightning connector, allowing it to be powered by the iPhone rather than a battery. The controller itself has a built-in Lightning connector for pass-through charging of the iPhone. The direct connection also allows for ultra-low latency.


Building on the compact design of its Junglecat controller for Android, Razer's new Kishi controller features a directional pad, two thumbsticks, A-B-X-Y buttons, and shoulder bumpers. The controller is certified by Apple.

Razer says the Kishi controller will be available in early 2020 for the iPhone 6 or newer and select Android smartphones. Pricing has not been disclosed.

iPhone compatibility list:
  • iPhone 6
  • iPhone 6 Plus
  • iPhone 6s
  • iPhone 6s Plus
  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone 11 Pro
Gamevice has long sold a dual-sided iPhone game controller of its own.

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Ion-X

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This looks really cool but I’m guessing it won’t fit the 11 Pro Max.
 

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This looks really cool but I’m guessing it won’t fit the 11 Pro Max.
It will

From source:


ABOUT THE RAZER KISHI MOBILE GAMING CONTROLLERS
  • USB-C or Apple Lightning™ connection
  • Android smartphones: Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+/S9/S9+/S10e/S10/S10+/Note 8/Note 9/Note 10/Note 10+, Google Pixel 2/2 XL/3/3XL/4/4XL, and other Android 7.0 Nougat or higher devices
  • iOS Smartphones: iPhone 11/11 Pro/11 Pro Max, iPhone XR/XS/XS Max, iPhone X, iPhone 8/8 Plus, iPhone 7/7 Plus, iPhone 6s/6s Plus, iPhone 6 / 6 Plus
  • Pass through charging
  • Latency-free connectivity
 

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It will

From source:


ABOUT THE RAZER KISHI MOBILE GAMING CONTROLLERS
  • USB-C or Apple Lightning™ connection
  • Android smartphones: Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+/S9/S9+/S10e/S10/S10+/Note 8/Note 9/Note 10/Note 10+, Google Pixel 2/2 XL/3/3XL/4/4XL, and other Android 7.0 Nougat or higher devices
  • iOS Smartphones: iPhone 11/11 Pro/11 Pro Max, iPhone XR/XS/XS Max, iPhone X, iPhone 8/8 Plus, iPhone 7/7 Plus, iPhone 6s/6s Plus, iPhone 6 / 6 Plus
  • Pass through charging
  • Latency-free connectivity
epic 👌
 

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Looks similar to what we've seen before. Perhaps a bit pricey, but that's expected. Since iOS now supports DS4 and Xbox One controllers you'd think this wouldn't be needed, but I can't find a single clip/clasp/mount for my DS4 to hook it up with my XR. So I might just have to get this once it's released.
 

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There's only one thing that matters and that's do the thumbsticks click in!?! The gamevice controllers are great but without clickable thumbsticks using them to play xbox and playstaion games via cloud streaming is terrible. They need the same industry standard features as console controllers to be worth buying.
 

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It will

From source:


ABOUT THE RAZER KISHI MOBILE GAMING CONTROLLERS
  • USB-C or Apple Lightning™ connection
  • Android smartphones: Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+/S9/S9+/S10e/S10/S10+/Note 8/Note 9/Note 10/Note 10+, Google Pixel 2/2 XL/3/3XL/4/4XL, and other Android 7.0 Nougat or higher devices
  • iOS Smartphones: iPhone 11/11 Pro/11 Pro Max, iPhone XR/XS/XS Max, iPhone X, iPhone 8/8 Plus, iPhone 7/7 Plus, iPhone 6s/6s Plus, iPhone 6 / 6 Plus
  • Pass through charging
  • Latency-free connectivity
Thanks for the info! That’s absolutely fantastic. I might get this just for the Final Fantasy iOS games I recently bought on sale.
 
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There's only one thing that matters and that's do the thumbsticks click in!?! The gamevice controllers are great but without clickable thumbsticks using them to play xbox and playstaion games via cloud streaming is terrible. They need the same industry standard features as console controllers to be worth buying.
I came here to find this out as well - whether there is L3, R3 button support on the thumbsticks. Originally, MFi controllers did not support this feature, but since iOS 12 or 13, Apple expanded support. Some newer MFi iPhones do support L3, R3 (such as the Rotor Riot), and added support for PS4 and Xbox One bluetooth controllers also helps.

I haven't been able to find out either way, but I sure do hope this also supports L3, R3. Otherwise you will eventually run into a situation where a game developer assumes the use of a PS4 or Xbox controller with this support and you'll be out of luck, and having to use touch screen commands for those missing buttons.
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Looks similar to what we've seen before. Perhaps a bit pricey, but that's expected. Since iOS now supports DS4 and Xbox One controllers you'd think this wouldn't be needed, but I can't find a single clip/clasp/mount for my DS4 to hook it up with my XR. So I might just have to get this once it's released.
For what it's worth, I use this clip/mount to use my PS4 Dualshock controller with an iPhone XS Max, so it should work for the XR. You don't need to buy from this vendor specifically, as you'll notice many third party sellers on Amazon sell this style of clip goes around the controller. They are probably all the exact same made in china plastic just being sold by many. Good luck!

 
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Razer says the Kishi controller will be available in early 2020 for the iPhone 6 through iPhone 11 Pro Max and select Android smartphones.”

That’s impressive that they made this device not just for some of the latest iPhones, but they considered all the way back to the 2014 iPhone 6. That opens up to a wider demographic for the product. (But I am still curious to know the price even though it wasn’t disclosed.)
 
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Bought....

... if the price stays somewhere around (below!) 50$🤩

But wouldn‘t be surprised to hear „just 89,99$“... 😒