Available now The company’s mobile game controller has undergone a thorough redesign, and the result is the Razer Kishi V2 ( through Razers online store ). As we mentioned last week, the older Kishi has been relaunched as the Gamevice for Android and is still available for purchase.
What has the Razer Kishi V2 changed? Honestly, almost anything.
Looking at the design, Razer chose to make the V2’s sides flat, which should allow the controller to work with more devices, especially foldables, which the previous model couldn’t. The Kishi V2 still features speaker cutouts and basically the same button layout. However, it should be noted that Razer replaced the membrane switches in the button switches with microswitches. In actuality, the buttons will feel clicky rather than squishy.
Alongside the triggers, there are now a new set of programmable buttons that may be altered by the user to mimic other buttons on the controller.
This latest model, according to Razer, is compatible with more devices than the original , such as the Samsung Galaxy S22 family and the Pixel 6 series. Any phone with dimensions under 11.5 mm (thickness, including camera) x 170 mm (long) should fit, according to Razer. According to the business, the following is certified to be supported:
The Samsung Galaxy S8, S8, S9, S9, S10, S10, S20, S21, and S22 series. Galaxy Note 8/Note 9/Note 10/Note 20 Series from Samsung Razer Phone as well as Razer Phone 2 The Google Pixel 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 as well as numerous other Android devices You’ll notice that the list does not include any iPhones. That’s because Apple hasn’t yet adopted USB-C and the Razer Kishi V2 is only available for Android phones. While a recent EU judgement is expected to change that in the coming years, Razer will nevertheless soon release an iPhone-compatible controller. Passthrough charging is still supported through Kishi’s USB-C connector.
For gaming on the Kishi V2, Razer has also created the Nexus hub app, which collects games from services like Xbox Game Pass and GeForce Now as well as games you may manually install on Android. The app also enables livestreaming to Facebook and YouTube. To launch this app, press a special button on the controller.