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

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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2 weeks ago


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


It will

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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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2 weeks ago


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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2 weeks ago
Reminds me of the Sega Game Gear but with a better screen and more buttons.



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2 weeks ago
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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2 weeks ago
I hope it fits on a XR.
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2 weeks ago
This is pretty cool. Saw it at CES today. First booth you are when you walk in.



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2 weeks ago
If only it weren’t so hard to put emulators on an iPhone...
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2 weeks ago
Yes! I want this for playing gta:sa
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2 weeks ago
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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2 weeks ago


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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