Razer Launches Kishi V2 Game Controller for iPhone With Several Improvements

Razer today announced the launch of its new Kishi V2 game controller for the iPhone with several improvements over the original controller.

Razer Kishi V2 Game Controller iPhone
Key new features of the Kishi V2 include a more "ergonomic" design, "console-quality controls" with improved responsiveness for the A/B/X/Y buttons and d-pad, two programmable multifunction buttons (L4/R4), and an "extendable bridge" for compatibility with the iPhone 6s and newer, including all iPhone SE models.

The controller has a built-in Lightning connector for a direct, low-latency connection to an iPhone, which it draws power from. An additional Lightning connector on the bottom of the controller allows for pass-through charging of the iPhone itself.

The new Kishi V2 controller is available to order now on Razer's website, with pricing set at $99.99 in the United States. There is also a version of the Kishi V2 for Android smartphones that was released in June for the same price.

Another popular iPhone game controller is the Backbone, while iPhones have also supported PS5 DualSense and Xbox Series X/S controllers via Bluetooth since the release of iOS 14.5 last year and gained compatibility with Nintendo's Joy-Cons with iOS 16.

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Top Rated Comments

TrueBlou Avatar
24 months ago
I’ve got the first version, to say I’m not a fan would be putting it mildly and it’s definitely put me off buying any more of theirs. I’d say get a Backbone instead if you really must have this style of controller. But with the very high likelihood of iPhones going USB-C next year, I wouldn’t buy it if you’re a yearly upgrader.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
D-ConYT Avatar
24 months ago
Ok, but where is the iPhone case with Joy-Con rails? Still waiting for an announcement that something like that exists. Someday...
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
serpico007 Avatar
24 months ago

Ok, but where is the iPhone case with Joy-Con rails? Still waiting for an announcement that something like that exists. Someday...
Would love this even a simple third party accessory to place my phone and joy con controllers in.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
DanTheMan827 Avatar
24 months ago
They really should have added interchangeable plugs to the controller.

Given that the iPhone 15 will likely have USB-C, it just seems like a bad idea to buy one of these only to become obsolete in a year.
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AMagicianNamedJOBs Avatar
24 months ago
I was able to play Call of Duty mobile fairly well on my iPhone with 3D Touch, it’s nearly impossible without it. Rather than get something extra I have to carry around I just quit playing altogether. What a shame
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
CapitalIdea Avatar
24 months ago
Hard pass as all signs point to USB-C iphones next year. This controller will be shifting into obsolesense in 12 months barring some strange circumstance.
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