Your iPhone can now become a gaming controller. (Image source: Razer)
Gaming on the smartphone has a problem. The touchscreen just can’t compete with a real controller like on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S and Nintendo Switch. A new device from Razer now quickly turns your cell phone into a games console.
Smartphone controllers are now also available for the iPhone
The Razer Kishi V2 turns your phone into a gaming console. The controller has been available for Android smartphones since June. But now you can too access gamers with iPhone. According to the website, the device is compatible with any iPhone running iOS 15.4 or later. The price is 119 euros, but the controller is now available a little cheaper (see at Amazon).
The Razer Kishi V2 works like this: you simply insert your iPhone into the slide-out controller and you’re good to go. The controller follows this Xbox button layout. When folded, the controller should also fit in your pocket, so that you can take it with you everywhere, such as with the Nintendo Switch (source: Razer).
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Which games can you play with the iPhone controller?
With the Razer Kishi V2, however, you are not limited to just mobile games. Razer states here that biggest streaming apps support, so that the world of PC and console gaming is open to you. An example of this is Xbox Game Pass. Most games are supported here using cloud gaming. In the future, Microsoft also wants to include games like Call of Duty or Diablo in the Game Pass. However, it is still unclear whether these will also be available via cloud gaming.
We have already tested the Razer Kishi V2 for Android smartphones. The key layout, the Precision of the analog sticks and the ergonomics of the controller noticed positively. On the other hand, it is no longer as compact as its predecessor and it reduces the charging speed of the connected smartphone.