It also has a dedicated button that takes you directly to the Nexus app. iOS integration remains intact. It is assumed that Apple does not allow native apps to stream. Aside from phone and connectivity compatibility, the design is nearly identical between his Android and his iOS Kishi V2. This means that the iOS version of the Kishi V2 shares the same criticisms, such as the obnoxious buttons and the lack of a 3.5mm audio jack for those who prefer a direct headphone connection all buttons and thumbsticks. The functionality is the same for iOS and Android models.
The Razer Kishi V2 for iPhone is available today for $99.99, following the release of the Android-only Kishi V2 in July. This is the brand’s second-generation Nintendo Switch-like controller for iOS devices that makes mobile gaming feel like a real console experience. If you’re looking to upgrade from your original Razer Kishi or iOS controller, there are a few advantages. If you enjoy more complex games, you can remap the two new multi-function shoulder buttons in the Nexus app (Razer’s own gaming hub).
Razer seems to have taken a lot of inspiration from its competitors when developing the second-generation Kishi mobile controller, but Backbone’s product was designed for iOS users, so not so much with the Kishi V2 for Android. It didn’t matter. Now that consumers can choose between two directly competing products, the Backbone One’s Lightning charging and 3.5mm audio passthrough, software integration, and overall hand comfort are a big deal.
Both measure 3.6 x 7.1 x 1.3 inches and weigh 4.3 ounces. Speaking of buttons, these are modeled after the tactile microswitch controls of another Razer product, the Wolverine V2 console controller. In our review of the Kishi V2 for Android, we found those mechanical buttons to be less impressive on the Kishi, although we were impressed with the Wolverine V2 in this tiny controller, due to the lack of movement. The review also notes that the Kishi V2’s performance is flat when compared to its competing Lightning-only offering, his $99 Backbone One.
Positive feedback might convince loyal fans of Razer hardware. Kishi V2 for iPhone requires iOS 15.4 or later and is compatible with models from iPhone SE (1st and 2nd generation) to iPhone 13 series. If you’re waiting to get your hands on the upcoming iPhone 14, current rumors suggest it will still rock Lightning connectivity, but will support it until Kishi V2 for iOS officially hits the market.