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The Upsized Razer Kishi Ultra Controller Fits Devices As Large As iPad Mini

by Low Boon ShenApril 19, 2024
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The Upsized Razer Kishi Ultra Controller Fits Devices As Large As iPad Mini

Razer is one of the relatively few peripheral makers that designs universal gaming controllers for smartphones, and now the company is officially announcing the even larger Razer Kishi Ultra, which accommodates devices as large as the 8.3-inch iPad Mini (or Android equivalents).

The Upsized Razer Kishi Ultra Controller Fits Devices As Large As iPad Mini

As the upsized mobile controller, the Kishi Ultra has adopted a more ergonomic design that looks fairly similar to the gaming handhelds in the market today. With its USB-C port for connectivity, this means all iPhones before the iPhone 15 are outright incompatible with this controller, so keep that in mind.

How big of a device can the controller fit, though? Razer says it’ll fit any smartphone with a USB-C port onboard, plus the iPad Mini (6th gen) or Android tablets no greater than 8 inches. For reference, the iPad Mini is 195.4mm wide, although the spec sheet seems to indicate that it’ll fit devices as wide as 210mm and as thick as 13.5mm – the latter of which means you don’t have to remove the phone case to have the controller plugged in. There’s also PC support via a separate USB-C cable, sold separately.

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As for the controller itself, the joysticks come with Hall Effect sensors which reduce the likelihood of stick drift; plus, there’s a pair of L4/R4 buttons, which are programmable to enable additional inputs that Razer says were previously not done on smartphone controllers. The onboard I/O includes a 3.5mm audio jack and the USB-C passthrough, which provides up to 15W of power to the host device.

Razer is also introducing the all-new Razer Sensa HD Haptics, which provides “multi-sensory gaming immersion that is stronger, more detailed, and more nuanced than traditional console controller vibrations.” This is done via wideband high-definition haptics from a pair of haptic coils on either end of the controller, and the company is opening up SDK for developers to design their haptic mechanics to work with the Kishi Ultra. However, this feature is only available on Android 12 or up, and Windows 11 – it’s not supported for iOS and iPadOS currently.

The Razer Kishi Ultra is now available globally, with local pricing set to RM729. Besides the Kishi Ultra, the company is also launching an updated USB-C version of the Kishi V2 which now supports iPhone 15 series and Android smartphones, costing RM499.

Pokdepinion: That’s quite a big device it manages to fit – almost as big of a display as the Legion Go handheld. 

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