While the main inputs look unchanged, the V2’s switches — the things underneath the buttons that actually register that you’re pressing them — have also been reworked, swapping out membranes for the microswitches found in Razer’s Wolverine console pad. There are also tweaks to the function keys, with a dedicated ‘Share’ button added at the front and a pair of programmable bumpers situated next to the shoulder triggers.
For 2022, Razer is improving its Kishi mobile gaming grip. In comparison to the original pad’s flexible bridge, the Razer Kishi V2 is redesigned around a more solid sliding bridge, which will allow for more device compatibility. The rubber inserts that keep your phone in place may be removed as well, which Razer claims will aid “certain phones with phone covers.” Good luck determining out if yours is among them.
The Share button will only work with Razer Nexus, the company’s new companion app for Android that it hopes you’ll launch your games from. Nexus will also help you discover compatible games, stream your gameplay to YouTube or Facebook, tweak controller settings and program those new bumpers. As with the original pad, the Kishi V2 connects over USB-C, avoiding the latency of Bluetooth options. The Android version is available today for $99.99, and an iOS version will hit the market this fall.