One of the best iPhone games controllers is less than half price

Razer Kishi
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So you love playing games in your iPhone - collecting characters and adventuring in Genshin Impact, sliding around in triples with Apex Legends Mobile, and collecting every single one of the things in Diablo Immortal. There's only one problem - touchscreen controls are rubbish. They cover your screen in dirty finger juice, smearing grime all over the shop and into the speaker hole. Nice. The Razer Kishi is the perfect solution to your problem - a games controller that splits open and sits around your iPhone, making it kind of like a very cool modern GameBoy. Only you can take calls on it and stuff.

The Razer Kishi V1 is also now only $45 on Amazon - that's less than half price.

Half price iPhone gaming

Razer Kishi |$99$45 at Amazon

Razer Kishi | $99 $45 at Amazon

This is the lowest price on the Razer Kishi, by around $10. The previous lowest was last seen, weirdly, just before Black Friday, and this price has hovered around a little since the big sale. For $45 this is one of the best iPhone controllers, bar none.

The Razer Kishi has some very cool features - first and foremost being all those lovely buttons. They are tactile, plentiful, and perfect for replacing those inaccurate on-screen ones that pop up when you're gaming with your touch screen. The sticks, too, are excellent, providing smooth analog inputs to move characters on screen. They click too, giving you more inputs. To fit an iPhone in, the controller splits apart, and then with springs, it closes around the phone to make a Switch-style handheld.

There is but one problem - iPhone 14 dimension support is spotty. Some users manage to slip some of the little rubber supports out to make room for the camera bump on the larger iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max, but others aren't a fan of opening their $1000 smartphone up to a scratch risk. If you've any other iPhone pre-iPhone 14 (and post-X), then you're golden - but be aware if you have one of the latest.

Want to protect your phone when you're not gaming? Check out the best iPhone 14 Pro cases, as well as the best iPhone 14 Pro screen protectors to get the whole gamut of phone protection. Want a new phone? we've found all the best iPhone 14 Pro deals too.

Tammy Rogers
Senior Staff Writer

As iMore's Senior Staff writer, Tammy uses her background in audio and Masters in screenwriting to pen engaging product reviews and informative buying guides. The resident audiophile (or audio weirdo), she's got an eye for detail and a love of top-quality sound. Apple is her bread and butter, with attention on HomeKit and Apple iPhone and Mac hardware. You won't find her far away from a keyboard even outside of working at iMore – in her spare time, she spends her free time writing feature-length and TV screenplays. Also known to enjoy driving digital cars around virtual circuits, to varying degrees of success. Just don't ask her about AirPods Max - you probably won't like her answer.