UPDATE: This Razer Kishi deal is still available in the US, despite Prime Day officially ending. However, it is now out of stock in the UK.
Like many gamers, I like having a degree of fluidity in how and where I play. There's nothing worse than really getting into a game only to have another member of your household wanting to commandeer the living room TV, meaning you have to either move your chunky console into another room (if you don't have a second console set up), or call it quits on your gameplay for the evening.
Fortunately, Xbox remote gaming means you can continue playing your Xbox Series X or Xbox One in any room, on your smartphone. The feature allows you to stream your Xbox console to your phone, and pick up playing where you left off.
- Browse all the latest offers at Amazon
- Save with a 30-day free Amazon Prime trial
- Amazing PS5 Prime Day games and accessories deals
But, while remote gaming is an exciting prospect for me, I've always found it frustrating to have to connect my iPhone to an Xbox controller. The Xbox controller is chunky, and adding a clamp to the top of it to hold my smartphone just isn't practical for on-the-go play.
So when I was able to try the Razer Kishi, I was a bit skeptical. Would this be another impractical smartphone controller? Fortunately, it wasn't. The Razer Kishi essentially turns your iOS or Android phone into a Switch-like handheld, and allows me to carry on playing my Xbox Series X games in whatever room I pleased (read: mostly in bed), as long as there's a stable internet connection.
Right now, the Razer Kishi controller for Android and iOS is discounted for Amazon Prime Day. So if you want to play Xbox games in bed too (or elsewhere), then it's definitely worth checking out. (Not in the US or UK? Scroll down for deals in your region).
Today's best Razer Kishi deals on Prime Day
Razer Kishi mobile gaming controller for Xbox Android:
$85 $69.99 on Amazon
Save nearly $15 on the Razer Kishi gaming controller for Android phones with this Amazon Prime Day deal. The Kishi separates to fit around many Android smartphones (a la the Nintendo Switch), or snaps together to use as a standalone controller. It connects directly to the phone via USB-C port, so it has less latency than a Bluetooth controller. This Xbox version is also Xbox Cloud Gaming-compatible.
Razer Kishi mobile gaming controller for iOS:
$84 $69.99 on Amazon
Save nearly $15 on the Razer Kishi gaming controller for iPhones with this Amazon Prime Day deal. The Kishi separates to fit around many iPhone models (a la the Nintendo Switch) or snaps together to use as a standalone controller. It connects directly to the phone via USB-C port, so it has less latency than a Bluetooth controller.
Razer Kishi mobile gaming controller for Android: £89.99 £42.99 on Amazon
OUT OF STOCK Save over £40 on the Razer Kishi gaming controller for Android phones with this Amazon Prime Day deal. The Kishi separates to fit around many Android smartphones (a la the Nintendo Switch) or snaps together to use as a standalone controller. It connects directly to the phone via USB-C port, so it has less latency than a Bluetooth controller.
Razer Kishi mobile gaming controller for Xbox Android: £79.99 £48.99 on Amazon
OUT OF STOCK Save nearly £30 on the Razer Kishi gaming controller for Android phones with this Amazon Prime Day deal. The Kishi separates to fit around many Android smartphones (a la the Nintendo Switch) or snaps together to use as a standalone controller. It connects directly to the phone via USB-C port, so it has less latency than a Bluetooth controller. This Xbox version is also Xbox Cloud Gaming-compatible.
There's a couple of things worth noting about the Razer Kishi controller. Both the Android and iPhone versions will work with Xbox remote gaming. However, while the Razer Kishi will work with Xbox Cloud Gaming on Android, the iOS version is still in limited beta, so you likely won't be able to utilize the full Xbox Cloud Gaming experience for a while yet - though it is Cloud Gaming compatible.
The Android Xbox controller is Xbox Cloud Gaming compatible, so it's worth picking that one up if you have Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and want to utilize Cloud gaming - which is available now.
Both controllers are, however, compatible with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, Stadia, Amazon Luna, GeForce NOW and Steam Link. You can also play mobile games like Minecraft, Genshin Impact and Brawlhalla. However, Call of Duty Mobile is only compatible with the iPhone version of the Kishi. We also found games like PUBG: Mobile and Infamous: Gods Among Us weren't compatible. So it's worth double-checking your priority games are compatible first.
The lack of button mapping is also a pain as it means you may be stuck with an annoying controller configuration for some games.
But, overall, the Razer Kishi is a sturdy, premium smartphone controller and it's a great accompaniment to both the Xbox One and Xbox Series X. So if you're looking for a great Xbox Series X accessory this Prime Day then look no further.
More Razer Kishi deals
No matter where you live, you'll find all the lowest prices for the Razer Kishi from around the web right here, with offers available in your region.
More Amazon Prime Day deals in the US
- Amazon devices: up to 50% off for Prime Day
- Amazon Fire tablets: record low prices now starting at $44.99
- Amazon Echo (4th Gen): $99.99 $59.99 at Amazon
- Amazon Echo Dot (4th generation): $49.99 $24.99 at Amazon
- Adidas: up to 45% off footwear and apparel
- Audible Premium Plus: save 53% on your first 4 months
- AirPods: now starting at just $99
- Apple Watch Series 6 (40mm, GPS): $399 $329 at Amazon
- Calvin Klein: up to 45% off CK underwear and bras
- Card and board games: Up to 30% off games for all ages
- Chromebooks: up to 25% off Lenovo, HP and Samsung
- Deals under $25: save on games, smart home, fashion and more
- Fashion: big name brands from $14
- Fitbit: up to 30% off Fitbit Sense, Inspire and more
- Garmin: save up to 30% on smartwatches
- Headphones: save on Sony, Beats, Bose and more
- iPad (8th generation): was $329 now $299
- Keurig: up to 35% off K-Slim pod coffee maker
- Kitchen: save up to 42% on Cusimax, Cosori, Instant Pot and more
- Laptops: Chromebooks, MacBooks and gaming laptops discounted
- Lego Super Mario: sets from $11
- Levi's: up to 40% off Levi's jeans, shorts and jackets
- New Balance: up to 30% off shoes and sneakers
- Nike: save on NBA jerseys, sneakers, and more
- Monitors: displays from LG, Asus, and Alienware up to 38% off
- Nintendo Switch: save $10 on Pro Controller and select games
- Oral care: up to 50% off Oral B, Crest, Glide and more
- PS5: games now starting at $29.88
- Ray-Ban: up to 25% off adults and kids sunglasses
- Razer: PC gaming accessories up to 50% off
- Roomba: save up to $300 on robot vacuum cleaners
- Sony WH-1000XM4 headphones: $348 $248 at Amazon
- Smartwatches: Samsung Galaxy Watch from $159
- Subscription boxes: 65% off for Prime members
- Tommy Hilfiger: up to 50% off designer clothes and accessories
- TVs: Fire-enabled smart TVs starting at just $99.99
- Under Armour: up to 30% off sportswear, shoes and gym accessories
More Amazon Prime Day deals in the UK
- Amazon Echo devices: up to 50% off - starting from £9.99
- Amazon Echo Dot: £49.99 £24.99 at Amazon
- Amazon Echo Show 5 (2019): £79.99 £39.99 at Amazon
- Amazon Fire HD 8 tablet: £89.99 £39.99 at Amazon
- Audible Premium Plus: Prime members get 3 months for 99p
- AirPods: now starting at £119.99
- Blink Mini security camera: now just £21.99 for Prime members
- Cookware: up to 68% off pans, bakeware and utensils
- Deals under £15: save on games, smart home, fashion and more
- Electric toothbrushes: save over 60% on Oral-B brushes
- Fashion: big savings on Amazon brands starting at under £5
- Headphones: Jabra headphones from £69
- iPad (2020) - 32GB: lowest price ever - now £299
- Kindle: now starting at just £49.99
- Kitchen: Dolce Gusto coffee machines from £59 and more
- Laptops: cheap PCs starting at just £199
- MacBook Air M1: £100 off at Amazon - now £899
- Nintendo Switch: bundles from £299
- Nike: save on apparel and trainers
- Pets: food, shampoo and toys up to half price
- PC games: EA titles including The Sims 4 from £7.49
- Prime Video: channel add-ons 99p for three months
- PS5: Demon's Souls, Immortals and more discounted now
- Smart home: Ring Video Doorbell from £35 and more
- Smartwatches: Fitbit Charge 4 now £99 and more
- Sports nutrition: over 50% off protein powder
- Toys: up to 42% off Funko, Lego, LOL Surprise and more
- TVs: 4K smart TVs from £298
- Wine and beer: save up to 50% on red, whites and lager
- Xbox: blockbuster favourites from £19.99
Sign up to receive daily breaking news, reviews, opinion, analysis, deals and more from the world of tech.
Vic is TechRadar Gaming's Associate Editor. An award-winning games journalist, Vic brings experience from IGN, Eurogamer and more to the TechRadar table. You may have even heard her on the radio or speaking on a panel. Not only is Vic passionate about games, but she's also an avid mental health advocate who has appeared on both panels and podcasts to discuss mental health awareness. Make sure to follow her on Twitter for more.