Can I charge my phone while using my Razer Kishi?

Razer Kishi Usb C
Razer Kishi Usb C (Image credit: Android Central)

Best answer: Yes, the Kishi allows for pass-through charging using the Type-C port on the bottom-right of the controller. The Kishi itself doesn't require any charging. Just keep in mind that this charging port does not work with any other USB-C accessories like headphones.

A seamless charging option

To plug your phone into the Razer Kishi, you slide the USB-C connector into the USB-C slot on the inner-right side of the Kishi. You can still charge your phone with its port blocked, and south of the Kishi's right joystick, you'll find another USB-C port, which allows for pass-through charging.

The Razer Kishi drains your phone battery from the moment it's plugged in, even if you're not using it for anything. If you're at home, you can simply use your phone charger and stay seated next to an outlet. However, if you want to play on the go, it's worth investing in a compact power bank with USB-C ports and fast charging enabled. That way, you can use your Kishi freely without worrying about your phone dying while you're out and about.

You also don't have to worry about charging cables getting in the way of other USB-C accessories. As mentioned above, the Kishi USB-C port only works for charging; you won't be able to use wired headphones while gaming with the Kishi. That's why you should also look into some solid Bluetooth headphones, so you don't drive others crazy by blasting the sound on your commute or in the office.

Michael L Hicks
Senior Editor, VR/AR and fitness

Michael is Android Central's resident expert on fitness tech and wearables, with an enthusiast's love of VR tech on the side. After years freelancing for Techradar, Wareable, Windows Central, Digital Trends, and other sites on a variety of tech topics, AC has given him the chance to really dive into the topics he's passionate about. He's also a semi-reformed Apple-to-Android user who loves D&D, Star Wars, and Lord of the Rings.


For wearables, Michael has tested dozens of smartwatches from Garmin, Fitbit, Samsung, Apple, COROS, Polar, Amazfit, and other brands, and will always focus on recommending the best product over the best brand. He's also completed marathons like NYC, SF, Marine Corps, Big Sur, and California International — though he's still trying to break that 4-hour barrier.