Best answer: Most major storefronts quickly sold out, but we've found a couple sites where Razer is keeping the Kishi well stocked. We'll try to update with new stores as they become available, but your most reliable option is likely buying directly from Razer. You can also likely find them on Razer's eBay store and through Verizon.
- Buy from Razer: Razer Kishi for Android ($80 at Razer Store)
- Buy from eBay: Razer Kishi for Android ($80 at eBay)
- Buy from Verizon: Razer Kishi for Android ($80 at Verizon)
Selling out fast
The Razer Kishi is an excellent USB-C mobile gaming controller that's compatible with most Android phones. Having a gaming controller on your phone limits input lag, allows you to use more traditional controls intsead of mobile ones, and the Kishi even has pass-through charging so you can charge your phone as you play.
However, since it launched on June 9, the Kishi has only been available on a few storefronts, and some of these quickly ran out of their stock.
It's unclear if Razer is eking out its stock due to low supply or because it wants more first-party sales, but you may have some trouble buying a Kishi with your store of choice. Amazon had some stock at launch but now says the Kishi is "currently unavailable", with no in-stock date listed. And other major tech sellers don't list the Kishi as of yet.
There is no difference in price or benefits between these storefront offers. You get a one-year limited warranty from Razer if you buy new from any storefront, so long as you save your e-mailed proof of purchase. If you can get it through Amazon you also get the benefit of Amazon Prime's free shipping. Otherwise, just get it where you can get it.
Mobile gaming maverick
A game-streaming must
The Kishi solves many of mobile gaming's issues. The USB-C connection limits input lag, pass-through charging means you don't have to keep your controller charged, the design lets most Android phones fit inside instead of a select few, and the controller itself is comfortable for long playing sessions.
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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.