As gaming on phones has slowly become less and less casual — thanks to both native games like Fortnite and cloud gaming from Google Stadia and Xbox Game Pass — so too have the gaming accessories. We got a chance to play with the Razer Kishi to see if it holds up to the rigors of “hardcore” phone gaming.
Razer Stories October 24, 2020
Razer Stories August 4, 2020
Razer launches Xbox edition of Kishi for Android controller, perfect for xCloud
Earlier this year, Razer launched a fantastic new controller for almost all Android phones with the Nintendo Switch-esque Razer Kishi. Now Razer is rereleasing the Kishi with a new design optimized for Xbox Game Pass and Project xCloud.
Razer Stories November 8, 2019
Gaming Bluetooth earbuds are now a thing, and it appears that serious mobile gamers care about latency. Enter the Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Bluetooth earbuds.
Razer Stories October 29, 2019
Razer makes some of the best gaming products available today, and this week it’s debuting two new accessories designed for Android gamers. First, there’s a new set of Hammerhead truly wireless headphones and also a new Junglecat controller which adds physical controls to select smartphones.
Razer Stories August 19, 2019
[Update: Available, but OTA paused] Original Razer Phone gets Android Pie in the ‘coming weeks’
Due to a lack of updates, the original Razer Phone looked all but abandoned with its second-gen on the market. Thankfully, though, Razer has confirmed that the original 2017 Razer Phone will be getting Android Pie in the next several weeks.
Razer Stories May 22, 2019
Razer Stories April 17, 2019
Razer Phone 2 gets new ‘Satin Black’ matte finish, available today w/ $499 limited-time price
It may be a gaming phone, but the Razer Phone 2 is one of our favorite Android smartphones of the year right now. Today, the company has officially announced a new Razer Phone 2 variant with the matte “Satin Black” color.
Razer Stories March 21, 2019
Razer is a huge name in gaming, and today the company is taking a step to cement its place in mobile gaming. The company announced today that it would be partnering with Tencent for assorted mobile gaming projects.
Razer Stories March 18, 2019
The smartphone industry has certain trends and traits that come and go. The Razer Phone 2 is part of what was the growing, but now shrinking gaming phone trend. expand full story
Razer Stories February 28, 2019
Android Pie now rolling out to unlocked Razer Phone 2 w/ Google’s Digital Wellbeing
The Razer Phone 2 first debuted last October, shortly after Android Pie first started hitting devices such as Google’s Pixel. That left the device a step behind, but now the update is officially kicking off its rollout to unlocked models.
Razer Stories February 19, 2019
It’s been just a couple of years since Razer entered the mobile phone market, but it seems things might be coming to a close. According to a report and also an official statement from the company, the Razer Phone 3 may have been canceled, and the phone division as a whole might not be alive much longer.
Razer Stories November 13, 2018
Razer Phone 2 available from AT&T starting November 16th, exclusive carrier
After going official earlier this month, the Razer Phone 2 is making its way to a US carrier. Starting this Friday, November 16th, you’ll be able to pick it up from AT&T.
Razer Stories October 26, 2018
Razer Phone 2 picks up Verizon certification after initial issues
After some initial problems earlier this week, Razer has confirmed that it is now fully compatible with Verizon in the United States. However, the Razer Phone 2 still isn’t officially available from the carrier. Instead, if you have the phone, you’ll need to manually activate the device for use on the network.
Razer Stories October 10, 2018
Not even a year after the original, Razer’s CEO Min-Liang Tan took to the stage tonight to officially unveil the Razer Phone 2. The device doesn’t completely revamp Razer’s mobile strategy, but it does fix many of the issues with the original including some major requests from fans.
Last minute Razer Phone 2 leak reveals wireless charging, IP67 water resistance, specs
We’re just a mere few hours from the debut of the Razer Phone 2, but that hasn’t stopped some last-minute leaks. Ahead of the official launch, a leaked listing has confirmed a whole lot of details about the upcoming product, including the Razer Phone 2 specs and more.
Razer Stories September 28, 2018
Razer Stories September 14, 2018
Razer confirms October 10th event to unveil Razer Phone 2
Razer’s first Android smartphone was announced less than a year ago and today, the company has confirmed when its successor, the Razer Phone 2, will launch – October 10th.
Razer Stories September 13, 2018
Razer Phone 2 render leak shows similar design to original, hints at October launch
Earlier this month, Razer officially confirmed that the Razer Phone 2 is in the works. Today, we’re getting our first look at the company’s second smartphone and, well, it looks pretty similar.
Razer Stories September 7, 2018
Razer Phone 2 ‘highly likely’ to bring the company’s Chroma LED effects for notifications
Razer’s first Android smartphone kicked off the “gaming phone” trend that has continued to escalate in 2018, and now the company has confirmed that a second generation is in the works. Now, a reliable tipster is mentioning that the new hardware is going to bring Chrome LED effects…
Razer Stories September 3, 2018
Razer Stories January 10, 2018
CES 2018 was filled to the brim with Google- and Android-related products, including phones, smart home products, laptops, and more. And this year in particular was a big one for Google — the Mountain View company seemingly bought out all the available ad space on the strip and set up a huge booth at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Last year, we brought you the inaugural 9to5Google Best of CES Awards to spotlight our favorite products introduced at the show. Once again for 2018, we’ve been pounding the pavement (and hotel carpet) in Las Vegas all week hunting down what’s new. Here are our 2018 picks: expand full story
Razer Stories January 9, 2018
Razer, just like other smartphone manufacturers, can see how much humanity depends on their smartphones. Now that smartphones are gettings as powerful as some mid-range laptops, Razer thinks it’s time to use these devices to also act as the brains of your next laptop. While Project Linda is initially planning to run off of the Razer Phone, it’s just the first step into a much more significant ecosystem…
Razer Stories November 1, 2017
Razer officially took the wraps off of the gaming-centric “Phone” today after months of rumors and leaks. As this is Razer’s first smartphone, we don’t know how it will age over time but the company has a reputation of building great hardware and accessories.
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Watch Razer’s first Android smartphone unveiling event right here [Livestream]
After Razer acquired Nextbit at the beginning of the year, there was no question that the gaming company had to be building its own smartphone. After months of rumors and leaks, Razer is unveiling a brand new product today, and it’s likely to be a gaming-centric smartphone…
Razer Phone specs: 120hz 5.72-inch display, 8GB of RAM, Quick Charge 4.0+, more
After Razer purchased Nextbit earlier in 2017, there was a lot of anticipation for the gaming company’s upcoming smartphone. The Phone didn’t disappoint when officially announced as it packed top-of-the-line internals never before seen in a smartphone. Here are the Razer Phone’s official specs…
Razer Stories October 31, 2017
Razer Stories October 16, 2017
The first alleged image of Razer’s upcoming phone shows off a lot of Nextbit influence
Razer has been rumored to be working on its own smartphone for quite some time now, and on November 1st, we’ll seemingly find out all the details at the company’s “biggest unveil” ever. Now, we’re getting our first peek at what might be that phone.
Razer Stories October 11, 2017
Razer teasing its ‘biggest unveiling’ for November 1st, likely a smartphone
Even before Razer bought out startup smartphone brand Nextbit, speculation has been flying around that the company is working on its own smartphone. Today, the company has published a teaser on its social accounts that point to a smartphone…
Razer Stories July 21, 2017
Razer reportedly developing a smartphone for ‘hardcore gamers’
Back in January, Nexbit announced that the company was being acquired by Razer. While nothing had been confirmed prior to the acquisition, Razer, a company that makes high-end gaming accessories and laptops, was rumored to be working on its own smartphone.
Now Razer is working to file for an IPO with a valuation between $3 and $5 billion and will use some of that money to help build said smartphone, possibly with technology gained from Nextbit…
Razer Stories January 30, 2017
Razer Stories July 27, 2015
Razer’s acquisition of Android gaming box maker OUYA made official
We told you that investment bank Mesa Global accidentally let out in June that Razer had acquired flopped-Android-gaming-box maker OUYA, and today the company has made that acquisition official. Ouya’s Android-based gaming box quickly fell flat a couple years ago after receiving millions in funding through Kickstarter.
Razer Stories June 17, 2015
Razer Stories June 15, 2015
A new report today supposedly confirms that Ouya, the company behind the Android-based gaming console, has been bought by Razer, a San Diego-based company best known for its hardware and accessories aimed at serious gamers. We first learned that Ouya was looking to sell the company in late April when a report claimed the company was struggling to manage its debt after less than stellar hardware reviews for its product. expand full story