To date, most mobile phone controllers resemble your typical console controllers with a phone holder attachment. The Razer Junglecat Android case is doing things a bit different and adds Switch-style dual-sided gaming controls to your device.
“Mobile gaming is hampered by players having to put their fingers on the screen to control the actions. The Razer Junglecat improves the mobile gaming experience substantially with two feature-rich controllers, giving players an unobstructed view of the action and easy access to game features without interrupting play.”Alvin Cheung, Senior Vice President of Razer’s peripherals business unit
Before you get too excited though, the new controller case is only available for the Razer Phone 2, Samsung Galaxy Note9, and Samsung Galaxy S10+ which offer the best Switch-like experience. While the controllers are best used attached to the case for those devices, it can also be used as a handheld controller with the controller grip on other devices and compatible Windows PCs.
The new design allows mobile gamers to keep their screen unobstructed while playing. With twin analog thumbsticks and bumper buttons, the left side has a standard D-pad while the right adds four action buttons. With 100 hours of use on a single charge, the Razer Junglecat connects to compatible devices via low-energy Bluetooth.
The controller requires users to install the Razer Gamepad App. The app not only recognizes many popular games, but it also gives gamers access to controller compatible games and allows for button remapping, thumbstick sensitivity, and settings to be tweaked on a per-game basis.
The Razer Junglecat is available starting today for US$99.99/€119.99on Razer’s website.
What do you think about the Razer Junglecat dual-sided mobile gaming controller? Are you going to be picking one up for your Razer Phone 2, Samsung Galaxy Note9, or Samsung Galaxy S10+? Let us know in the comments below or on Twitter, Facebook, or MeWe.