Razer Kishi V2 vs Backbone One: which mobile controller should you buy?

If you’re looking for a wraparound mobile controller, chances are you’ve come across two big names. The Razer Kishi V2 and Backbone One may look similar, but beneath the surface there are many features, design factors, and compatibility differences that make your decision difficult. We’ve spent countless hours thumb tapping with each model, and both are excellent gamepads. However, there are certain use cases where one makes more sense than the other.

The wraparound design was first introduced when mobile controllers were just starting out in the big leagues. The Switch-like approach cuts a gamepad in half and positions it on either side of your gaming phone’s screen, increasing convenience and allowing the controller to be powered by your device.