Gadget of the Week - Razer Raiju Mobile Gaming Controller

Calling all Android gamers! No longer do you need to feel held back by the oversimplified controls offered up by your smartphone’s screen. The Razer Raiju Mobile is here to help “level up your mobile gaming performance.” This sleek portable gaming controller syncs with your mobile device and comes packed with “full-fledged advanced features to give you the ultimate competitive edge,” according to Razer’s website.

Think of it as a powerful console controller - for your Android phone.

The powerful controller boasts responsive, tactile hardware that looks sharp, including an ergonomic, multi-function four-button layout, which allows users to program button commands to fit their preferences.

The controller is versatile, and offers a number of features, including a “hair trigger” mode that allows for “rapid fire” gaming, according to The Verge. The device is also endlessly adaptable. The straightforward mode-switching feature allows users to effortlessly go back and forth between connectivity modes, and sync up with various Bluetooth-paired devices with ease.

The controller is optimal for on-the-go phone use, largely thanks to its flexible phone mount, which can be adjusted to a gaming-ready angle of 60 degrees.

Best of all, the controller is wireless, and can last up to 23 hours on a single charge. Charging is fast, and can be done with a universal USB-C cable; you can also sync your controller to your mobile device via USB-C, if you prefer to wire in rather than relying on Bluetooth connectivity.

Want to experience the convenience and power of console gaming control, wherever you go? You can purchase your own Raiju Mobile for $149.99 via the Razer website, once it’s available. There’s also a free Android app for users to pair with their controller, which “allows you to configure your controller’s button mappings, vibration and Razer Chroma lighting settings in the onboard and cloud profiles,” according to the app’s listing on the Google Play Store.

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