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Save 50% on Razer Junglecat, turn your phone into a Nintendo Switch

Razer Junglecat
Razer Junglecat (Image credit: Richard Devine | Windows Central)

Black Friday has brought the lowest ever price on the Razer Junglecat, its dual-sided mobile controller, built for gaming on Android. The two-piece gamepad takes cues from the Nintendo Switch and its joy-cons, ideal for the latest mobile titles like Fortnite and PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, or services like Microsoft's new Xbox "xCloud" cloud gaming platform.

The Junglecat comes from renowned peripherals house, Razer, with a modular design that emulates the best of Nintendo's handheld console. It has two pieces that attach to your phone, or docked together into a standalone controller, with two joysticks and buttons like any controller. It's one of the best solutions out there — the only setback its limited compatibility, with support for popular phones like the Samsung Galaxy Note 9, Samsung Galaxy S10+, and Razer Phone 2.

With Black Friday savings now live, you can snag the Razer Junglecat for just $50, down from its usual $100 in the U.S.

We previously called this an "essential tool" for game streaming on mobile, taking a familiar controller design and remixing it around the modern smartphone. Razer delivered an impressive final product, capturing the form factor's ergonomic benefits, with premium construction that's easy to use. Connectivity meets demands, both reliable and low-latency, thanks to its low-energy Bluetooth implementation. It also has up to 100 hours of battery life in a single charge, a huge win when gaming on the move, which holds up in our full Razer Junglecat review.

The largest barrier comes with its limited pool of supported devices, tied up to the Samsung Galaxy Note 9, Samsung Galaxy S10+, and Razer Phone 2. It's because this controller demands a specific case, although solved by the Razer Kishi at $80 via Amazon (opens in new tab). The Kishi changes up the design, connecting directly to your phone to eliminate charging, and fits the vast majority of devices on the market today.

No matter which you choose, whether the Razer Junglecat or Razer Kishi, both provide a superior gaming experience that fits the mobile form factor.

Matt Brown is Windows Central's Senior Games Editor, Xbox & PC, at Future. Following over seven years of professional consumer technology and gaming coverage, he’s focused on the world of Microsoft's gaming efforts. You can follow him on Twitter @mattjbrown.