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Best Telescopic Controller for Xbox Cloud Gaming in 2021

Best Telescopic Controller

If you told me five years ago that I would be playing Xbox on the go, while I’m at work, I would have told you that you were insane but here we are in the year 2021 and that’s exactly the kind of world we live in today. Players around the world are joining Xbox Game Pass and enjoying the benefits of Xbox Cloud Gaming.

But, even though you’re playing on an Android smartphone or tablet, you’re still going to need a gaming controller to play all of those games and, while there may be many on offer, there’s no denying the appeal of a telescopic controller. I mean, who wouldn’t want to turn their android device into something that resembles a Nintendo Switch.

There’s no need for a mobile gaming phone clip to attach your device, no need to position it on a flat surface, it keeps the screen and controls firmly in your hand and at a comfortable distance. It offers playability that standard controllers simply do not and it’s fast becoming the preferred way to play your favorite titles on the go.

That’s why I’ve put together this list of the best telescopic controllers for your mobile gaming experience whether you’re playing on Xcloud or you’re favorite retro emulators. From large to small, compact and tall. So, without further ado, here are the best telescopic controllers for Xbox Cloud Gaming.





Razer Kishi

Product: Mobile Gaming Controller

Model: Kishi

Brand: Razer

Price: $99.41

Best Place To Buy: Amazon



Once Xbox cloud gaming stopped being an idea and became a reality, Razer was amongst the first to produce a controller specifically designed to replicate that authentic console experience on the go. From the button layout to its overall aesthetic, it’s clear to see where they drew their inspiration from.

Unlike its Bluetooth counterparts, the Razer Kishi plugs directly into your phone via a Type-C connection, virtually eliminating input lag and providing a smooth gaming experience throughout your session. Plus, this connection powers the controller as well so it will always be ready to go as long as your phone is.

One of the only drawbacks to the Razer Kishi is the way it’s designed to hold your phone. It has curved edges that are meant to sit around your phone but that can be a serious problem if your device is too wide, which most are. Be sure to check the dimensions of your device beforehand to make sure that you’ve got the perfect fit.

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GameSir X2

Product: Mobile Gaming Controller

Model: X2

Brand: Gamesir

Price: $69.99

Best Place To Buy: Amazon



And now for what is surely the Razer Kishi’s most feared rival, the Gamesir X2. While it’s not tailor-made for Xbox like the Kishi is, it still provides a lot of the same functionality at a fraction of the cost and stands out by making a lot of innovations that you don’t see on most controllers.

The backside of the controls is contoured to fit your hand better and the Type C connection swivels in-place, allowing you the freedom to make that initial connection as smooth as possible. Not to mention the fact that there are no restrictions on the width of your device. The edges are completely open for all sizes.

The thing I despise the most is the fact that it’s still a very long controller even when a phone is disconnected which makes it a lot less portable in my opinion. Plus, the rubber at the bottom doesn’t leave much space at the bottom to let the sound escape if that’s where your speaker is on your device.

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iPega 9083S

Product: Mobile Gaming Controller

Model: 9083S

Brand: iPega

Price: $39.98

Best Place To Buy: Amazon


I couldn’t make any list about mobile gaming controllers without mentioning a brand that I’ve become very familiar with over the years. My very first controller was the iPega PG-9157 and, even though I’ve upgraded a lot over years, it was the perfect controller for a beginner like me.

When it comes to telescopic controllers, however, look no further than the 9083S. It’s the upgraded model of the original version and is a behemoth that stretches as far as 11″ wide, making it perfect for those ready to play Xbox on a tablet because most will fit snug into this controller. Unlike the other two, It connects only via Bluetooth and there’s no wired connection.

It’s the controller I recommend for beginners because truth is, you’re going to want to upgrade at some point in the future. It might be a year from now or maybe two but the more you start gaming on the go, the more you’ll want out of the experience and the controller you use.

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Razer Junglecat

Product: Mobile Gaming Controller

Model: Junglecat

Brand: Razer

Price: $69.99

Best Place To Buy: Amazon

Now for something a little bit different. While the Junglecat may look like it wraps all the way around your phone just like all the other devices, it does not have the stretch like with others. Instead, this controller docks onto your phone in the same way the regular Joycons connect to a Nintendo Switch.

That means that, unless you’ve got a Razer Phone 2, Samsung Galaxy Note 9, or a Samsung Galaxy S10+, you won’t be able to get a cover for your smartphone and you won’t be able to dock the controller on the side as you want. You’ll be restricted to using it from a distance.

That being said, the two pieces do fit neatly together to form the shape of a standard controller which pretty much defeats the purpose of the telescopic design. Still, I had to make this recommendation if you’ve got one of the devices I’ve mentioned above because the convenience is absolutely legendary.

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Which One Should I Get?

With so many great telescopic controllers on offer, it’s hard to pick just one. But, I think the Razer Kishi is going to be an industry leader in the coming years. Even though it has its flaws, I’m a big fan of the design and, with a direct connection, it looks like it can only enhance my mobile gaming experience moving forward.

Do you play on mobile or with Xbox Cloud Gaming? Which do you think is the best telescopic controller? Let me know in the comments section below.



-Stevius Maximus

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