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Razer Junglecat - Leap into battle!

Discussion in 'Mobile' started by Rox598, Oct 29, 2019.

  1. NK.33

    NK.33 Active Member

    Bro - 100% they released this after they saw what Asus were bringing out.

    their new gaming handset (Asus ROG 2) does all of this and more - you need to check it out - i was so close to buying it ...until i saw the Junglecat - and that settled it - i suddenly didn't need the Asus.

    It has a docking accesory with 1gbps ethernet and usb ports - it also has an accesory which gives it 2 screens!!

    Check the review below by this dude - its so sick!!

  2. andrewr90

    andrewr90 New Member

    Ok, I dig it. The Asus ROG 2 is its own level of insanity. Razer will either have to knock it out of the park with the RP3 or bow out of the mobile game.

    I still feel really good with my RP2 though. Why? Because I only paid $349 for it new. Then I played enough cortex mobile to get a discount on my Junglecat, and I'm gaming happy as all get out for less than half of buying just the ROG 2 by itself.

    Asus is all in with their docks, I see. that. It makes me sad that they abandoned project linda because that would have been a no-brainer purchase for me. More for my work/productivity than gaming although with steamlink/moonlight it still wouldn't be out of the question. I have played steam games via my phone connected to an HDMI display and mouse/keyboard just to try it, works pretty decently.

    As long as they are still selling the RP2s at $349/$399, they are the best value in mobile gaming I'd say. If I actually had to pay the full $799 it would be a little bit tougher choice.

    I appreciate that the RP2 isn't as wild in the styling department as the ROG 2, and I like that the Junglecat is a bit more portable than Asus's version. I've been cruising around with my Junglecat in my coat pocket, slap it on and play a little here and there as the Wife and I drive around doing errands etc. We were hanging out with two other people on Sunday and all four of us where playing phone games while killing time before going to see a movie, I was the only one with the benefit of controllers AND my setup cost less than anybody else's at the table.

    ROG 2 may be the biggest beast in the land currently but I'm good with my RP2+Junglecat, I still have money in my pocket and happier than heck.

    Ok I did remember one more minor complaint though, I'm in the same boat as the others who wish the case had more protective lip/edge as that does seem too flush and insufficient to actually protect the screen or the rear camera lens. I will add to that another vote for the obvious: why the heck did they cover up our chroma logo??? Furthermore, why is it not designed to help dissipate gaming heat?? There should be hundreds of holes or thin slots in the back to vent heat!

    Yeah, even people WITH supported phones who get cases right out of the box are gonna need 3D printed cases pretty fast. Something that doesn't cover chroma, provides real protection, and vents heat. I'll throw on my wish list, a cover for the rear lens. I find myself getting fingerprints on it when playing games now.
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  3. DumpsterJ

    DumpsterJ New Member

    I'm about to return this thing. The case is horrible. My phone was mint 2 days ago before I got this thing. Its slippery compared to every other case I've had. In two days I've dropped it twice. It offers no protection on the front or edges. Now I got dings around the edge of the phone and broke another glass cover.

    Razer you need to make a REAL case to attach these controllers too. I hate this one. If I'm gonna have to keep the case with the controllers in a separate case and use another case to protect my phone then this is pointless. I am so disappointed in this part of the product.

    If you plan to use this case every day , DON'T.
  4. NK.33

    NK.33 Active Member

    Bro - you are a brave man - if i whipped out my phone and started gaming while running errands with the missus.....she would rinse me man!
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  5. andrewr90

    andrewr90 New Member

    I need to find some time to document the issues with the Octopus plugin overlay option, it doesn't really work. Like its close but badly needs some developers to wring the bugs out of it. I've got issues where pressing left on the right joystick "presses" the right side of the D pad and other stupid ghost presses that make no sense. Left analog circle works perfect but the right does not. Half the buttons don't actually work when I lay them over game controls.

    Now I see why they didn't roll the gamepad app with the overlay feature to start with, it wasn't ready for prime time and I'd say it still needs a lot of work. Still great on games with native controller support though.
  6. unsponsoredgeek

    unsponsoredgeek New Member

    I have one now. I was a little disappointed Armajet wasn't supported out-of-the-box. I will have to do some tinkering with their app to see if I can get it to work.

    I second the motion that the small size is a major selling point. I can only hope they add it to Razer Synapse 3 for PC since it is a really nice little controller in its own right.
  7. NK.33

    NK.33 Active Member

    windows 10 also detects it as a controller via bluetooth and it works just like an Xbox 1 controller does
  8. unsponsoredgeek

    unsponsoredgeek New Member

    I installed InputMapper and then Windows was able to detect it. Steam was then able to recognize it and I added it as a Generic Gamepad.
  9. NK.33

    NK.33 Active Member

    does anyone know of any 3rd party who has made a copy of this case which is better than Razer's one?

    I would pay becuase the case it comes with is just not that good...
  10. MrRaptor63

    MrRaptor63 Member

    Make your own, about 85% done with the one below and its working out very well.
  11. NK.33

    NK.33 Active Member

    you mean with a 3d printer? I havent got one...

    if you can send me the plan for that one i can send it off to get 3d printed...
  12. DumpsterJ

    DumpsterJ New Member

    Yeah the crappy case ruins a great controller add on
  13. MrRaptor63

    MrRaptor63 Member

    No, I used a silicone RP2 case and one of the included Samsung cases to build this one; post #36 in this thread for reference.
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  14. Hey guys. don't know if anyone else mentioned this issue but when I use the octopus plugin, the right analog stick does not seem to map the same way as the right. Its stutters in game, and if i try to pull it down it acts as if i'm flicking it instead of moving smoothly like the left analog.

    I've seen the issue described here:

    Which theorizes that this is not a big but a feature. It makes playing certian dual analog apps impossible, notably the PS4 remote play. i downloaded the panda game-pad app and had the same exact issue, which sucks because other than that everything else works perfectly. Is there anyway to fix this right analog behavior? I've tried changing the speed and the radius of the button, no go. The right analog works fine in games that support the controller, this is just in the touch overlay games that this issue occurs.

    Flydigi controllers have had this overlay functionality working for a while, but I love the jungle cat slide on design much better. Really hope someone has a fix.
  15. NK.33

    NK.33 Active Member

    I would have thought the PS4 remote play ap would pick up the game pad perfectly automatically just like the Moonlight app does for streaming PC games...does it not? Have you tried it without the plugin (ie just launching it normally)?
  16. The remote play app only supports PS4 controllers on Android 10. So that's not an option unfortunately. It only supports touch input on Android 9 and below.

    Also, the right analog issue is not unique to the remote play app, it behaves the same on any app where I use the octopus plugin. I'm looking for a cross app solution.
  17. NK.33

    NK.33 Active Member

    Hi Guys,

    First of all, this gamepad app with octopus plugin is simply amazing.

    ....however - i played Call of Duty - 1 game - first game ever - told me i was banned after...

    Is this because they detected i was using this plugin and a gamepad???

    surely not?

    Surely its just a matter of preference right? Some people prefer touchscreen, some mouse/keyboard, some gamepad???

    Anyone have a clue?

  18. So, follow up on the right analog stick issue AND PS4 remote play after a day of testing
    1. The right analog issue is a feature, not a bug. Its intended to flick since that mimics the hand gesture in many games
    2. There IS an option to have a regular right analog touch map in the Octopus Pro standalone app, which I tested and works exactly as I expected (there's a little configuration button when you place the right analog stick that lets you choose)
    3. The above feature is not in the gamepad app version of octopus, I imagine it will be soon
    4. Neither the gamepad app or the octopus pro standalone app actually support the remote play ps4 app. They both cause either an error or a crash. I believe it has to do with the "task affinity" feature they use which allows the gamepad pro app to masquerade as another app (evidenced by apps asking for "octopus" to have permission rather than the actual app that's running). Remote Play does not like this.
    5. Octopus apparently has another variant of its software, Panda Gamepad Pro, that does work with remote play because it does NOT use the above mentioned task affinity. Instead it requires an "activation" application run from windows or Mac using USB debugging in developer mode and only works until the device is restarted. This allowed me to run remote play, but had the same issue with the right analog stick as the Razer gamepad app.
    6. In the end I found two PS4 remote play apps that already support controllers! PStreamer (which is not free, $12 a licence) and an open source one called Chiaki that was difficult to set up. I tested PStreamer with a trial version and lo' and behold the junglecat worked perfect - I literally almost cried.

    So if anyone is having this issue with the right analog, I say wait for the gamepad app to be updated to the latest version of the octopus plugin that solves it. If your issue is with PS4 remote play, use one of the third party apps I mentioned that nationally supports it.
  19. I wanted to love the case soo bad. I thought I finally found a controller solutions for my android gaming woes. This case ended up not being it. I purchased the case from amazon at the of 100 bux. I am returning the case in a mere two days because there was not much thought put into the phones case design. It offers no protection to the phone whatsoever. My note 9 ended up with a broken glass protector because the case slipped out of my hand while trying to attach the controller. After that, the already attached controller no longer locked onto the case. For 100 dollars I think the case needs to be more substantial than the Tyco grade plastic shell that is included. Honestly I am not surprised with all the crit and comments we have not seen a comment made by a Razer rep at all. Why so limited on the support is something that baffles me. I honestly can only beleive this was just an open test of beta hardware like stated before...
    Again, I wanted to love the case...
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  20. MrRaptor63

    MrRaptor63 Member

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