The 8BitDo Pro 2 Wireless Controller for Nintendo Switch and PC is already very affordable $49.99. But today, Amazon has dropped another $10, down to $39.99. This is the lowest price we’ve seen for the Pro 2 controller. The previous best deal was on the older generation SN30 Pro+ model for the same price, but owning this updated controller is definitely worth it. is a good choice
8BitDo Pro 2 Wireless Bluetooth Gamepad Controller Compatible with Nintendo Switch & PC
The 8BitDo Pro 2 controller is compatible with both the Nintendo Switch console as well as any Windows, Mac, Android, Steam or even Raspberry Pi device. It uses wireless Bluetooth to work with the Switch out of the box without the need for a dongle. At $30 less than the price of the Switch Pro controller, it has a lot going for it. The SN30 Pro 2 supports button remapping, adjustable analog sticks, hair triggers, and macros. It also supports rumble and motion controls on the Switch. It is powered by a 1,000mAh rechargeable battery, but you have the option of using two AA batteries instead.
In terms of fit and feel, the 8BitDo Pro 2 is excellent. It’s lighter than the Switch Pro controller, but it still feels very solid and comfortable in the hand. The D-pad and analog joysticks respond accurately, and the buttons have good tactile feedback when pressed. Retro style looks great.
8BitDo Pro 2 also brings some new features not found in the previous generation Pro+ model. That includes the ability to save multiple profiles, a handy little switch that lets you instantly change from Switch to PC pairing, and two additional rear paddle buttons that are also programmable.
Compared to the official Switch Pro controller, it lacks some features like HD rumble (though it does have a standard rumble), amiibo sensor, and the ability to wake the Switch from sleep. However, no feature is worth more than $30, and the ability to reprogram the buttons on this controller is something the Switch Pro controller can’t emulate. For Nintendo Switch owners, if you don’t want to pay $70 for an official Pro controller, here’s the next best thing.
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