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About the product
- Ultra-compatible with Nintendo Switch, Windows, macOS, & Android
- Rumble vibration, Motion controls, USB-C
- Wireless Bluetooth and direct USB connectable with built in lithium ion battery
- D-Input and X-Input functionality
- Connectivity:Wireless Bluetooth 4.0
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- Rumble vibration
- Motion controls
- Turbo function
8Bitdo Pro Controller Windows
The SN30 Pro is the worlds first, fully featured retro controller. It boasts a full button set with clickable joysticks, rumble vibration², motion controls, wireless bluetooth, rechargeable battery, home and screen shot buttons, and a USB-C connector. Not to mention a proper d-pad.
8Bitdo controllers are designed to be as versatile as possible with each of your modern devices. Easily pair your controller as an X-input or D-input device via bluetooth. You can even use it as a wired USB controller with the included USB cable. We're regularly updating the firmware with new system compatibility like the Nintendo Switch, Raspberry Pi, Retron5 and more.
We set out to design a fully featured retro controller to play 30 years of video games. With inspiration from the classics. Designed with the utmost attention to detail. We paid extra attention to the most critical characteristics like the d-pad, to make sure it feels exactly like you remember it.
Includes: SN30 Pro or SF30 Pro Controller, USB Cable
Reviews of SN30 Pro / SF30 Pro:
“Best Tech of E3 2017” – Game Informer
"Overall, as Bluetooth gamepads that effectively compete directly with the likes of Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo in terms of hardware output, it is impressive what 8Bitdo has managed here." - Forbes
"Everything just feels the way it should...the SN30 Pro is a wonderfully versatile controller that faithfully replicates the classic SNES pad while adding some welcome modern touches." - Tom's Guide
"If you’re a Switch owner, once Nintendo delivers on its all-you-can-eat classic game promises, the SN30 Pro will undoubtedly be the one controller you’ll always want to bring with you." - Gizmodo
"The best 3rd party Pro controller I've used so far" – Nintendo Life
"If you want a fully-featured, compact controller for the Nintendo Switch or the PC
and you dig the old school designs from the old school SNES days – these are exactly what you're looking for. This modern take on classic controller from 8Bitdo is on point." – Gamespot
"8Bitdo's wireless SNES controller is perfect for Switch retro gaming" - Engadget
"I’m left wondering how 8Bitdo is going to top itself. This really is the pinnacle of retro controllers. But considering the company’s track record, it won’t surprise me when it drops a controller that outdoes this one." - Geek
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Lastly, I connected this to my Nintendo Switch, which after the firmware update is toggled by simply holding down the Start(+) button. The bottom edge of the controller between the thumbsticks has the familiar 4 LED light indicator, and will blink while in pairing mode. After going into the controllers setting on my Switch and having it scan for new controllers, it was easily able to recognize the SF30 Pro as a Pro Controller. I played Super Mario Odyssey for about 90 minutes using the SF30 Pro. I can definitely say that it is an excellent alternative for those who aren't interested in buying the Pro Controller. The controls were responsive, movement with the thumbsticks was fluid, and the motion controls worked adequately. Tested the controller from 25 feet away. Didn't get any lag, and the connection was solid. The controller is comfortable enough to use during long sessions. And I didn't experience any fatigue despite having larger hands. My biggest complaint with this controller is the rumble feature. The motors in the controller are loud, and makes a rattling sound whenever the rumble feature is active. Not a deal-breaker necessarily, but if you are playing this in a quiet room, it is definitely noticeable. With headphones, or playing on a home theater setup, it won't be a bother.
Overall, great product for anyone looking for a solid portable controller with compatibility on a range of devices (Windows, MacOS, Android, Switch, Raspberry Pi). Good build quality, responsive controls, and great range. Definitely recommend to Nintendo Switch owners if you are wanting a nearly full-featured alternative to the Pro Controller sans NFC for Amiibo. If you are just looking for a controller for the SNES classic (separate wireless adapter required) or any number of emulator setups, you might want to save a bit of money and go with the SNES30 or SF30 non pro.
Compatible with Switch
Good build quality
Included USB-C cable in box
Classic SNES/SF controller feel
Not compatible with iOS
No NFC support for Amiibos
Trigger buttons are not analog
Playing a Game like Mario Odyssey, the Rumble Feature is on 90% of the time.
First edit: After the firmware update, the rattling is gone, there is now only a low but static filled hum during every rumble which is still quite apparent to everyone in the room. The quote from customer service states is the suggestion to turn off the rumble until they figure out what the issue is.
Second edit: Firmware Update 2.0 fixes the Rumble Feature and it is now on par with the official Gamepad sold by Nintendo themselves. The only feature missing/problematic is the Amiibo scanning.
EDIT: I am changing my review from 4 stars to 5 due my ignorance on the firmware needing to be updated....I finally got my switch last night and upon trying to pair up with this controller it was having some really weird glitches, no vibration and it would think the controller was an amiibo. I decided to see if any firmware updates were available and sure enough there are lol
So now it is paired and working well with my switch, vibration functions perfectly (no annoying squeal either) and I also discovered that this controller does have an om/off function that I hadn't realized previously.
Still works a treat with my retropie too, my PC will be next to give it a whirl on, Great job on this one 8bitdo!
- Perfect and simple connectivity to the Switch.
- Comfortable to hold in adult hands.
- Comfortable button placement.
- Good sticks, don't get in the way of buttons. Feel comfortable and natural to use, and not like a compact controller with tiny sticks.
- Ok motion control, though probably not as good as Joy Cons or Pro Controller. I've only used shaking and not precise movements, and it has worked as expected.
- Long battery life
- Uses the new USB-C standard, and includes a cord.
- Only flaw, but not bad enough to knock off a star... The vibration feels like an N64 Tremor Pak. Remember that 3rd party Rumble Pak with the ridiculously strong vibrations? In 1998 you could be envied by your friends for it, but controller vibration technology has come a long way in 20 years. There's no way that I've found to change the intensity or turn it off except in some game menus, but then I have to change it back manually for different controllers. Again, I still give this controller 5 stars, but wish this point would've been better.
If you're looking for a quality secondary controller or a nostalgia piece good for regular use, this is the best you can get. But if you're looking for a top notch gaming controller for a more PlayStation/XBOX feel, the actual Nintendo Pro Controller is fantastic.
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Perfect on my PC and my Switch! Its def a Must have!