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About the product
- Wireless Bluetooth support
- Compatible with Mac OSX, Windows, iOS, Android -- no Jailbreaking needed
- 20 hour battery
- Upgradeable firmware
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8Bitdo's goal is to design and produce the highest quality game controllers on the market. The NES30 was designed as an homage to one of the greatest controllers ever made: the original NES. To celebrate the NES' 30th anniversary we redesigned the original retro controller with a series of improvements and next gen compatibility. The NES30 is compatible with Mac OSX, Windows, iOS, Android, Wii, and the RetroN5. We are continuously developing additional compatibility for all of our products.
Top Customer Reviews
When hooking up via Bluetooth to a Mac, they are recognized as a keyboard. You can also hook up using a USB cable and they are recognized as a controller, which you can remap the buttons. It's kind of a pain in the butt to go through, but once you sync these things up, they don't lose connection or drop out.
The only limitations I've found is that you can only connect 2 via bluetooth to a Mac at a time. If you plan on using with your phone, you need to use them in iCade mode, so not every game is going to be compatible.
Another thing that's obvious is the extra buttons and triggers that were not native to original NES controllers. If you want to pick this up because you feel you could play NES and SNES games comfortably with the great asthetics of an NES controller think again. Playing with this controller reminded my of how uncomfortable this controller originally was. The sharp corners of the controller will dig into your hands and cause strain on them eventually if your plaing a SNES game that uses all the 4 buttons, requires the triggers, or just used to holding modern controllers like the dualshocks and xbox controllers . I strongly suggest that you pick up the SNES30 instead of this as it is much more ergonomic than this controller.
Overall it is a controller with great build quality and nostalgia but with AWFUL Bluetooth for pc's and uncomfortable to use if you're used to holding modern controllers or plan on playing SNES games.
The ONLY suggestion I have for the development team is to add a 4-way switch to the controller. It is very hard to play Donkey Kong, PacMan or any other 4-way joystick game. A physical restrictor or logical option with a mechanical switch between 4 and 8 way would make this higher than five stars.
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