8Bitdo N30 Pro 2 Gamepad
8Bitdo N30 Pro 2 Gamepad
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A modern take on a classic controller, the retro-inspired 8Bitdo N30 Pro 2 gamepad features a full button layout just like the original NES controller. Compatible with Nintendo, Android, Windows, Mac, and Raspberry Pi, it wirelessly connects using Bluetooth, so you can game anytime, anywhere Read More

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Jawes
1
May 22, 2019
BEWARE. D-pad issues are fairly common with 8bitdo controllers. I purchased an SN30 from Amazon a few weeks back that had a defective direction (was overly sensitive only to the left and was lacking tactile feedback in that direction). I would have exchanged it, but you'll find customers complaining about the same thing even on their more expensive models. On top of that, you'll also find an electrical tape "fix" for the D-pad that requires disassembly of the controller and the addition of electrical tape to "fix" sensitivity issues.
duckfarts
71
Apr 6, 2019
So I got one of the first version ones as a gift (probably acquired from massdrop even), and it's really nice with a few caveats. Pros:
  • The d-pad and buttons feel great, and it feels "right" as a retro game controller.
  • The analog sticks are small, but work well, with some limitations (see below).
  • It's compact and travels well.
  • Build quality is good; it's light, but feels solid, doesn't flex.
  • You can use it wired or wireless.
  • It works with Windows & Mac, also with Android and Switch (I haven't tested these personally).
  • They were pretty good about updating the drivers for it, and released a driver that added Switch compatibility some time after the original release of the product.
Cons:
  • The analog sticks are small, so they have a limited range of motion. This means it's harder to have precision movement for games like FPS games, though they're fine for general movement for things like twin-stick shooters.
  • The shoulder buttons are next to each other rather than stacked, which makes them a bit difficult to use. You can hit the inside button with your fingertips and the outside button with the middle of your finger, but it's hard to acclimate to in practice.
  • The analog sticks do catch on things a bit when packing it in a bag, so you may want a small case for the controller.
In general, it makes for a great spare controller, especially for the price. The Pro 2 version seems to add motion controls and rumble, but appears to be otherwise the same.
Heythere46
0
Feb 16, 2019
The description says it is compatible with Nintendo. Does that mean specifically compatible with Nintendo Switch?
duckfarts
71
Apr 6, 2019
StreelyDan
13
Feb 14, 2019
I do not recommend this model. I have this one as well as the SN30 Pro, and the the SN30 Pro is better in every way. The shoulder buttons are stacked instead of in line, The buttons are larger, and the sticks are WAY better.
ASpatha
76
Feb 14, 2019
I have one of these at least the Pro and would like to point out everything is great about this controller except one thing. The analog sticks suck. If they updated the anolog sticks to not suck i would recommend.
ASpatha
76
Feb 19, 2019
Very true, which is why it isn't a big deal but it would be nice for games Like Don't Starve, or game just not as intense as Ace Combat or Witcher
duckfarts
71
Apr 6, 2019
I like the analog sticks for things like twin stick shooters, but they do pale compared to other controllers because the range of motion on the sticks is small, making them hard to use if you're playing some sort of FPS, for example. Also, the shoulder buttons are next to each other, making them harder to use.
Mr.Goodkat
1
Feb 14, 2019
Better to get a diff version, this one has the R buttons next to each other instead of stacked vertically.
monkeyc
80
Feb 13, 2019
For Australians who might be considering you can buy on ebay for about the same price as this shipped, its a great gamepad and worth the cash.
j0hnny
120
Feb 12, 2019
how does this model differ from the original 8bitdo N30 pro?
duckfarts
71
Apr 6, 2019
Based on their product page, it looks like they added motion controls, probably to make it more compatible with the Switch.
Koctic
0
Feb 12, 2019
So if this includes a usb cable, can it be used as a usb gamepad on a PC, or is the usb cable just to charge the controller?
nac1
61
Feb 12, 2019
Works with PC with or without USB C (via Bluetooth)
duckfarts
71
Apr 6, 2019
If it's like the first model, yes, it can be used wired.
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