8Bitdo launches a budget-friendly model of its Final controller

Gamepad maker 8Bitdo unveiled a less expensive model of its beloved Ultimate Controller in the present day. The brand new Final C 2.4G Wi-fi Controller is a $30 wi-fi accent in purple or inexperienced colour choices. It’s suitable with Home windows, Android, Steam Deck and Raspberry Pi.

As its title suggests, the brand new gamepad connects wirelessly utilizing an included 2.4GHz USB dongle. 8Bitdo describes it as a “simplified” model of the favored Final collection of controllers whereas “providing the identical final high quality.” As for what “simplified” means, the corporate seems to have helped reduce manufacturing prices by skipping the charging dock (utilizing cable charging as an alternative) and the profile-toggling swap from the costlier variants. It additionally doesn’t assist the corporate’s Final Software program for customizations.

8BitDo says the gamepad can last as long as 25 hours of playtime and recharge totally in two hours. As well as, it helps asymmetrical rumble, though vibration suggestions solely works on Home windows. The controller additionally works in wired mode and is plug-and-play on PC.

The corporate expanded into modern console-style controllers final 12 months after making its bones on nostalgic gamepads mimicking basic NES and SNES inputs. The Final line’s design is far nearer to in the present day’s Xbox controllers, together with uneven stick layouts. The costlier 2.5GHz model remains to be accessible for $50, whereas the Bluetooth variant prices $70. You’ll be able to pre-order the brand new mannequin from Amazon forward of its scheduled Might thirty first launch date.

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