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

Written by Jeff Lampkin

Gamepad maker 8Bitdo unveiled a less expensive model of its beloved Final 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 coloration choices. It’s suitable with Home windows, Android, Steam Deck and Raspberry Pi.

As its identify 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 a substitute) and the profile-toggling change from the dearer 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 trendy console-style controllers final 12 months after making its bones on nostalgic gamepads mimicking traditional 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 dearer 2.5GHz model continues to be obtainable 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 Could thirty first launch date.

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Jeff Lampkin

Jeff Lampkin was the first writer to have joined He has since then inculcated very effective writing and reviewing culture at GamePolar which rivals have found impossible to imitate. His approach has been to work on the basics while the whole world was focusing on the superstructures.