8bitdo Unveils Wireless SNES Classic Controllers

by Keenan McCall on Sep 29, 2017 at 09:30 AM

Players unhappy with their short SNES Classic controller cords might want to check out a new line of wireless controllers by 8bitdo.

The SN30 2.4G wireless controller boasts wireless play along with the same build as traditional SNES and Super Famicom mini controllers. Each controller includes a 2.4G wireless adapter for the SNES Classic and a lithium ion rechargeable battery, as well as a choice between the SNES and SFC color schemes. The controller also allows players to access the console's main menu by pressing the down and select buttons simultaneously.

The controller is open for preorder for $24.99, but won't start shipping until December 10.


Our Take
Aside from availability issues, the shortness of the NES Classic's wired controller was a major detractor from people's experiences with the console. While it's not as bad for the SNES' controllers, the freedom to play at a range that's comfortable for the player would be a big plus, even if it does mean paying a little more for additional hardware. These might be more expensive than other options on the market, but 8bitdo has a reputation for high quality work.