This Discounted Nintendo Switch Controller Is One Of The Best For Portable Gaming
The Hori Split Pad Compact offers a big improvement in the ergonomics department.
If you play your Nintendo Switch in handheld mode a lot, you may want to consider an alternative to the official Joy-Con controllers. Joy-Con have cool feature, but they aren't the best when it comes to ergonomics. That's where the Hori Split Pad Compact--one of the best Switch controllers of 2023--comes in. Offering a slim profile, ergonomic design, back triggers, and ultra-responsive buttons, few gamepads can compete with the Split Pad Compact. The officially licensed product just launch late last year, but right now you can find it discounted at Amazon for just $40, down from $50. Best Buy is also offering the same deal on the Split Pad Compact, so you can shop at your retailer of choice.
HORI Nintendo Switch Split Pad Compact
$40 (was $50)
One of the main reasons the Split Pad Compact is such a great product is its tiny footprint. Instead of being bulky like its older sibling, the Split Pad Pro, you’ll be treated to a trimmed-down design that makes the gamepad a great travel companion.
The back triggers are a particular standout, as they’re perfectly placed for easy access with your middle fingers--making this a solid choice for folks seeking a customizable controller with great ergonomics and a convenient design. And considering the product is down to just $40, now’s a great chance to pick one up.
While our Split Pad Compact review largely sang the controller’s praises, it’s not a perfect device. For one, it lacks rumble and motion controls. It also doesn’t support NFC or the IR camera. But despite those minor complaints, the Split Pad Compact is a stellar handheld gamepad that should fit the bill for almost every Switch owner.
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