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This Great Switch Joy-Con Alternative For Handheld Mode Is On Sale Right Now

One of our favourite Nintendo Switch controllers gets a nice little discount right now.


When it comes to playing the Nintendo Switch in handheld mode, it can be a bit difficult for those with big hands. Whether it's cramps or my hands falling asleep, it's not a very comfortable experience. Thankfully, there are a lot of great options, including Switch grips and one particularly great controller. The Hori Split Pad Pro was released alongside last year's Daemon X Machina, but thankfully, it works great with almost every single game on the Switch--and right now, it's discounted on Amazon.

The Hori Split Pad Pro is currently $40.55 on Amazon, down from its original price of $50. It comes with free Prime shipping, though depending on your location, it may take a while to arrive. It's unclear how long this deal will last, so if you're interested, it's best to act sooner rather than later.

Hori Split Pad Pro

$40.31 ($50)

Hori Split Pad Pro
Hori Split Pad Pro

The Split Pad Pro is my preferred way of playing the Switch in handheld mode. Its ergonomic design makes it a more comfortable experience, and its analog sticks are more similar to a standard controller than what the Joy-Cons feature. It also boasts bigger face and shoulder buttons, as well as an excellent D-pad and programmable back paddles--and to top it all off, the Switch still fits perfectly into its dock. It's important to note that these controllers only work in handheld mode.

If you're interested in more great pads, be sure to check out the best Nintendo Switch controllers for 2020. There are a bunch of excellent options, no matter what your budget or preferred genre is. If you game on the Switch, there's an awesome controller that's perfect for you.

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