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

Gamepad maker 8Bitdo unveiled a less expensive model of its beloved Final Controller at the moment. The brand new Final C 2.4G Wi-fi Controller is a $30 wi-fi accent in purple or inexperienced shade 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 cut back 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 help 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 fashionable 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 at the moment’s Xbox controllers, together with uneven stick layouts. The dearer 2.5GHz model remains to be out there for $50, whereas the Bluetooth variant prices $70. You may pre-order the brand new mannequin from Amazon forward of its scheduled Might thirty first launch date.