8BitDo’s Professional 2 controller provides again paddles and a fast profile switcher | Engadget

8BitDo has launched the follow-up to the SN30 Pro+ Bluetooth controller that got here out in 2019, and it affords further options for a similar worth. The 8BitDo Pro 2 has two again buttons you can assign any perform to, so you do not have to take your thumbs off the thumbsticks when you will help it. To program the buttons — or to remap any buttons you need — you will have to make use of the corporate’s Final Software program. Whereas the software program was solely accessible on Mac and Home windows up to now, it is now additionally accessible as an app for Android and iOS.

8BitDo

8BitDo

Along with supplying you with a solution to remap buttons, the software program additionally permits you to create profiles. The excellent news is that you do not have to fireside up the app to vary profiles on the controller anymore, as a result of the Professional 2 has a devoted button that holds as much as three of them — simply press it to modify between profiles on the fly. There is a new mode swap button, as properly, so you may shortly go from one mode to a different, permitting you to make use of the controller in Swap or Android mode, or to pair it as an X-input or D-input system. Lastly, the Professional 2 has a textured again that gives higher grip than its predecessor.

8BitDo

8BitDo

We liked the Professional+ when it got here out, and we referred to as it a “near-perfect Swap controller” in our evaluation — we even most well-liked it over the official Swap Professional controller. With its further options, we’re hoping its successor is even higher. Now you can pre-order the 8BitDo Pro 2 from Amazon for $50. The package deal will include a USB cable, supplying you with a means to make use of the system as a wired controller. If you’d like the smartphone clip and the carrying case the corporate designed for the mannequin, although, you will have to purchase them individually. Each equipment at the moment are additionally accessible for pre-order on Amazon and can ship on April twelfth. 

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