A Controller Built For Xbox Game Streaming

What a weird little thing.
What a weird little thing.
Photo: 8BitDo

Planning on using Xbox Game Streaming to play games on your Android phone or tablet? Third-party controller makers 8BitDo have a gamepad for that. The SN30 Pro is a pocket-sized Bluetooth Xbox One controller built with Xbox cloud gaming in mind.

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As cool as it is to carry around a full-size Xbox One controller to play games on your phone, sometimes a bit more discretion is required. The $45 SN30 Pro, available for preorder on Amazon with a September release date, is a remappable, adjustable Xbox One controller in a form factor that’s closer to a Super Nintendo gamepad.

So sleek.
So sleek.
Photo: 8BitDo
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The buttons can all be remapped. The sensitivity of the analog sticks can be tweaked. The trigger actuation length can be shortened for faster action. For a Bluetooth mobile controller, it’s got a lot of cool features. It even comes with a special mobile gaming clip for holding cell phones of all shapes and sizes.

Clippy.
Clippy.
Photo: 8BitDo

You can always just connect a normal Xbox One controller or even a Wireless Elite to your phone and use that instead. That’s why 8BitDo is selling a separate version of its phone clip that works on Microsoft’s official controllers for $15. I don’t know if Xbox Game Streaming will catch on as a thing, but it’s always nice to have specialized hardware around, just in case.

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DISCUSSION

Sounds neat. Unfortunately there appears to be a rather massive manufacturing defect. The sticks are in the wrong place. Hopefully that gets ironed out before release.