8BitDo launched the monitoring of the SN30 Pro + Bluetooth controller released in 2019 and offering additional features for the same price. The 8BitDo Pro 2 has two back buttons that you can assign any function to, so you don’t have to take your thumbs off the controllers if you can help it. To program the buttons – or to remap any buttons you want – you’ll need to use the company’s Ultimate software. While the software was only accessible on Mac and Windows in the past, it is now also available as an app for Android and iOS.
Besides giving you a way to remap buttons, the software also allows you to create profiles. The good news is that you no longer need to launch the app to switch profiles on the controller, as the Pro 2 has a dedicated button that can hold up to three – just tap it to switch between profiles on the fly. There is also a new mode switch button, allowing you to quickly switch between modes, allowing you to use the controller in Switch or Android mode, or pair it as an X or input device. input D. Finally, the Pro 2 has a textured back that offers better grip than its predecessor.
We loved the Pro + when it first came out, and we called it an “almost perfect Switch controller” in our review – we even preferred it over the official Switch Pro controller. With its additional features, we hope its successor is even better. You can now pre-order the 8BitDo Pro 2 from Amazon for $ 50. The package will come with a USB cable, giving you a way to use the device as a wired controller. If you want the smartphone clip and the carrying case the company designed for the model, however, you will need to purchase them separately. Both accessories are now also available for pre-order on Amazon and will ship on April 12.