8BitDo has unveiled a trimmed-down model of its $49.99 Ultimate 2.4G Controller referred to as the Ultimate C 2.4G. It appears to be like practically similar, save for the 2 new (and really interesting) shades of pastel inexperienced and purple. It’s out there to pre-order now at Amazon for $29.99, launching on May 31.
So, what’s lacking right here? Not a ton, however the variations may make or break the worth for you. It lacks the flexibility to hook up with 8Bitdo’s versatile Ultimate app, which on the Ultimate 2.4G lets you remap the buttons, modify the deadzones of the analog sticks, and tweak the sensitivity of every set off. It additionally lacks profile switching, an omission that is sensible given which you can’t customise the controller’s settings by any means. The controller solely helps rumble on Windows.
For those that think about they gained’t want or wish to fiddle with settings, the Ultimate C 2.4G might be a nice controller, if 8BitDo’s again catalog is something to go off of. I notably love the corporate’s Ultimate Bluetooth, a similarly-shaped controller that’s appropriate with the Nintendo Switch and options Gulikit’s drift-proof corridor impact joysticks (it’s included in our greatest Nintendo Switch equipment and greatest Steam Deck equipment guides).
That $69.99 controller could also be price the additional value when you worth analog sticks that may probably endure longer, in addition to broader system compatibility. The Ultimate C helps Windows, Android, Steam Deck / SteamOS, and Raspberry Pi with its 2.4 GHz wireless dongle.
Despite the omissions, $29.99 doesn’t look like a dangerous deal in any respect for the Ultimate C 2.4G. Plus, there’s by no means been a better-looking duo of gamepads, besides possibly the corporate’s translucent purple and inexperienced SN30 Pro.
8BitDo is additionally launching a wired model of the Ultimate C with the entire identical options and colour choices. The wired Ultimate C prices $19.99, and can launch on May 31.