No mention of kits for existing controllers.
They’ve been bluetooth to this point, right?
Yeah bluetooth, I think they said back when those dropped 2.4g would be coming but it’s been a while. I was sure they just weren’t going to bother.
I was waiting for these but ended up caving and getting the bluetooth recievers with the kits to use on real controllers. The pairing can sometimes be annoying but so far I like the flexibility; can either use the kitted original controllers which feel perfect or NES/SNES classic controllers via Wii Remote which is handy.
I think the appeal of 2.4g is the much lower latency. Downside being it’s much more likely to get resistance from other devices since a ton of things use 2.4g
I’m in on these if they make an 8bitdo DIY version I can use with my NES/SNES classic controllers.
Unfortunately after their copyright infringing original designs are gone
Would get DIY kits if they come up fo sho.
I’m interested to see how the 8bitdo pads pan out as they’ve certainly demonstrated with the m30 that they can make a world-class pad, but I had two versions of the SF30 and they were both rubbish compared to the OEM pads.
I love my DIYs! The actual original pads.
My setup is currently using the NES/SNES classic pads with the DIY kits and they’re fantastic. That said the variable latency on both drives me nuts so while it pains me to admit it - I’d definitely re-buy both the boards and the receivers for a 2.4 ghz version.
After the 2.4 ghz m30 it’s really hard to go back to the BT pads.
I pre-ordered a bunch of these as I’m pretty excited for them. I love my 2.4ghz M30, its been rock solid and just amazing. I have an og SF30 from years ago, and a while back I picked up a retro receiver to try and use it with my SNES and it was just such a hassle. I went through multiple ones before I got one that would actually pair to the controller, too bad it wouldn’t stay paired, and the fucking lag with it. Give me the 2.4ghz goodness!