Getting Started with the 8BitDo Bluetooth GamePads

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Contributors: Ell C
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Introduction

One of the best things about this job is that I get to play with all the new products that come in. If you have a gamer in your family, listen up. The SN30 Pro Bluetooth Gamepad and the Lite Bluetooth Gamepad (which also comes in yellow) from 8BitDo are REALLY cool. They are after market game controllers that work on a variety of platforms, including the Switch, Windows, Linux, Raspberry Pi and possibly even on the iOS. Let's check 'em out!

8BitDo Lite Bluetooth Gamepad - Blue

8BitDo Lite Bluetooth Gamepad - Blue

WIG-17266
$24.95
8BitDo Lite Bluetooth Gamepad - Yellow

8BitDo Lite Bluetooth Gamepad - Yellow

WIG-17265
$24.95
8BitDo SN30 Pro Bluetooth Gamepad

8BitDo SN30 Pro Bluetooth Gamepad

WIG-17264
$44.95
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