Getting Started with the 8BitDo Bluetooth GamePads

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SN30 Pro Hardware Overview

Got drift? The 8BitDo SN30 Pro Controller Gamepad is, in essence, a pro controller for the Nintendo Switch. Instead of going out and buying a new joycon, feel free to pick one of these bad boys up instead. Let's look at all the features!

  • Compatibility: Windows, Android, macOS, Steam, Switch, Raspberry Pi
  • Controller Mode: X-input, D-input, Mac mode, Switch mode
  • Special Features:
    • Rumble vibration
    • Motion controls
    • Turbo function
    • USB-C
  • Dimension / Weight: 14463.533mm / 114g
  • Connectivity:
    • Wireless Bluetooth®4.0
    • USB-C
  • Includes:
    • SN30 Pro G Classic
    • USB-C cable
    • Instruction manual

SN30 Pro Diagram

Battery and Charging

Like all of 8BitDo's controllers, this one uses a Universal USB-C and charges up in a couple of hours. 8BitDo mentions that a single charge can play for 16 hours, but I haven't tested that out. Uh... I'll do that now. BRB...