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Customer Review

Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 4 January 2018
Can't say manythings negative about this controller. It's fairly priced saying its not "bulky" as a X Bone controller since by default you need AA batteries for that specific controller. This is pretty much the same price if you have the play and charge addon for the XBone Controller, giving that a rechargeable battery and cable which Switch Pro Controller comes with by default. Infact because the Switch uses Type-C USB which tend to be more expensive to make at the moment, you are probably getting a slightly better deal. Though compared to the DualShock 4 it could be considered a tiny bit more expensive (we're talking about £8 as of this review).

Pros:
> Comes with USB Type A to Type C cable (mine was about 1.5m long)
> Long battery life
> Nice feeling controller all round, infact is one of my favourite controllers
> a good D-pad, which compared to the Joycons is very welcomed
> larger Face Buttons (compared to Joy-cons)
> no weird + and - shaped buttons (compared to Joy-cons)
> larger shoulder (L+R) buttons (compared to Joy-cons)
> analogue sticks in a way better position, especially for the right side (compared to Joy-cons)
> great to use in tabletop and docked modes
> makes the use of the "puppy-dog" controller grip with the joy-cons a good Player 2 option compared to a limited single Joy-con, or allows for a Player 3 if the Joy-cons are separated
> works great as just a Bluetooth controller for other platforms too, like on a PC (With bluetooth dongle/built-in etc), most Phones (with Bluetooth support in apps and on the phone)
> no need for AA batteries, has its own built in battery, which is a probable reason why its more expensive to a XBone Controller alone

Pro-Cons:
> Weighty? Some people would see this as a Pro and some might see it as a Con
> Cable supplied may be too short for some, especially if you plan to use it's wired (NFC-less) mode when connected to a switch and enabled in Controller Options, though if you are happy using it wirelessly this won't be much of a problem with its large battery life
> Yes its is a little pricy at £50-£60 BUT, don't forget it has an NFC reader, and "HD Rumble" built in, plus it feels deluxe, and compared to an Xbox One Elite Wireless Controller, which at the time of this review, was £120 (double this!), a DualShock 4 was about £52, and a normal wireless XBone is £40 so it really isn't too bad.
> It can be charged via regular 5V USB outputs but be careful, it isn't Nintendo's fault if your USB charger/device damages the controller, best plug it into your switch if you need it charging via USB, the Switch Adapter works well for this controller too
> Could do with a Audio Jack but since not many Switch Games yet support audio chat, and seeing Nintendo seem to plan on using your mobile device (for Splatoon atm) for voice chat anyway via their app, this could be added with a USB-C add on (since it does send data via usb and not just accept charge) in the future

Cons:
> After 100%'ing Mario Odyssey (999 stars etc) and using the cappy-spin flick motion control with this controller, I noticed over time, the right handle felt minorly twisted out of position, maybe that was more me since I used that move often in game but I could just hand tighten it back on, so be careful flicking it alot
> Sadly ZL and ZR on Nintendo Switch (including the Joycons) doesn't seem to support analog triggers, since it is digital so no "precise" triggers, havent seen this been much of an issue for me, but if a game requires a light trigger squeeze or a hard one (or a range), there isn't any difference with this controller
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