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How to use a Nintendo Switch Pro Controller on an Android phone or tablet

How to use a Nintendo Switch Pro Controller on an Android phone or tablet

The Nintendo Switch Pro Controller is easily one of the best Bluetooth controllers on the market. Despite its awkward B/A/Y/X button layout that‘s sure to flummox any gamer who’s ever picked up an Xbox One or Stadia controller, its solid build quality make it both sturdy and comfortable in the hand. If you’d like to give the Pro Controller a spin on your favorite Android phone or tablet, it's pretty simple to get it set up, but be warned: The user experience is lacking.

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Google's Stadia Controller now works wirelessly with Android phones

Google's Stadia Controller now works wirelessly with Android phones

When it began shipping last year, the Stadia Controller worked wirelessly on TVs hooked up to a Chromecast Ultra, but using it with any phone or laptop required it to be connected via USB-C cable, which doesn't make for the most comfortable gaming experience. Earlier this year, Google rolled out the ability to connect wirelessly via the Chrome browser, and starting today, users can now do it with any supported Android device as well.

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Razer reveals new universal, low-latency game controller for phones

Razer reveals new universal, low-latency game controller for phones

Razer has announced today that it will bring an all-new mobile-focused gaming controller to Android in partnership with Gamevice, a well-known mobile controller manufacturer. This upcoming device is known as the Razer Kishi, and Razer is boasting that it will support low-latency on Android through a hidden USB-C port. It's styled after the Razer Junglecat (released last year), which clearly borrows much of its design from Gamevice's controllers. It would also appear that Razer is positioning the Kishi as a low-latency device perfect for playing cloud-based games, which ties into a Razer collaboration with Nvidia's GeForce NOW game streaming service.

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[Deal Alert] NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV down to $140 ($40 off) from Best Buy

[Deal Alert] NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV down to $140 ($40 off) from Best Buy

NVIDIA's SHIELD TV hasn't been getting any younger, but it's still the Android TV box to have. It was available for $139 last month, but for one day only. Best Buy currently has the same deal (okay, it's an extra 99 cents), and you can get a controller for an extra $40 on top of that.

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PSA: The new Bluetooth-enabled Xbox One controller works with Android... but not very well

PSA: The new Bluetooth-enabled Xbox One controller works with Android... but not very well

The Xbox 360 controller has been the de facto standard for years (NVIDIA copied it almost exactly for the SHIELD line), and the Xbox One has a refined and streamlined version of that design. So when Microsoft announced that a shiny new revision of the Xbox One controller would not only let you choose your colors and engraving Moto Maker-style, but also include a Bluetooth connection for easy dongle-free pairing with PCs, I couldn't help but get excited. Might Android gamers finally get access to the best controller around without any USB frippery or root-enabled work-arounds?

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Android TV Remote Control v1.1 Is Preparing To Add Gamepad Capabilities, Auto-Sleep For Supported TVs, And Volume Tuning For Voice Responses [APK Teardown]

Android TV Remote Control v1.1 Is Preparing To Add Gamepad Capabilities, Auto-Sleep For Supported TVs, And Volume Tuning For Voice Responses [APK Teardown]

If you own an Android TV box or a television with it built in, there's a pretty good chance you've also taken the time to install Google's remote control app to go with it. It's not that the app is necessary, but it's a great backup in case your main remote is lost or the batteries die. All things considered, it's a pretty basic utility app; but it might not be quite so simple in the near future. A teardown shows that this little remote control is about to turn your phone into a full-fledged gamepad. There are also signs that it may soon take care of shutting off your TV for you and we might also gain control over the volume of voice responses.

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Mad Catz Announces The SURFR, A Game Controller-Keyboard Combo That's Surprisingly Not Insane [Update: LYNX 3 Portable Controller]

Mad Catz Announces The SURFR, A Game Controller-Keyboard Combo That's Surprisingly Not Insane [Update: LYNX 3 Portable Controller]

I'm going to be honest, when Mad Catz announced the $300 controller/stand/keyboard/Bat'leth that is the LYNX 9, I thought the company had gone off the deep end. But their latest Bluetooth combo gadget actually looks sort of cool. Say hello to the The S.U.R.F.R (yeah, the names haven't gotten any better), a Bluetooth controller that crams in a thumb-sized keyboard in a pocket-friendly form factor. Mad Catz will be showing it off at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next week.

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The Mad Catz L.Y.N.X. 9 Is An Insane $300 Controller/Clip/Stand/KB Combo That Looks Like The Lovechild Of MOGA And Megatron

The Mad Catz L.Y.N.X. 9 Is An Insane $300 Controller/Clip/Stand/KB Combo That Looks Like The Lovechild Of MOGA And Megatron

Hey, look at this Mad Catz Android Bluetooth controller. It looks really compact, if a little odd. But then that's Mad Catz for you.

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I wonder what happens if I pull this thing and - oh, a full-sized console controller. That's kinda neat, even if the extended handles do look a little too much like scissor blades. What happens if I put this little plastic bracket on...

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8BitDo NES30 Bluetooth Controller Review: Everything Old Is New Again

8BitDo NES30 Bluetooth Controller Review: Everything Old Is New Again

Nostalgia has the peculiar tendency to improve things with age. Despite the fact that a new luxury sedan might be objectively better in every way than, say, a '69 Chevelle, a collector might expend hundreds of hours and twice as much money restoring the original Chevy. Nowhere is this phenomenon more apparent than in the gaming world, where players seem to venerate the games, systems, and companies that they grew up with.

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The NES30 is a Bluetooth controller that taps into this nostalgia. It's a shameless rip-off of the controller that came with the Nintendo Entertainment System, one of the most iconic pieces of electronics in history and, for many, their very first taste of video games.

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Phonejoy Controller Review: ಠ_ಠ

Phonejoy Controller Review: ಠ_ಠ

Game controllers for Android are a dime a dozen these days, and most of the newest ones do very little to inherently change anything. They're basically all the same Xbox or PlayStation-like designs that may or may not allow a phone to clip to them. The Phonejoy wants to change that with its controller, an interestingly designed unit that actually opens up and holds the device to replicate a PS Vita-type gadget.

While that may sound cool, execution is everything. And at $70 for the base bundle, it's on the higher end of the scale for mobile game controllers. Looking to find out if it's worth it?

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