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Switch owners: This dongle lets you use virtually any console controller with your Switch

If you have an extra console controller lying around, you can pair it with this dongle to play with your Nintendo Switch.

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If you’re a Nintendo Switch owner and not a huge fan of its gamepad or just prefer a traditional console controller, luckily there’s an affordable solution.

Utilizing Bluetooth and some other trickery, 8Bitdo’s Nintendo Switch dongle lets you use pretty much any Bluetooth-enabled gamepad from your other consoles with a Nintendo Switch, a PC, a Mac, or even a Raspberry Pi. Even the DualShock 4’s motion and rumble features work when you pair it with a Switch.

Normally, this sucker is usually priced at around $20 and we rarely ever see a deal on it, but today Amazon is offering up a 5% coupon that will save you about a dollar. Again, it’s not a huge discount, but it’s something you’ll definitely want if you’re fed up with the Switch gamepad. And truthfully, it’s a whole lot cheaper than a Switch Pro controller, especially if you have an extra console controller collecting dust.

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