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Unlike first-party options, this Nintendo Switch controller actually has a headphone jack

Nintendo, maybe take notes?

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Image: PDP

I love my Nintendo Switch but to say that Nintendo is on the cutting-edge of technology with its console would a lie. Online play is still weird on some games, cloud saves are not straight-forward, and your Switch Pro or Joy-Con controller has no port for a headset.

Third-party companies are stepping up to the controller problem, at least, and now, PDP has a new Nintendo Switch controller that addresses the headset issue thanks to a 3.5mm headphone jack located on the bottom of the controller.

More about the PDP’s Faceoff Deluxe+ Audio controller

The new controller from PDP looks very similar to the Switch Pro controller, with the main difference being the location of the view and home buttons. Also, for those that dislike wires, it should be noted that this is a wired controller. Also, similar to the Pro controller, is the inclusion of programmable back paddles.

The main thing here though is definitely the headphone jack.

Being from the Faceoff line of controllers, it also allows for a good amount of customization. You’ll be able to change the face of the controller, the sticks, and even the directional pad can be customized with new colorways.

Overall, it looks like a solid controller but it’s hard to judge without having it in-hand. Having used many third-party controllers, I’ve generally been underwhelmed, but maybe this one can help change my mind.

What do you think? Interested in this new controller from PDP or will you stick to official controllers? Let us know down below in the comments or carry the discussion over to our Twitter or Facebook.

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