9.5 Expert Score

PowerA Enhanced Wired Controller for Nintendo Switch with more than 30 skins available.

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  • Wired controller with intuitive button layout plus Two mappable Advanced Gaming Buttons
  • Embedded anti-friction Rings for smooth thumbstick control plus Superior ergonomics for hours of comfortable gaming
  • 3.5mm stereo audio jack plus Includes 10ft (3m) USB cable
  • Officially licensed for Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite plus two-year limited warranty

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Product Information

General
Brand

PowerA

Model Number

1518384-01

Specification
Connector Type

Wired

Compatible Platform(s)

Nintendo Switch

Type of item

Video Game

Product Dimensions

2.4 x 4.17 x 5.91 inches

Weight

4.64 Ounces

Product Review

9.5Expert Score
PowerA Enhanced Wired Controller for Nintendo Switch: Expert Review
Play your favorite Nintendo Switch games in style using this Officially Licensed PowerA enhanced wired Controller. Designed for comfort during extended gaming sessions, this wired Controller features a 3.5mm audio jack, mappable advanced gaming Buttons, and standard ergonomic layout. A detachable 10ft USB cable with a Velcro-strap is included for reduced clutter and easy storage. Getting all these features at nearly half the price of wireless Controllers makes PowerA wired controllers a no-brainer.
General Appreciation
9.5
PROS
  • Affordable and comes in 30+ different skin options
  • Anti-friction rings for fluid thumbstick control
  • Two additional buttons for mapping
CONS
  • Not very durable

Product Description

Description
Play your favorite Nintendo Switch games* in style using this officially licensed PowerA Enhanced Wired Controller in grey featuring Hylian Shield design. Perfect for extended gaming sessions, this video game controller features a 3.5mm audio jack, mappable Advanced Gaming Buttons, and standard button layout. A detachable 10ft (3m) USB cable with a Velcro-strap allows for easy storage and reduced clutter when you are done playing. Getting all these features at nearly half the price of wireless controllers makes PowerA wired controllers a no-brainer.
 
  • Ergonomic design for comfort during extended gaming sessions
  • 3.5mm audio jack included for chat and gaming audio
  • Features Advanced Gaming Buttons for on the fly button mapping
  • Switch System buttons (+, -, Home, Capture)
  • Left/Right shoulder buttons and triggers (L/R/ZL/ZR)
  • Wired controller with two precision tuned analog sticks
  • Eight-way plus-shaped D-pad
  • Nintendo ABXY button layout (larger than Joy-Con)
  • Detachable 10ft (3m) USB Cable with Velcro-strap
  • No Batteries required
  • Officially licensed by Nintendo with two-year limited warranty – visit PowerA.com/Support.
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  1. Joao Azevedo

    Great WIRED ONLY Controller. This Controller is so cute!For those who are searching for your next gaming controller, please know that this is WIRED ONLY, meaning it cannot connect via Bluetooth. This controller is best for gaming on the Nintendo Switch. Although I haven’t tried it yet on my computer, I am sure it will work there as well for PC gaming.Materials: Plastic. The body of the controller does feel a bit cheap (and lightweight) however, it works just fine and should be acceptable for 99% of gamers.

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  2. DJcStudio

    Good Cheap Options. On sale these were $13-15 each. Well worth it! A great alternative to the pro, and they have a headphone jack. Nice and lightweight and with long cords. I really liked the designs of these two in particular, although most of the others don’t have nearly as good designs. Only complaint is the thumbsticks have no texture which takes some getting use to.

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  3. Joao Azevedo

    My new de facto controller. I’ve had the original pro-controller almost since launch but always looked for a cheaper option for a day-to-day use. About 2-3 years ago I found this Zelda themed PowerA wired controller and decided to give it a try and, save for very few instances, it has been my main controller. That is until the left joystick started to show some drifting 😕 (I’ll probably keep it to see if I can salvage it with some hall effect joysticks later). Enter the new kid on the block: same brand, more robust feel and less than half the price of the pro-controller; sign me up.Comparing all 3 side by side, the old wired controller did feel a bit too light and plasticky when compared to the pro-controller, this new one feels more robust (akin to the pro-controller) while also being more comfortable for my adult-sized hands than the pro-controller. I also just noticed the texturing on the joysticks (see the pictures), not sure how I feel about that but the new ones do seem to provide a better grip. The joysticks also glide very smoothly and all the buttons have a very robust feel to them. For further comparison:-Pros: *Mappable buttons (really useful) *Headphone jack (I don’t live alone and find this very useful) *LEDs (never had a problem finding the buttons, but it DOES look cool) *Still cost effective-Cons: *No gyro (not many games that I own use it anyway) *No amiibo (again, not essential) *No rumble (don’t care) *Does not wake up the system (ok, this one would have been nice)Honestly, I only switch back to the pro-controller when playing Zelda BotW or TotK (when the first 2 cons come into play). I also noticed that the new cable has a locking mechanism on the plug to the controller, not sure I like that and will be using the old cable. On the event of something tugging on the cable I’d rather have the cable disconnect (easier on the controller given the angles) than pull on the Switch and throw it to the ground (yes, this has happened, and hence why I added the wire holder next to console and why I’ll use the old cable).All in all, a very good controller for it’s initial play session and, as I entitled this review, this will be my de facto controller unless I need to use an amiibo or the game experience is significantly better with gyro controls.

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