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If you're searching for a frugal alternative to the expensive Switch Pro Controller, you'll want to take a look at the 8BitDo Pro 2. The controller is an easy recommendation at full price, but right now Amazon is discounting the popular gamepad to $40 (down from $50). That's the lowest-ever price for the pro-style controller, and since the deal applies to both the G Classic and Gray editions, it's easy to find a model that catches your eye.

8BitDo Pro 2 Bluetooth Controller

$40 (was $50)

The 8BitDo Pro 2 is packed with features for a gamepad in this price range. Along with support for Switch, it also works on iPhone, iPad, Mac, PC, Android, Steam Deck, and Analogue Pocket. You'll find two remappable back buttons, custom profile switching (three profiles total), rumble vibration, motion controls, and a battery that lasts up to 20 hours before needing a recharge.

There are a couple of other nice perks, including access to the Ultimate Software to further tweak performance and adjustable hair triggers to shorten the actuation time for your actions. The Ultimate Software works on mobile and desktop.

While the 8BitDo Pro 2 is no stranger to discounts, it's never been this cheap before. Most deals only lower its price by a few bucks--but now that it's listed for $40, there's little reason to avoid it if you need a new gamepad.

Another great 8BitDo product, the Retro Mechanical Keyboard (Fami Edition), is also on sale right now for $80 (down from $100). The quirky keyboard supports both Bluetooth and 2.4Hz connections and comes with the unique Dual Super Buttons for setting macros. You'll also find the 8BitDo Arcade Stick for Xbox Series X listed for $75 (down from $120). We're not sure how long any of these limited-time deals will remain in stock, so be sure to cash in on the savings while you can.

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