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The PlayStation Classic, like the NES Classic and SNES Classic before it, attempts to capture the nostalgia of playing the games you wore out as a kid. That includes a five-foot controller cord that isn’t exactly suited for most modern living rooms. Thanks to a new device from 8BitDo, that nostalgia doesn’t have to come with back pain from sitting on the floor in front of your TV.

The new wireless adapter from 8BitDo plugs into the front of the PlayStation Classic console via USB and connects to almost any wireless controller via Bluetooth. That includes Sony’s DualShock 4 Controller, Nintendo’s Switch Pro Controller and any of 8BitDo’s own retro-style wireless gamepads. It’s also compatible with Nintendo Switch, Mac and Windows PC.

It appears that the PlayStation Classic adapter is just an updated, color-swapped version of the wireless USB adapter that 8BitDo released for the Switch last year (the Super Mario-inspired brick design definitely made more sense for Nintendo). 8BitDo also makes plug-and-play wireless adapters for the SNES Classic and NES Classic consoles, and recently released an adapter to connect wired GameCube controllers to the Switch via Bluetooth.

The PlayStation Classic wireless adapter is available for pre-order at Amazon and will ship on Dec. 31. Like 8BitDo’s other wireless adapters, it will retail for $19.99.

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