8Bitdo is known for combining retro gaming aesthetics with modern Bluetooth technology, via controllers, adapters, and DIY kits. Today, an Amazon lightning deal is bringing one of its most popular products, a wireless USB adapter compatible with the Nintendo Switch, down to $15.82. (The lightning deal is for $16.82 and a 5 percent off coupon takes another dollar off.)
This is the first discount 8Bitdo’s USB wireless adapter has seen since its release in early 2018. At the time I wrote that “there are USB adapters on the market that serve similar functions at a comparable price point — Nexilux’ Game Genie for example — but 8Bitdo’s excellent track record when it comes to peripherals, not to mention the fun Super Mario-inspired design, make this one particularly appealing.”
In addition to DualShock 4 controllers, the adapter will pair with 8Bitdo’s own retro-inspired Bluetooth gamepads, Nintendo Wii Remotes, Wii U Pro controllers, Joy-Cons, and Switch Pro Controllers. It’s compatible with Windows PC, Mac, and Raspberry Pi as well as Nintendo Switch.
8Bitdo recently released an updated version of the adapter that’s compatible with the PlayStation Classic console. The only difference in appearance is the color scheme: PlayStation grey rather than Super Mario-inspired brick red. Today the company also announced its first Bluetooth receiver and a new wireless controller for Sega Genesis consoles, which will be released on Feb. 28.
Like many Amazon lightning deals, the discount on the 8Bitdo Wireless USB Adapter is only available to Amazon Prime members for the first half hour, opening up for the general public at 2:55 p.m. ET on Jan. 28. The deal will end at 8:25 p.m. ET, or whenever Amazon sells out.