8Bitdo is known for combining retro gaming aesthetics with modern Bluetooth technology, via controllers, adapters and DIY kits. Today, an Amazon light agreement is bringing one of its most popular products, a wireless USB adapter compatible with the Nintendo switch, down to $ 15.82. (The lightning strike is for $ 16.82 and a 5 percent discount 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 features at a comparable price point ̵
In addition to DualShock 4 controllers, the adapter mates with 8Bitdo's own retro-inspired Bluetooth game pads, Nintendo Wii remotes, Wii U Pro controllers, Joy-Cons and Switch Pro Controllers. It is compatible with Windows PC, Mac and Raspberry Pi and Nintendo Switch.
8Bitdo has recently released an updated version of the adapter that is compatible with the PlayStation Classic console. The only difference in appearance is the color scheme: PlayStation Gray instead of 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 February 28.
Like many Amazon merchants, the 8Bitdo Wireless USB Adapter discount is only available to Amazon Prime members for the first half hour, opening to the public at 14:55 ET on January 28. The agreement ends at 8:25 pm ET or when Amazon sells out.