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I need one of 8Bitdo's incredibly tiny Switch controllers

I'll take mine in GameBoy grey please.
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It's generally quiet on the hardware front at E3 2018, cardboard arcade cabinets aside. There are always people shopping for controllers, however, and 8Bitdo is adding to its generally excellent third-party Bluetooth controllers with the Zero 2, a retro-styled controller with motion controls, glossy color options and even a slot for your keychain. And it's actually small enough to warrant attaching it to something.

Gallery: 8BitDo Zero 2 controllers for Nintendo Switch | 3 Photos

Besides Nintendo's Switch, where these could certainly come in handy for multiplayer titles with more than two gamers, the Bluetooth connection means they're also a very portable option for hardware controls for your smartphone. (Naturally, Windows PCs and Macs are also doable.)

Unfortunately, I could only handle dummy models here at E3, so any comments about how it feels are pretty moot right now. It's a little cramped, but it looks like it will be useable enough for Mario Kart and other games with relatively simple controls -- responsive Hadouken input still TBC. I'm hopeful I'll get to test one out for real before the selection goes on sale later this year -- and hopefully the price tag will appear, too.

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