The $70 Nintendo Switch Pro Controller Is Very Ergonomic

You know when a game has a button layout that's just ... uncomfortable?

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Nintendo Switch Pro Wireless Controller | $70 | Best Buy
Nintendo Switch Pro Wireless Controller | $70 | Best Buy
Graphic: Erin O’Brien

Nintendo Switch Pro Wireless Controller | $70 | Best Buy

When I finally sent in my Joy-Cons for their free tune-up this year, I decided to make the leap to a Switch Pro Controller in the meantime. I am a casual gamer, but I can name the games whose button layouts were too much for my fragile wrists—Celeste is a culprit, with its quick reliance on the shoulder buttons for climbing. But as soon as I started using the Pro Controller, I never wanted to turn back; Nintendo could’ve kept the Joy-Cons for all I care. It’s unbelievably comfortable—and nary a drift or a carpal tunnel syndrome in the months I’ve been playing. If you’re gifting someone with a Nintendo Switch already, it would be very cool of you to throw in a Pro Controller with their gift too.