These 8BitDo Xbox Remotes Are Each a Few Bucks Off

Get the short Xbox remote for $17 or the long one for $21.

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8Bitdo Media Remote for Xbox (Short) | $17 | Amazon
8Bitdo Media Remote for Xbox (Long) | $21 | Amazon
8Bitdo Media Remote for Xbox (Short) | $17 | Amazon
8Bitdo Media Remote for Xbox (Long) | $21 | Amazon
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8Bitdo Media Remote for Xbox (Short) | $17 | Amazon
8Bitdo Media Remote for Xbox (Long) | $21 | Amazon

If you’re like me, you use your Xbox for everything. Netflix, Hulu, and all the other streaming apps run on my console. But what happens when I’ve been watching a movie for the last hour and now I need to get up and go to the bathroom? Better pause, but wait—my controller turned off. Let me just get that back on and, okay, here we go just a sec. Okay wait but now I missed the last 30 seconds. Better rewind so I don’t lose my place when I get back. Hmm, is that the trigger? The analog stick? Maybe it’s—ah shit, it just started the movie from the beginning ... Well, you can avoid all of that with the 8BitDo media remote. Using infrared like, you know, a remote, it’s always on so you can pause the moment you’d like to and everything is labeled for media. The short version is just $17. The long version includes a number pad (great for if you have cable connected to your Xbox) and is $21.