Nintendo Switch Split Pad Pro (Red) | $44 | Amazon
Nintendo Switch Split Pad Pro (Blue) | $48 | Amazon
Nintendo Switch Split Pad Pro (Pac-Man) | $50 | Amazon
Nintendo Switch Split Pad Pro (Black & Gold Pikachu) | $48 | Amazon
Nintendo Switch Split Pad Pro (Pikachu & Eevee) | $51 | Amazon
For those who love to play their Nintendo Switch in handheld mode, the joy-cons can leave a bit to be desired. The tiny controllers are ingenious in some ways, but far from what you’d call “traditional.” Gamers seeking a more familiar setup usually opt to upgrade to a Pro Controller, but that’s not really a perfect solution when you want to play on-the-go. There’s a more creative option available, if you’re willing to go the third-party route. The Hori Split Pad Pro essentially replaces your joy-cons with a traditional controller split in half. The add-on clips onto your Switch like a normal joy-con and includes grips, a traditional D-pad, back buttons, and even a Turbo button. It’s a total reimagining of the Switch’s control scheme that’s built for people who want that good old controller feel. Amazon currently has the red version on sale for $44, a blue one for $48, and a Pac-Man variant for $50. Give it a try if you’re itching for a different setup.
This story was originally published by Giovanni Colantonio on 01/08/2021 and updated with new information by Joe Tilleli on 06/07/2021.