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This tiny USB adapter lets you use a PS4 controller with a Nintendo Switch

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Nintendo’s Pro Controller for the Switch is a solid gamepad, but it’s also a pretty expensive add-on. If you already have a Dual Shock 4 laying around, this tiny USB adapter might be a better (and cheaper) alternative. 8bitdo — a company best known for its aftermarket retro-style controllers — has just released a new device called the 8Bitdo Wireless USB Adapter. It’s available for $19.99, and it allows you to use a number of controllers with the Switch. It includes support for all of the controllers 8bitdo makes, as well as both the Dual Shock 3 and Dual Shock 4 from Sony. It also supports most modern Nintendo controllers, including the Wii remote, Wii U Pro Controller, and the Switch’s Joy-Con and Pro Controller.

This gives you plenty of options for playing Zelda, but the adaptor doesn’t just work on the Switch. 8bitdo says it also supports Windows, Mac, Android TV, Raspberry Pi, and Retrofreak devices, meaning it gives you plenty of ways to get more functionality out of controllers you already own. It even looks cute, with a design inspired by the iconic bricks from the original Super Mario Bros. And while I haven’t had a chance to test it out yet, 8bitdo’s previous adapters — which are available for everything from the original NES to the modern SNES Classic — typically work quite well. You can grab the Wireless USB Adapter on Amazon now.

8Bitdo Wireless USB Adapter Image: 8bitdo