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While the biggest news to come out of 8Bitdo recently is the launch of the excellent SN30 Pro controller, the company has also released another notable product: the SNES Classic Edition Wireless Gamepad.

As the title suggests, this is a controller aimed at those who have purchased a SNES Classic Edition and are looking for a cable-free solution which overcomes the tiny lead length of the bundled pad.

We've been lucky enough to have had our hands on the controller - which comes in SNES and SFC flavours - for a while now, and can happily report that it's every bit as responsive and comfortable to use as the real deal. In fact, it's basically little more than a slightly redesigned version of the company's previous SNES30 controller.

The face of the pad has been altered every so slightly, and the controller comes bundled with a 2.4GHz wireless transmitter which plugs into the controller port of your SNES Classic Edition. Also included inside the box is a charging cable for the controller's internal battery and a sheet of instructions.

8Bitdo's products tend to speak for themselves these days and the company rarely puts a foot wrong with this kind of thing; it should come as no surprise that the SNES Classic Edition wireless pad (and its sibling, the SFC Classic Edition) are both excellent alternatives to the wireless pad you get with the SNES Classic Edition. If you long to be free of pesky leads, then these are highly recommended.

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