8BitDo has been gracing Nintendo fans with a whole range of controllers and accessories for some time now, with fancy wireless setups for the NES and SNES-themed pads, Switch controller alternatives, and more. Now, though, the company is giving you the opportunity to mod your own official controllers from home.
To celebrate its fifth birthday, 8BitDo has launched a range of do-it-yourself mod kits for your original NES, SNES and Mega Drive controllers. These packs allow you to convert your official, wired controllers into Bluetooth devices, allowing you to use them wirelessly with Nintendo Switch, Windows, macOS, and more.
8BitDo claims that your controllers are easy to modify, with no tricky soldering or the like required to make your wireless dreams come true. The video below shows the DIY process taking place and it really is incredibly simple - only a screwdriver (which even comes in the box) required.
There are options for your original NES, SNES, and Mega Drive controllers, as well as for the new NES and SNES-style controllers that come with the recently-released 'mini' console variants, all available to order now for $19.99 a pop. If you're sick of using wires, or have a dodgy controller with a temperamental cable, this could be a perfect solution.
Would you like a set of wireless controllers for your classic consoles? Let us know if you'll be giving this small DIY project a go in the comments.