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Gioteck WX-4 Wireless Nintendo Switch Controller - Black £19.99 @ Argos
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Gioteck WX-4 Wireless Nintendo Switch Controller - Black £19.99 @ Argos

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Release date: 20 July 2019.

Go pro and swap the Joy-Con Controllers for a handheld Switch controller, providing you with even more gaming control than ever before. The ergonomic traditional pro-controller design lets you game for hours in comfort. The WX4 offers the ultimate in Pro Switch gaming control. Featuring motion and vibration functionality.

  • Wireless Bluetooth.
  • LEDs for power and player number.
  • Vibration.
  • Ergonomic design.
  • Batteries required: 1 x Li-Ion (included).
  • EAN: 0812313010559.
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Rubbish controller that has constant issues trying to connect to Switch, AVOID!
pauledwardking119/02/2020 14:31

Rubbish controller that has constant issues trying to connect to Switch, …Rubbish controller that has constant issues trying to connect to Switch, AVOID!


I'd reiterate this comment - not bad once it's connected but you have to physically plug it in via the cable every time you turn the Switch on to get it to show up!
stevep9419/02/2020 15:18

I'd reiterate this comment - not bad once it's connected but you have to …I'd reiterate this comment - not bad once it's connected but you have to physically plug it in via the cable every time you turn the Switch on to get it to show up!


Thought it would be worth it as a budget controller for Switch, it isn't. Only time I got it working was WIRED as you have stated and the whole idea of the controller is being wireless so unless you want a cheap no frills wired controller this one is a waste of money.

Sitting collecting dust just says it all, if I knew that it was that bad in the first place I wouldn't have bothered getting it.
pauledwardking119/02/2020 15:23

Thought it would be worth it as a budget controller for Switch, it isn't. …Thought it would be worth it as a budget controller for Switch, it isn't. Only time I got it working was WIRED as you have stated and the whole idea of the controller is being wireless so unless you want a cheap no frills wired controller this one is a waste of money. Sitting collecting dust just says it all, if I knew that it was that bad in the first place I wouldn't have bothered getting it.


I struggled to get it working at all when I first got it but I've noticed that if I plug it in via the cable and get the Switch to see it in the controller setup, I can then disconnect it and it does actually work OK!

Might be worth trying yours to see if it does the same?
stevep9419/02/2020 15:39

I struggled to get it working at all when I first got it but I've noticed …I struggled to get it working at all when I first got it but I've noticed that if I plug it in via the cable and get the Switch to see it in the controller setup, I can then disconnect it and it does actually work OK!Might be worth trying yours to see if it does the same?


I tried over and over and the Switch wouldn't pick it up, tried connecting the cable and only then it works. When I disconnected the cable the controller doesn't work and the switch does not recognise it.

Behaves the same way on PC too, checked online for a controller update and there is none.

Basically in my experience it's useless as a wireless controller and can only function wired... if you managed to get it to work good but I couldn't and haven't been using it as I got it for a wireless controller not wired.
Bought this from Game for £14.99 after Christmas. Kids needed extra controller to play Minecraft. They haven't had any problems with the controller.
Plug it in via USB let it sync disconnect and away you go. Never had any issues with it my self tbh makes breath if the wild much easier then using the switch in handheld mode
Just get a Chinese Pro clone. Apart from no nfc they are identical, £15 on ebay
Both mine are great.
I don't have this controller (nor a Switch) but reading the above experiences interested me - so I checked out a few reviews and the Gioteck site and found these instructions (does the controller come with a manual that documents these?? ):


"Reconnection
Now, this isn’t an issue only with this controller – from what I’ve seen on the internet. Each time I wanted to use the WX4, I had to re-assign the controller every single time. Thankfully, once you’ve gone through the process of syncing the controller officially, as you would with any Switch controller, the re-connection process is simple. You have to hold down the Minus button and the Home button until you see all the lights flashing, then keep your finger on the Minus button whilst letting go of Home. After about three seconds it’ll be connected as normal. This happened every time it was disconnected. "
gamepitt.co.uk/gio…ew/

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"The only issue I can really find is that the way to pair the controller seems bizarre. You have to hold the + button and Y button together, and on the controller screen it will pop up. There’s nothing else then, it’ll work as soon as you do the usual holding the L & R buttons so it knows what style controller you’re using. "
fullsync.co.uk/gio…iew

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"The most important thing though? It works almost perfectly on Linux.
When paired up with the Plugable USB-BT4LE Bluetooth adapter (not included), it was stupidly easy to pair with KDE. Plug in the adapter, hold down Y + Home to turn on the Gioteck WX-4 Wireless and get it to be findable. Open up the Bluetooth Device Wizard and there it is:"
gamingonlinux.com/art…102

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"FOR NINTENDO WX4 WIRELESS
No firmware update currently needed.

In handheld mode
Navigate to the controllers menu, select “Change grips order” and then press “Y” and “Home key” together on the controller until the LEDs flash. After approximately 10-15 seconds the controller will be connected and will vibrate.

Or alternatively

In dock mode
Connect to your Switch dock via the USB cable provided and press the home key on your controller until the lights flash. After approximately 10-15 seconds your controller will connect and vibrate. The cable can then be removed for wireless play."
gioteck.com/fir…re/

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Firmware was mentioned so the steps on the Gioteck site may have already been attempted.
Tried anything like the above already or just plug-in/out cable? Will be interested to know the result if you get the time / inclination to try.

@pauledwardking1
@stevep94 (mainly Reconnection section)
Edited by: "seabebees" 19th Feb
seabebees19/02/2020 21:57

I don't have this controller (nor a Switch) but reading the above …I don't have this controller (nor a Switch) but reading the above experiences interested me - so I checked out a few reviews and the Gioteck site and found these (does the controller come with a manual that documents these?? ):"ReconnectionNow, this isn’t an issue only with this controller – from what I’ve seen on the internet. Each time I wanted to use the WX4, I had to re-assign the controller every single time. Thankfully, once you’ve gone through the process of syncing the controller officially, as you would with any Switch controller, the re-connection process is simple. You have to hold down the Minus button and the Home button until you see all the lights flashing, then keep your finger on the Minus button whilst letting go of Home. After about three seconds it’ll be connected as normal. This happened every time it was disconnected. "https://www.gamepitt.co.uk/gioteck-wx4-review/-----------------------"The only issue I can really find is that the way to pair the controller seems bizarre. You have to hold the + button and Y button together, and on the controller screen it will pop up. There’s nothing else then, it’ll work as soon as you do the usual holding the L & R buttons so it knows what style controller you’re using. "https://fullsync.co.uk/gioteck-wx4-controller-review--------------------------"The most important thing though? It works almost perfectly on Linux.When paired up with the Plugable USB-BT4LE Bluetooth adapter (not included), it was stupidly easy to pair with KDE. Plug in the adapter, hold down Y + Home to turn on the Gioteck WX-4 Wireless and get it to be findable. Open up the Bluetooth Device Wizard and there it is:"https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/testing-the-gioteck-wx-4-wireless-gamepad-on-linux-pretty-good-for-the-price.15102----------------------"FOR NINTENDO WX4 WIRELESSNo firmware update currently needed.In handheld modeNavigate to the controllers menu, select “Change grips order” and then press “Y” and “Home key” together on the controller until the LEDs flash. After approximately 10-15 seconds the controller will be connected and will vibrate.Or alternativelyIn dock modeConnect to your Switch dock via the USB cable provided and press the home key on your controller until the lights flash. After approximately 10-15 seconds your controller will connect and vibrate. The cable can then be removed for wireless play."https://www.gioteck.com/firmware/#wx4wireless------------------------Firmware was mentioned so the steps on the Gioteck site may have already been attempted. Tried anything like the above already or just plug-in/out cable? Will be interested to know the result if you get the time / inclination to try. @pauledwardking1@stevep94 (mainly Reconnection section)


No it does not, recommends going to the website and checking for a firmware update and there is none.

I can only use it wired with my experience, got fed up messing about with it. Terrible user experience, the official controller sync's instantly with zero hassle. This cheap controller is just hassle!
We have this pad, bought at Christmas, works fine for Mario Kart, Steamworld Dig and others. Only needs to have the home button pressed and it connects fine every time for us. The pad itself is very decent too. Recommended.
Terrible connection issues for me too. Tried to return to Argos and the after sales was atrocious. I wouldn't recommend
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