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Princess Zelda Enhanced Wireless Controller for Nintendo Switch £31.99 Click & Collect @ Smyths Toys
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Princess Zelda Enhanced Wireless Controller for Nintendo Switch £31.99 Click & Collect @ Smyths Toys

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Play your favourite Nintendo Switch games* like a pro with this officially licensed PowerA Enhanced Wireless Controller. Designed for comfort during extended gaming sessions, this Bluetooth wireless controller features a white Princess Zelda design, motion controls, standard layout and a metallic D-pad. Enjoy up to 30 hours of gameplay with new alkaline batteries (other variables affect playing time).
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Harumble8603/11/2019 10:52

Can anyone tell me how this compares to the pro controller at ~£50 or so?



The two most major points for me are the lack of rumble and the weight. The DPad is pretty naff, mostly because the chrome material they use on it is way too glossy and cheap feeling, but since the Pro controller also suffers with a crap DPad it's a non issue.

As for rumble, you either want it or you don't care. Most games just use rumble for polish and is generally just a gimmick, so I don't miss it. As for the weight, it does make the controller feel significantly less well made than the Pro controller, especially given how premium and compact the Pro controller feels. It doesn't feel like some unbranded nonsense, the construction is absolutely fine, but the lack of weight along with how hollow the controller sounds when you hit any of the buttons, makes it feel lesser to the Pro controller.

It does also lack NFC but it's a non issue imo and it takes AA batteries which is, again, something you either like or don't.

Overall I'd say the thing it lacks is the "feel" of a premium controller, because it has a great layout, solid feeling sticks and buttons along with remappable back buttons which the pro controller doesn't have. It definitely makes up for it's shortcomings, so if you just want to save £30 you can't really go wrong with it.
Edited by: "Will_Ford" 3rd Nov
Will_Ford03/11/2019 11:44

The two most major points for me are the lack of rumble and the weight. …The two most major points for me are the lack of rumble and the weight. The DPad is pretty naff, mostly because the chrome material they use on it is way too glossy and cheap feeling, but since the Pro controller also suffers with a crap DPad it's a non issue.As for rumble, you either want it or you don't care. Most games just use rumble for polish and is generally just a gimmick, so I don't miss it. As for the weight, it does make the controller feel significantly less well made than the Pro controller, especially given how premium and compact the Pro controller feels. It doesn't feel like some unbranded nonsense, the construction is absolutely fine, but the lack of weight along with how hollow the controller sounds when you hit any of the buttons, makes it feel lesser to the Pro controller.It does also lack NFC but it's a non issue imo and it takes AA batteries which is, again, something you either like or don't.Overall I'd say the thing it lacks is the "feel" of a premium controller, because it has a great layout, solid feeling sticks and buttons along with remappable back buttons which the pro controller doesn't have. It definitely makes up for it's shortcomings, so if you just want to save £30 you can't really go wrong with it.


What a pleasant surprise on hukd to have such a helpful and reasoned response. Well done you sir.
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Got this one from Argos a few months back for this price, it's amazing.
Edited by: "Bobbite" 3rd Nov
Can anyone tell me how this compares to the pro controller at ~£50 or so?
Harumble8603/11/2019 10:52

Can anyone tell me how this compares to the pro controller at ~£50 or so?


This controller has no rumble or amiibo NFC support. It also requires AA batteries which are supplied. I brought one of these for my 8 year old son as he said he wanted a "proper controller" for his switch. Can't fault the controller he loves it. All good build quality and very responsive. Batteries seem to last ages as have only changed once and it is used most days.
Harumble8603/11/2019 10:52

Can anyone tell me how this compares to the pro controller at ~£50 or so?



The two most major points for me are the lack of rumble and the weight. The DPad is pretty naff, mostly because the chrome material they use on it is way too glossy and cheap feeling, but since the Pro controller also suffers with a crap DPad it's a non issue.

As for rumble, you either want it or you don't care. Most games just use rumble for polish and is generally just a gimmick, so I don't miss it. As for the weight, it does make the controller feel significantly less well made than the Pro controller, especially given how premium and compact the Pro controller feels. It doesn't feel like some unbranded nonsense, the construction is absolutely fine, but the lack of weight along with how hollow the controller sounds when you hit any of the buttons, makes it feel lesser to the Pro controller.

It does also lack NFC but it's a non issue imo and it takes AA batteries which is, again, something you either like or don't.

Overall I'd say the thing it lacks is the "feel" of a premium controller, because it has a great layout, solid feeling sticks and buttons along with remappable back buttons which the pro controller doesn't have. It definitely makes up for it's shortcomings, so if you just want to save £30 you can't really go wrong with it.
Edited by: "Will_Ford" 3rd Nov
Will_Ford03/11/2019 11:44

The two most major points for me are the lack of rumble and the weight. …The two most major points for me are the lack of rumble and the weight. The DPad is pretty naff, mostly because the chrome material they use on it is way too glossy and cheap feeling, but since the Pro controller also suffers with a crap DPad it's a non issue.As for rumble, you either want it or you don't care. Most games just use rumble for polish and is generally just a gimmick, so I don't miss it. As for the weight, it does make the controller feel significantly less well made than the Pro controller, especially given how premium and compact the Pro controller feels. It doesn't feel like some unbranded nonsense, the construction is absolutely fine, but the lack of weight along with how hollow the controller sounds when you hit any of the buttons, makes it feel lesser to the Pro controller.It does also lack NFC but it's a non issue imo and it takes AA batteries which is, again, something you either like or don't.Overall I'd say the thing it lacks is the "feel" of a premium controller, because it has a great layout, solid feeling sticks and buttons along with remappable back buttons which the pro controller doesn't have. It definitely makes up for it's shortcomings, so if you just want to save £30 you can't really go wrong with it.


What a pleasant surprise on hukd to have such a helpful and reasoned response. Well done you sir.
Will_Ford03/11/2019 11:44

The two most major points for me are the lack of rumble and the weight. …The two most major points for me are the lack of rumble and the weight. The DPad is pretty naff, mostly because the chrome material they use on it is way too glossy and cheap feeling, but since the Pro controller also suffers with a crap DPad it's a non issue.As for rumble, you either want it or you don't care. Most games just use rumble for polish and is generally just a gimmick, so I don't miss it. As for the weight, it does make the controller feel significantly less well made than the Pro controller, especially given how premium and compact the Pro controller feels. It doesn't feel like some unbranded nonsense, the construction is absolutely fine, but the lack of weight along with how hollow the controller sounds when you hit any of the buttons, makes it feel lesser to the Pro controller.It does also lack NFC but it's a non issue imo and it takes AA batteries which is, again, something you either like or don't.Overall I'd say the thing it lacks is the "feel" of a premium controller, because it has a great layout, solid feeling sticks and buttons along with remappable back buttons which the pro controller doesn't have. It definitely makes up for it's shortcomings, so if you just want to save £30 you can't really go wrong with it.



While I have to be honest and say I haven't tried the Pro Controller, or cheap Pro-Controller like style options on Switch, I have liked your comment because have no reason to doubt what you say. I have simply never had any issue with the joy-cons. I love them, and think they are very flexible and 9/10 controllers for me. Not perfect, I get sore fingers on the buttons after hours of use, but otherwise can't fault them.

I think any new Switch owners this Xmas, should give the cons a chance, try them for themselves. If they don't like them, by all means try other controller options, but don't be influenced by the loyal 'it has to be a pro controller only brigade' or any serious gamer uses only a pro controller nonsense.
Edited by: "noahsdad" 3rd Nov
noahsdad03/11/2019 14:00

While I have to be honest and say I haven't tried the Pro Controller, or …While I have to be honest and say I haven't tried the Pro Controller, or cheap Pro-Controller like style options on Switch, I have liked your comment because have no reason to doubt what you say. I have simply never had any issue with the joy-cons. I love them, and think they are very flexible and 9/10 controllers for me. Not perfect, I get sore fingers on the buttons after hours of use, but otherwise can't fault them.I think any new Switch owners this Xmas, should give the cons a chance, try them for themselves. If they don't like them, by all means try other controller options, but don't be influenced by the loyal 'it has to be a pro controller only brigade' or any serious gamer uses only a pro controller nonsense.


I don't think that's why people buy them.

Pro controller (official or third party) is cheaper than additional joy cons (and grip if you want it) if you want more than 2 people to play games with a single joy con each (useful to be able to do straight out the box but they are kinda crappy to play with in this way)
Tat controller. Spend a bit more and get the genuine nintendo pro controller
If you're going this high in price point you'd be better to go the extra for pro in my onion. I have pro and 2 of them wired branded pads. They'll ideal for local Mario Kart etc but the pro is where its at for "proper" gaming time
Will_Ford03/11/2019 11:44

The two most major points for me are the lack of rumble and the weight. …The two most major points for me are the lack of rumble and the weight. The DPad is pretty naff, mostly because the chrome material they use on it is way too glossy and cheap feeling, but since the Pro controller also suffers with a crap DPad it's a non issue.As for rumble, you either want it or you don't care. Most games just use rumble for polish and is generally just a gimmick, so I don't miss it. As for the weight, it does make the controller feel significantly less well made than the Pro controller, especially given how premium and compact the Pro controller feels. It doesn't feel like some unbranded nonsense, the construction is absolutely fine, but the lack of weight along with how hollow the controller sounds when you hit any of the buttons, makes it feel lesser to the Pro controller.It does also lack NFC but it's a non issue imo and it takes AA batteries which is, again, something you either like or don't.Overall I'd say the thing it lacks is the "feel" of a premium controller, because it has a great layout, solid feeling sticks and buttons along with remappable back buttons which the pro controller doesn't have. It definitely makes up for it's shortcomings, so if you just want to save £30 you can't really go wrong with it.


Thank you very much for the extensive feedback. Much appreciated
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