Inexpensive, Comfortable Controllers for the Nintendo Switch

Avoid cramped “tech hands” with these ergonomic controllers.

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Like the Real Deal

This beauty comes in the same color scheme as the original product and pairs just as well. Ralthy

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Too many of us have been using those little controllers when we don’t need to. They’re just not ideal for big gaming sessions, and there are plenty of alternatives—not all of them pricey. Some clock in at less than half the price of the Nintendo Pro Controller.

Classic Arcade Look

No strange adapter needed: this accessory will sync easily, and it’s wireless, to boot. PowerA

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Nintendo has always had a thing for wacky controllers. Remember the GameCube’s weird squiggly purple controller, which was always more comfortable than it looked? Now you can get that same style, but with all the buttons you need to play games on the Switch.

Ultra Ergonomic

This option boasts a gyro axis function, quick connection and vibration. RegeMoudal

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Sometimes, with less expensive gaming accessories, you worry about whether you can really comfortably play with this gear for long periods of time. After all, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild takes about 60 hours to complete, and that’s a lot of time spent gripping one of these controllers. Luckily, there are some that are designed for a more comfortable experience: they might have a grippy, textured material on the handles, or a cleverly ergonomic design so that your hands won’t cramp up after an hours-long gaming session.