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KNOCKOFF Switch Pro Controller $22.39 (Xenoblade and Splatoon editions)


#1 ZabaZu  

Posted 04 June 2019 - 07:14 PM

They're probably trash, but for some reason I'm tempted just because I like the designs and didn't pick them up officially.  Debated posting this at all, but figured why not, you guys can decide for yourselves if you wanna risk it.

 

https://www.aliexpre...2978383432.html



#2 monkeytripp  

monkeytripp

Posted 04 June 2019 - 09:15 PM

These are good knockoffs. It feels like the real pro controller. Only downside is it doesn't have the amiibo feature regardless of what the description says

#3 Xellos2099   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3433 Posts   Joined 15.5 Years Ago  

Posted 04 June 2019 - 09:17 PM

I assume wire?

#4 theghost4413   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   227 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

theghost4413

Posted 04 June 2019 - 11:07 PM

No they are actually completely wireless. They are JUST like a pro controller. WulffDen on YouTube just did a video about them today. The only complaint is the joysticks aren't calibrated the absolute best. The motion control is great though.

#5 SgtWiggles   Artist formally known as dgwillia CAGiversary!   11322 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

Posted 04 June 2019 - 11:27 PM

Wow, if they are that good might be nice just for friends/a travel controller.



#6 Moonbathing  

Moonbathing

Posted 04 June 2019 - 11:36 PM

Long delivery times though, I'm assuming these don't come from the U.S.  Is anybody selling these on eBay?



#7 ZabaZu  

Posted 05 June 2019 - 04:46 AM

I checked out the referenced video just now.  To summarize, the controller physically feels completely identical to the regular switch pro controller, but the quality control sucks.  Right on the dpad literally didn't work on his controller, and the thumbstick calibration was poor/different.  Vibration was hyper aggressive, the home button didn't wake the system, but the motion controls were surprisingly accurate.

 

I personally wouldn't purchase one of these expecting a Pro controller.  I'd do it just to display on a shelf or something, and if it also happened to function decently, it would be a nice bonus.



#8 SPORK94  

Posted 05 June 2019 - 05:39 AM

I'm half tempted to buy the xeno one for shell swapping.



#9 Collaborator   wut CAGiversary!   108 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 05 June 2019 - 08:41 AM

Long delivery times though, I'm assuming these don't come from the U.S.  Is anybody selling these on eBay?

Aliexpress is a front for Alibaba, the largest retailer in China.  Most, if not everything, on the site is Chinese and of Chinese manufacture drop shipped from the factory that produces it.  



#10 defpally   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1863 Posts   Joined 9.2 Years Ago  

defpally

Posted 05 June 2019 - 02:19 PM

If you want Pro controller quality, but don't want to pay a premium for special edition controllers you can actually just get a black one and replace the grips easily with different colored options that are pretty cheap on Amazon.  It is a good option for customization if you would prefer first party reliability but don't want all your controllers to look the same (I did it so my boys can tell the difference in their controllers since they are paired to each of their Switches).



#11 Moonbathing  

Moonbathing

Posted 05 June 2019 - 03:18 PM

I was considering ordering this, but after watching the review on YouTube, I just can't bring myself to do it.  Sounds like a very hit or miss product that may work fine or may not and I'm not trying to work with someone in China to get a refund/exchange if it turns out to be a dud.



#12 e3man01   Cheap Assin' before most of you even picked up a controller CAGiversary!   356 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

Posted 07 June 2019 - 11:45 AM

"Made of qualified material"

Lol, what the hell is 'qualified material'?

#13 Katsumi   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1568 Posts   Joined 9.3 Years Ago  

Posted 07 June 2019 - 01:29 PM

"Made of qualified material"

Lol, what the hell is 'qualified material'?

Qualified. Material.           (I'm not brave enough to try!)