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Re: List of Retro Controllers Currently on the Market

by Jmustang1968 Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:25 pm

Tanooki wrote:You know would it be something perhaps to add notes on the wireless devices?

Maybe it's just me, but I feel that both the battery in the adapter for the controller port and the SN30pro that I got with my Super NT doesn't seem to last very long at all, quite short really. I got annoyed with it and just let it die and went back to a wired controller.


Isnt the receiver in the controller port just powered by the console? How is that battery dying?
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Re: List of Retro Controllers Currently on the Market

by Tanooki Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:47 pm

No it's not. When it came out of its box there was the 2 parts and 1 charge cable. I had to top off both of them to sync up for use. I was kind of surprised by that as you would think it would draw from the console but it appeared to not do this, that or the damn thing is defective.
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Re: List of Retro Controllers Currently on the Market

by SpikeSlania Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:01 pm

Tanooki wrote:No it's not. When it came out of its box there was the 2 parts and 1 charge cable. I had to top off both of them to sync up for use. I was kind of surprised by that as you would think it would draw from the console but it appeared to not do this, that or the damn thing is defective.


Yeah, I never had to charge the receiver with mine. I'm trying to think if we got the same thing since I can't remember model names off the top of my head. I bought a black wireless 8bitdo snes controller to match my black super nt. So I think we're talking the same thing. Anyway, I enjoyed that 8bitdo controller sooo much, that I'm thinking of getting 8bitdo's usb snes controller for my pc to play retro and indie games.
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Re: List of Retro Controllers Currently on the Market

by Ziggy587 Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:30 pm

The specs say 18 hours play time, so maybe you just weren't letting it charge 100% ?
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Re: List of Retro Controllers Currently on the Market

by Jmustang1968 Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:02 pm

Tanooki wrote:No it's not. When it came out of its box there was the 2 parts and 1 charge cable. I had to top off both of them to sync up for use. I was kind of surprised by that as you would think it would draw from the console but it appeared to not do this, that or the damn thing is defective.


From their website:
DC Power supply 5V, 100mA (powers directly from the NES controller port)

The cable and port for it is just for installing new firmware, only the controller needs to charge. I have left mine in my systems for over a year or 2 now.
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Re: List of Retro Controllers Currently on the Market

by Tanooki Fri Jan 04, 2019 6:08 pm

Then I guess I have a bad one or that controller is even worse off than I thought than just battery shortness. That's great.
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Re: List of Retro Controllers Currently on the Market

by Ziggy587 Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:04 am

Hyperkin announced a few new products to be released in the near future.

Hyperkin Admiral N64 Controller - Heavily influenced by the Hori Mini Pad, but wireless. Looks like it'll be Bluetooth, and have a wireless dongle that plugs into the N64 console. The controller itself is rumored to be compatible with anything that uses Bluetooth. The dongle has a memory card slot, a USB port (for charging, presumably), and what looks like a microSD slot. As far as I know, no details have been released as to what the microSD will be used for. But perhaps you can backup your memory card saves, or use microSD instead of a memory card!

Hyperkin Captain N64 Controller - This looks like it's just a clone of the official Nintendo 64 controller. That's not a bad thing. Here's to hoping it's a perfect clone!

Hyper Blaster HD - This is a light gun for the NES that will allow you to play Duck Hunt on an HDTV! It's said that it'll only be compatible with Duck Hunt, but there is speculation if updates can make it compatible with other light gun games down the road.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLOEQonc20A

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pdu1gGhMZWE
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