8BitDo SN30 Pro+: An Almost Perfect Switch Controller for PC

8BitDo SN30 Pro+ is going to be your favorite control when it comes to reminiscing the Nintendo nostalgia bone. As we have mentioned earlier, it takes the design of the classic dog bone of SNES along with dual analog sticks. The appearance looks like 16-bit but it functions well for modern games too.

Other than the comfortable design, the controls are extensively customizable. It makes one of the most superior all-around wireless PC game control but on the other hand, works well with the Nintendo Switch. Do not get us wrong, the stick can also be used for Android and Macs as well. Even though the appearance is not too classic, this one is one of the best ones among the modern controllers on the market.

Half DualShock, Half SNES

8BitDo SN30 Pro+ is an SN30 Pro controller featuring big grips as you see in the Xbox slapped on each side of the stick. The front controller represents the dog bone like the SNES classic gamepad. However, the edges now have become rounded far from the classic look. Improvements are anything offered by this gamepad but you will lose the nostalgic feeling. On the other hand, this new gamepad allows your pinky and ring fingers to comfortably grip the stick.

The gamepad is available in several styles. The Sn Edition, G Classic Edition, and Black Edition. Each edition has different colors and if you want something more powerful, the Super Famicom-style edition is available too.

SN30 Pro+ also applies the identical control layout as the SN30 Pro. The analog dual setup allows users to play all modern console games. It features a Bluetooth pairing button located on top of the controller along with a charging port. The connection status of the controller is shown by four LED lights at the bottom edge.

The only significant design might be on the grips and the ZL/L2 and ZR/R2 buttons. Those buttons are narrower and longer considering it adopts the DualShock 4. Its analog feature allows users to send various inputs to the PC, much more advanced than the SN30 Pro.

Software and Connectivity

This controller can be connected to various device types along with various connection modes according to which face button your hold. The new updated software also features a huge upgrade on this gamepad. It allows you to customize the behavior while you connect the stick to the PC and Nintendo Switch. Every control can be remapped as well as the sensitivity of each trigger.

The remapping process is also simple. However, the adjustment of the granular analog input is not common though. It typically is available on other high-end controllers which could cost three times more expensive than this gamepad. The remapping setting can be saved so you can simply save it and load it later.

Playing Games

The gamepad works nearly perfect on various games of Nintendo Switch. The responsive controls perform exactly like it was advertised and our expectations. The notable upgrade might be noticeable through the direction buttons while the analogs feel springy and firm. You will enjoy playing Mario Kart 8 at its best by using this game control.

However, it showed a few minor weaknesses. The rumble is not as we expected. Since the gamepad is equipped with the dual vibration motors, it should have shown a more powerful HD Rumble when you play the Joy-Cons. The rumble, however, did not get through when it was connected to the Switch. When we play another game like Super Mario Odyssey, the rumble is so subtle.

The gamepad works perfectly with a PC both over Bluetooth connection and USB connection. The analog triggers allow users to control the acceleration easily and precisely. On the other hand, the analog stick gives the same steering level as the Wireless Controller of Xbox. The rumble is also great when you play games on PC.


8BitDo adopts the solid build and analog triggers. The trigger sensitivity is well-remapped and adjusted by the new software. You can use the joystick for PCs, Nintendo Switch, Android, and Macs.

However, it does not fully represent the classic look of the SNES. Other than that, the vibration is poor when you pair it with the Switch.

Long story short, 8BitDo SN30 Pro+ joystick is suitable for PCs and Nintendo Switch. It may give up some nostalgic look and feel from the predecessor. However, the design is more comfortable when you use it. Also, it gets tons of customization that you did not realize you need it.

Xiaomi Huami Amazfit GTR 42 mm with AMOLED DISPLAY and 64-Days Battery Life

Huami Amazfit GTR 42mm with AMOLED Display is one of the new Smartwatch products from Xiaomi. Well, the design itself has been leaked several days ago and generated some questions from the audience. One of them is; when will the product release? Well, it is reasonable if the Smartwatch is awaited by many customers. The stylish design, great features, and friendly price are the main reasons why people just wish to buy it.

Aside from being hype in China, the series from Xiomi commonly is also widely talked about in India. Sure, it is followed in other countries around the world even in the US and South Korea where its competitors are lived in. So, what are the specifications of the product along with the pros and cons? Check them out.

Huami Amazfit GTR Specifications

If many products of Smartwatch require you to recharge them too often even within a day, Amazfit GTR seems to be more special. The Smartwatch can be used in 74 days only with a charge. However, this feature can only work well in the basic watch. On the other hand, if you want to activate all the features, you can set it up into the normal mode. You need to recharge it once in 24 days.

The next feature is probably not really special. It is water resistant up to 5ATM. So, you can wear it while swimming or even diving but not in a too deep area. There are GPS and GLONASS that enable you to track positions of 12 types of exercise. Sure, common functions of smartwatch can be enjoyed here. They are receiving messages and calls, display notifications, reminders, weather information, music, and more.

Two Sizes Available

As you may have known, Amazfit GTR smartwatch comes out with 2 main sizes; they are 42 mm and 47 mm. The differences are placed on the resolution and, of course, size. the 47 mm version has a resolution of 454×454 pixels. Meanwhile, the 42 mm version comes out with a resolution of 390×390 pixels. Both versions use the AMOLED screen anyway.

The Iron Man Edition

Uniquely, the series also releases a special edition of Iron Man. In general, specifications are just the same as general versions. It is only about the design that is different. The Iron Man Amazfit GTR has a red belt while the screen is dominated by the black color. For the numbering and buttons, they are in red also. So, do you want to make your appearance look more stylish? Grab this version fast since the series is limited.


Xiaomi is known for its affordable products but still with high qualities. So, is Amazfit GTR one of them? Fortunately, yes, it is. The price starts at 1,000 Yuan, it is for the stainless steel and aluminum versions. Meanwhile, 1,400 Yuan is for the titanium variant. For the Iron Man series, it is priced at 1,400 Yuan as it is in the category of titanium version. If you are converting the number, it means that the products are priced starting from $133 to $233 or around Rs. 9,999 in India. Well, they are quite affordable, aren’t they? At least, it is if you compare them with other products from Apple or Samsung.

Pros and Cons

Since the product has not been released globally, it is still difficult to know the pros and cons. Yes, not many people who can have it unless if they are living in China. But although the pros and cons are still unknown, there are some predictions revealed. What are they?

There are many pros to this product for sure. First of all, it is about stylish design. You can choose some color variants including white, black, and even pink. Not to forget, there is also the Iron Man version that is dominated by the black and red. This smartwatch is recommended for you who prefer simple design. There are not too many accents on it, making it look more elegant.

Second, it is definitely about the cheap price. With many great features, the money of around $133 is just worth it. Okay, many other products may have higher features. But the prices are commonly much more expensive.

Third, the features are more than enough for smartwatches below $400. Well, with a small amount of money, you can get benefits from the more expensive ones.

How about the cons? In general, it has not been tested yet whether the smartwatch is really durable or not. Besides, there is no extra protection to avoid damages or scratches from hit or blow.