PowerA is going HAM with its new Nintendo switch accessories this Holiday season, because in addition to the GameCube style controllers the company is offering, a new Enhanced Wireless controller family is also available.

The Enhanced Wireless controller from PowerA is similar in design to the official Nintendo Switch Pro controller, but it’s slight bulkier and lighter, which is a result of its lack of HD rumble functionality. While it doesn’t support HD rumble and Amiibo NFC, it does support motion controls. What’s even better though are its on-the-fly programmable buttons. Similar to the Xbox Enhanced controller, this wireless game pad has two buttons on its underbelly that you can assign other button functions to. This is a great feature for gamers looking to get an edge on the competition, and it works as advertised.

PowerA’s Enhanced Wireless controller retails for $49.99, but you can save five bucks if you go with the Amazon. There are six designs in total to choose from, and Nintendo fans will surely appreciate some of the franchise specific designs. You can check out the full review above via the video, and there’s a review score box after the break.

Review Summary

Build Quality - 7.5
Functionality - 8.5
Ease of Use - 8.5
Price - 8



If you've been looking for a cheaper alternative to Nintendo's Pro controller, PowerA's Enhanced Wireless controller for the Nintendo Switch may be your best bet. The addition of programmable buttons more than makes up for its lack of HD rumble and Amiibo support.


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