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Review 8bitdo Smartphone Clip for Pro 2 Controller Works with SN30 Pro + too


hey everybody it’s lon seidman we’ve got a follow-up today on my 8bitdo pro 2 controller review because i just got in the new phone clip that goes with it and this allows you to attach a mobile phone to the top of the controller and use it with things like geforce now and the xbox game streaming stuff and we’re going to try it here with the biggest phone i have in the fleet my pixel 4 xl from google now before we jump into this i do want to let you know in the interest of full disclosure that i paid for the clip here with my own funds but the game controller came in free of charge from 8bitdo and the phone we’re using today came in free of charge from google about a year or two ago as well all of the opinions though you’re about to hear are my own no one is paying for this review nor has anyone reviewed or approved what you’re about to see before it was uploaded so let’s get into it now and see what this clip is all about all right so let’s take this thing out of the box and see what is inside and we’ll have a look now this looks a lot like the clip we looked at with their xbox game pass controller that we reviewed a few months ago and they make a version of this for that but they also make one for the first party xbox controller so if you like the design of

this it is available in some other form factors and we’ll see if my phone fits and it fits in in a second now this is designed specifically again for the pro 2 so be sure you get the right one when you’re shopping so i’m just going to get it attached here just to see if it how it comes together and then we will yep there it goes goes in just like that snaps right in and we’re good to go so it seems like it fits now the one issue with it is that it does cover up the switch here at the bottom which is what you use to select what kind of device it’s plugged into so that’s the only thing that it covers up it does though leave the usb c port and the pairing button open now the prior version of this clip for the old controller actually covered up the charging port and you have to pull it off every time you want it to charge so it’s nice here to see that that’s exposed but again the switch is covered up for the system selection and again this switch we covered in the original review basically what you do is you just switch it into whatever you’re trying to pair with so they have a nintendo switch mode they’ve got a computer mode a phone mode and you can just set that and then reattach the clip so far it looks like it’s very easy to get on and off which is great the old clip was really hard to take on and off and was in two pieces so this is all in one and you have two adjustable components here and i’ll show you what those are

for when we attach the phone but before i do that i just want to see if this will fit on the old controller so this is called the pro 2 this is the one that just came out the prior model was called the sn30 pro plus and it looks like these two controllers are very close together in their design so it appears as though yeah this fits just fine so this will work on the sn30 pro plus in addition to the new one so if you have one of the old controllers this will work with that and i think it’s actually a better clip than the original all right so i’ve got my phone connected to xbox game pass streaming we’ve got gta 5 running and i’ve got the phone here mounted on my controller and just like the old controller this really works well for one of these mobile setups because the handles really balance out the weight so once you get everything positioned correctly it feels really comfortable to me i’m not feeling the weight of the phone on the back of the controller as much as you might think it would feel because the weight is again balanced through the handles if you hold it one-handed you could definitely feel an imbalance here but once your other hand comes into play it’s pretty comfortable now it does take a little bit to get everything adjusted because there are two arms here that you have to kind of work with and what i would do is spend a little bit of time getting it comfortable and then really get the two arms really tightened up very very tight and what’s nice about getting

that super tight is that when you take the clip off and put it aside the next time you reattach it it pretty much remembers where the controller was before so now if i put my phone back in here it just goes right back to where i had it i don’t have to adjust it again so that’s one thing i kind of like about this system even though it takes a little bit of time to get right initially one issue that you’ll always run into with these kinds of clips is that it is putting some pressure where my volume keys are here so that might be an issue you might have to go a little off center perhaps so just be aware of that the phone that i have in here is probably among the larger ones that you’ll find so i think this should probably fit one of those galaxy note phones but if you got a big fat case you might run into some trouble here so that’s about the extent of how much farther the arm goes here for the phone so this is pretty much the largest phone you’ll be able to fit in here but once you get it going here it’s pretty comfortable and you can run around and play your xbox games or your android games on here without too many issues now the other thing you can do is actually have the controller sit underneath the phone and i can show you how to do that here so i’m just going to release both of the adjustments and i can kind of

position it like this so you might have a hard time getting at the start and select buttons but if you really wanted to get the weight kind of centered over the controller itself there’s a way to do that too it just gets a little bit tricky getting it all dialed in so you can still get access to the buttons and the thumb sticks here but you can get it into that position or even go further than that so it’s got a lot of adjustability here and i think that’s one of the neat things about this design is that you can really dial it in and get it to where you like it to be and then tighten everything up and it’ll be there the next time you play with it so altogether a nice accessory for the 8-bit dough controller again it’ll work with the pro plus from last year and the new pro 2.

very nicely balanced and once you spend a little bit of time to get everything dialed in literally with these little dials here i think you’ll have a very nice solution for mobile gaming with the controller that you can use on a lot of other devices too that’s going to do it for now until next time this is lon cybin thanks for watching this channel is brought to you by the lawn dot tv supporters including gold level supporters chris allegretta tom albrecht mark bollinger sergio morales mark dell jim calliger and steven suh you want to help the channel you can by contributing as little as a dollar a month head over to lawn dot tv support to learn more and don’t forget to subscribe

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