8bitdo have just opened pre-orders on what they claim is a “perfect recreation” of the Neo Geo CD controller. It has Bluetooth built-in, plus it also comes with a 2.4GHz RF wireless dongle and can also be connected via wired USB. They’re claiming compatibility with Android, Windows and the Neo Geo Mini, however I imagine all USB or Bluetooth devices should work. It comes in standard black for $35 and you have a choice of four limited-edition KoF-themed controllers for $40 (select which you’d like on the page). More thoughts after the link:
According to their (always-impressive) marketing, 8Bitdo has spent years working on the controller, aiming for as perfect of a re-creation of the original, including the clicky joystick. Their site says:
“8BitDo redesigned and manufactured the no-longer produced classic click-style joystick. All important details have been captured and remade: the clicky feel, sound, and feeling of the original.“
This thing honestly looks great, with only one complaint: As usual, there’s no lag test results posted. That means we need to buy it and test it ourselves to get any sense of how it can be used. Let’s hope they put a bit of time into the latency, as this really looks like a potentially amazing controller.