8BitDo turns the NES gamepad right into a mouse

I truly got here throughout this 8BitDo N30 2.4GHz Wi-fi Mouse at, of all locations, TechCrunch Shenzhen earlier at this time, the place the machine made its public debut. That is very very like any common dual-button mouse, besides the scroll wheel is changed by a stealthy contact strip, and the D-pad on the aspect enables you to toggle Web page Up, Web page Down, Ahead and Upward. The N30 packs the frequent 1,000 dpi optical decision together with Home windows and macOS compatibility. A single AA battery will final between 100 and 120 hours of utilization, and there is a energy swap to assist save battery juice.

8BitDo N30 Wireless Mouse

Whereas I wasn’t in a position to attempt the wi-fi connectivity (utilizing the USB dongle saved within the battery bay), the buttons felt like the actual deal. These ought to carry again recollections for individuals who grew up with a NES. That mentioned, I am nonetheless undecided if I can ever get used to the mouse’s daring form. I’ve a sense that most individuals could be shopping for this extra for novelty worth than to exchange their present mice.


In keeping with an 8BitDo rep, it was her firm who reached out to Jansson within the hopes of licensing his mouse design, to which he fortunately accepted, apparently. “He was simply glad that somebody may lastly do the manufacturing in spite of everything these years,” the rep instructed Engadget.

It is value mentioning that whereas Nintendo by no means made a mouse for the NES, it did make one for the SNES. The peripheral was initially designed for a sport referred to as Mario Paint, then dozens of video games joined the celebration. This was adopted by the extra ordinary-looking N64 Mouse made for Mario Artist: Paint Studio on the 64DD.


Replace 11/12/19 5:50PM ET: This text beforehand said that Nintendo solely made one mouse, and it has since been corrected to say the second mouse.