PowerA Nano Enhanced Wireless Controller for Nintendo Switch Review

PowerA Nano Enhanced Wireless Controller for Nintendo Switch

9.2

9.2/10

The PowerA Nano Enhanced Wireless Controller for Nintendo Switch is the perfect controller for gaming at home and on-the-go. This compact rechargeable Bluetooth gamepad with motion controls and mappable buttons. This is the feature-packed accessory your Nintendo Switch has been waiting for.

Nano Enhanced Wireless Controller for Nintendo Switch Review

For me, there wasn’t much to complain about with the PowerA controllers. They are responsive, the button placement is comfortable and you’re not paying Nintendo Pro Controller levels of money. A rechargeable battery allows you to play uninterrupted for up to 20 hours. Quickly and easily charge via the USB-C charging port with included 10ft USB-C cable.

The Nano sports a smaller footprint than our full-sized Enhanced Wireless Controller without reducing the size of the d-pad, buttons, triggers/shoulders, and analog sticks.

Nano Enhanced Wireless Controller for Nintendo Switch Review

The controller does work with motion control. Also, this is a huge bonus if that’s the way you like to play, and that’s a point in its favour over other third-party controller options. Best of all, though, are the programmable buttons on the reverse, which for me sit very comfortably under my ring fingers and respond perfectly. Also, it’s easy to get them set up and the controller will remember what you’ve set them for between uses.

Nano Enhanced Wireless Controller for Nintendo Switch Key Features:

  • Wireless controller with Bluetooth® 5.0 technology
  • Compact ergonomic shell with standard-sized buttons & controls
  • Features motion controls* and mappable Advanced Gaming Buttons
  • LEDs for player number, button mapping, and low battery warning
  • Nintendo Switch controller with an internal rechargeable battery: Up to 20 hours per charge*
  • 6ft (1.8m) USB-C charge cable included
  • Drawstring pouch: protect and store your video game controller on the go
  • Wireless controller officially licensed for Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite
  • Two-year limited warranty

The D-Pad feels a little plasticky, and there is virtually no weight to the PowerA controllers, which is pretty great for long hours of play but not so good in games that give lots of feedback through the rumble – playing Mario Kart 8 seems harder versus the Nintendo branded controllers. 

Nano Enhanced Wireless Controller for Nintendo Switch Review

Also, the buttons are in pretty comfortable positions, and the controller sits naturally in the hand with fingers resting as you’d expect for playing your Switch games.

Overall, the Nano Enhanced Wireless Controller for Nintendo Switch might well be what you’re looking for if you’re after a programmable, light-weight and good-looking Switch controller – especially at a price point that beats the Nintendo Pro Controller hands-down. 

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