8BitDo Reveals Their Brand New Micro Controller

8BitDo Micro

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The brand new 8BitDo Micro controller is going to be the cutest thing in gaming news you will see today.

While it isn’t the world’s smallest working video game controller, it is certainly about as small as you can go while still feeling good to use.

8BitDo has managed to squeeze everything you need to play modern games into a form factor that should be less appealing than this is.

But surely you’d agree that it somehow works. It’s super cute and it’s super functional.

So let’s take a closer look!

8BitDo Micro

8BitDo Micro
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The ultra compact and truly pocketable form factor make the 8BitDo Micro a perfect travel companion.

I know quite a few coffee shop warriors who are going to be picking one up as soon as possible (myself included).

8BitDo Micro
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I also love that 8BitDo is showing how these can be much more than just gaming devices.

These can aid in simple tasks in your daily workflow as well, serving as a simple button press via their Keyboard Mode.

There are 16 buttons total on the Micro controller, all possible to be mapped and used in your daily work tasks.

These controllers are compatible with the Nintendo Switch, Android devices, Raspberry Pi, iOS, Mac OS and Windows PCs.

So it sounds like they are gonna’ work with almost anything right out of the box.

You can connect them via Bluetooth, or via wired USB for those who like an ultra responsive controller.

But obviously, these things are made for gaming first…

So throw one in your bag along with a handheld emulator or Nintendo Switch, and you’ve instantly got a perfect out-of-the-home controller.

One particularly special detail about these new Micro controllers are their play time. You should be able to get about ten hours of game play off one charge!

8BitDo Micro Specifications

8BitDo Micro
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Controller Modes

  • D-input
  • Switch mode
  • Keyboard mode


  • Switch 3.0.0 or above
  • Android 9.0 or above
  • Raspberry Pi (Raspberry Pi OS, Lakka, RetroPie, Recalbox, Batocera)
  • Android, iOS, iPadOS, macOS, Windows (Keyboard mode only)


  • Bluetooth
  • Wired

Special Features

  • Mode switch button
  • Support button mapping in 8BitDo Ultimate Software – mobile version (Keyboard mode only)
  • Support firmware update

Battery Type / Battery Life

  • 180mAh Li-on battery, rechargeable
  • 10 play hours with 1-2 hour charging time

Dimension / Weight

  • 72 x 40.7 x 14.1 mm
  • 24.8 g

Purchasing Information

8BitDo Micro
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If you’d like to get your hands on an 8BitDo Micro controller, they are available for purchase at the 8BitDo website.

And to just keep the awesome details going, these new controllers are priced at only $24.99USD.

Between products like this, their new PS1/PS2 Retro Receivers, and the recent NEOGEO Wireless Controller, 8BitDo is constantly reminding us why they are the best third party controller maker out there.

We love you, 8BitDo!

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