When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Here’s how it works

Home / Hot Stuff / Gaming / 8BitDo has released a pair of gorgeous bluetooth gamepads for the Switch Lite

8BitDo has released a pair of gorgeous bluetooth gamepads for the Switch Lite

Lite of my life

Unlike the original Switch, Nintendo’s new handheld-only Switch Lite doesn’t feature detachable Joy-Con gamepads. While that makes the machine smaller, lighter, and cheaper, it also means playing multiplayer games with your mates while you’re on the move is a little more awkward. That’s where the 8BitDo Lite Bluetooth Gamepad comes in. The new pad has been designed to mimic the Switch Lite’s gorgeous colour palette, and can be synced up with the portable console to serve as a second controller. Obviously you’ll need a couple of these bad boys if you’re looking to set up a big ol’ Mario Kart or Smash Bros. tournament, so it’s a good job they’re cheap as chips at just $25 a pop.

Profile image of Chris Kerr Chris Kerr Contributor, Stuff.tv


I’m a freelance games and technology journalist currently mashing my keyboard in the name of fine institutions like Stuff, where you'll usually find me waxing lyrical about the latest mobile morsels. I've also been known to cook up some decidedly delicious reviews from time to time, and was once dubbed 'the games industry's answer to Nigella Lawson' by someone probably somewhere.

Areas of expertise

Video games, computing, smartphones, home entertainment, lamps

Enable referrer and click cookie to search for eefc48a8bf715c1b 20231024b972d108 [] 2.7.22