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8BitDo’s latest wireless pad is designed for on-the-go Xbox gaming

Head in the xCloud

However you choose to play video games, you can be pretty sure that 8BitDo has a controller for your needs. And as Microsoft gears up for its next-gen push towards high-end game streaming, 8BitDo has restyled its SN30 Pro Bluetooth pad accordingly. With the controller, you can play Xbox games on Android tablets and phones, streaming them straight from the Redmond company’s platform, still going by the name of Project xCLoud at the time of writing. The pad still looks like a stylish SNES controller tribute act, but now comes with Xbox styling, including the familiar central Guide button. The SN30 Pro for Android ($45) will last for 16 hours between charges, and 8BitDo allows all you Halo devotees to remap the buttons and adjust the sensitivity of the triggers and sticks. If you prefer the full-size Xbox Series X gamepad, 8BitDo is also launching a new clip that it says will accommodate the widest array of smartphones possible. Both products can be pre-ordered now.

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I'm fascinated by all things tech, but if you were going to leave me on a desert island, I'd probably ask for my Nintendo Switch, a drone, and a pair of noise-cancelling cans to block out the relentless seagull racket. When I'm not on Stuff duty you'll probably find me subscribing to too many podcasts, playing too many video games, or telling anyone who will listen that Spurs are going to win a trophy this season.

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