If there's one aspect of the Nintendo Switch that can be easily improved, it's the detachable Joy-Con controllers. These little controllers are cute and can be used for some fun multiplayer gaming, but they aren't the most ergonomic devices to use during long gaming stretches. Fortunately, Hori's Split Pad Pro makes for a great third-party substitute, and you can grab a set for just $41 ahead of Amazon Prime Day Round 2 (technically called Big Deal Days). It's just one of many great Nintendo Switch deals available now.

Hori Split Pad Pro See at Amazon

This is a substantial 18% discount for what is arguably the best Switch controller for handheld mode thanks to its more traditional form factor. Essentially an Xbox-like controller that has been split in half, the Split Pad Pro has a durable texture, a comfortable grip, and an attractive translucent black design. Additionally, the standard array of face and shoulder buttons, triggers, and the D-Pad are complemented by a pair of remappable back buttons and a turbo button.

When attached to a Nintendo Switch--these work with both the regular and OLED models--you won't have to remove them as they don't clash with the console when it's inserted back into its charging dock. If you'd prefer a different color, there are a few other options available as well. For something more striking, there are blue and red color schemes, as well as branded options for Sonic the Hedgehog, Pokemon, and The Legend of Zelda. However, only the translucent black model is on sale at the moment.

Keep in mind that the Split Pad Pro only works when attached to your console in handheld mode, and it doesn't offer rumble, NFC support for Amiibo, or motion controls,

More Split Pad Pro models

  • Black and Gold Pikachu -- $60
  • Pokemon Legends: Arceus -- $60
  • Pokemon: Pikachu and Eevee -- $60
  • Sonic the Hedgehog -- $60
  • The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom -- $58
  • Red -- $50

If you'd prefer a smaller version, the Split Pad Compact has the same features in a compact (but still ergonomically friendly) form factor.

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