This New Switch Controller Revives Nintendo’s Best Controller Ever

NYXI, a gaming peripheral controller maker, recently announced a new third-party controller for the Nintendo Switch. The design is not only reminiscent of the WaveBird — aka the best Nintendo controller ever — but the company claims that this controller will never get Joy-Con drift.

The NYXI Wizard Wireless Joy-Pad is a wireless controller that features an array of customization, including two remappable back buttons, in addition to interchangeable joystick rings. You could, for example, use a round joystick to play racing games or put an octagonal joystick circle on the controller when you are about to play a fighting game. NYXI claims the battery life is roughly 6.5 hours on a single full charge.

One of the biggest selling points for the Wizard controller is the claim that it will not suffer from Joy-Con drift. NYXI claims it can achieve this because the Wizard uses a Hall Effect joystick. For quick context, Hall Effect joysticks use a magnetic system meaning that the joystick never physically touches the sensor itself. With Joy-Con drift one of the biggest ongoing issues with the Nintendo Switch, this controller certainly appeals to those looking for a solution to this issue.

The NYXI Wizard is available right now on NYXI’s website and costs $69.

Taylor is the Associate Tech Editor at IGN. You can follow her on Twitter @TayNixter.

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