A new third-party “Pro Controller” from accessories company GuliKit is aiming high, promising no analog drift thanks to its “Electromagnetic Stick” technology.
At a surprisingly reasonable cost of $70, the GuliKing Kong Pro 2 Kit The controller also has an “FPS mode” which is configured to have no dead zones. Standard Amiibo support, gyroscope gameplay, and full vibration feedback are also included.
In its review of the controller, Gizmodo had the following to say:
“Third-party controllers have come a long way over the years, but instead of just providing a cheaper alternative to what console makers offer, companies like 8BitDo and Scuf are now offering controllers with additional customization and features. , giving gamers more reason to choose something else than what Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft are offering. GuliKit does the same thing, but with a $70 price tag that matches the Switch Pro controller, and the promise of no Never encounter drifting joysticks again, the KingKong Pro 2 now seems to be the best option for Switch Players.”
Here is an overview of the features of the Gulikit website:
● New patented electromagnetic stick, no drifting ever
● New patented button, excellent conductive rubber feel, 50 million times ultra-long service life, anti-jamming, anti-disconnection
● Support Switch console wake up
● Support wired and wireless connection
● Built-in rechargeable lithium battery can work up to 25 hours on a full charge.
● Exclusive FPS mode, patented technology, 100% no dead zone
Nintendo has come under a lot of criticism for its persistent issues with drifting sticks, especially on Joy-Con controllers. More recently, a former repair supervisor said the volume of work required to counter the problem was “very stressful”. In more bizarre circumstances, parents are even asking their children to sue Nintendo for the drifting issues.
If this controller does what it promises and eliminates drift, then it could be a solid alternative to the official Pro controller, even this gorgeous new Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak!
Let us know in the comments if you’re looking to pick up the GuliKit KingKong Pro 2, or if you’d rather go with Nintendo’s official offer.