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Insignia™ - 6' Extension Cable for Nintendo NES and SNES Controllers (2-pack) - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 1729 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Needed so not sitting so close to TV

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    JunkGuy
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    You'll need these so you're not sitting right up against the TV, especially since TVs are much larger and brighter than 30 years ago. Your mom told you that was bad. The NES Classic is especially troublesome with only 3 foot long cables. These give me the length to sit comfortably at a distance on the couch and play, though I still need to get up to hit the reset button to save state. Useful for the SNES Classic, too, despite its slightly longer 5 foot cable length. I use one cable for each of the two systems so I don't have to keep exchanging a single cable between them. No distinguishable signal delay or other performance penalties incurred by use. Well worth the price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    does the job

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    terse
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    Simple product and works as advertised. Have tested each cable with both NES mini and SNES mini without issue. Prefer wireless in the end. No good options here for NES wireless if you want an authentic-looking NES controller, but there's an Insignia-stamped SNES controller which almost looks authentic (bulky and look is a bit off) that does the job. But if your kids are past the point of yanking on the controller, and hence the whole cord and console, to make Mario further (most gamers started off there at some point), then wires work just fine and these are a welcome addition to the NES and SNES minis unless you want to sit 6 inches in front of a modern-sized television.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Purchase this item!

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    LBlaxton
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    If you are purchasing the system, you might as well go ahead and purchase the extender cables, or at least another controller with a 10' cable already attached. If you're purchasing the system as a gift, go ahead and buy this and/or the extra controller to go with it, they will be even more grateful! The system only comes with one controller that has a 4' cable, not nearly long enough these days when most people have a 40" or larger TV, and tend to hang them on the walls and such. Plus most that purchase the system are going to be around their 30-40s, not all of us can sit right up in front of the tv trying to play a video game at this point.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    1 did not work

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    papa
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    received in new box but when plugged in 1 did not work and the 3 foot cable that comes on controller is to short to use by itself , took back to best by in river city but they were out and had no idea when they would receive more so kept the set so that could use the one good one ordered a new set online a nd received from Wal-Mart so now I have a new set but its 38 miles one way to return at store so I will keep the one that good for a spare so that when my grand children come over they have something to do when it rains but will be leery to purchase from best buy again as store does not carry what is on line.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    These are great but a shame you have to buy

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    GamerGuy
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    They work for the most part. However, the makers of the classic should have longer cables attached to the controllers already. This completely feels like a case of a company trying to milk the consumer of all the money it can. Also, do not try to plug two extension cables or more together for one controller. When the button is pressed, it will get the system on a delay and it really loses some of the functionality. I'm recommending to a friend because you can't play anything with the controller and cable that is attached to it. This product is a necessity.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Helps Extend controllers

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    Mickster
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    I had purchased the NES Classic Mini since I loved the old Nintendo classics but after playing it for the 1st time, realized that with the short 3 foot cable, you have to sitting right next to the TV. I looked around and got these cables for half off. I would say they work. I haven't seen any real lag and it makes it more tolerable to play not being so close to my 4K TV. Haven't tried them on the SNES classic that I have still in the box but supposedly, these should work.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Essential for Anyone who Owns NES/SNES Classic

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    Blaise
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    I purchased these wires without knowing that they were compatible with both the NES and SNES classic editions. The addition of these wires make for a much more agreeable gaming experience. I understand developers were trying to recapture the glory of the nostalgia of sitting close to the tv when playing these games with the short wires on the manufacturers controllers. Problem is, TVs were not 32 inches + back in the 80s and 90s. The package comes with two wires, and is very reasonably priced.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Must have for any Super NES classic console

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    Mountaineer304
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    These cables are an absolute must for anyone who owns a super nes classic console, the included cables with the console are a most four feet or so which are almost impossible to reach your couch unless your right upon the TV, in my situation we have a 65 inch Samsung Qled and we sit about 8 feet back so these cables are a must have! Also buy them at best buy over gamestop the cables are waaaaay cheaper and better quality!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Some are good some are not.

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    Ernie92
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    Its rare but check it when you purchase them. If they don't work with NES mini or SNES mini or the Wii. Then exchange them as long as you are within the days of the warranty. For the one I purchase the first time one of the extension would make my SNES shut off maybe, for some weird reason. But after I return/exchange them with a new pair with my warranty and test them at home. Then it finally work. Always keep your receipt and look at the warranty and see how many day you get.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    No straining your neck!

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    Punkrickdad
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    These cords allow you to actually sit back on the couch and relax while you play your SNES Classic. The extra six feet doesn’t sound like much but it really makes a large difference. Now my daughter has room to run in front of me and trip on the cables, (much in the same way my baby brother did with the original NES and forced us to restart our games), but the cable stay locked in and do not trip up the system.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Proper cable lengths

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    inCahoots
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    Sorta ridiculous that the cable length that come standard in the classic systems leave much to be desired. Unless you sit at a desk and play the system with a screen within a foot from your face than you need to get a set of these cord extensions. The color doesn’t match the standard cabling on the controllers but that’s really a nit pick on my behalf. They work as if they came stock to the controller. Quality too, no issues to report here.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Takes care of the issue

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    321Go
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    Bought these extensions Christmas week for the NES Classic and they work as they're supposed to. Why Nintendo made their controller cable so short is beyond anybody's imagination. A simple observation, If you felt the need, you could also connect the two 6 footers together to make a 12 footer. I'd recommend, if you're needing something like these to solve Nintendo's short cable problem. Really can't beat it for 9 bucks for the two of them. Enjoy...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Necessary with today's TVs

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    shauntu
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    NES used to have really short cords, but TVs were smaller and people sat close to them, so things kind of worked out. Today however, TV's a huge and it makes 0 sense to have short cords on controllers, no matter how 'accurate' that is to the past :). As such, when Best Buy recommended this cable extenders, it was a very sensible recommendation and I am glad I went with them as they do work great and make the system more convenient.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Must have for Classic NES

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    JoeyB
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    These extension cords are a MUST HAVE to use the Classic NES console properly. The attached cables are just too short to use considering most TV’s are wall hanging these days. Back in the day we all sat in front of the tube TV and a short cord didn’t matter as much, would HIGHLY suggest grabbing these. After reading other reviews I ordered these at the same time as the system & I’m glad I did. You will be too.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice extension cords

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    Vannigirl
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    These are really good extension cords. They don't cause the controllers to have any lag. The only thing I wiash is that they were a little bit longer. Because even with the extension cord connected to the controller I still have to move the snes/NES classic in order for it to not be to short. However that's just because of how my furniture is set up it might be different for someone else these might be the perfect length for other people.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    both broken within a month

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    oldschool
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    Both extension cords worked fine upon arrival. Within a week one of the two completely stopped working. Now, a month later, the second extension cord works only intermittently, requiring us to unplug and plug back in every 5-10 minutes. Plugging controllers directly into the system itself causes no problems, so it is easy to isolate the extenders as the problem. Disappointed.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This is a MUST to fully enjoy the Classic NES syst

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    TPos
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    We purchased the Classic NES system but quickly learned that they cord on the controller that is included in the Classic NES box is far too short. You couldn't play too long with only the cord that came with the Classic NES system. Thankfully, this cord was inexpensive and provided plenty of length so that we could play the Classic NES and not be forced to be too close to the TV.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Only one worked

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    TrojanAT
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    Hooked up the first extension cable and it did not work. Connected the second one and it is working just fine... so far. I only have one controller, so now it isn't a huge deal. Got this pretty cheap on sale so not really worth the trouble returning it with the defective one. The one that does work though makes gaming much better and more comfortable especially since I have a 65" TV.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for all "Nintendo Classic" systems

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    AZNPRYDE69
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    Buying these cord extenders was the best thing to do. I am able to sit on the couch and play the game with a lot of slack left on the cord. The cords that come with the controllers aren’t nearly long enough to play in a comfortable position. I only purchased these because I thought the box (NES) said the extenders were included and when I found out they weren’t, I purchased them. Best purchase I could’ve ever made!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Must-Buy

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    Ryan
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    Are you buying or do you have one of the NES Classic mini-consoles? Then get this. You're gonna need it. The controller that comes packaged in with the NES mini has a two foot long cord. That wasn't an issue back when we were playing via analog on a 19 inch tube TV but that close nowadays is nearly impossible. The added distance these give you is invaluable.

    I would recommend this to a friend