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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 1775 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: 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.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    They are a must

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    JoeHam412
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    They are a must, if you own a mini Nintendo classic you need these. The quality on these are good no problems at all, no delays. The courts are extra long so you don’t have to worry about moving your Nintendo away from the TV. D they are a must, if you own a mini Nintendo classic you need these. The quality on these are good no problems at all, no delays. The courts are extra long so you don’t have to worry about moving your Nintendo away from the TV.

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  • 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.

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  • 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!

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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...

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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

    Definitely needed for NES Classic Edition

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    oldtimer
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    If you have or will be purchasing the NES Classic Edition gaming system, then you will definitely want to purchase these extension cables to go with it. The cable is VERY short on the NES controller itself, and unless you want to sit right in the tv screen, you will need an extension cable. The 6 foot length is very generous, relatively inexpensive and will make your gaming experience so much more enjoyable.

    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.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A must for the classic Nintendo

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    Eric
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    If you are fortunate enough to have either the classic NES, the classic SNES, or both, these are a fantastic accessory. In particular the NES controller cable is pretty short. Since we all have much bigger TVs than I did when I had the original NES, it makes more sense to sit farther back. This extension gives you that ability. And they are very reasonably priced.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good purchase

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    KeKe
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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 o though the box (NES) said the extenders were included and when I found out they weren’t, I purchased them. Best purchase I could’ve made!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Its a no-brainer

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    Tyler
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    If you’ve bought the Nintendo NES Classic and didn’t yet take it out of the box, you’ll soon discover that the 3-foot controller cables are exactly no more than three feet. Who sits only three feet from a TV? This Insignia 6-foot extension cable is a required purchase for anyone who intends to use the Nintendo NES Classic and sit more than three feet from a screen.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for all Nintendo Classic systems

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    ElaineK
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    I was so glad this was available on the ticket for my SNES that I stood in line for. I know the marketing department really looks at what they can also get customers to buy and they were right. I have the NES and I've been having a hard time finding a second controller for it. I can use these for both my NES (when I finally get a second controller) and the SNES I bought at Best Buy. Thank you!

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Not necessary, but HIGHLY recommended.

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    GamingJohnDoe
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    In the interest of full disclosure, this review is based on using the cords on the SNES Classic Edition and Wiiu's Wii mode. The cords themselves give extra length to the short cords on the SNES Classic Edition's controllers and the Wii Classic Controller. They do not have performance or lag issues, even when chained together to give extra length.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Necessity

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    JP33
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    This is a Christmas gift, but there's no way you can play w/o these extension cords! I certainly wonder why Nintendo would make the standard cord only six feet in length (this isn't 1980!). You will absolutely need to purchase a set of these. 5 Stars because you need them and they're cheap. 0 stars for Nintendo forcing you to spend extra on cords...

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Much needed

    Posted
    Camp
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    These cables are definitely needed to play the nes classic mini given that the controller is only 3 feet in length. This gives it an extra reach of about 9 feet so you don't have to play right up against the tv screen. If you're planning to buy the nes mini definitely pick up these extension cords to give your controller extra reach from where your sitting

    I would recommend this to a friend