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Best Buy customers often prefer the following products when searching for hand controllers.

Video game controllers have come a long way since the early days of gaming. The technology has improved, the ergonomics have been refined, and the designs are more stylish than ever before. Browse the top-ranked list of hand controllers below along with associated reviews and opinions.

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  1. 8BitDo - Ultimate C 2.4G Wireless Controller - Lilac Purple - Front_Zoom
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    "At some point, he was shopping for equipment, and I made him slip and buy the 36,000 G pants instead! This wireless controller fits comfortably in my hands. The offset joysticks take a little getting used to but it worked out....8bit controller...Really great controller and works amazing. My brothr and i are really enjoing these controllers."

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    Product Description

    Ultimate C 2.4g Controller is a even more cost effective, simplified version of Ultimate. Play any game, anywhere. Windows, Android, Raspberry Pi, Steam Deck. 8BitDo controllers are designed to be as versatile as possible with each of your modern devices.
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    Top comment

    "At some point, he was shopping for equipment, and I made him slip and buy the 36,000 G pants instead! This wireless controller fits comfortably in my hands. The offset joysticks take a little getting used to but it worked out....8bit controller...Really great controller and works amazing. My brothr and i are really enjoing these controllers."

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    Product Description

    Ultimate C 2.4g Controller is a even more cost effective, simplified version of Ultimate. Play any game, anywhere. Windows, Android, Raspberry Pi, Steam Deck. 8BitDo controllers are designed to be as versatile as possible with each of your modern devices.
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  2. Hori - Wireless HORIPAD (Legend of Zelda) for Nintendo Switch - Black - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Nice Controller...It is light and better to use than the Switch controllers....Nice controller...Works great, good quality and nice finish and design on the controller. Feels good in the hand."

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    Be bound by cables and disposable batteries no longer! The built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery and Bluetooth wireless technology gives you freedom with a 32-foot range and 15-plus hours of battery life. Lightweight yet solid, the snappy and responsive wireless HORIPAD is equipped with an accelerometer and gyroscope for full motion control, making it the go-to choice for Nintendo Switch gamers. Charges with included USB-C cable. Featuring Link character art. Officially Licensed by Nintendo.
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    "Nice Controller...It is light and better to use than the Switch controllers....Nice controller...Works great, good quality and nice finish and design on the controller. Feels good in the hand."

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    Product Description

    Be bound by cables and disposable batteries no longer! The built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery and Bluetooth wireless technology gives you freedom with a 32-foot range and 15-plus hours of battery life. Lightweight yet solid, the snappy and responsive wireless HORIPAD is equipped with an accelerometer and gyroscope for full motion control, making it the go-to choice for Nintendo Switch gamers. Charges with included USB-C cable. Featuring Link character art. Officially Licensed by Nintendo.
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  3. Surge Gaming - Surge Livewire Microwatt Junior Controller - Black - Alt_View_Zoom_11

    Product Description

    The Livewire Microwatt Controller offers full sized functionality in a 20% smaller size. Designed for younger gamers, the custom grip texture on the handles, triggers, and thumbsticks keeps you on target. The LED light bar and thumbstick underglow highlight your skills and can be adjusted to match your style. Dual rumble motors enhance your experience, and a 3.5mm audio port makes it easy to chat with friends. Equipped with a detachable 10-foot braided cable, the Microwatt is the perfect travel buddy, providing full functionality in a compact size.
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    Product Description

    The Livewire Microwatt Controller offers full sized functionality in a 20% smaller size. Designed for younger gamers, the custom grip texture on the handles, triggers, and thumbsticks keeps you on target. The LED light bar and thumbstick underglow highlight your skills and can be adjusted to match your style. Dual rumble motors enhance your experience, and a 3.5mm audio port makes it easy to chat with friends. Equipped with a detachable 10-foot braided cable, the Microwatt is the perfect travel buddy, providing full functionality in a compact size.
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  4. Nintendo - Joy-Con (L/R) Wireless Controllers - Pastel Pink/Pastel Yellow - Front_Zoom
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    "Awesome controllers...Really believe these controllers are make the Switch console one of the best systems there is today. ...However, if your eating snacks or have dirty hands these controllers are definitely going to give you stick drift, squishy buttons or buttons that stop reacting. "

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    Product Description

    Expand your collection with these colorful pastel Joy-Con controllers. Games come to life through easy-to-use motion controls and HD rumble—advanced vibration features built into each Joy Con controller. Depending on the game, you might use a single Joy Con in each hand—or even give the second one to a friend.
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    "Awesome controllers...Really believe these controllers are make the Switch console one of the best systems there is today. ...However, if your eating snacks or have dirty hands these controllers are definitely going to give you stick drift, squishy buttons or buttons that stop reacting. "

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    Product Description

    Expand your collection with these colorful pastel Joy-Con controllers. Games come to life through easy-to-use motion controls and HD rumble—advanced vibration features built into each Joy Con controller. Depending on the game, you might use a single Joy Con in each hand—or even give the second one to a friend.
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  5. Backbone One (Lightning) - Mobile Gaming Controller for iPhone - 2nd Gen - Black - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Really good controller, only thing is that they a $40 yearly service charge...There are some downsides like when I play “claw mode” for a long time my hands to start hurt after 2hrs of playing and also need a subscription to use all features in the Backbone app, overall its still a cool piece to play some mobike games."

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    Product Description

    Backbone One transforms your iPhone device into the ultimate gaming console. Snap in your phone and play any game or service that supports controllers, including Apple Arcade, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, or even stream from your Xbox, PlayStation or PC. Our Second Generation device features two sets of magnetic adapters that allow for even better phone fit along with a reshaped D-pad which enhances responsiveness, resulting in superior feel and control across multiple genres of gameplay. The Backbone app organizes your content library and game streaming services into an integrated user experience. Uncover a new world of premium gaming in seconds.
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    "Really good controller, only thing is that they a $40 yearly service charge...There are some downsides like when I play “claw mode” for a long time my hands to start hurt after 2hrs of playing and also need a subscription to use all features in the Backbone app, overall its still a cool piece to play some mobike games."

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    Product Description

    Backbone One transforms your iPhone device into the ultimate gaming console. Snap in your phone and play any game or service that supports controllers, including Apple Arcade, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, or even stream from your Xbox, PlayStation or PC. Our Second Generation device features two sets of magnetic adapters that allow for even better phone fit along with a reshaped D-pad which enhances responsiveness, resulting in superior feel and control across multiple genres of gameplay. The Backbone app organizes your content library and game streaming services into an integrated user experience. Uncover a new world of premium gaming in seconds.
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  6. KontrolFreek - FPS Galaxy Edition Thumbsticks, Xbox/Xbox Series X/Xbox Series X - Black - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Helps with my controller grip when my hands get real sweaty I can still hold on to the joysticks....I have big hands and these are quality and my hands feel much better"

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    KontrolFreek Performance Thumbsticks for First Person Shooters are engineered to dramatically upgrade your aiming and precision, while increasing grip and delivering better control. Black Galaxy Edition thumbsticks give you out-of-this-world performance no matter what game you play.
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    "Helps with my controller grip when my hands get real sweaty I can still hold on to the joysticks....I have big hands and these are quality and my hands feel much better"

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    Product Description

    KontrolFreek Performance Thumbsticks for First Person Shooters are engineered to dramatically upgrade your aiming and precision, while increasing grip and delivering better control. Black Galaxy Edition thumbsticks give you out-of-this-world performance no matter what game you play.
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  7. Surge Gaming - Surge Livewire Microwatt Junior Controller - Blue - Alt_View_Zoom_11
    Top comment

    "Best kid controller...The perfect controller for a kid. Fit their hand comes with wire. ...Great controller for smaller hands...Great controller for smaller hands. The cord is 8-10 feet long so plenty of room."

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    Product Description

    The Livewire Microwatt Controller offers full sized functionality in a 20% smaller size. Designed for younger gamers, the custom grip texture on the handles, triggers, and thumbsticks keeps you on target. The LED light bar and thumbstick underglow highlight your skills and can be adjusted to match your style. Dual rumble motors enhance your experience, and a 3.5mm audio port makes it easy to chat with friends. Equipped with a detachable 10-foot braided cable, the Microwatt is the perfect travel buddy, providing full functionality in a compact size.
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    "Best kid controller...The perfect controller for a kid. Fit their hand comes with wire. ...Great controller for smaller hands...Great controller for smaller hands. The cord is 8-10 feet long so plenty of room."

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    Product Description

    The Livewire Microwatt Controller offers full sized functionality in a 20% smaller size. Designed for younger gamers, the custom grip texture on the handles, triggers, and thumbsticks keeps you on target. The LED light bar and thumbstick underglow highlight your skills and can be adjusted to match your style. Dual rumble motors enhance your experience, and a 3.5mm audio port makes it easy to chat with friends. Equipped with a detachable 10-foot braided cable, the Microwatt is the perfect travel buddy, providing full functionality in a compact size.
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  8. Hori - HORIPAD (Peach) Wireless for Nintendo Switch - Pink - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Works good but not recommended for little hands...I've previously bought the PowerA controller and its the perfect size fornmy 6 yr old. ...Nintendo switch pro controller...My wife loved pink controllers especially Nintendo controllers its very lightweight got it on sale at Best buy and I love picking up my sensories from the location in northlake in Tucker Georgia and give it a 5 out of 5 Stars"

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    Product Description

    Be bound by cables and disposable batteries no longer! The built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery and Bluetooth wireless technology gives you freedom with a 32-foot range and 15-plus hours of battery life. Lightweight yet solid, the snappy and responsive wireless HORIPAD is equipped with an accelerometer and gyroscope for full motion control, making it the go-to choice for Nintendo Switch gamers. Charges with included USB-C cable. Officially Licensed by Nintendo.
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    Top comment

    "Works good but not recommended for little hands...I've previously bought the PowerA controller and its the perfect size fornmy 6 yr old. ...Nintendo switch pro controller...My wife loved pink controllers especially Nintendo controllers its very lightweight got it on sale at Best buy and I love picking up my sensories from the location in northlake in Tucker Georgia and give it a 5 out of 5 Stars"

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    Product Description

    Be bound by cables and disposable batteries no longer! The built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery and Bluetooth wireless technology gives you freedom with a 32-foot range and 15-plus hours of battery life. Lightweight yet solid, the snappy and responsive wireless HORIPAD is equipped with an accelerometer and gyroscope for full motion control, making it the go-to choice for Nintendo Switch gamers. Charges with included USB-C cable. Officially Licensed by Nintendo.
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  9. Hori - Split Pad Pro (Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom) for Nintendo Switch - Black - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Must have for large hands...Makes playing the switch hand held so much better. My hands no longer cramp holding it and can reach all the buttons without feeling squished....After purching the Hori split pad pro.and using it for quiet some time i camr to the conclusion that i love this product. The comfort in your hands make this my first choice. I recommend these joy cons to anyone with huge hands or who would like to feel a full size controller in their hands. "

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    Product Description

    The Split Pad Pro attaches to the Nintendo Switch system to provide a full-size controller experience in Handheld Mode. The ergonomic form factor fits your hands perfectly for increased comfort and control. Features include full-size analog sticks and D-pad, turbo functions, and assignable rear buttons. Enjoy a new gaming experience with the Split Pad Pro! (Does not include Motion Controls, HD Rumble, NFC, or IR camera.) Officially Licensed by Nintendo.
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    "Must have for large hands...Makes playing the switch hand held so much better. My hands no longer cramp holding it and can reach all the buttons without feeling squished....After purching the Hori split pad pro.and using it for quiet some time i camr to the conclusion that i love this product. The comfort in your hands make this my first choice. I recommend these joy cons to anyone with huge hands or who would like to feel a full size controller in their hands. "

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    Product Description

    The Split Pad Pro attaches to the Nintendo Switch system to provide a full-size controller experience in Handheld Mode. The ergonomic form factor fits your hands perfectly for increased comfort and control. Features include full-size analog sticks and D-pad, turbo functions, and assignable rear buttons. Enjoy a new gaming experience with the Split Pad Pro! (Does not include Motion Controls, HD Rumble, NFC, or IR camera.) Officially Licensed by Nintendo.
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  10. PDP - Victrix Pro BFG Wireless Controller for PS5, PS4, and PC, Sony 3D Audio, Modular Buttons/Clutch Triggers/Joystick - White - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Great controller...Firmware update easy to install as well. Comfortable controller for smaller hands. Back buttons are close so you may have to unassign them do you dont press them in actual gameplay...I bought "Open Box: Excellent", and understand why they'd be returned despite being really good controllers. If I were younger, I'd probably adapt very fast. "

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    Product Description

    Step-up your competitive gaming level with this professional controller, built for PlayStation and PC. Full customization and top performance gives players the edge with precision thumb sticks, triggers and buttons for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and PC. Pro BFG includes 4 interchangeable analog sticks, w/stainless steel shaft for smoother movements. The Victrix Control Hub PC App allows you to customize, calibrate, run diagnostics and update controller firmware. Built for all kinds of competitive gameplay, the Left Module can be flipped 180 degrees to personalize your style of play. The Right Module can be swapped out for standard or fight pad style control. The back of controller has a profile button with LED allowing you to map the back buttons and toggle through the profile settings. 3 profiles can be stored in the controller’s memory. Ready to travel, Pro BFG includes a sleek durable carrying case that holds all your cables, modules, and extra pieces like USB-C cable (3m) and Module Customization Tool to install and remove modules. The Victrix Pro BFG Controller includes 14 swappable components to transform the controller to match your game and your play style.
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    "Great controller...Firmware update easy to install as well. Comfortable controller for smaller hands. Back buttons are close so you may have to unassign them do you dont press them in actual gameplay...I bought "Open Box: Excellent", and understand why they'd be returned despite being really good controllers. If I were younger, I'd probably adapt very fast. "

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    Product Description

    Step-up your competitive gaming level with this professional controller, built for PlayStation and PC. Full customization and top performance gives players the edge with precision thumb sticks, triggers and buttons for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and PC. Pro BFG includes 4 interchangeable analog sticks, w/stainless steel shaft for smoother movements. The Victrix Control Hub PC App allows you to customize, calibrate, run diagnostics and update controller firmware. Built for all kinds of competitive gameplay, the Left Module can be flipped 180 degrees to personalize your style of play. The Right Module can be swapped out for standard or fight pad style control. The back of controller has a profile button with LED allowing you to map the back buttons and toggle through the profile settings. 3 profiles can be stored in the controller’s memory. Ready to travel, Pro BFG includes a sleek durable carrying case that holds all your cables, modules, and extra pieces like USB-C cable (3m) and Module Customization Tool to install and remove modules. The Victrix Pro BFG Controller includes 14 swappable components to transform the controller to match your game and your play style.
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