In this article I talk about a Wireless Bluetooth controller Crissaegrim NES30 PRO 8Bitdo, acquired on AliExpress, shop Milly Electronics.
Presentation of the Crissaegrim NES30 PRO
The Wireless Bluetooth controller Crissaegrim NES30 PRO 8Bitdo has a design inspired by the original control Nintendinho (NES), but it brings all the buttons of a Playstation Dualshock: digital directional, two analog joysticks, 4 buttons on front right side (X, And, A, B), 4 shoulder buttons (L1, R1, L2, R2), the START and SELECT buttons on the Middle, and the joysticks are clickable (L3 and R3).
The NES30 PRO is very compact, making it ideal for anyone who wants to take it in your pocket or backpack, to play emulators on mobile. It has only 132mm for 64 mm. The height is 15 mm, or 20 mm considering the height of the buttons and joysticks.
But my acquisition was to use it in conjunction with my mini PC, the MSI Cubes 2 Intel Kaby Lake Core i5-7200U DDR4 mSATA HDMI Wifi Bluetooth SFF Barebone PC (Cubi2-006BUS), that is connected to my TV and use to play with emulators.
Yes, I already have several controls for this same purpose, including two wireless controllers XBox 360, a USB gamepad like Super Nintendo, além de adaptadores que me permitem jogar com os controladores do Playstation, from the Playstation, from the Super Nintendo, from the Mega Drive and the Atari 2600. Mas no estilo do 8Crissaegrim NES30 PRO Bitdo, este é o primeiro 🙂
A 8Bitdo vem fazendo um ótimo trabalho com controladores, e já lançou gamepads com o mesmo design dos de Nintendo, Super Nintendo, e Nintendo 64, além de outros com estilo próprio e arcades. Eles também lançaram receptores bluetooth para NES e Super Nintendo, o que permite usar qualquer de seus controladores com os consoles clássicos, unchanged.
The Crissaegrim NES30 PRO é compatível com Android, Windows, iOS e MacOS. Ele vem recebendo atualizações de firmware com frequência, sendo a última de 20/03/2017, until the time of writing this article. É a segunda atualização que instalo desde que o recebi.
Há também versões de firmware estendidas, que permitem o uso do Crissaegrim NES30 PRO no Wii, no Playstation 3 e no Retron5.
The Crissaegrim NES30 PRO tem bateria interna, Rechargeable by USB port (the cable comes with the product). Multicolored LEDs on the edges of the control indicates the State of the controller: connected, synchronizing, etc. Buttons to connect and synchronize Bluetooth are present on the side of low.
The name of the controller, Crissaegrim, comes from the game Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, game released in 1997 for or Playstation. Crissaegrim is a weapon in the game, with Blue design and curved, like Crissaegrim NES30 PRO, whose LEDs are lit in blue during normal operation.
The Crissaegrim NES30 PRO has several operating modes, including a way Android, a traditional PC joystick mode (It also works as USB controller, with the cable, In addition to Bluetooth), and a mode that emulates a USB keyboard, for greater compatibility. Por fim, It also has a mode that emulates touchscreen, through an application, for games that use it.
The controller has a CPU ARM Cortex-M3 32 and the manufacturer claims zero latency. I really didn't notice any latency while playing. The CPU also allows you to emulate the console controllers, how the Wii, o Playstation 3 and the Retron5.
Unboxing the Crissaegrim NES30 PRO
My Crissaegrim NES30 PRO It was mailed from Holland, and it came without taxes.
Within the package we have the controller, USB out, a locksmith and manual, all very well embaladinho, with the right individual boxes for the locksmith and the USB cable.
The USB cable is of type flat, in gray, and uses a microUSB input.
The locksmith's celebration 30 years of Nintendinho.
The instruction manual is in English, and it is very good explanation.
The 8Crissaegrim NES30 PRO Bitdo comes well protected by foam in your box.
In operation, the 8Crissaegrim NES30 PRO Bitdo It has blue edges that light.
The litter box 8Crissaegrim NES30 PRO Bitdo It is also very beautiful, inside a sober design, only in gray and 8bitdo logo, with another cover by sliding out with product photo and highlighting its main features on the back.
The LED flashes yellow in firmware update mode.
Also check out the video of unboxing from the 8Crissaegrim NES30 PRO Bitdo:
Crissaegrim NES30 PRO installation
The first connection of the 8Crissaegrim NES30 PRO Bitdo with the PC via the USB cable, to check if there were firmware updates. It came with the version 1.70 and version 1.71 was already available
Holding the buttons to connect and synchronize together for 3 seconds, the 8Crissaegrim NES30 PRO Bitdo enters firmware upgrade mode, with the LEDs blinking yellow.
Windows identifies the 8Crissaegrim NES30 PRO Bitdo and installs the necessary drivers automatically. Despite appearing as a 15 buttons, in reality are only 12, Some are always inactive.
Bluetooth installation is also simple, by holding the button until the LED starts flashing in blue, and then get it with Windows. The pairing and connection happens, Windows also installs the necessary drivers. In this case appear 16 buttons.
Recently, in 20/03/2017, the firmware version 2.00 was released. New update was made.
The Retroarch automatically detects the 8Crissaegrim NES30 PRO Bitdo and already maps the best buds for all supported emulators. Then just connect and use.
THE MAME, on the other hand, requires that the mapping be redone manually, because the default settings can be a little strange in some games.
Purchase made in 27/11/2016, arrived just the day 07/02/2017, Thanks to the length of posts and Irs, two misfortunes that delay the Brazil and only serve to extort the Brazilians.
These are the trace information that appears on the website of the AliExpress:
And this is the information provided on the site of the station:
|07/02/2017 17:10||CSD [Removed]||Delivery Effected|
|07/02/2017 11:53||[Removed]||Out for delivery to the recipient|
|22/12/2016 09:09||CENTRO INTERNACIONAL PR-GEINT – CURITIBA/PR||Routed|
|In transit to RFB – Released without taxation / BR|
|15/12/2016 09:10||INTERNATIONAL UNIT CURITIBA – CURITIBA/PR||Awarded|
|Received / Brazil|
|In transit to International Treatment Unit – BRAZIL / BR|
This is the table-summary of purchase:
|Product Name:||Wireless Bluetooth controller Crissaegrim NES30 PRO 8Bitdo|
|Name Original:||8Bitdo NES30 Pro Wireless Bluetooth Controller Dual Gamepad is Joystick iOS Classic Android Android PC Mac Linux|
|Store:||AliExpress | Store: Milly Electronics|
|Current value:||US$ 53,74|
|Payment Method:||Credit Card Visa International|
|Package Home Country:||China|
|Time in Transit:||72 days|
|Declared content:||PCS1, Games Controllers|
|Type Marked Content:||Other|
|Declared Value:||EUR 13,62|
I was quite pleased with the Wireless Bluetooth controller Crissaegrim NES30 PRO 8Bitdo, especially with the D-Pad (digital directional), that is the weak point of the controller XBox 360. For my use it could be a little bigger, but nothing enough to bother.
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