The best Raspberry Controllers

As you may already know, the Raspberry Pi is a mini-computer with the functions of a full-fledged computer that can be used for many cool things, like setting up a home arcade console.

In this article we are going to analyze the best Raspberry controllers, so you have a choice.

Raspberry Controllers Comparison

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OUR FAVOURITE
RunSnail SN30 Pro Mando Bluetooth Compatible...
SN30 Pro Plus Mando Bluetooth, Controller...
QUMOX 2 x Nintendo Juego de PC Gamepad...
Lioncast Arcade Fightstick Palanca de Mando...
EasySMX Mando para PC, [Regalos] Mando...
BAONUOR Mando inalámbrico para PS3,...
Connection
Bluetooth & USB
Bluetooth & USB
USB
USB
Wireless
Wireless
Platforms
Raspberry Pi / PC / Nintendo Switch / Android / macOS
Raspberry Pi / Nintendo Switch / PC / Android / Mac
Raspberry Pi / PC
Raspberry Pi / PC
Raspberry Pi / PC / Android / PS3
Raspberry Pi / PC / PS3
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RunSnail SN30 Pro Mando Bluetooth Compatible...
Connection
Bluetooth & USB
Platforms
Raspberry Pi / PC / Nintendo Switch / Android / macOS
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SN30 Pro Plus Mando Bluetooth, Controller...
Connection
Bluetooth & USB
Platforms
Raspberry Pi / Nintendo Switch / PC / Android / Mac
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QUMOX 2 x Nintendo Juego de PC Gamepad...
Connection
USB
Platforms
Raspberry Pi / PC
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Lioncast Arcade Fightstick Palanca de Mando...
Connection
USB
Platforms
Raspberry Pi / PC
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EasySMX Mando para PC, [Regalos] Mando...
Connection
Wireless
Platforms
Raspberry Pi / PC / Android / PS3
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BAONUOR Mando inalámbrico para PS3,...
Connection
Wireless
Platforms
Raspberry Pi / PC / PS3
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What is the best Raspberry controller?

The best Raspberry controller will surely be different for each user, since on this platform the options are very different from each other and the thing is pretty close.

So, let’s take a look at a selection that might help you choose.

8Bitdo Bluetooth SF30 Pro

8Bitdo Bluetooth SF30 Pro

I’m sure the style of this controller looks familiar, right? And it is identical to one of Super Nintendo, so we can already imagine with what games will make us fall a little tear.

In addition to being compatible with the Rspberry, it is also compatible with Windows, MAC, even with the SNES Classic, Android or ChromeOS

It is much more complete than the original was: it has vibration, joysticks, bluetooth and a USB-C type connection and 2 extra buttons, which are the typical ones used on other platforms to capture the screen.

The 8bitdo brand is gradually gaining a place on our shelves, since with designs as cool as this controller, the truth is that they have earned it.

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Advantages

  • Multiplatform: In addition to being compatible with a raspberry, it is compatible with many current consoles.
  • With vibration and joysticks

Disadvantages

  • Ergonomics are the same as in the golden age of Super Nintendo

Conclusion

Rating:
9/10 With the 8Bitdo SF30 Bluetooth Controller we can relive the classics of our childhood in a renewed and adapted to our times. The quality is good and the design is simply great.

8Bitdo SN30 Pro+

8Bitdo SN30 Pro

If you’re looking for a slightly more generic controller for the Raspberry, then you should take a look at the 8Bitdo SN30 Pro+.

It works with bluetooth or USB-C cable to connect. It supports rumble vibration function and has motion controls. The way to charge it is through USB connection, via USB-C type.

It is possible to map the buttons, allowing a good adaptation to the system we are talking about. It is compatible with a Raspberry, PC, Android, MAC, Steam or Switch.

It is ergonomic: it gives us the possibility to modify the sensitivity of the joystick and we can also adjust the 6-axis motion sensors. The size of the controller is 18.1 cm x 13.3 cm x 7.6 cm and its weight is 535 grams.

It draws attention to its characteristic retro style, a good option to have a great time traveling back in time to our childhood, and thus enjoying the best titles of the past.

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Advantages

  • Customizable: You can map the buttons, adjust the joystick sensitivity, among other features.
  • Compatibility: In addition to being compatible with a Raspberry, it is also compatible with a PC, Android, Mac and Steam.
  • Lightweight: It weighs just over 500 grams, so it is considered a very light controller.

Disadvantages

  • The design is a hybrid between Nintendo and Playstation

Conclusion

Rating:
7.5/10 The 8Bitdo SN30 is a retro controller that we can use to play titles of any kind. The gamepad has a great quality/price ratio.

QUMOX

QUMOX Gamepad

This pack of 2 controllers with the Super Nintendo design comes in USB version, with a plus of nostalgia that few designs can offer.

The most interesting feature of this set is its price: for just over 10€ we can have 2 controllers.

They work with a USB cable of meter and a half, a typical measure that should not give us too many problems in reaching the Raspberry.

It is Plug & Play, so we just have to plug it in and the Raspberry will take care of its detection, without having to configure it with additional applications.

The design is very successful and the size is exactly the same as the original.

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Advantages

  • Very economical: We will get 2 controllers for the price of one.
  • There is a very successful and nice nostalgic component

Disadvantages

  • They are very simple controllers, without vibration system or wireless technology.

Conclusion

Rating:
7/10 The Qumox 2 cables are designed to replay the classics of the 90’s with the same controllers with which we tried them for the first time.

Lioncast Arcade Fightstick

Lioncast Arcade Fightstick

Those nostalgic will also remember the battles they’ve had on the classic arcade machines of a lifetime. As a tribute to this type of machines, LionCast Arcade Fightstick arrives to the market.

Composed of a joystick on the left side and the mythical buttons of the arcade on the left side. This controller is compatible with Raspberry, PC, PS2 and PS3.

For maximum stability, the brand has provided this controller with rubber feet that adhere to the surface in question. This will prevent any kind of slippage.

It is resistant, retro style and ideal for modding.

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Advantages

  • Emulates the old arcade: It will seem to be playing in an arcade machine.
  • Customizable buttons

Disadvantages

  • This arcade controller is intended for playing games of the era, so if you’re thinking of playing Fortnite with this, you may be in for a tough time.

Conclusion

Grade:
8/10 The Lioncast Arcade Fightstick is meant for enthusiastic users of retro arcade machines.

EasySMX

EasySMX Gamepad

Our latest USB controller is the EasySMX. In addition to being 100% compatible with a Raspberry, it is also compatible with a PC (running Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 and 10), PS3, and even Android (requires an OTG-enabled terminal).

It is a wireless controller, with a signal coverage that reaches up to 10 meters. It works with 2 AA batteries. The capacity of the same is 1800 mAh, providing fun for 20 hours (for games with vibration) and up to 90 hours (for games without vibration).

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Advantages

  • Bluetooth up to 10 meters range
  • It is practically compatible with all games on the market.
  • Autonomy of up to 20/90 hours with a battery change.

Disadvantages

  • Central button is always on

Conclusion

Rating:
9/10 The EasySMX is a very modern and functional raspberry controller. It adapts to all types of current or retro titles.

BAONUOR Wireless controller

BAONUOR Mando inalámbrico para PS3,...
Connection: Cable
Colors: Black

The BAONUOR Wireless Controller could be said to be an alternative version of the Dualshock 3 manufactured by third parties oriented to the PC. It offers two different modes: wired or wireless.

This controller brings with it all the standard features of the controllers; vibration, the same buttons, joysticks, triggers and LEDs that tell you which player number has been assigned to you. The wired version of the controller has a cable length of 1.5m, which is normal for this type of device.

It is a Plug & Play device so it does not require any special knowledge to configure it. In general the people who have purchased this device (including myself) are happy with its performance.

This controller inherits the ergonomics and design of the acclaimed Sony controller, its buttons and material have an acceptable quality, without reaching the Sony gamepad.

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Advantages

  • Dualshock 3 style very successful
  • Price
  • Good finish for the price

Disadvantages

  • Wired controller
  • No vibration

Conclusion

Rating:

8/10

In conclusion it is a good cheap controller that delivers what it promises, so if the design is to your liking do not hesitate to buy it.


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