I am no longer recommending the J&TOP Wireless controller (JYS-NS126). Read below for details. I am currently recommending the 8Bitdo controller or Official Nintendo Pro Controller.
Some people (including myself) have received warnings from Windows Defender and AVG, flagging the firmware flashing app for the JYS controller as being infected with Win32:WrongInf-A [Susp] which appears to be a form of PPC adware. You have been warned! I have reached out to the manufacturer for comment. As much as I like this controller, I can no longer recommend it until the manufacturer provides a proven safe way for their customers to update it. Hopefully JYS will resolve this quickly. I am also hoping other 3rd Party Pro Controllers will be released soon. For now, I recommend paying Nintendo’s price for the Official Pro Controller, or picking up an 8Bitdo controller.
I received the below email response from JYS:
About the updater tool, it’s developed by ourselves, so it’s not so stable but please rest assurance that it’s not virus.
I still don’t trust it until it scans clean, so use it at your own risk.
There is now an update (http://www.jysinc.cn/page/Service) from the manufacturer available for the JYS controller that fixes the Bluetooth connection issue with Nintendo’s 4.0 update for the Switch.
Until recently, if you were looking for a wireless Nintendo Switch “Pro” controller, your only option was the Nintendo branded Pro Controller. I love Nintendo, but their accessories are overpriced – $70 for a controller?? Yeah… not happening Nintendo. You could get the Nintendo Licensed wired controller for much cheaper if you are into that sort of thing, I suppose. I am not that hardcore of a gamer that I need or want a wired controller, plus they have no motion controls or rumble. To my surprise, within the past few weeks 3rd party accessory makers began releasing wireless controllers that don’t need a separate bluetooth dongle and connect directly to the Switch, at less than half the price of the official Nintendo Switch Pro Controller. Just like the official one, these controllers support motion control, screenshots as well as rumble. In fact, the only thing missing is NFC support which I never use anyway. I decided to take a risk and be one of the first to order the J&TOP Wireless controller (JYS-NS126) for $31.99 from Amazon, and I was not disappointed. The controller arrived quickly and was packaged nicely. The instructions for connecting to the switch were clear and easy to follow. The controller came with a 4′ USB-C chord for charging and connected nicely to the Switch dock. The controller connected to my Switch in seconds with no issues. The manual says the controller is PC compatible as well and has the ability to receive firmware updates should it ever need it. The controller feels good and sturdy, not too heavy, and not too light either. The joysticks had smooth movement and a good range. The buttons all pressed nicely, however I did notice a very slight rubbing with the R2 trigger button, but nothing that affected gameplay in any way, and it cleared up after a few more hours of use. Motion controls worked well, and the rumble was great although a little strong with certain vibration heavy games like Mario Kart. Battery life seemed to be very good, and lasted about 18-20 hours before needing a re-charge. The hand grips were very comfortable and the D-PAD worked extremely well. All in all, if you are looking for a “Pro Controller” for the Nintendo Switch and don’t need NFC, my suggestion is to skip the Nintendo branded one and pick up the J&TOP Wireless controller for the Nintendo Switch. Heck you can get two of them for the price of one Nintendo branded “Pro Controller” and play with a friend.