***Update*** There is now an update 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.