Cut the cord and go wireless with the Afterglow Wireless Deluxe Controller for Nintendo Switch! Choose your favorite color with the Prismatic LED lighting options and light up your gaming experience. Combine the ease of a wireless controller with the full color range of our Afterglow Prismatic LED lighting for the ultimate Switch Pro Controller! Gamers can cycle through the rainbow, set their favorite color, or turn off the lights completely. Peek into the controller's clear polycarbonate housing, to reveal its inner circuitry. Since it’s the Afterglow Wireless Deluxe Controller, it has dual programmable back buttons and motion controls to optimize your gaming. The built-in rechargeable battery allows for extra-long play time (over 20 hours) and a wireless range of up to 30 feet!
Wireless connectivity for a cable-free experience
Colorful LED light design with customizable colors and lighting modes
Motion control to maximize your gameplay
Dual programmable paddle-style back buttons to fit the way you play
Officially licensed by Nintendo
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Nintendo Switch Afterglow Deluxe Wireless Controller is rated
4.5 out of
Rated 5 out of
Pretty, rechargeable and functionalI got this controller for the rainbow lighting effects and it doesn't disappoint. I thought it might be distracting while using it in the dark, but you can dim the lights. It also has 4 different settings for the way you want the lights (goes through range of colors, pulses one color, reacts to joystick movement and static color or off) which is cool. The controller feels nice in your hands and it has two extra buttons on the back that you can program. I accidentally hit them a lot but you can easily take the plate on the back off so you don't hit the buttons anymore. The battery life is pretty good (lasted me at least a week with a few hours of daily play on one charge) and it's rechargeable, which is a huge plus. Over all, I like this controller a lot. Works well and looks cool!
Date published: 2020-08-08
Rated 1 out of
Paper weight from
Not working for pc.Upon pairing via Bluetooth, the cursor begins to drift. Getting into steam is impossible while the controller is freaking out. Buttons also do not respond as they should, and open up windows magnifier, virtual keyboard and other windows. It works alright on switch, which would be fine if I purchased it to play on switch. I bought it because official pro controllers are supported by steam. Very disappointing for a product "officially licensed by Nintendo". Support documents also seem to be lacking and a firmware or driver download don't seem to be available
Date published: 2020-08-02
Rated 2 out of
High quality & visually stunning, let down by...So today I grabbed the Nintendo Switch Wireless Afterglow Deluxe controller.
I am a Hardware QA Specialist in both China and the UK by profession, so I really got a kick out of the visuals of this device, nice packaging, simple and clear instructions, beautiful transparent controller housing with no visual flow marks from the injection molding process and a brilliant polished finish, high-quality customisable (prismatic) RGB LED's? with a good deal of brightness, no fingerprint marks on the PCB or other components.
The factory and assembly line where this is made has to be congratulated, this thing is brilliantly assembled with a finish better than many first-party devices.
The device itself works well for gaming and pairs well with the Switch, no complaints for the minimum and base functionality required for the controller, also the back button customisation is a nice touch.
Unfortunately that's as far as my praise can reach, because here comes the less favourable side of this review...
Firstly, no USB-C? I'm not entirely sure the reason for choosing Micro-B over USB C.
Secondly and more importantly, the controller has no HD Rumble (or Rumble of any kind). For a controller at this price point (only slightly less than the official Nintendo Pro controller) I would expect the device to have rumble functionality, the device has sufficient space available for the rumble motors, but PDP have chosen to instead fill the space with metal weights to balance the controller and give the controller more weight to generate an appearance of greater quality, this is common practice in design and manufacturing, I'm not suggesting trickery. But that same weight could have been added by the addition of rumble motors without adding a great deal of expense to the BOM, it would have meant a slightly larger li-ion battery to achieve same battery life with the motors consuming additional power though..
Thirdly, no NFC - not a massive issue, but yet another missing feature for a controller which has a premium price.
Would I recommend this product to a friend, heck yes, it looks awesome and works great, but I would only recommend the device once I had made it VERY clear that it had no rumble functionality.
Would I myself purchase another Afterglow Wireless Deluxe Controller? NO! As you can probably tell from my review, vibration-feedback/Haptic technology is a very important aspect of gaming for myself, it adds a whole new dimension to gaming, there's a reason why it has been a standard feature of nearly all game controllers since the late 90's - not sure why PDP has chosen to omit this from their design.
Would I purchase an Afterglow Wireless Deluxe Controller if they re-designed it with vibration-feedback? YES! In a heartbeat <3
+ Awesome design
+ High quality look and feel
+ Great packaging
+ Customisable LED's
+ Customisable back-buttons
+ Great battery life
- High price
- No hd-rumble or any form of vibration feedback
- No NFC reader for amiibo etc.
- No USB-C - frustrating when all Switch accessories are USB-C
Date published: 2020-07-07
Rated 2 out of
Y Button SticksThe controller is great besides the Y button sticking down for a couple seconds each or every other time I press it. You try playing BotW with a non-functioning Y button.
Date published: 2020-07-04
Rated 4 out of
DecentLooks great. Decent controller. Cons: Buttons are a bit too clicky/hard and there is no rumble feature
Date published: 2020-07-01
Rated 1 out of
Disappointed with this controllerBought this 2 weeks ago for my 13 year old grandson. It will not snyc with the switch as a second controller. Can't change the color of the of the lights on it because it seems to have only red and green. I am sending this back,
Date published: 2020-06-28
Rated 4 out of
Weird Charger but okThe controller itself is AMAZING!!! 10/10! I recommend everyone buys it except for the fact that the charger is different than the one that you use to charge a pro controller and the switch itself... I am really upset about that cus I haven’t been able to play it for months because I can’t find a new charger after I lost the old one... Make sure to keep track of your charger!
Date published: 2020-06-23
Rated 1 out of
Back direct out of boxMy first controller purchased in store was a return and opened. Unable to access ZL or ZR features and would not cycle lights properly. Contacted the store right away and addressed my concerns and was able to order me one and return the other in store. Kudos to them for helping me out. The new one arrived yesterday and after a full charge my son and myself was excited to try some different from our original pro controller. NIB and the controller drifts horridly and can not seem to fix the issue. It randomly shoots the right pad in every direction. I believe this isn’t a Game Stop issues other than having to deal with drift issues from Nintendo. From the basic joy cons, pro controller now to this really make me want to switch gaming consoles. Nintendo knows about the issues but rather than fix continue to put retailers in a tough spot when their product doesn’t function properly.
is it battery operated or can I charge it using a wire?
Asked by: anonymus1675
It has a rechargeable battery and it comes with a usb cord to charge it!
Answered by: TwistedELo
Date published: 2020-08-03
Does it have a audio port?
Asked by: Jc84
Not an auxiliary but it has a usb on top that can be used for headsets etc.
Answered by: Jrscorpio
Date published: 2020-06-15
Does it have motion controls?
Asked by: Bb97
yes this does have motion controllers
Answered by: jay97
Date published: 2020-04-11
How do you change the colors
Asked by: 202sonic
Hold down the small button to the bottom left of the right thumbstick, and press these:
Left and Right Dpad: changes colors
Left and Right Triggers: changes pattern
Left and Right Shoulders: changes brightness
Hope this helped!
Answered by: NKOH
Date published: 2019-12-25
does this have a headphone jack
Asked by: anessa
No but does have a USB port on top that supports headset and regular headphones
Answered by: Bigboi8
Date published: 2020-08-08
Does it support amiibo?
Asked by: AnnPanta09
Answered by: MidasAir
Date published: 2020-06-10
Will this have the rumble feature??
Asked by: Mae33
The lights flash red twice when I try to do anything, and the controller won't turn on. Idk if this means it's dead, if so it won't charge at all. Been pluggen in for like 2 days.