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"Cadet" Bluetooth Controller for NES Overview

Kris Randazzo
5 minute read

Playing NES games is fun, but it's way more fun without being tethered to your TV with ancient wires. The new "Cadet" controller from Hyperkin promises a premium wireless experience on Nintendo's classic console, and it delivers with comfort and style.

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Transcript of the video:

Hi, everyone. Kris, from Stone Age Gamer here. Wired controllers for your classic game consoles are, well, they're classics. They're what originally came with your consoles. But wireless solutions have been coming out of the woodwork for years, and they just keep getting better. This right here is the newest Aeneas wireless controller from Hyperkinetic. It's called the Cadet. It's totally cool. And let's take a look. 

[00:00:25] OK, here we have the Hyperkin Cadet. It is a new wireless controller for the Nintendo Entertainment System. And let's break down exactly what this thing does. So here's a little closer look at the box here. You can see it is. It's also there was a preexisting khodet that was from hypertens basically shaped the same, except it was a wired controller. This one is wireless uses Bluetooth. It's a premium wireless premium wireless Bluetooth controller works for any asset, also works for PC, Mac, Android Switch and Switch Lite. But chances are, if you're buying this thing, you are buying it to use with your NES. 

[00:01:01] Here are the features on the back, it's wireless up to 30 feet via the included Bluetooth dongle. It's got a six hour lithium ion battery, which is rechargeable via a micro cable and premium build quality with comfortable, ergonomic retro design. Well, they're not lion. This is the design itself. You can see it is very clearly modeled after the original, and he has controller. It feels pretty similar to the NES controller. This D-pad feels about the same. The buttons have a little bit more give to them. They have to. They seem like they need to be pressed a little bit deeper than a regular, and he has a pad to to get to actually function, but not really in a bad way. They're very responsive. Same with the start select and on the back, you can see they added this extra little bumps here to kind of give it a little bit more of an ergonomic design. 

[00:01:50] And then this here is the dongle, which is a really fun word to say. He's Hyperkin put their logo on there. This is your sync button as you plug your controller in some information on the back about various voltages and whatnot, and that's pretty much all there is to it. So let's do a little comparison here. Obviously, it is modeled after this guy. Here is one of my original NES controllers. So size wise, you can see this as a there's a dead ringer. As far as size is concerned here, this is a approximately the exact same shape. It's a little bit thicker because of these guys here, but the actual this right here, you can see without these, this part is exactly the same size as the controller, and it does have a similar weight as well, which is really nice. 

[00:02:41] Now, obviously, this controller is super old, but even still the D-pad, you can kind of tell a difference this hassle. It's a lot more action to it. It moves around way lighter. It doesn't take much, it has less resistance. There you go. That's the word I'm looking for and kind of this kind of the same situation with the bay buttons like these. When you press them, they go all the way flat and these when you press them, they don't go all the way flat. So it's a it definitely has a different feeling from an original and s controller. But again, not necessarily in a bad way, just something you might want to be aware of. 

[00:03:19] Size wise, we could also do a comparison with the the dog bone. For those of us who like this guy, I've always loved this controller because it's got the super Nintendo style D-pad. But size wise, you can say it's a against a similar situation. It does have the rounded back to it. So this kind of feel physically feels in your hand like a combination of these two controllers, which is kind of nice. It works really well. I have not noticed any input lag and the time that I played it, I played a little punch out a little mcavan three, some snake rattle and roll for some, you know, 3D movement with a deep had it all worked pretty well. And that is the long and the short of it. That is the cadet from Hyperkin. 

[00:04:02] The Cadet wireless controller for the Nintendo Entertainment System from Hyperkin is available now at stone age gamer .com. Thanks for watching everybody. If you liked what you saw here today, please comment. Like, subscribe, share. Do all that wonderful stuff that we all appreciate so very much. And let us know in the comments what games and you want to play on your NES with a wireless cadet controller. Do you want to try and finally make your way through Milon's Secret Castle with this sucker? I think that would be an amazing feat because I sure as heck can't do it. Thanks again, everybody, and we have all of us here at Stone Age gamer, Keep playing games. 

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