MiniBird Pop Top Switch controller Review: «Premium alternative»!

One game controller is an integral part of the experience every gamer, for this a controller should always be designed in such a way as to offer something more. THE MiniBird a peripheral gaming company affiliated with Highly quality proposals in the field of controllers, recently introduced us to the series Pop Top for the Nintendo Switch. This is a series of highly reliable Bluetooth controllers (4 models in different colors reminiscent of the worlds of Super Mario, Batman, Pokemon and Fortnite), which is inspired by pop and gaming culture. The funky and happy approach, combined with the good grip and the correct accuracy, durability and high quality construction, are some of the trump cards of MiniBird controllers. Reading the review that follows you will understand why it is a good alternative to the Nintendo Pro Controller.

The epitome of Cool design!

The controller we had in our hands for our test was “painted” in its colors Dark Knight: Batman, even reminiscent in the upper part of the characteristic human logo “bat”. Like all MiniBirds, this one is a bit of a stretch variant Pro controller for the Nintendo Switch, but in which we can distinguish a number of different buttons. For example, where traditionally is Home Button in the original Nintendo controller, here gamers are going to encounter a Turbo Button. Also, the Home Button is located almost in the middle of the body of the controller, while at the back they are located two programmable buttons, a button for Bluetooth pairing with your console, as well as a slider, which allows switching between the various profiles.

In a level appearance, the MiniBird proposal can only be easily provoked by the eyes. Especially if you belong to the fans of DC’s favorite hero, this controller will undoubtedly be the best gift for your birthday. At the same time, the matte finish and quality plastics show that the MiniBird controller is quite premium and… sexy as it should be!

Experience and comfort at… max!

Although the controller is smaller than the classic Nintendo Pro controller, to a point that looks like a little “childish”, this does not mean that it does not provide a extremely comfortable user experience. Without a doubt, the MiniBird proposal conveys an exceptional robust and stable gamer sense and what we found is that MiniBird has invested heavily in its agent “Quality”, without, however, the aforementioned approach pushing the cost of the controller to unimaginable levels (the MiniBird is a tremendous value for money proposition).

At the same time, both sticks are distinguished for their unique accuracy and high degree of response, although they seemed a little lighter compared to the official proposal of Nintendo. In general, the pleasant thing is that the Pop Top controller did not tire us at all, even after endless hours of “melting”. Our only objection has to do with the fact that the two levers should offer best grip, as there were times when they seemed a little more “soft” than normal. Of course, all money is his existence adjustable motor, which allows you to set four levels of feedback (thus matching the vibrations more to your style of play).

In addition, we were pleased to find that the scandals L1 and R1 They are distinguished for their ergonomic design and this has certainly been helped by the more curved design chosen by MiniBird, in relation to the regular Pro controller (the curved shape we found that “rests” the gamer’s fingers significantly). Of course, the back “programmable” buttons are a must for shooters and for fighting games, as you can define 12 different commands, always according to your needs.

The best alternative!

It is worth noting that apart from the comfort it offers, even from autonomy it does not go bad at all. Specifically, the “bat-controller” of MiniBird has built-in battery with capacity in 550mAh, which means it offers about 12 to 16 hours continuous game, without requiring charging.

In general, what we found is that although it loses a bit of “gravity” and accuracy compared to Nintendo’s original Pro controller (which as usual every first-party product is unsurpassed and a reference point), nevertheless the fact that it costs… half money (you will find it at about 35 euros). This alone is a much stronger incentive to prefer it to the proposal of the Japanese company. We highly recommend it to all Switch gamers who are looking for a Pro Controller-like experience but are not prepared to spend a large amount for its purchase. So from us it is a big… yes!

The official representative of MiniBird products in our country is AVE.

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