8BitDo introduces NES-inspired computer mouse

Have you ever sat at your desk and thought “I sure wish I was playing Nintendo right now”? I’m going to assume the answer is yes, as I’m sure that this is a universal sentiment among all office workers. Well, 8BitDo has your back with another amazing gaming accessory. This time, instead of controlling your video game system, it controls your computer. Say hello to the 8BitDo N30 2.4g Wireless Mouse.


8BitDo exercised an amazing amount of love and care when creating this mouse. They worked with industrial designer Daniel Jansson, who is known for his Switch & Lever website. He’s crafted a plethora of amazing things for fun and profit, and it’s great to hear that one of those fun projects became profitable for him. In fact, if the mouse looks familiar, that’s because the design went viral about ten years ago when he posted it as a student project. 8BitDo reached out to Jansson about making the product a reality, and you can check out this video to see the product’s journey. In a nutshell, it took a few years of revisions and testing to get to where we are today.


The mouse itself has a few neat features. Obviously, the right and left buttons are based on the classic NES controller’s A and B buttons. There’s a D-Pad-inspired scroll button on the side that’s used for web-browser shortcuts. The space in between the buttons is a pressure-sensitive 3D touch panel, which is sure to make scrolling a breeze. It can read 1000 Dpi and comes with a receiver. According to Jansson, they worked on improving the ergonomics of the original design, so it should also be comfortable to use.

Honestly, I love this thing. The underside looks like the battery panel from those electronic toys that were everywhere in the ’80s. The form is reminiscent of old work computers. And knowing that ergonomics were considered along with the design is making me want to get my hands (or just the right one) on this mouse as soon as I can.

Are you thinking of picking up the 8BitDo N30 2.4g Wireless Mouse? Is it for yourself, or a gift for that special gamer in your life? Let us know!


Dominick Ashtear


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