Today's Dealmaster should be of interest to anyone in the market for a new Nintendo Switch gamepad, as both the Switch Pro controller and two of the console's standard Joy-Con controllers are currently $ 10 cheaper. The deals bring them to $ 59 and $ 69, respectively. Neither offer represents the absolute lowest price we've ever seen, and there's always a chance we'll see steeper declines on Black Friday, but discounts on either product have been rare this year. For the Switch Pro Controller, this is the best price we've seen (on a few occasions) in 2020. For the Joy-Cons, this is the best price we've tracked since January, although for some newer variants it equates to the biggest discount we've seen in general.
For the devices themselves, we still recommend the Switch Pro Controller for anyone who spends just as much time playing their Switch on the television as they do in handheld mode on the console. It's instantly more comfortable than the standard joy-cons, with roomier triggers, face buttons and joysticks, an actual D-pad, and an excellent battery life of around 40 hours. It doesn't have a headphone jack, but it does support Nintendo's HD rumble, motion control, and amiibo scanning functions. The shape should feel right at home for anyone who has played an Xbox or PlayStation in the past few years and should work with a gaming PC when needed.
The Joy-Cons are not as ergonomic, especially during lengthy gaming sessions, and there is always a risk of "drifting" over time. If all you need is one controller, be aware that Nintendo will soon be slashing the price of individual Joy-Cons to $ 40 in the coming weeks. But Nintendo has done better at addressing durability issues that may arise, and there really aren't many other options for gamers who mostly play their Switch off the big screen.
However, if you went for the gamepad, today's deal roundup still has plenty of notable deals including Apple's AirPods Pro that have been reset to their lowest price yet, a nice discount on one of our favorite Switch cases, some including first-party Switch games for $ 40, a new low on the latest Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon laptop, various discounts on external storage, and much more. You can take a look at our full overview below.