DreamConn: Wireless DreamCast Controller

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A wireless-modded DreamCast controller has showed up on eBay recently called the “DreamConn”. The DreamConn has a dongle which connects in the standard controller port and communicates with the controller using Bluetooth technology. The controller has a built-in battery that promises 14 hours per charge and is rechargeable using a micro-USB cable. The controller has an on/off switch as well as an LED indicator. Additionally, the controller has it’s own built-in memory which has the ability to emulator the VMUs, while still offering support for real VMUs. The controller is being…read more

8Bitdo Crissaegrim NES30 and FC30 PRO Controllers

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8Bitdo, who makes retro-styled controllers for moderna hardware, has just released a new bluetooth controller in the style of the NES and Famicom controllers. They feature analogue joysticks, with a button layout similar to that of a PS3 controller, as well as a built in CPU with upgradable firmware. Supported operating systems include Windows, Mac OS X, Android and iOS. I’m looking forward to trying this out with some Android and OS X multi-console emulators just to see if it can really capture the retro-feel as well as it does the…read more

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