This controller solves the Nintendo NES Classic’s biggest problem

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Getting your hands on an NES Classic — the coveted digital update of Nintendo’s popular console from the ’80s — is the challenge of this holiday season

But once you’ve finally called in a few favors and spent as much (or more) than you would on a PS4 or Xbox One, the NES Classic has one more agonizing hurdle for gamers to clear: how to manage its ridiculously short (two-foot!) controller cable.

Sure, if you’re going for the full-on retro gaming experience, being tethered to the box is just part of the old-school charm. As we mentioned in our review of the Classic, there are cable extenders available to make it less painful. But we live in a post-cord world — and some aspects of nostalgia deserve to be left in the past.  Read more…

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