In case you missed it, we reported that the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller works perfectly on your PC, and that's great news. We always praise Microsoft and the Xbox One controller for being the most comfortable controller in the world, but Nintendo's Pro Controller has been vying aggressively for that spot.
Now we've learned through French Nintendo site Nintendo Actu (via The Verge) that those tidy little Joy-Con controllers can work on your PC as well. Not only that, but because of the simple Bluetooth connection, you can actually use those controllers on Mac and Android. The fact that you can sync your Joy-Con controller with your Android phone is of specific interest to us, and we think that this may be the ultimate emulator controller.
Just think about it. Anywhere you take your smartphone, you can take your Joy-Con just as easily. Because of their extremely compact size, you could easily store a single Joy-Con controller in your pants pocket, shirt pocket, zip pouch, or fanny pack (you know, if you're the type of person who wears a fanny pack).
Whenever you're between stops on a bus, waiting for your station on the tube, sitting on a long plane ride, or riding in the car, assuming you don't have your Switch with you, you can whip out your smartphone and boot up a Super Nintendo or PS1 emulator and start gaming. No need to mess around with crappy touch controls or lug around your DualShock 4 controller. Just sync up a Joy-Con and pick up your game of Final Fantasy VII or Super Mario World.
The Verge's Tom Warren also reported success with multiple Windows games, reportedly playing Halo Wars 2 with a single Joy-Con controller with no issues. If you're playing on PC, though, you'll have to download a separate program to remap controls to your Joy-Con; they won't map natively.
So there you have it! Your Nintendo Switch just provided you with two perfect controllers for when you're doing some retro gaming on the go! Have any of you already been using these on your Android phones or on your computer? Chime in on Facebook or Twitter and let us know how it all worked for you.