This Official Hori PlayStation 4 Controller Looks Like a Joy-Con, is a Perfect Companion for "Knack 2"

This Official Hori PlayStation 4 Controller Looks Like a Joy-Con, is a Perfect Companion for "Knack 2"

The Wired Gamepad from Hori is meant for children and players with small hands.

Sony just announced an officially licensed controller from accessory maker Hori. Called the Mini Wired Gamepad, the controller is meant for younger PlayStation 4 players with smaller hands. Also, it kind of looks like a sideways Joy-Con.

Sony says that the new controller is 40 percent smaller than the DualShock 4, and the form factor is good for small hands. The Mini Wired Gamepad will sell for $29.99 USD and the blog specifically says that it will be a great companion for games like "Knack 2".

Hori Mini Wired Gamepad

Part of the Gamepad's reduction in size is thanks to the removal of the DualShock 4's touch pad, replacing it with a small middle button for any touchpad push inputs. Other touch pad inputs can be simulated with the right or left joysticks.

Another trade-off with the Gamepad is the lack of bluetooth. Instead there's a 10 foot cable for plug-and-play connectivity. There's also no light bar, headphone jack, speaker, vibration, or motion sensing, making this a pretty limited controller albeit in an adorable form factor.

It will be available in the U.S. and Canada this holiday, so if you're thinking about buying a copy of Knack 2 for Christmas for the small handed person in your life consider this Hori controller.

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Matt Kim

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Matt Kim is a former freelance writer who's covered video games and digital media. He likes video games as spectacle and is easily distracted by bright lights or clever bits of dialogue. He also once wrote about personal finance, but that's neither here nor there.

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