...With Nintendo's Joycons. No, I have not yet experienced drift but that might be because I so rarely use them now. I get that it needed to be portable and easier to store in a backpack. The joycons were made with pure portability in mind. Still doesn't stop them from being terrible to hold IMO. I put them in my controller drawer and don't plan to use them anytime soon. For months my Switch became docked only. Since September it's been 50/50 thanks to Hori. I won't lie, my original reason for getting the Hori Split Pad Pro was because of the tie in with Daemon X Machina. The Armored Core successor I needed. Not since the Nintendo 64, Hori controller has Hori so vastly improved on a Nintendo product and much like that N64 controller, this might become just as collectible. Why talk about it now?
I've now had a few months of use of this thing. So it's been through some games and a couple of hundred hours of use. It feels as good as the day I got it. It does have it's drawbacks which I will get to. Before that tho. Ergonomically this feels similar to a pro controller attached to each side. Buttons feel good. Sticks feel good. Little deadzone. D-pad is fine. Better than a Joycon at least. It seems to have very little drain on the Switch battery. It's there but it's not significant. These are not wireless so that is a downside but I guess it was to keep costs down. Though it is still $50. No NFC. Even if it were wireless it doesn't work on the Flip Grip. 2 players cannot use them. It has tabs at the top that prevent it from sliding down on that thing. So that is the one case I'm forced to use Nintendo's Joycons is playing Shmups on the Flip Grip. These can't be used on Labo or Ring Fit and similar situations. Other than that any game will work with them in handheld mode.
The feature I really like is it has paddles on the back you can assign. Power-A Switch controllers have this feature. PS4 Back Button Attachment. Xbox One Elite controllers. This really came in handy for Daemon X Machina. They also have turbo function. Remember those in old school controllers? I think any Switch (except lite) owners could benefit from owning one. There are other products similar to this but it seems Hori has made the best ones so far.
Bite my shiny metal Cockpit!