Top Budget Hitboxes 2024

8. RAC-J500B


Compact and light, the RAC-J500B is a decent entry point into the world of hitboxes. The jump button is larger than the other buttons, which is standard for leverless controllers. Included is SOCD cleaning to make pressing left and right result in neutral, making the controller legal in tournaments.

The case is made of plastic that is durable. Opening up the case is easy with a compatible tool. You may even be able to use your fingers in the process of doing that. The interior is quite neat and spacious, which should make mods such as swapping buttons easier for you. The suction cups at the bottom provide stability on a bare surface.

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7. RAC-J800B


The RAC-J800B is a great bargain. It is is an improvement over the J500 series and comes in many variations. It has three Sanwa OBSF-24 buttons and one Sanwa OBSF-30 button on the left, which has become the industry standard. The attack buttons are Sanwa too. Because the secondary function buttons are firmer, it is unlikely that you will press them by mistake while playing. Needless to say, SOCD cleaning is included.

The case has metal that feels good, and the panel is made of acrylic. Moreover, there are rubber feet at the bottom to make the controller more stable on tables.

The wires inside are quite organized, which is impressive because the RAC-J800B is not very thick. Also, its weight is decent. Even the USB port is detachable if you would like to replace it, which is a thoughtful addition. You can upload your own custom art as you order your new RAC-J800B.

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6. SkyUan SKY2040


The buttons of the SKY2040 by SkyUan are quieter than average, and its switches are swappable. The OLED display informs you about your actions. There are rubber feet at the bottom for extra stability.

The spacing of the buttons is not compromised even though the controller is smaller. Furthermore, it may be suitable to place on your lap to play (aside from playing on a desk).

The controller is made of quality acrylic, and the size of the controller is bigger than the average smartphone. A USB cable is included, and the PCB is exposed for convenience purposes. The controller runs on the open source firmware, GP2040-CE, and there is LED to beautify the buttons. In addition, the artwork should be customizable.

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5. Haute42 G16

Haute42 G16

Haute42’s G16 is a mini all-button controller with ABS keycaps plus LEOBOG Graywood switches. The G13 edition has 13 buttons, and the G12 edition has 12 of them. Featured is SOCD cleaning, and there is a turbo mode.

The controller is acrylic and comes with chamfered edges. A display screen is located on the upper left of the top panel. A USB port is located in the back center left, and another port can be found on the side. A cable and anti-slipping pads are included. There is also RGB LED functionality.

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4. Haute42 S16

Haute42 S16

The Haute42 S16 is a smaller, slim controller with extra buttons, and some of the extra buttons are for Street Fighter 6 moves. The primary buttons are 23.3 mm, and the jump button is 26.6 mm. The S13 edition has three less buttons than its S16 counterpart.

The buttons have RGB LED, and they should last around 40 million presses. The switches are low profile Kailh Choc Reds, and your purchase should come with a keycap puller. There are six anti-slip feet. USB-C ports can be found in the back and on the left side of this Haute42 innovation. In addition, there is an LED display screen.

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3. Flatbox


The Flatbox is a 3D-printable mini hitbox designed by jfedor that you can get prebuilt. Its small size is appealing, and it is is portable enough for travel while having parts that are often available in spite of any current chip shortages. The six secondary buttons can be found on the upper left.

When it comes to compatibility and SOCD options, the Flatbox runs on the open source firmware, GP2040-CE. Depending on where you buy it from, the PCB may come assembled with Kailh switches that are socketed for easy swapping and cleaning without soldering. The port of the Flatbox is USB-C.

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2. Haute42 M16

Haute42 M16-G-Transparent

The Haute42 M16 is a mini controller made of aluminum alloy. It also comes in another edition with just 13 buttons. In addition to the color of the enclosure, you can pick from black, silver, or transparent buttons.

The extra buttons are for other inputs you may need, such as L3 and R3. Otherwise, there are seven auxiliary buttons on the upper right. The upper left is where you can find the OLED display screen.

The M16 utilizes low profile Kailh Choc Red switches, it runs on the RP2040, and the input latency is less than a millisecond, which is possible due to an overclocked polling rate.

The M16 has turbo, SOCD cleaning, and customizable RGB LED. Moreover, your M16 should come with small button caps, anti-slip silicone feet, a switch puller, and a USB-C cable.

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1. Haute42 T16

Haute42 T16

The Haute42 T16 is a controller with 16 keycaps that are 30 mm as well as low profile Kailh Choc Red switches. Furthermore, there is another edition with less buttons. As for the T16 itself, it has enough buttons to win Street Fighter 6 matches via mechanics like the Drive Impact. The SOCD cleaning includes up priority, neutral, and last input priority.

The T16 is an acrylic controller with chamfered edges, and a display screen can be found up top on the upper left. A USB-C port comes out of the center back, and another port can be found on the right side too. There is RGB LED for the buttons as well. The input delay of the buttons is less than a millisecond, which is considered negligible.

A USB-C cable, keycap puller, and non-slip feet should be included in your package. You may also be glad to know that the art of the T16 can be customized. We at The Arcade Stick have an art service.

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