Any chance/plans to see a grip with audio jack?

Discussion in 'Switch - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by cloudfe, Dec 7, 2017 at 3:59 PM.

  1. cloudfe
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    I live in a not-too-big apartment, and weekend's nights are the only moments of the week in which I can play for 3-4 hours undisturbed (married) (happily btw).
    That's when I use the tv to play with the Switch. But I can't make too much noise. The PS4 controller is perfect for these kind of nights.

    Do you know if there are plans for a grip accessory with an audio jack?
    I can't find anything around :(
     
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    At your current screen. And in heaven
    I didn't see any grip with audio jack. I loved ps4 controller for that.

    Instead, I have a 3mts wired headphone that I use connecting it directly to the Switch in docked mode (yes, it works that way also)
     
  3. TheCyberQuake

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    No. That would require the switch to support either Bluetooth audio or audio from the controller, which it does neither. You can't just make a grip that does it. Easiest method would be a 3.5mm Bluetooth adapter and bluetooth headphones.
     
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    Well, if Nintendo ever understood what online gaming entailed, it wouldn't be an issue. Maybe in the future...
     
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    Nintendo will never catch onto online, sadly.

    They're using friend codes in 2017, they're offloading social functions to smartphones, their online services and first party games' matchmaking are in levels of retardation. We have given Nintendo every opportunity with the Switch to provide us with a DECENT online experience and they can't do that.
    Even on the 3DS it was outdated with friend codes. Heck, even with the DS. I mean what in the name of fuck, WHEN was FRIEND CODES EVER a good idea? We've had uniquely identifiable TEXT strings since fucking email aka since the birth of the internet pretty much.

    I'll always love their first party games, but they are NEVER gonna understand online. NEVER.
     
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    While there isn't a grip with a headphone jack, there are alternatives. Like fedehda mentioned, you could hook up a pair of headphones while the Switch is docked. If you won't want to deal with cables dragged across the floor, you might be interested looking over this post:

    https://gbatemp.net/threads/adding-bluetooth-audio-to-the-switch.485370/#post-7638845

    In your particualr situation, I think the $40 for the Bluetooth transceiver worth the investment. I'm tempted to get one myself so I can get some use out of my the Bluetooth headphones I bought myself on Black Friday last year. lol
     
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    Thank you for the link - it is indeed an interesting project.

    I am also considering the fact that I have two left hands, and that Nintendo added support for usb wireless headphones on 4.0. And so it may be a wiser investment to purchase something like the PS Gold (which seems to have good reviews), with the added benefit to be able to use it with my PS4 as well.
     
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    This. Using friend codes in 3ds was a pain in the ass. They haven't learned their lesson.
     
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    You should had seen my fucking face when they went BACK to friend codes on the Switch after having NNID on the Wii U. Like are they actually fucking retarded for real?
     
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    I was talking about Bluetooth transceiver dongle in the post I linked to, though a wireless USB headset works if you are only looking to use headphones then the Switch is docked.
     
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    You can use USB female to USB C adapter. Also most Bluetooth transceiver adds a lot of audio lag, whereas with a compatible USB headset this lag is way reduced.
     
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