Can some switch owner answer my Questions?

Discussion in 'Switch - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by MionissNio, Mar 5, 2017.

  1. MionissNio
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    So I'm like thinking of getting the switch but it's a heavy investment in my country (600 USD approx) do I have some questions about the system.

    Has anyone tried connecting external hard drive yet of so what happens?

    Does the switch work with other USB c to HDMI adaptors?

    Does anyone Android phone work with the dock?

    I have small hands, would the jiycon grip be comfortable?

    Is the screen really prone to scratching easily (not onlyvdock)? Cause I have long nails I fear it will scratch them.

    Does USB GameCube controller work?(the one which was made for smash.

    How long does it take to charge?
     
  2. daxtsu

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    Nothing, the Switch doesn't react at all yet.

    What do you mean? For charging purposes, or trying to somehow use it for HDMI? That's a vague question.

    I have modestly sized hands and don't really have any issues using it, but if you can afford it at some point, I'd suggest getting a Pro Controller if you plan using on a more traditional controller (it has built-in motion controls, so you can still do those special sections of Zelda puzzles).

    Mine took like 4 hours to charge, I think. I didn't have a clock sitting next to it or anything though, so my estimation might be off.



    I left out the questions I didn't have an answer for.
     
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    I tried to charge the switch via powerbank and the usb-c cable from the pro controller. There comes up the sign that the switch will be charged but it doesn't charge at all. The same result come if I plug the usb-c cable to an samsung or apple adapter. To me, the switch charge only by the dock
     
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    It will also charge from the mains adapter that came with the console without needing to be attached to the dock, but that's a given. :P
     
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    Yes, I forgot to mention this. But for me it's really uncomfortable to charge switch with the main adapter if you're on a trip for 4hrs. I hope, we will get more information if it's possible to charge the switch with a powerbank :/
     
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    It is possible, you'll just need a better output than standard power banks. Any USB-C power bank that does up to 5v3a will charge the Switch while playing. Less than that, say your typical 1a or 2a USB wall plug/power bank, and you might get up to an extra 50% play time out of portable mode, but the battery will still slowly drain. It also takes a lot longer to recharge on a plug like this (up to 8 hours vs 3 with the official power plug).
     
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    So power bankss instead of charging become batteries Great....

    What about other USB c phones do they charge with the dock?
     
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    I don't have any other USB-C devices to test on it, but I'd guess no. There are specific connections the Switch makes to get the USB-C input to pop up from the dock. Nothing would stop you from just popping the power out from the dock and into another USB-C device, of course. The Switch pro controller also comes with a USB-C to USB-A cord which will work for charging Switch and other USB-C devices.