New Nintendo Switch Joy-Con accessory 'Grip Clip' to launch Kickstarter campaign

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  1. Memoir

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    The Satisfye grip is great for this. It does add a bit of bulk. However, the ergonomics are great. This one looks to be slimmer in profile. While keeping the grips of the joycon holder.
     
  2. burial

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    Yep, and they work great. I did it over 1 year ago and havent had any problems.
     
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  3. sarkwalvein

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    Don't get so upset for stupid thing or you'll get a stroke.
    What if let's say Prans' cousin wanted to make a kickstarter switch grip and wanted to get some publicity on the temps?
    All this is OK.
     
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    Hey everyone. Creator of the Grip Clip here!

    Just to clear up a few things related to any questions people had.
    - There is a protective case option.

    - No rubber coating here, just plastic. It won't wear down

    - There isn't a grip on the market that works quite like these, all the alternatives (as far as I know) cover buttons or slip off easily and the Grip Clip was designed not to. It's very different to the Satisfye and Skull & Co grips.

    - You can use a pro controller if you like instead! This product will not be as useful to you if you already have a Pro controller. But not everyone does, they're expensive.

    If anyone has questions I'll be happy to answer them. The campaign answers a lot of the questions on this thread so be free to check that out if you're unsure!
     
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  5. Xzi

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    It's true that Switch is not comfortable to hold in portable mode for long periods of time. The thing is, this has also been true of every other portable console ever, and there are similar grip products available for those portable systems too.

    A couple examples: PS Vita, N2DS XL.
     
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  6. The Real Jdbye

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    Actually those are included.
    If you want the one with USB-C charging though, that's extra.
     
  7. burial

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    Im a large guy, 6'6" 340lbs, and I never thought that any handheld I owned was uncomfortable to hold until the Vita and Switch.
     
  8. Bladexdsl

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    those damn joycons were designed for little Japanese girls hands
     
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  9. Teletron1

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    Nintendo also did design the Joy-Cons to also accommodate their battery pack attachments which were very overpriced $49 at the time but can now be found at Gamestop for $7

    You get the sense that Joycons were definitely developed for VR in mind, but as far as this Kickstarter project they're tons of these attachments out there already

    [​IMG]
     
  10. Osakasan

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    Uuuuuhhh that comes packed in with the console. It's literally inside the box.
     
  11. guily6669

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    Since I only play portable I prefer a million times the cheap silicon ones which also add height and more comfortable than the original and also fits in the console portable bag...

    Also to use the joy-cons as a console controller is just mehh, they are pure rubbish with very bad joystick precisions, its also much better to buy the cheap Xbox one like controller for the Switch from ebay which costs less than 20€ and is miles better than the joy-cons, the only con is their battery, but I see that they have a lot of room inside so we can buy a cheap battery with a lot of mah from like Hobbyking and upgrade it.

    And for using in home the consoles already brings the plastic grips which I never used since I never even tried my console docked, neither I play with the joy-cons portable, they are simply the most expensive crap controllers on this whole planet, some 20$ cheap bluetooth controllers are way better for android crapware devices...

    ps: Though in a true portable console they are probably still the best, but nintendo could have really made something much better specially for the price they ask, I think I paid almost 60€ here for just 1 joy-con which mine broke the board for the back button which is badly done too and could have had real triggers for racing games and better joysticks...
     
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  12. Xzi

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    None of them are uncomfortable for a couple hours or less, but all of them are uncomfortable for marathon gaming. Older handhelds tend to be even smaller and come in even more awkward shapes. As a kid/teen they were bearable, but as an adult, stuff like GBA SP is pretty harsh. PSP was a very similar shape to Vita, too.
     
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  13. burial

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    I only do marathon gaming. Never had a problem with GB, GBC, GBA, GBA SP, GB Micro, DS, 3DS or PSP. There is 1 unique feature that Vita/Switch have over older handhelds. Dual analog sticks....and they absolutely have to have grips to be comfortable.
     
  14. Dignalrump

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    Seems cool enough
     
  15. Xzi

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    The only problem with original Gameboy and GBC is that they aren't wide enough for adult hands to rest behind them comfortably, even if you interlock your fingers. GBA has almost the opposite problem, where it isn't tall enough so you suffer from "hook hands" because of the L/R buttons. Same for DS/3DS and PSP/Vita, but even worse with GBA SP and Micro. All of these issues come down to the fact that they were designed for child's hands. Ironically, I'd bet Sega's Game Gear would be the most comfortable for adult hands out of all of them, but I haven't held one recently to know for sure.

    Grip accessories solve these problems, though, and that's why they've always been sold in various forms for every handheld on the market.
     
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    Will you still fulfill grips if the kickstarter doesn't pull through, or is a requirement to reach to be able to sell them?
     
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    It looks like it has a tumour. Ill pass on it.
     
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