Nintendo Switch headset looks like a mess

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  1. ramoh2o
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    "Accessories manufacturer Hori will release a Nintendo Switch headset alongside Splatoon 2 this summer, one of the first of its kind for the console. But illustrated instructions for how the headset will connect to the Switch don’t give owners a ton of confidence about the future of voice chat." - Polygon - goo.gl/nvJv3i HORI__OFFICIAL_2017-Jun-01.png



    Looks really disappointing IMO. Hopefully Nintendo can find a more elegant solution in the future.

     
  2. Saiyan Lusitano

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    That's just Nintendophobia. Get with the times, that's how headsets are meant to work! /s

    What a mess. Nintendo can't just release a normal voice-chat service on the Switch because... reasons. xD
     
  3. Wuigi

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    Speaking of a mess, nintendo intends to sell a switch splatoon 2 bundle where you don't save a single cent.
    You even make a worse deal than buying it separately as you don't have a physical copy of splatoon 2 that way, it's laughable.

    Update:
    They lowered the price by 20 € so there's that.
     
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    It's so cluttered. I wonder how they thought this would be a good idea.
     
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    Thought and read a few things about this. It's by Hori, and it may just be for Japan for all we know. I had gone and checked the inside of the audio port on the Switch, and I saw 4 pins that practically matched what the 3DS had, and that had mic-in support (used 3DS Sound to test).

    My thought on this is that it's a means to keep a stable voice chat session when using something like the dock + ethernet adapter. For anyone that has tested, if you undocked in this scenario while playing an online game, you lost your connection because it had to switch from wired to wireless. Wireless is still sketchy with the Switch, and adding voice chat to it may make it sketchier.

    All in all, this may simply be an option among multiple options.
     
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  6. Orangy57

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    So it's a microphone you plug into your phone to speak, and headphones you plug into the switch to hear?

    that's not drippin
     
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    Not really sure what would prevent you from just using your PC for voice chat with the switch since the system is portable.
     
  8. Saiyan Lusitano

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    Nothing. Nintendo will end up charging to play online so this is their way about going.
     
  9. PewnyPL

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    The funny thing is, they messed up on the image, the 'device' that Switch and phone plugs into has an icon for Switch on top and phone on bottom, but they are connected in reverse.
     
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    Even they were confused about it. :P
     
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  11. SonicCloud

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    oh god what the fuck.
    to be honest this is one of those things i dislike from the switch , i dont know why it couldnt be easier to just make the switch able to use voice chat without having to use a phone , besides im expecting to be short as fuck and if you are playing docked and you are not close to the dock you are in a problem.
    its like buying an expensive version of one of these you can find everywhere:
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
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    I hope this is just meant to show that you can plug the headset into your phone OR Switch. Chances are I will barely use voice chat anyway, but meh.
     
  13. whateverg1012

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    I won't be using it since I mainly just play local coop or just use discord. But this just shows how many decades behind Nintendo is when it comes to online.
     
  14. StarGazerTom

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    Literally the only bad thing about the Switch.... Why do Nintendo struggle when it comes to anything online? Piss poor infrastructure, constant disconnects, incoming paid online service, can only voice chat with people on your friends list so that's fucking pointless. And now THIS god damn mess!

    it would work ok with handheld mode, but what about tv mode? And not to mention, what if i get a phone call?
     
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    Be thankfuk you don't need this setup:

    18768556_717347671770129_2436967628878819448_o.jpg
     
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    I'm finding irony in that 'portable' systems are becoming less portable in the last year or so thanks to all the dongles and comparatively complicated setups for 'basic' functions.
     
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    I cant see a headset? Theres only a small nuclear reactor on the picture
     
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    Let me guess: the Switch doesn't support bluetooth headsets. In 2017. Amrite?
     
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    in a cardboard box
    What is this?! I don't even...
     
  20. sarkwalvein

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    Spaghetti headset.

    Hmmm... hungry.
     
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