1. mayenadrian1's Avatar
    thanks for the info men
    03-15-2017 04:05 PM
  2. Ismaelete's Avatar
    03-15-2017 07:55 PM
  3. lqueen75's Avatar
    I cannot get use to the joycon at all.
    03-16-2017 12:39 PM
  4. aliemental's Avatar
    Thanks for the answer! I've been hearing a lot of people say that
    03-16-2017 01:12 PM
  5. erichards2's Avatar
    Someone may have already said this, but a working mobile battery pack! Did some research and it looks like a product like this could work.

    Lumsing 15000mAh Portable Charger,Quick Charge 3.0 USB-C External Battery Power Bank for iPhone, iPad, Smartphones and Tablets (black)
    https://www.amazon.com/Lumsing-15000...mUvbUpU2913584
    03-16-2017 02:43 PM
  6. Ismaelete's Avatar
    awesome
    03-16-2017 03:49 PM
  7. Greek Geek's Avatar
    The biggest downside to the Zelda case is it doesn't have room for the power adapter.
    This is very true! Fortunately there are some really good ones out there that do. I initially had the exact same problem as you. I did try looking at a few others, but alot of the ones that don't have this problem are absolute behemoths to carry. Would have liked something like either the hard case versions of the Zelda ones (which I will be getting anyway just because it's Zelda, but the pre-order times are ridiculously long on those, plus after seeing a YouTube video on them, it turns out they don't actually fit the official Nintendo power pack in there anyway!) The Hori one is even smaller, so that one was even worse! (it barely fits anything inside it besides the switch itself).

    In the end I managed to find an excellent one that was done by the same people I got my glass screen protector from, which while wasn't too bulky on the outside, actually had room for quite alot of things on the inside. (was able to get an EU power adaptor in there just about, but not a UK one though, as those are big chunky plugs, and would be too wide for nearly anything). So someone else would have to test if it works with a USA one, as I don't have a USA adaptor to test, so not sure about the sizing on those.

    Actually some other guy on YouTube did a really good video about the size inside the case though, and he showed an actual JoyCon Grip fitting in there....

    (He only showed the Joy-Con Grip inside it on the vid, which is how I got the idea, but it seem to fit a number of other things aswell). I've tried it myself personally, and I can confirm that the JoyCon grip does fit, but I should warn you that the JoyCon grip is a bit of a tight fit height-wise though, so you kind of still have to force the zip with a JoyCon grip in there, which I'm not so sure the pressure would be good for the screen long term). Fortunately though, I'm not so sure I'd actually ever even want to be bring the grip with me anyway most of the time, but nice to know that it can be done if ever needs must.
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Orzly-Carry-.../dp/B01NAUKS62

    This guy has actually tested out quite a few others of the various different types out there for the Switch, so I found watching his stuff a really good way to actually be able to see what each of them were like in real life. (it's not always easy to tell all the finer details just from the pics and descriptions on Amazon). For example, I hadn't actually realized that the size difference between that the one I got and the Hori one was that much different until I saw the video that he did, so well worth doing your research beforehand, as it can get quite expensive finding out this stuff the hard way!
    Last edited by Greek Geek; 06-28-2017 at 06:14 AM.
    03-16-2017 05:02 PM
  8. sittms1985's Avatar
    Heard the pro controller was a nice thing to have, thanks for your insight! Probably gonna be one of my first purchases after getting a Switch...After a screen protector of course
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    03-17-2017 02:05 AM
  9. ar00tu's Avatar
    The Orzly case has a cushioned flap to protect the screen from items stored in the net pocket. That's a pretty good design idea.

    If you get a 128 GB SD card, check the reviews for comments regarding Switch compatibility. Some cards have gotten so hot that their plastic shell have melted.
    03-17-2017 12:03 PM
  10. Greek Geek's Avatar
    Someone may have already said this, but a working mobile battery pack! Did some research and it looks like a product like this could work.

    Lumsing 15000mAh Portable Charger,Quick Charge 3.0 USB-C External Battery Power Bank for iPhone, iPad, Smartphones and Tablets (black)
    https://www.amazon.com/Lumsing-15000...mUvbUpU2913962
    Let me know how you get on with this! A battery pack would be a very very useful thing for the Switch, however, I've heard some very mixed things about using the TypeC cables. Most of the consensus was that while the Switch uses a TypeC cable, it doesn't provide enough power in order to charge it (the standard USB end on the other side being its limitation. There was a very good video about this I saw on YouTube on a channel called TheKnow, where they tested this out.

    Unfortunately, what they found out was that only the official Nintendo Power Supply (the one with the home socket) was the only thing that could actually charge the switch during play. What they discovered was that while the switch does use any standard TypeC cable (and they do work for powering your switch), the problem is when charging during play, so you could only charge it with it switched off (and even then it took many hours longer than it should). Basically what it all boiled down to was that it is the power supply section that gives it the power it needs, which is why TypeC cables alone can't handle it (part of the fact being that it's standard USB at the other end, but also partly because there is now power unit to ampify the power to give it what it needs). They did specifically mention that it was useless from any of the power bank portable battery chargers currently on the market because of this. There was one they found which uses TypeC to TypeC on the other end and was more powerful than usual, but it was pretty bulky, and even that took longer to charge than it does from the home socket. (which is a real shame, because a portable battery pack would be so freaking useful if they worked like they do for smartphones).

    If anyone made one, I would personally buy one like a shot (and I'm sure it would be possible somehow, just no-one seems to do one that works in this context at the moment) However, let me know how you get on with yours when you finally get to try the one you ordered, and if you get it to work! Be sure to test out what you find and post back on here just in case you've managed to find one that has solved this problem. (But I wouldn't count my chickens just yet, as all the things I've heard so far suggest that it can't yet be done!) -Though I will happily be proven wrong, and you will indeed be my favorite person if you're the first to help me get one that does work properly!
    03-17-2017 12:03 PM
  11. erichards2's Avatar
    Let me know how you get on with this! A battery pack would be a very very useful thing for the Switch, however, I've heard some very mixed things about using the TypeC cables. Most of the consensus was that while the Switch uses a TypeC cable, it doesn't provide enough power in order to charge it (the standard USB end on the other side being its limitation. There was a very good video about this I saw on YouTube on a channel called TheKnow, where they tested this out.

    Unfortunately, what they found out was that only the official Nintendo Power Supply (the one with the home socket) was the only thing that could actually charge the switch during play. What they discovered was that while the switch does use any standard TypeC cable (and they do work for powering your switch), the problem is when charging during play, so you could only charge it with it switched off (and even then it took many hours longer than it should). Basically what it all boiled down to was that it is the power supply section that gives it the power it needs, which is why TypeC cables alone can't handle it (part of the fact being that it's standard USB at the other end, but also partly because there is now power unit to ampify the power to give it what it needs). They did specifically mention that it was useless from any of the power bank portable battery chargers currently on the market because of this. There was one they found which uses TypeC to TypeC on the other end and was more powerful than usual, but it was pretty bulky, and even that took longer to charge than it does from the home socket. (which is a real shame, because a portable battery pack would be so freaking useful if they worked like they do for smartphones).

    If anyone made one, I would personally buy one like a shot (and I'm sure it would be possible somehow, just no-one seems to do one that works in this context at the moment) However, let me know how you get on with yours when you finally get to try the one you ordered, and if you get it to work! Be sure to test out what you find and post back on here just in case you've managed to find one that has solved this problem. (But I wouldn't count my chickens just yet, as all the things I've heard so far suggest that it can't yet be done!) -Though I will happily be proven wrong, and you will indeed be my favorite person if you're the first to help me get one that does work properly!
    I heard these things too, but my hypothesis is that it may not charge per say, but maybe it can decrease the rate of battery drain. We can always try it and return if it doesn't work, especially if you have free shipping with amazon prime or something. Definitely need something to be done, especially as the devices get older and hold less of a charge. Wheel around a car battery? lol
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    03-17-2017 04:54 PM
  12. Greek Geek's Avatar
    I heard these things too, but my hypothesis is that it may not charge per say, but maybe it can decrease the rate of battery drain. We can always try it and return if it doesn't work, especially if you have free shipping with amazon prime or something. Definitely need something to be done, especially as the devices get older and hold less of a charge. Wheel around a car battery? lol
    lol. I know what you mean! I've started to see alot more marketed as being Nintendo Switch compatible though (doesn't mean it's true, as alot of people not realizing this will have assumed that, and just thought saying that it would work this way, would be a good idea). But I'm hoping that someone somewhere does do this successfully though, as it would be such a really useful accessory for the Switch. (I'm still going to hold off buying one myself though until I see more evidence of someone actually having pulled this off!)
    But I admire your thinking, and we do need people out there who dare to actually risk trying this stuff out before any of us can ever know for sure. So if you do get one, definitely let me know what happens when you try it! I do genuinely hope you succeed!
    03-20-2017 11:19 AM
  13. Indabaa's Avatar
    Thanks Greek Geek for sharing nice suggestions for Switch Accessories. Moreover users who are willing to buy switch accessories like SD card, Screen Protector, Stand etc can refer this link https://www.indabaa.com/best-nintend...h-accessories/ which I found more preferable.
    03-21-2017 12:58 AM
  14. Greek Geek's Avatar
    Thanks Greek Geek for sharing nice suggestions for Switch Accessories. Moreover users who are willing to buy switch accessories like SD card, Screen Protector, Stand etc can refer this link https://www.indabaa.com/best-nintend...h-accessories/ which I found more preferable.
    No worries! Hey, Nice list! I had thought about getting those really nice looking Zelda skins that you've got on there (these ones...)
    Best Nintendo Switch Accessories-71uzqjgagll._sl1500_.jpg
    , but I would only ever use the bit that you put on the dock (as the parts of that kit that go on the actual switch itself has two main problems.... ) I've heard many reports that the adhesive that most of the actual skins use actually damage the console and joy-con parts. (it was a company called skinomi that reported that problem though, so maybe the Zelda ones are okay). But while the JoyCon bits do look incredibly gorgeous, I think they wouldn't be very practical in a real world usage sense, due to all the rough and tumble of everyday play. Also, the screen protectors they provide in that pack are the useless regular kind. (so don't do anything to protect the bit that worries me the most about the Switch, which is the screen getting smashed). So I think I'll stick with my Orzly Tempered Glass ones for the screen protector part (these ones www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01N9RG3XS ), as those are extremely good, and you can't even tell you've got a screen protector on after you've installed them. But I do like the Zelda design so much though, that I may buy this Zelda skin pack anyway aswell, just so I can have the nice Zelda design on the dock. (the dock shouldn't sufferer from any of the problems that the screen and joycon bits in the kit do, as the dock is made of a hard plastic with nothing that can get damaged. (plus you don't take the dock bit with you anyway, so wouldn't suffer the same wear and tear issues that the joycon skin parts would). Actually, the more I think of it, the more I'm loving the idea of doing it in this hybrid way! (best of both worlds!) Thanks man!!
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    03-21-2017 02:56 PM
  15. Chemy JMHT's Avatar
    Well maybe it will be necessary for those with a family with some gamers:

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    03-28-2017 07:38 PM
  16. Greek Geek's Avatar
    Well maybe it will be necessary for those with a family with some gamers:

    http://www.zeldainformer.com/wp-cont...L._SL1500_.jpg
    Yeah, I have changed my opinion about these over time. When I first saw them on Amazon I wasn't all that impressed (as from what I could tell from just the pictures they just looked like a bit of plastic with a joycon shaped hole in them) but after seeing someone test them out on a YouTube video, they actually looked quite good.

    That black rim you see around the edges is actually a proper hinged mechanism that clips it properly into place. After having used the JoyCon straps and hated them, these would actually make for a nice cheap alternative to the pro controller. (well, not quite, as the pro controller would still be a far superior experience, and these half grip thingies would only work for games that use the split joycon mode, so wouldn't work for all games, as you wouldn't have all four shoulder buttons in that mode)

    but I have still really warmed to the idea of these grip things. Not many games out yet besides snipperclips that I would actually use them for though that use the separate joycon arrangement. But later on when more controller based split joycon playable games come out, I'd definitely consider getting some of these.

    In the meantime, I think my favorite mode to play in is GamePad mode still. (with the exception of Splatoon 2, which after the global testfire last saturday, I found actually preferred using the JoyCon grip, but you need both JoyCons in it in order to play it in grip mode, so these split grip versions wouldn't work for that game).
    Mariokart 8 Deluxe on the other hand when it comes out though, I think probably would! (I noticed it's just one side of a joycon which goes in the steering wheel attachments, so that one's a pretty safe bet that these split grips would work (admittedly, most people will just be using the wheel attachments anyway instead, but me personally I actually prefer playing mariokart with a controller. instead of a wheel). So it's good to know that there's a method for each type of payer. (though truth be told, I'll probably still play it in GamePad mode, so we'll see!)
    Last edited by Greek Geek; 04-06-2017 at 08:22 AM.
    03-29-2017 11:03 AM
  17. Chemy JMHT's Avatar
    You actually brought a lot of info, a full review I can say.

    hopefully more multiplayer games and more content
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    03-30-2017 12:43 AM
  18. Greek Geek's Avatar
    You actually brought a lot of info, a full review I can say.
    Thanks! Glad you found it useful! (though I perhaps wouldn't go that far)
    I basically just ramble on too much! lol. (I'm awful for it at the best of times, but with anything to do with the Nintendo Switch it's really not hard to do!) -Has pretty much taken over my life at this stage!
    hopefully more multiplayer games and more content
    Cool! What sort of multiplayer stuff would you most like ti see?
    03-30-2017 11:23 AM
  19. Chemy JMHT's Avatar
    Actually any game in multilplayer should be good, more to keep the Nintendo Ecosystem alive, I like racing, FPS, combat and strategy.
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    03-30-2017 10:16 PM
  20. Greek Geek's Avatar
    Actually any game in multilplayer should be good, more to keep the Nintendo Ecosystem alive, I like racing, FPS, combat and strategy.
    Definitely Mariokart 8 Deluxe will have online multiplayer modes for racing. For combat, Splatoon 2 definitely has aswell, and that can be alot of fun! (though I actually prefer playing that one offline though, as more experienced people just wind up totally whopping my a**, way more than I'd like to admit, but that's a different story!) lol. What sort of strategy games did you have in mind that you think would make a good multiplayer if any ever come out?
    04-04-2017 08:56 AM
  21. Chemy JMHT's Avatar
    Definitely Mariokart 8 Deluxe will have online multiplayer modes for racing. For combat, Splatoon 2 definitely has aswell, and that can be alot of fun! (though I actually prefer playing that one offline though, as more experienced people just wind up totally whopping my a**, way more than I'd like to admit, but that's a different story!) lol. What sort of strategy games did you have in mind that you think would make a good multiplayer if any ever come out?
    I think something like Command and Conquer, StarCraft and even Master of Orion 3 could work pretty well.
    04-04-2017 06:25 PM
  22. Greek Geek's Avatar
    I think something like Command and Conquer, StarCraft and even Master of Orion 3 could work pretty well.
    Yeah, I'm sure alot of those ones would get a huge following that would work for multiplayer. (While I'm not much into those styles of combat games myself, everyone I know who are into most of the games you mentioned here were literally addicted to them!!) Let's put it this way... I know quite a few people who have lost their job after playing Command and Conquer all night and not shown up the next day! (so I dare say there'd never be any trouble waiting for enough people to come online for those ones, as alot of people will never have even left their room for days on end in the first place! lol.
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    04-05-2017 01:26 PM
  23. njlx2016's Avatar
    I finally was able to get my hands on a Switch. The Pro Controller is a must if you're going to be using the console docked. The Joy Con controllers are barely passable, especially for extended gaming sessions.
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    04-21-2017 09:14 AM
  24. Greek Geek's Avatar
    I finally was able to get my hands on a Switch. The Pro Controller is a must if you're going to be using the console docked. The Joy Con controllers are barely passable, especially for extended gaming sessions.
    Yeah, the pro-controllers definitely feel the nicest way to play for most things. I don't actually mind the joycons so much, but I know what you mean, the thumbsticks and shoulder buttons definitely feel alot more robust on a proper controller compared to how flyweight they feel on a joycon. (if you know what I mean).
    It's a pity in some ways that the pro-controllers are not so easy to bring with you when you go out portable. (but then again, you can't with the wheels either for mariokart, so will probably playing that mostly at home) Personally, I like the controllers more than the wheels, but I'll be getting some anyway, because my daughter and her friends absolutely love them. I've ordered a couple of sets from different people, as after I bought the official nintendo ones, I noticed that the place I got my glass screen protectors from had recently brought out a better design which even has the lights on the front that shows you which player is connected to each wheel. (it's kinda weird how the Nintendo ones don't do that without you having to take out the joycon first). Not so sure they really thought that one through! lol.
    Anyways, this is the one that has the lights on...
    www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01NCZO2LK
    (I swear they must have changed the design aswell, as I'm pretty sure I didn't see these lights when I looked a while ago) but then again, they did used to say on the amazon images that they were "undergoing product enhancement", but they just didn't mention before what it was. (so I wish I knew that before). I do like what they did with it though. Definitely seems alot better in my opinion.

    UPDATE: I've just noticed that the guy who's YouTube video channel I follow for all my switch accessories has actually got his and tested them out already. So here's what they look like in the flesh...

    (He actually shows off another brand on this video aswell which also has lights, so looks like this idea is catching on!) I do prefer the round wheel style personally though, but that's just personal preference.
    Last edited by Greek Geek; 04-28-2017 at 08:32 AM.
    04-24-2017 02:17 PM
  25. usna92's Avatar
    So far I think the Pro Controller is a nice addition to Switch.
    05-12-2017 02:31 PM
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