If you’re like me, you might spend a lot of money on accessories for your Nintendo Switch. Whether you’re playing the thrilling rhythm action game Sayanora Wild Hearts on the go or powering through your third playthrough of Fire Emblem: Three Houses, certain accessories go a long way in making your gaming experience more enjoyable. Perhaps you want a GameCube controller when playing Super Smash Bros., or a portable charger to keep your Switch powered on the road— or maybe you want fancy Joy-Cons such as my personal favorite, the custom painted NES controllers from ColorWare. Whatever the case, there are plenty of excellent add-ons that enhance and supplement the Switch experience and one of the very best accessories that caught my immediate attention back in 2018 was the SwitchGrip Pro by Satisfye.
For the unfamiliar, last year Satisfye successfully launched a Kickstarter/Indiegogo campaign in order to produce a grip for the Nintendo Switch which provides a convenient, ergonomic solution for those of you who play Switch in handheld mode and on the go. The idea is pretty basic as it’s basically just a large bracket made of plastic and rubber that is designed to grip the sides of the unit and give your hands something better to latch onto. Simple or not, the campaign was a giant success generating around $470,000 in funding from over 10,000 backers.
Not satisfied with their original efforts however, the team listened to extensive feedback from the gaming community and set out to make an even better product. Not long after the release of the SwitchGrip Pro, Satisfye announced a new version which would feature various tweaks and upgrades. And now after a long wait, the updated SwitchGrip Pro for the Nintendo Switch is available for purchase at Satisfye.com.
And that’s not all...
In addition to the grip for the Nintendo Switch, Satisfye has also introduced the new SwitchGrip Lite for the recently released Nintendo Switch Lite, which brings the company’s acclaimed asymmetric pro-controller design and advanced ergonomics to the new mobile-only Switch.
And the good news, the SwitchGrip Lite which shares the same design as its big brother, the SwitchGrip Pro, is now available for pre-order.
Floating Technology Provides Six Degrees of Airflow and Advanced Ergonomics Allow Comfortable Handheld Gameplay
For many Switch owners, the need to buy an additional grip for the Switch may seem pointless but the SwitchGrip Pro (and the SwitchGrip Lite) promise to make the original Switch model more comfortable to play in handheld mode. According to the press release, with their new float technology, the Switch is suspended by silicon cushions to allow free airflow, superior protection and a firm interface between the Switch and grip. The asymmetric design also has a refined hand angle for maximum control and extended gameplay for all hand sizes.
Personally, ever since the Switch was released, I’ve played most of my games with the Switch docked mostly because I was afraid that either my Switch would break, or that it would be stolen when taking it with me when I travel. However, after having the chance to review the Switch Lite and enjoying my time spent with the system, I’ve decided to go ahead and order the Switch Lite. And after watching the following video courtesy of Satisfye, I might just order the SwitchGrip Lite as well.
Check out the video below and let me know in the comments if you’ve order either product and if so, would you recommend it.