Tuesday , June 22 2021

These Larger, Cheaper Third-Party Switch Joy-With Promise Improved Grip And Customization

Nyko Dualies

Third-party gaming accessory maker Nyko has revealed the Nyko Dualies – a pair of Joy-With alternatives set to hit the market next month.

The Nintendo Switch's Joy-With controllers are amazing little chunks of technology in many ways, with more capabilities than game developers seem to know what to do with, but they're not without their problems. We've noticed that users with larger hands, in particular, have struggled to get a good grip on the Joy-Con, sometimes experiencing cramp when having to hold them in certain ways. Well, these new third-party offers are aimed at fixing that, and we're certainly intrigued by their design.

Featuring "multi-functional motion control" and rumble feedback, the Dualies aim to act as a near-complete Joy-With replacement. Nyko says that the controllers are "compatible with most Switch titles" and that "the larger, more rounded edges allow for improved grip, especially while playing sideways, giving more comfort and improved ergonomics." Interestingly, this is the first time that a third-party Joy-Con has been able to work with the Switch without being attached to the console. You can check out some images below.


Included with the controllers themselves is a Type-C cable with a 56K oHm resistor, allowing you to recharge your Dualies "quickly and safely." Of course, these controllers will not slot on the side of your Switch and therefore will not benefit from charging while attached. You also get detachable thumb caps with your purchase, allowing you to customize your setup by fine-tuning the control stick's length and size.


The controllers are said to launch "this holiday" and listings have now appeared on Amazon (although it seems to be out of stock at the time of writing) and Nyko's official site. The Dualies have suggested a price of $ 49.99 – a good $ 30 less than Nintendo's official set.

Do you like the look of these bigger controllers? Do you think you might find them useful when playing your favorite games? Let us know below with a comment.

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