A number of accessories have been released for the Switch – apparently. We’ll sporadically update this part with the latest kit we’ve tested – the newest on top.
Gamesir T4 Mini [On AliExpress here]
The T4 Mini is a small but surprisingly powerful controller. Ergonomically, it’s not quite as comfortable as the Pro-Controller – which is – but much smaller, which makes it a viable alternative to the Joy-Cons when traveling.
It’s surprisingly well-equipped for the price, too. It can be used on iOS and Android smartphones as well as the switch, for example, has an auto-sleep function, turbo button options and – most noticeably – a transparent housing with multi-colored backlighting. Yes, the latter is purely a gimmick, but it’s a very welcome one. This is a controller well worth exploring if you are looking for a smaller budget option in the market.
WX4 Wireless Premium Edition [On Argos here]
This is a budget controller, but not a bad one. It’s less than a third the price of an official Pro Controller, and you can feel the loss of quality when you compare it to this – the plastic doesn’t feel as comfortable in your hands and the buttons aren’t quite as satisfactory to use / press.
It’s a bit of a hassle to sync first, but works fine when that’s sorted. And ultimately, comparisons to the Pro Controller are a bit tough given the huge price difference. It’s worth a look if you’re on a budget, and it’s still good after a month of constant use here at the Gamezebo office.
Snakebyte Dual Charge: Basis S [On Snakebyte site here]
The Base S is the big accessory here – and we mean big. It’s a sizable beast that you can use to charge your Pro Controller and two Joy-Cons. In addition to 10 Switch Play covers, there is also space for the Switch docking station itself. It holds everything tight and doesn’t feel cheap considering the price.
However, it cannot be overlooked that this is not the prettiest accessory that we have ever seen. If you can (literally) overlook it this is a solid kit.
Snakeybyte arrow: Load S. [On Snakebyte site here]
The Arrow: Charge S is a bit smaller and only holds and charges one Pro controller and four Joy-Cons. It has 5 red and green LED charging indicators and we had no issues setting it up.
Again, it’s not the most aesthetically pleasing device, but it’s certainly better than letting your free joycons lie around and fall on the side of the sofa. For those who regularly play six-player games, this is an accessory worth considering, especially at its affordable price.
Snake byte ring: kit S [On Snakebyte site here]
This is a replacement for the leg strap used in Ring Fit Adventure. Although it doesn’t feel quite as high-quality as the original – at least in terms of the materials used – we didn’t have any problems with it after two weeks of intensive use.
It might be a little pricey, but if your official strap is broken this is almost certainly your best option.