OneHanded JoyCon Mod Makes Nintendo Switch Even More Convenient

first_imgStay on target The Nintendo Switch’s signature modular design allows it to be played in a variety of configurations. You can play it as a handheld. You can play it propped up on a table. You can play it on your TV. You can play with a traditional controller or with two detached Joy-Con controllers or with a single sideways Joy-Con.However, even with all that adaptability, the Switch out of the box still can’t handle everyone’s accessibility needs. That’s where modders come in. A heartwarming new Nintendo Switch mod making the rounds online today is a peripheral for holding both Joy-Con in one hand. The purpose? This makes it much easier for physically disabled players to reach all the buttons necessary for playing wonderful yet complex games like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.These are actually several peripherals. One shell bundles two Joy-Con together side by side, almost like the regular pro grip. The bumpers extend certain buttons to aid in this. However, the other adapter angles the controllers in such a way that hitting all of the buttons and using motion controls with one hand becomes a lot more convenient.In pictures, these don’t look like comfortable or ideal ways to play to me, but creator/engineer Julio Vazquez says “week of research and lots of failed prototypes” delivered a final product that’s “ easy to print, lightweight and practical.” At least it’s less cumbersome than Splatoon 2’s voice chat solution.Vazquez designed the adapter for his friend Rami Wehbe after Wehbe lost the use of his right hand (and ability to play Zelda) following a cerebrovascular accident. However, the adapters are also available to 3D print through Thingiverse, allowing anyone interested to give them a shot. The AbleGamers charity is already printing out adapters for its community.Everyone should be able to enjoy video games, but sometimes life doesn’t work like that. Just ask virtual reality fans in wheelchairs. Fortunately, there are fans and creators willing to fill in the gaps and help all of us have fun.Want to learn more? Here’s everything you need to know about the Nintendo Switch.Buy it now!The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the WildNintendo SwitchProtect Your Nintendo Switch With These Awesome CasesLet us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Trade In Your Nintendo Switch For a Better Battery (With a Catch)Controller Patent Teases SNES Games on Switch last_img

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