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A breath of new life in the way my Switch looks!
June 18, 2018
Bought these through Amazon Warehouse to replace the gray Joy-Cons that came with my Switch. The gray ones were getting boring and these were just what I needed.
These work even better than the controllers my Switch came with; BUT, I bought my Switch early in its life near launch and that was when the left Joy-Con connectivity issues ran rampant. My left gray Joy-Con always disconnected or experienced input lag if there was something obstructing line of sight between the Switch and the controller. That issue seems to be non-existent with these Red ones. Your mileage may vary as I know even some of the newer Joy-Cons experience connection issues. Just make sure to update the controller firmware in your console settings (it doesn't auto-update, so if you haven't done it yet then chances are that your Joy-Cons are still running older firmware).
Everything else works as intended. Buttons feel just like the ones included with Switch (as expected). If you've held Joy-Cons before, you already know how these feel. I did notice they felt a bit more matte compared to my gray ones, however, it just may be because these are new and haven't had the controller surface worn out yet.
Price is meh. The Joy-Cons are my favourite controllers, but I would still say at $99.99 CAD they are a bit overpriced. However, given the amount of tech Nintendo stuffed into it (IR camera, NFC, gyro, HD Rumble) and the fact they can function as two controllers (two sets of Joy-Cons is enough for 4 players multiplayer for a lot of games) justifies the price in what I'm looking for. If you need more controllers for local multiplayer, I recommend these before buying a Pro Controller. However, if you're more concerned about comfort and want a more traditional controller, I recommend looking into the Pro Controller if you haven't.