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Topic: Is the Joy Con Charge Grip worth buying?

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Darthy09

Does the Joy Con Grip that comes with the Switch recharge the Joy Cons or do you have to buy the Joy Con Charge Grip separately? I heard that you need to charge your Joy Con Charge Grip in order for it to be able to charge the Joy Cons, is this true? If the Joy Con Charge Grip's battery dies, can you still play it with charged Joy Cons? Does the Joy Con Charge Grip use external or internal batteries?

Darthy09

redd214

@Darthy09 The grip that comes with the Switch does NOT charge the joycons at all. You can charge the joycons on the switch itself when you're not using them. As far as is it worth it, I'm going to say no. I've thought about getting one a few times but just doesn't seem worth it with the 20 hour battery life of the joycons, just seems like a waste. Had the switch since launch and there's never once been an occasion where my joycons have run out of battery.

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Darthy09

Do you have to charge the Joy Con Charge Grip in order for it to be able to charge the Joy Cons?

Darthy09

redd214

Yes of course, how else would it work.

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Darthy09

If the Joy Con Charge Grip dies, can you still play it with charged Joy Cons?

Darthy09

Illusion

@Darthy09 yes. The charge grip is exactly like the regular grip, but with a detachable usb c charging cord. When the cord is not in, it is exactly the same as a regular joycon grip.

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Dogorilla

Yeah don't bother with getting a Joy-Con charger of any kind. They charge automatically when connected to the Switch itself, and they have around 20 hours battery life, so they'll never run out as long as you connect them to the Switch when you're not using them.

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SwitchForce

If you play enough then a charger grip would be good if you don't use a Pro controller. There will be times you want to Dock and discount from the Switch to have the controllers in hand. And the Charger grip doesn't cost that much.

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PrinceAli89

I say go for it if you have the money. I just bought a pro controller and charging grip so I have the option to choose how I play. I don't like playing the Joy Cons by themselves though, way too small for my big hands lol.

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SwitchForce

Some games are more enjoyed on a larger screen BoTW is one of them. Being portable is good but I like a bigger screen so that when I do a oops it really shows. But also I can see more better and not get so blinded close up.

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Bart_T

I have one, but I barely use it, and never for actual charging. I've 2 sets of joycon, a pro controller and a wired gamecube controller. So, when playing something like 4-player Smash or Mario Kart, the 2 sets of joycon just become 2 controllers with the grips.

Also, to clear up, the charge grip doesn't have a battery. When you're playing with it, you're just using the battery in the joycon, like the grip that comes with the Switch.

Only diffrence is that the charge grip has a USB port you can plug in to charge your joycon through the grip rather than the Switch.

The charging functionality is of limited use, unless you're using 2 sets of joycon often enough that you can't keep both of them charged between play sessions. But having 2 sets of joycon and 2 grips is a pretty versatile setup.

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BlueOcean

@Bart_T You were the first to answer his question about how they charge so thanks, I was wondering the same too. So it's basically like the GamePad stand and the GamePad stand that charges, the latter comes with ports for charging using the cable.

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Bunkerneath

I stupidly bought a charger grip when i first bought my switch, there is no point in it.

In regards to the charger grip, it does not work as a seperate battery to prolong the life, it just lets you charge your joy cons when not attached to sides of the switch. THAT IS IT

Never use it nowdays as I just put the joycons on my switch when not in use and it charges them.

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BlueOcean

Yeah and since all it includes is the port and pins for using a cable and charge the joy-cons it should have been bundled with the console instead of the regular grip. Trying to sell it separately is too cheeky, even for Nintendo.

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electrolite77

BlueOcean wrote:

Yeah and since all it includes is the port and pins for using a cable and charge the joy-cons it should have been bundled with the console instead of the regular grip. Trying to sell it separately is too cheeky, even for Nintendo.

Totally agree

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electrolite77

A few people inclusing a real life friend swear by these. They give an extra insurance against running out of juice and seem to make the joy Cons more comfortable.

Nintendo Switch Joy-Con AA Battery Pack Accessory Pair (Nintendo Switch) https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B06ZZY5SNH/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_T...

I’ve got one of these. Charging capacity for my extra set of joy Cons, Pokeball and Pro Controller. YMMV of course.

Venom Switch Multi Charge Pro Storage Dock (Nintendo Switch) https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07JGX67JY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apip_X5...

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Lemmy_the_Koopa

With having (already) four Joy-Cons (so we quickly can play Smash and Mario Party, without anyone being needed to bring and pair their controller at a four person party) I am interested in a second grip; though I don't feel a charging grip, since the multiplayer stuff is not every day and I wholeheartedly put them in one at the time in the Nintendo Switch itself; so is there also a non charging grip being sold?

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1UP_MARIO

@BlueOcean it is cheeky but it’s Nintendo and out of the 3 consoles, you can picture only Nintendo doing it 😉

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