The Nintendo Switch Online app is now available for download and will prove invaluable to anyone who wants to communicate with other players in games such as Splatoon 2, which hits stores in a couple of days.
But we hear you cry, where will you put your smartphone so you can reach it easily during splatfests? Thankfully the prolific videogame accessory manufacturer Nyko has come up with a Joy-Con grip which might be the answer to all of your prayers.
The Clip Grip Power is an ergonomic grip that allows users to easily mount their Joy-Con controllers and smartphone to better access the Nintendo Online App during play. Using Clip Grip Power, users can simultaneously charge their smartphone or Joy-Con with the integrated rechargeable battery, and interact with friends and teammates without hindering the gameplay experience.
Here's what Chris Arbogast, Nyko’s Director of Sales and Marketing, had to say about this inventive new accessory:
Since voice chat for multiplayer games on Nintendo Switch is enabled through the Nintendo Switch Online App, we anticipate players needing a convenient, hands-free way to keep their smartphones close and visible while playing. With Clip Grip Power, we’ve created a great way to interact with the app while playing, in addition to a secondary battery source and extra storage space for your game cartridges.
Clip Grip Power has an adjustable arm that securely holds most smartphones in place, and can be conveniently stored on the underside of Clip Grip Power when not in use. The additional internal 3,000 mAh battery provides extra play time by serving as a secondary battery source for the Joy-Con, smartphone, or console. Clip Grip Power also makes it easy for players to carry their games with them using a storage compartment with slots for up to seven game cartridges and two microSD cards.
North American gamers can pick up the Clip Grip Power for $24.99 directly from Nyko.com or Amazon. There is no news on a European release date for this accessory yet, but we can't imagine that the wait will be too long given Nyko's history.
Will you be picking up one of these bad boys so you can easily interact with the Nintendo Switch Online app? Let us know with a comment below.