The portable nature of the Switch is one of its unique selling points, but it does come with some drawbacks. When you're playing in bed or lying down on the couch you often get wrist strain or neck problems because you're having to hold the console in order to use it.
This is a problem which impacts tablet users as well, and it turns out that a solution created for Apple's iPad works just as well with the Nintendo Switch.
The Tstand blasted past its Kickstarter goal with $192,562 pledged a few years back, and the team behind it are now working on a second model. The company has noted that several Tstand owners have been using their units with the Switch, and has wisely decided to make this functionality part of its promotional campaign because Switch is so hot right now.
Here's some info direct from the company behind the Tstand which explains why it's such a big deal:
Many physio experts acknowledge the fact that using an iPad in bed or leaned over a table can quickly become a dangerous activity for your neck muscles and the curve of your spine. In fact, Harvard shool of public healths found that it is akin to adding a 60lbs weight at the base of your neck. Limited use of your arms while holding the iPad also participates to the general discomfort and often to the inability to fully use some of your favorite apps and games. To add insult to the literal injury, a fair amount of tablet stands only managed to reinforce that ergonomic problem because they didn’t bother to lift the tablet to eye-level, leaving the user hunched over their tablet.
The Tstand kicks all those troubles away by raising the screen of your tablet on its flexible mount so that the angle of vision and viewing distance are always optimal. Lay back, let the Tstand safely rest on your chest (it feels like the sweetest hug), and enjoy your movies and games like never before. And because the Tstand is reversible, its purposes are varied: the first rotation angles allow for ideal use on a bed or a couch. Its vertical deployment proves convenient when inserted in the back pocket of a car or airplane seat.
We'll be putting the Tstand 2 through its paces in the future, but in the meantime let us know if this is an accessory you'd be interested in by posting a comment below.