Nyko Dualies

Third-party gaming accessory maker Nyko has revealed the Nyko Dualies - a pair of Joy-Con alternatives set to hit the market next month.

The Nintendo Switch's Joy-Con controllers are amazing little chunks of technology in many ways, with more capabilities than game developers seem to know what to do with, but they're not without their problems. We've noticed that users with larger hands, in particular, have struggled to get a good grip on the Joy-Con, sometimes experiencing cramp when having to hold them in certain ways. Well, these new third-party offerings are aiming to fix that, and we're certainly intrigued by their design.

Featuring "multi-functional motion control" and rumble feedback, the Dualies aim to act as a near-complete Joy-Con replacement. Nyko says that the controllers are "compatible with most Switch titles" and that "the larger, more rounded edges allow for an improved grip, especially while playing sideways, giving more comfort and improved ergonomics". Interestingly, this is the first time that a third-party Joy-Con has been able to work with the Switch without being attached to the console. You can check out some images below.

Included with the controllers themselves is a Type-C cable with a 56K oHm resistor, allowing you to recharge your Dualies "quickly and safely". Of course, these controllers won't slot onto the side of your Switch and therefore won't benefit from charging while attached. You also get detachable thumb caps with your purchase, allowing you to customise your setup by fine-tuning the control stick's length and size.

The controllers are said to launch "this holiday" and listings have now appeared on Amazon (although it appears to be out of stock at the time of writing) and Nyko's official site. The Dualies have a suggested price of $49.99 - a good $30 less than Nintendo's official set.

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[source nyko.com, via nintendo-insider.com]