After getting my Switch, I found it was difficult to play in handheld mode after a certain amount of time. This was due to two points, the left JoyCon was a little wobbly and my big hands got uncomfortable holding it. The solution came by chance of Reddit and them mentioning the Skull & Co. GripCase for Nintendo Switch. This is a flexible case that covers the whole back of the Switch, offering different size grips which can be exchanged as you want.
The original selling point for the GripCase was that it would fit in my dock whilst still on the Switch. This was a big thing, as I had an amazon one I had to keep taking off each time. Though I found that having purchased a Switch later in the year they had been sent with tighter docks, and the GripCase wouldn’t work with it. I think this was the reason for them releasing the Jumpgate.
The GripCase came with a MaxCarry Case. The case had slots for 10 game cartridges, an external battery, and a netted area for cables. The battery area was great if you had a right-angle USB-C cable you could change you Switch from the case. The Switch was stored between two padded areas, which could be bent to make a stand. Overall the MaxCarry case was a great addition to the GripCase.
The GripCase is flexible and covers the entire Switch. This adds overall protection to it, which some grips don’t offer. You can still access the game slot, but the kickstand and SD-slot are now covered. The buttons are now covered as well, so may need a slightly harder push to adjust volume and turn on.
Skull & Co. GripCase Video
One issue I had with the first version of this case, was the bumper covers were difficult to use. I found that the L/R bumpers could be remedied by cutting out that little tab connecting the bumper portion to the rest of the case. This meant that the bumper covers were a lot more responsive. I have since got two other versions of the Switch case and this issue isn’t apparent anymore.
I found I could play a game for a couple of hours more then I could before I had the grip. It feels very natural in your hand.
The ability to pick and change grips is very useful when sharing the Switch, as my hands are bigger than my wives. This means we can attach smaller grips for her, and bigger ones for me. The fact you can get different colors is an added bonus.
Skull & Co. are a great company. You can tell they know their audience and constantly releasing newer versions of their products, and different designs. Finally, check out our other gaming reviews. Also, don’t forget to connect with the Jabba Reviews team on Facebook or Twitter.