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Yes, the Joy-Con controllers that came with your Nintendo Switch are pretty great. They’re cute — and it’s really neat how they snap onto the console when you want to play in handheld mode. But they’re a lot less friendly to folks with larger hands, or those with limited flexibility — the Joy-Cons are just too small!
You could replace them with an advanced model like Nintendo’s own Pro controller, but that’ll cost you $70. A better solution: Slide on these $13 Fastsnail grips, on sale for $13 (was $20) at Amazon. Super comfy, they're easier on your hands and wallet.
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How do they work? Just pop a Joy-Con into one of the rubber-coated shells, easy as pie. The grip will hold your controller tight, and its non-slip surface will feel great in even the sweatiest of palms. The large shoulder pads on top are a nice step-up from the dainty SL and SR buttons on your standard Joy-Con, and a lot more durable too!
They come in all sorts of great colors to match your system, from neon red and blue to pink and green. Included: Joystick covers so you can even adjust the feel of the thumb sticks to your liking!
Amazon shoppers love these things; they’ve earned almost 6,600 five-star ratings. Players with big hands especially benefit. Says one gamer who titled his review 'I have big hands': “These controller grips help me game better than before.”
But you don't need to have large mitts to enjoy them, as one grandmother notes: "For my grandkids with small hands, this made it easier for them to hold and control, they love them!!"
Another shopper says they're "super handy for family game night," since they're "so much more comfortable to use."
And this hardcore player says they're "very comfortable for long play sessions. The Joy-Cons fit perfectly, feel secure and are easy to get out and put in."
Sounds like no matter your age or play style, you'll benefit from these super affordable controller shells!
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.
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