How to give your Nintendo Switch a unique face lift
My favourite thing to do is customise my tech to give it a unique look and feel. I’m also a giant chicken. So my customisation is limited to band changes, new phone covers or decals that can be removed. Last year I figured out a rather fun way to change up my Nintendo Switch and customise it without changing the console permanently and potentially voiding the warranty.
So what is the trick?
It’s really simple – purchase another pair of Joy-Cons in different colours.
You can then mix and match the Joy-Cons to make a rad colour change. I did that with mine, as you can see in the main image of this blog.
The bonus to changing up Joy-Cons? You also have a back up if drift occurs on one of the Joy-Cons. If you’re not sure what drift is, the Verge summed it up nicely here:
I have two sets of Joy-Cons. This allows me 4 different customisations. I have the standard red and blue Joy Cons my Switch came with and then a Yellow pair. So I can do Blue and Yellow, Red and Yellow, Blue and Red or just Yellow. Obviously if you want more options you can just add more Joy-Cons to the mix.
One of the problems we have in South Africa, at least, is that there isn’t always a huge selection of accessories for things like the Nintendo Switch. I chatted to the Nintendo South Africa team and confirmed they have the following Joy-Cons available right now. If you want to buy, I’d suggest their official online store as I’ve heard the service is really good.
These are my favourite Joy-Cons and come as a pair. They retail for R1699.
There’s also a neon Purple and neon Orange option retailing for R1699.
I hadn’t seen this pair until recently but really love the Blue a lot. The pair also retail for R1699.
Finally if you want to buy individual Joy-Cons (and another clever way to make your Switch unique for a lower cost) you could go the route of buying individual ones. Right now the Blue and Red Joy-Cons are available individually for around R999 and you can get the right grey Joy-Con for R1 199.
There are also some really cute game specific Joy-Cons as well, on the online store, though I wouldn’t mix and match these because they’re so cute! These two Pokemon sets retail for R1299. There is an option to buy the black Pokemon left Joy-Con, A Zelda left Joy-Con in black or a Mario left Joy-Con as well which is rather fun (they both cost R499).
Another option is to find fun analog caps to give your Switch that personal look. I’ve got Pokemon ones but you can grab a few options online as well for around R200.
If you do pimp out your Switch PLEASE send me a picture on social media. I’m always looking for new ideas and inspiration.
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