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Nintendo’s Joy-Con repair job put to the test – is it fixed? [VIDEO]

Since the Nintendo Switch launched a little under a month ago, we’ve seen a few reports of people experiencing issues with the left Joy-Con that seem to cause the signal to drop out and generally be pretty weak. Nintendo has acknowledged the issue as a “manufacturing variation” and recommends anyone experience these issues with their Joy-Con to send them in for free repairs. When you get them back, Nintendo will likely have opened it up to place a small piece of conductive foam over the antenna module to shield it from interference. We first reported on this fix a few weeks ago, but now the folks at GameXplain have put it to the test to determine if this fix actually works as well as Nintendo says. The video uses the Switch’s calibration tool to showcase how the addition of the piece of foam has changed the performance of the Joy-Con and it seems to be noticeably different from the Joy-Cons before they were sent in for repair. The controller has to be completely covered with his hand before any connection issues show up, which is good. Overall, looks like Nintendo got this one right and only early adopters will have…

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Check out this custom GameCube Purple Joy-Con

While the Nintendo Switch only launched with two color options for the Joy-Con, that hasn’t stopped the creative among us from customizing their Joy-Cons to their own liking. Fortunately, it seems pretty easy to do.This latest mod was spotted on reddit by user BossFightProps and he said he wanted to do an homage to the GameCube controller.Looks pretty spiffy! What custom Joy-Con controller mods would you like to see from Nintendo in the future? Hopefully, they’ll release something that resembles this in time for Super Smash Bros. Switch.[via reddit]Switch Gray Joy-Cons – $79.99 READ FULL STORY AT NINTENDOTODAY!

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Joy-Con signal is weak compared to other popular controllers

With the Nintendo Switch now out for at least a week, we’ve got plenty of real world experience of people saying they’re having issues with either the left or right Joy-Con. I’ve personally experienced the issue mostly on might right Joy-Con, but after a quick desync and resync I don’t seem to be having the issue quite as frequently.Nevertheless, one redditor decided to see if he could quantify the issue by exploring signal strength of the Joy-Con controllers compared to some other devices he had including the Switch Pro Controller, Xbox One controller, and a wireless Logitech gaming mouse. Here’s the signal chart:As you can see, it’s clear that both the L and R Joy-Cons experience much worse wireless signal at greater distances than other consumer devices. At a distance of 1.5 meters or about five feet, the Joy-Con signal is already in the poor territory. For reference, here’s a quick guide on how the RSSI signal numbers should be read.0 to -60 = Good READ FULL STORY AT NINTENDOTODAY!

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Nintendo Switch Preview — Check out DualShockers’ Unboxing of Nintendo’s Home Console

There is nothing better about a new console’s launch than opening up the game box. So, as per industry standard, we wanted to share with you what is inside the Nintendo Switch box, how all the parts …Read More The post Nintendo Switch Preview — Check out DualShockers’ Unboxing of Nintendo’s Home Console by Lou Contaldi appeared first on DualShockers.