I wanted to create a Switch Accessory that made the switch more comfortable
I always thought of making a grip that made the Switch easier to hold and use, and since there wasn't anything like it, I made it myself.
My first one was honestly ugly and hard to hold(too wide), but you always gotta start somewhere right?
My thought process for this was that to make it easier to hold, it should be angled and a little wider. This was a bad idea. The wide you get it should curve in like a V, but I didn't really notice that. This made my arms go out uncomfortably far, and the angle didn't help.
This second one looked nice, but it didn't necessarily work well. Like I said before the wider you go the more you should angle like a V, but the more narrow you go, the more the angle should be like an A, but to perfect design you need a lot of iterations, and this just taught me what I had to change.
I wanted to go at this one a little bit differently. Instead of making it slim and nice looking as possible, I went with the fully functional and useful version. Since I didn't want to recreate the rail systems do dock into the switch, I just added more stuff onto my Prototype 2. I added full grips onto the back of it so it would fit nicely in the hand. I wanted to go a step further and I made the whole thing modular as well. So instead of just docking into the console, you could detach it and reattach it into controller mode to work just as a controller separate from the tablet. This made it good for more than just one scenario and made the whole thing just a lot more useful.
This is in controller mode. I attached a rail into the middle of the 2 consoles so that they would attach together and feel and look like a normal controller. The comparison shot shows where the inspiration for the angled joycons and the grips themselves came from.
In handheld mode, it works so that it'll fit nicely in each hand giving you easier access to each of the buttons and making everything easier to use.
I fixed all the issues that people gave me feedback on reddit. I fixed the ergonomic issues on the right grip, I made the back piece more stable, Your wrists won't bend in a weird direction anymore and it is overall refined.
This project was mostly for myself, since using the controllers were a little bit uncomfortable, but I found out that a lot of people actually wanted something like this and made it something I could share to other people as well.