PowerA - Comfort Grip for Nintendo Joy-Con Controllers - Red

  • Model: 1501856-01
  • SKU: 5729900
  • Release Date: 03/31/2017
Maintain control over the Nintendo Switch with this Power A comfort grip. It has an ergonomic design that positions the hands in a comfortable position to prevent strain, and it stands up for convenient display. This Power A comfort grip combines the left and right controllers together to create one large device that is ideal any age.
$14.99
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Overview

What's Included


  • Power A Comfort Grip for Nintendo Joy-Con Controllers

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
94% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (142 out of 152)

Features


Designed for use with Nintendo Switch and Joy-Con controllers

Easy slide-in design secures each Joy-Con to make one comfortable controller.

Lightweight ergonomic design

Double-injected rubber grips for added comfort.

Visible player indicator lights

Situated on front of the grip.


Overall customer rating

4.6
94%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic Alternative Option

    Posted
    Anaithsol
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    Let me start off by saying that I originally owned a Switch Pro Controller before purchasing this item. While it was a great product overall, I wasn't completely sold on it due to the hefty price tag attached as it, in my opinion, wasn't a massive improvement over the Joy-Con Grip included free with the Nintendo Switch. Now, that's not to say that the Joy-Con Grip is without its frustrations as it does introduce a rather cramped feeling during long play sessions due to its design. After researching this particular item via numerous anecdotes by consumers across various websites, I decided to make the purchase... and I couldn't be more glad that I did. This product has completely alleviated that cramped feeling that was all too commonplace with the original Joy-Con Grip. There's not much change in the overall design aside from the backside where all the improvements were made; the new texture delivers a smooth yet hardened rubber feel, and there's a modified ridge instead of the original rounded one right beneath the shoulder buttons that has made a world of difference in how the grip is held to the point where I would dare say it feels more natural than the Pro Controller or other controller options currently available for the Nintendo Switch. I personally purchased the black variation of this item, so it hasn't delivered any disappointment whatsoever in that regard, but I can confirm that the red variation does not match up to the Neon Red Joy-Cons and that the backside is indeed colored black instead of red. The overall feel and quality of this product is quite a few leagues above that of the original included grip, so it's quite surprising to hear a contrary report from the other review posted here. With all that said, I absolutely recommend Power A's Comfort Grip to individuals who are content with the original Joy-Con Grip provided by Nintendo as it only delivers improvements on the design. For folks looking for alternatives to the Switch Pro Controller, I strongly recommend giving this item a try as it delivers quite the competent controller experience at a very modest price tag.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Gets the Job Done

    Posted
    2cents
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    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    This product is licensed by Nintendo, produced by Power-A, and works as promised. In someways, it improves on the Nintendo-made joy-con grip that comes packed with the Switch. In others, like quality and finish, it falls a little short. The main difference between this grip and the one that comes with each Switch is that this grip has shaped rubber-backed handles that, to me, felt ergonomically better. Also, the back of this grip does not extend all the way up like Nintendo’s does. Instead, it is truncated near the middle ending in “horns.” These features create ledges just below where the right and left shoulder buttons would be and where fingers can rest. The mid section of this grip is about a centimeter wider than Nintendo’s. Gamers with large hands will find this wider frame an improvement, albeit a minor one. Because this grip is manufactured by Power-A and not Nintendo, the mid section of the grip lacks the Switch logo and looks uncomfortably bare. This grip also forgoes the metal rails that come with Nintendo’s and merely relies on plastic guides to secure each joy-con. The plastic lacks the polish and feel of Nintendo’s grip and, in these ways, disappoints. However, it gets the job done and is a slightly more comfortable and affordable option for those looking for a second joy-con grip.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Design issues, lower-quality.

    Posted
    Cause007
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    This is NOT the grip that came with the console. It has design issues that make it feel like PowerA, who normally does decent work, misses the mark (maybe they were rushed?). Issues: (1) the Left Joy Con insert is very tight, while the Right Joy Con insert is slightly loose and rattles, especially when vibrating. (2) The grip handles are made of a soft plastic that bends away from the Joy Cons as you play; it simply doesn't feel solid in your hands. (3) The grip's middle, vertical bar is thicker in the back than Nintendo's. As a result, the space for your fingers to press the back pins to release the Joy Cons is rather small and uneven, like they flat out forgot to design around the function. This Grip is a bad start for Switch accessories, since the only 1st-Party-manufactured Grip available right now is the Charging one at twice the price for an unnecessary charging feature (thankfully, it feels exactly the same as the console-included Grip, FYI).

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Just Perfect! And the price makes it even better.

    Posted
    Carlos
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    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I bought this just to have two full controllers and now im using this one instead of the one that comes with the nintendo. The design is way cooler and not just that. It’s more comfortable, the back side of the grips is black and is not plastic, is rubber so it feels good and gives you a better grip. Very happy with it and would love to see it in anither colors.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Just OK, feels different than the original

    Posted
    pcslayer
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    I got this for my second set of Joycon but was disappointed that "the feel" of this one is different from the original that comes with the Switch. This is very subjective but I find the original a little more comfortable, not to mention that the lack of the switch log drives is not good for my OCD. To be fair, that part I did notice from the picture before I bought it though, so that's why I only took off one star.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for playing on TV

    Posted
    Action
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I purchased a second set of joy-cons and grabbed this while I was at it. I thought it would be the same as the comfort grip that was included with the Switch. I was wrong! This grip has a nice soft finish on it that makes it more comfortable to the touch. In addition, it's slightly wider than the one Nintendo provides. It's a small difference, but I like the extra 1/4".

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Color doesn't match, very cheap feeling plastic.

    Posted
    DaniFC
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    The color doesn't match the red joy-cons. It looks much darker, so the contrast of putting my red set of joy-cons in this looks like red next to burnt orange. The backside is also black instead of it being completely red. The plastic feels cheap, and the Nintendo one that came with the system is far superior, and is the same price! Do not spend your money on this.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Sturdy and Helpful

    Posted
    Fightinirish76
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    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    This grip provides a nice method of charging your Joy-Con controllers, I only wish that it had its own battery pack so you could charge and play a game untethered at the same time. At least the USB type C cord that is included is fairly long, so you do not have to sit directly in front of your TV while plugged in.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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