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.