Purchasing the Nintendo Switch OLED; instead, upgrade your Switch with G-Case.
G-Case appears to be the ideal Nintendo Switch upgrade and a better buy for me than Switch OLED.
Is the Nintendo Switch OLED a great product? Without a doubt. If you don't already own a Nintendo Switch, it's a must-have if you want to play the best Nintendo Switch games. If, like me, you own an original Nintendo Switch, that $349/£309 investment is a much more ambiguous recommendation.
Yes, the Nintendo Switch OLED has a slightly larger OLED screen than the original Switch, but that is about all the upgrade you get for your money. And, to be honest, that lack of upgrade has kept me from making the leap to OLED, with me still gaming on my original console.
My original Switch is also showing signs of wear. Its original Joy-Cons are no longer functional due to stick drift, the flimsy kickstand was accidentally snapped off by my daughter, and the battery life of the console has degraded noticeably. Sounds like I'm in need of an upgrade, right?
You're absolutely correct, but instead of purchasing the Switch OLED, I'm going to purchase the G-Case, a brand new all-in-one modular gaming case for the console. Here's what G-Case is and why I believe it's a better buy for me.
G-CASE FOR THE WIN
G-Case is a new all-in-one modular case and set of accessories for Nintendo Switch that is currently being funded on Indiegogo (and Nintendo Switch OLED). Its main characteristics are as follows:
1. It's a Nintendo Switch case with a modular battery system. Each battery has a capacity of 5,000mAh and can be hot-swapped out of the case in seconds. This means that when your console is in the G-Case, its battery life is increased by up to 5 hours. If you have more than one battery, you can play for extended periods of time without needing to recharge. Oh, and those modular batteries, which have a USB Type-C port, can also be used to charge other devices.
2. The grips on the G-Case are modular and interchangeable. This grip has been designed to fit different palm lengths, allowing you to quickly customize the console's grip based on who is using it, whether an adult or a child or based on grip preference. Mega, Omega, and Air are some of the grips available.
3. The G-Case is also modular, with its Joy-Con holding sides detachable and then conjoinable to form a Joy-Con holding gamepad.
4. The G-Case includes a heavy-duty industrial kickstand that runs the entire length of the case. This kickstand significantly improves the stability of both the Switch and the Switch OLED, making tabletop mode gameplay easier and safer than ever.
5. For an additional $20, the G-Case can be outfitted with a Bluetooth 5.0 aptX-LL module, providing a direct connectivity upgrade over the Switch and Switch OLED's wireless connectivity capabilities. This device is powered by the Qualcomm CSR8670 chip, which has a latency of 40ms. As a result, you can connect two headphones to the console at the same time, while also enjoying superior range and stability for all Bluetooth accessories.
6. Cart storage slots are built into the G-Case. This means you can carry even more games with you and have the carts ready for swapping in seconds. The carts are resting in the grips of the G-Case.
7. G-Case also comes with a slew of accessories, including a carry case, all-in-one dock, controller adapter so you can use, say, a PS5 controller with a Nintendo Switch, and a travel kit.
WHY G-CASE IS MY IDEAL NINTENDO SWITCH UPGRADE
Add in the fact that the G-Case Family Pack bundle (which includes the G-Case, OneDock, Adapter, Carry Case, Travel Plug Kit, and Backup Modular Battery) is currently available for $179/£138, which is half the price of the Switch OLED, and it's easy to see why this works for me.
My degraded Switch battery receives an immediate boost, and with extra batteries on hand, I can game on the go without constantly worrying about finding a power outlet.
The controller adaptor allows me to alleviate my Joy-Con woes by using different controllers (I have two PS5 controllers that would be ideal!). , and I can not only restore kickstand functionality to my Switch but also make it better than ever, even surpassing the experience delivered by Switch OLED.
I can also upgrade my original Switch to have the best Bluetooth connectivity available, which means I can pair whatever wireless headsets and accessories I want with the console and enjoy superior connectivity quality and stability.
I can also protect my Switch with the really tough G-Case carry case, and carry around more physical games from my fairly large library of titles. Best iPhone Games in 2022
Yes, the G-Case does nothing to improve the visuals delivered by the Switch's LCD screen, but that's fine with me. I believe the standard Switch's screen still provides adequate visuals, and when I'm not gaming on the go, I use the Marseille mClassic to upscale visuals to near 4K on my LG C1 OLED TV.
SO, SORRY SWITCH OLED, I'M GOING G-CASE
This is my justification for buying the G-Case. For me, this appears to be the ideal product for giving my original Nintendo Switch another year or two of life. And, hopefully, by then, we'll have some concrete news about the officially unconfirmed but clearly, on the way Nintendo Switch Pro, which will deliver the Switch OLED's newer screen but with a proper internal hardware upgrade.
In my opinion, gamers who own a Nintendo Switch OLED should also consider G-Case. Yes, without a doubt, even if they are unlikely to encounter my original Switch issues. The simple fact is that G-Case appears to be a fantastic accessory for both the Switch and the Switch OLED, and it improves both consoles. Do you really need an extra 5 hours or more of battery life on your Switch OLED? Do you want a better kickstand, modular grips, more game cart storage, and next-generation Bluetooth connectivity? If this is the case, you have a very good case to buy.