Engineer Creates Nintendo Switch Accessory For One-Handed Gamers
As able bodied gamers we tend to take a lot of things for granted, like when playing PC games we can use both the mouse and keyboard successively, and when playing consoles using gamepads aren’t a problem either, but what about those who are unfortunate enough to only have one hand?
There are several solutions out there for PCs and consoles, but it looks like the Nintendo Switch could be getting its first accessibility accessory. Designed by engineer Julio Vazquez, he has created an accessory for the Switch’s Joy-Con controllers that will allow gamers with one hand to play with both controllers at once.
Vazquez has created two accessories, one of which squishes both Joy-Con controllers together into a single unit, while the other puts the Joy-Cons at a right angle so that your fingers can wrap around the controller to reach the other side. The best part is that these accessories can actually be printed by a 3D printer at home or at a local shop with the blueprints posted on Vazquez’s Thingiverse page.
This means that if you have access to a 3D printer, you will be able to print a set for yourself for free. Now whether or not these accessories are useful remains to be seen, but from what we can see in the demo video above, it seems to work pretty well.