Unlike its big brother, the little Switch Lite lacks any internal motors for vibration feedback (or “rumble” if you’re a cool kid). If you want to feel the intense vibration of Smash Bros or Animal Crossing without using a wireless controller, you should consider buying Nyko’s Shock ‘N’ Rock grips.
Nyko’s $25 Shock ‘N’ Rock grip snaps to the Switch Lite’s back and sides. They’re cheap, portable, and they add a bit of ergonomic action to your Switch Lite’s slim profile. The Shock ‘N’ Rock grips also charge USB-C cable—the same type of cable that you use with your Switch Lite.
But Nyko’s shaky grips don’t provide a “genuine” rumble experience. Unlike wireless controllers, which pick up rumble commands over a Bluetooth signal, the Nyko Shock ‘N’ Rocks use audio as a rumble cue. They plug into the Switch Lite’s headphone jack and listen for any sound that might indicate a rumble, like the bang of a gun.
Admittedly, the Shock ‘N’ Rocks sound kind of janky. The grips have a pass-through audio jack for headphones, but you can’t listen to the Switch Lite’s speakers while the grips are plugged in. At $25, it’s the best compromise for rumble-loving Switch Lite gamers.