by Michael Crider on
Trying to find a way to introduce someone to the internet and the digital world when it’s foreign to them (and they don’t like computers) is tough. But you can make that task easier by picking the right hardware.
It’s tempting to try to save money on your Nintendo Switch accessories, but don’t get stuck with a low-quality knock-off. Here’s how to find official first- and third-party accessories.
If you were to check on eBay for, say, a Switch Pro Controller, you might find this listing. It looks a Switch Pro Controller, the package has the same red branding as Nintendo’s controller, and it’s a heck of a lot cheaper at £20 (or about $25 USD). What a deal.
Except it’s not a Nintendo controller. It may well work, but it’s neither an official Nintendo controller or a licensed third-party accessory. At best, that means you might get an accessory that’s broken or at least not as good as an official accessory. At worst, you might get an accessory that damages your Switch.
Either way, you’re better off sticking with trusted sources as much as possible. If you’re shopping for accessories, follow these tips:
Of course, off-brand accessories from obscure eBay stores are probably the last place you’d look for reliable accessories (and, in fairness, we don’t know that these controllers don’t work, they’re just pretty sketchy). If you’re buying from a store or a reputable source on Amazon, you’re probably fine. Still, it helps to know what to look for when you’re shopping.
Source: Nintendo Life
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