Poke Ball Plus icon, under controller settings.

Charge Testing the Poke Ball Plus

While my wife was busy playing with Eevee I snuck off with the and ran some tests. Its included (and much shorter) USB-C to USB-A cable caught my attention when first opening the box. I wanted to see if it has the same specs as the cable include with the Pro Controller and . And to see how fast the …

Nintendo Switch – Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Edition

Nintendo Switch Gift Guide

Buying a Nintendo Switch for yourself or someone else? Looking for a gift for someone who already has a Switch? This Nintendo Switch gift guide will help you out. It’ll go over common questions both gamers and non-gamers have. And it’ll list both essential and optional accessories. The items selected for this guide are among the favorites of the Switch …

Anker PowerPort II PD with Nintendo Switch. Cable not included.

Best Selling Chargers for October 2018

October saw the release of Super Mario Party and Dark Souls for the Nintendo Switch. A leak of the roster for Super Smash Bros Ultimate. And we got one month closer to the release of Pokémon: Let’s Go. Here are the best selling chargers and power banks from that same month. Best Selling USB-C Wall Chargers on Amazon | Review Speed …

Anker PowerCore 20100 Models

Anker PowerCore 20100 Models

I’ve seen Nintendo Switch owners confusing one Anker power bank for another. This happens most with the Anker PowerCore 20100 models. They use very similar names and the exact same form factor. From a thumbnail image it is hard to tell a micro-USB port from a USB-C port. But the performance difference between USB-A and USB-C with the Switch is …

BAGSMART Double Layer Travel Organizer

Nintendo Switch Carrying Case for Dock and Accessories

I couldn’t find a Nintendo Switch carrying case for the console and dock that fit my needs. Most had space for the console, dock, basics, and a Pro Controller. That’s great for solo play away from home. But when I travel with the Switch and dock it is for multi-player use. I bring grips, both the paired grip from Nintendo …

Poke Ball Plus Drop Charge Stand

Nintendo Switch Poke Ball Plus Drop & Charge Stand

For those planning to get Pokemon: Let’s Go and the Poke Ball Plus should take a look at this convenient charger. The . A simple and good looking charge location for the special Pokemon controller. A regular USB-C cable will also charge the Poke Ball Plus. But with its round shape the charge stand will keep it from rolling around. It …

Screenshot of NES games list

Nintendo Entertainment System Games Don’t Use Much Power

Good news for Switch owners with a USB-A power bank. The Nintendo Entertainment System games don’t use much power. The NES games are new and part of the benefits of Nintendo Switch Online membership. Their low power usage means longer playtime with the Switch and slower power banks can keep up. I was able to charge my Switch’s battery with the …

Anker PowerPort II with Nintendo Switch

Best Selling Chargers for September 2018

September saw a lot of exciting news and releases for the Nintendo Switch. A Nintendo Direct showed us upcoming games and updates to current games. Nintendo Switch Online launched, including the new Nintendo Entertainment System app. And hell froze over when PlayStation announced cross platform games for Fortnite. Let’s see what the best selling chargers for September 2018 were. Best …

Nintendo Switch Online FAQ

Nintendo Switch Online (NSO) doesn’t have anything to do with charging your Switch. But while answering questions on charging the Switch I’ve seen a lot of NSO questions come up. So here is an FAQ based on the questions (with answers) I keep seeing people ask. What is Nintendo Switch Online? Check out Nintendo’s NSO page for details. In short …

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Anker USB-IF Certified Chargers

According to the official USB-IF certified “power bricks” list Anker has USB-IF certified chargers. Anker does not advertise these chargers as being USB-IF certified. Why not? I don’t know. Anker is a member of the USB-IF. And they advertise their PowerLine II USB-C cables as being USB-IF certified. But the list from the USB Implementors Forum is clear with names and model …