I bought additional Nintendo Switch Joy-Con controllers recently and was wondering how do I keep them charged? The ultimate disappointment in multi-player gaming is when the spare controllers run out of batteries. To avoid that, I bought theHORI Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Charge Stand to keep them charged. It cost ￥2,677 (approximately S$33) from Amazon Japan.
Why get it from Amazon Japan?
Firstly, I usually get my stuffs online as I can shop on the move (i.e. when travelling to-and-fro places). Secondly, Amazon US seems to be slightly more expensive.
The HORI Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Charge Stand
The Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Charge Stand is pretty common out in the marketplace. One can find third party ones from Amazon (i.e. AmazonBasics Charging Station for Joy-Con) and China retailers (i.e. Aliexpress).
The difference between the HORI Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Charge Stand and the rest is that it is officially licensed by Nintendo. I have read horror stories of third party Nintendo Switch Docks burning out the USB-C connectors on the Nintendo Switch. I want to avoid being in the news titled “Dude burns out his Nintendo Switch Joy-Cons with third party Charge Stand“.