Now this is really cool … a Nintendo Switch Controller that has in-game Fortnite chat control with a headphone Jack! Nice.
The Nintendo Switch is a bit lacking in the accessory market, and that means a lot of the deficiencies that came baked into the first-generation version of the product aren’t really getting addressed in a timely fashion. We’re talking features like Bluetooth headphone support and, in the case of controllers, something as simple as a 3.5mm audio jack. Thankfully, we’re starting to see the Switch’s third-party ecosystem become more robust, and a new product from peripheral maker PDP seeks to address that audio problem head on.
The company, which makes a wide-ranging set of low-cost gaming accessories, has a new gamepad called the Faceoff Deluxe Plus for the Switch that comes with a 3.5mm jack built in. It’s a wired controller, so it’s channeling audio via USB directly to whatever headphones or headset you have plugged into the controller itself. According to PDP, the device can handle both game audio and in-game party chat, seemingly a first for the third-party Nintendo accessory market. Even 8bitdo’s recently announced SN30 Pro+ doesn’t have a headphone jack.
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