Venom was one of the first companies to release a set of Accessories suitable for the new Nintendo Switch Lite on the systems launch day, September the 20th 2019. But with a new system comes a question, how can Nintendo call it a Nintendo Switch? I do not know, as the Switch aspect of the system is gone, as you can no longer attach the system to a TV like you can do with the original. Instead, Nintendo has created a pure portable system at a lower price point, with better battery life, better screen and runs cooler thanks to new system components.
As with any release of a new system, peripherals are always needed, and with the Switch Lite, you will need more than just a control pad, this is where Venom has stepped in with there line up of Essential Accessories to support your every need as a switch lite owner. So here we go, what have we got? first off is the Venom Screen Protector Kit, which I would highly recommend for users of the Nintendo Switch and the Switch Lite, as protecting the screen should be your No1 Priority.
You get two screen protectors, Two sets of wet and dry cleaning wipes, along with one microfibre cloth. The screen protector is a 9H Tempered Glass, which means it will provide excellent scratch resistance against everyday objects such as keys, coins, and even knives, it will also protect against low_level drops. It also offers 99% clear transparency and does not in any way interfere with the use of the touch screen on the Switch lite. I still find that they still pick-up fingerprints, but that could just be me as my fingers always seem to be rather greasy, so I am always using the microfibre cloth or my t-shirt to wipe them away. You get all this for a mear £6.99 on Amazon click *here to purchase.
The next item you might want to look at acquiring for your Switch Lite is a Grip Case, as they really can improve your grip and make it more comfortable, for this I have taken a look at Venoms New Pro Gamer Case which I call a Pro Gamer Grip Case.
Now attaching this case to your Switch Lite is very easy, it just fits, I would not say it clips on as there are no clips, it just comfortably grips the Switch Lite all around without doing any damage, it is also very easy to remove. The back of the case you can store up to 4 games, however, I always felt that I was going to break the lid, as it is rather tight to open. If you push down just below the lid against the Switch lite, it did make lid easier to open. Putting the games into the slots also felt like I was going to break the games or the slots, they are very tight, but once they were placed in the slot, they were secure and will not be going anywhere. Removing the games from the slots were a lot easier, which is a good thing.
Using the Grip Case was great, But I have used the Grip Case from Skull & Co for the Nintendo Switch which is all rubber and offers different handgrips for different hand sizes. So going from that one I must say this is very limited to people with smaller hands, for me, I am lucky to have smaller hands and I got on with the grip case. My friend on the other hand who has HUGE hands could not get used to it, then again he felt it was worse without the case. I also feel that the case should have been made of rubber throughout, even using a harder rubber when it comes to the game case section. This would make the case perfect, just in case the switch lite was dropped as I feel, currently, in its current design, the plastic would snap/crack. I have not tested this, and I do not intend on testing this with my switch lite in the case, this is just my feelings based on the design. If you have not purchased any Screen Protectors yet, the Pro Gamer Case comes with one, so no need to spend more money.
I rather like the Grip Case, and the idea of being able to carry 4 of my favourite games, knowing that I have 12 hard copies and over 100 digital downloaded games, I would have liked a way to carry my micro SDCards in there SDCard holder. There is also no branding so if you are using the case and people take note, there is no way for them to just get out the phone and find the case online and make a purchase, which is a missed opportunity.
Going off the price of only £9.99 on Amazon you are getting a lot for your money.
If you would like this Grip Case Click *Here.
So you have a Grip Case to help you hold your Switch Lite and some screen protectors, what else do you think you might want, how about a case and some headphones? this is where Venoms Gaming Essentials Kit for Nintendo Switch Lite comes into play.
With the Gaming Essential Kit, you get a set of thumb grips that attach to the analogue sticks making them better to use, earbuds, so you can hear the sound better when is a busy area, or when your family keeps telling you to turn the damn sound down. A Carry case, screen protector with cleaning wipes and finally a microfibre cloth.
The case is well designed with the Venom Logo clearly marked on the front, your Switch Lite will fit comfortably inside with elastic to hold it in place. In the top LID, there is a mesh compartment, which Venom says you can store games, personally I would never do that as they can easily fall out. What Venom could have done was to create game cartridge slots, so we can place our games and SDCards within them very securely. The case is made of EVA, which is considered to be a safe alternative to PVC, It’s very soft and feels like rubber, yet extremely tough.
The earbuds do the job of allowing you to hear game sounds, however, again another missed opportunity no branding on them. There is also only one size of earbud available so they might not fit everyone’s ear size, but the length of the cable is perfect for anyone playing the Switch Lite and using these earbuds. If you have not purchased any of the other products, you do get the screen protector, which is highly recommended that you use.
Currently, The Gaming Essentials Kit for Switch Lite is £14.99 on Amazon, and you can Purchase it *here.
So final thoughts on everything, Venom has made some school errors, by not branding their products, to make them more visible to other gamers that see them in use, not everyone has the confidence to ask. The price Venom is selling these items for is a bargain, you are getting a lot for your hard-earned cash, I have spent a lot more. The Pro Gamer Case needs a redesign when it comes to the plastic section as it does feel like it will break rather quickly. The LID and game cartridge slots are just too tight, I really worry something is going to break.
The Essential Kit is perfect for the price you are paying for it but lacks branding on the earbuds and different size earbuds to suit more ear sizes. Having a screen protector available with every purchase is a great marketing and sales decision from Venom as a screen protector is something I really recommend.
For scores, I am going to score each item separately to make everything more fare
Venom Screen Protector Kit Scores a 10/10
Venom Gaming Essential Kit Scores a 9/10
Venom Pro Gamer Case Scores 6/10
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