This New Nintendo Switch Accessory Lets You Play Your Games Vertically

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If you've been looking for a better way to play with your Switch vertically, this new accessory might be your answer. The Flip Grip lets you do just that, with the comfort of handheld mode.

Throw away your desktop stands. This small accessory is designed with classic games and vertically-oriented titles, like Ikaruga, in mind. Similar to the Switch Joy-Con grip, but instead of just holding your controllers, it cradles the entire system. While it isn't available yet, you can back it on Kickstarter for as little as $12. You can take a peek at the accessory below.

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The Flip Grip is made from plastic; while the switch is in the grip, only the headphone jack, SD card slot, and game slot are exposed. It does cover several of the Switch's vents, but as the grip doesn't create an airtight seal around the system, the team claims there's still plenty of room for ventilation. You also will not be able to plug in the system while it's in the grip, so it can't run at full power and overheat.

The Flip Grip has already met and exceeded its Kickstarter goal, just one day after its launch. The Kickstarter will remain open until July 9. Backings start at $12 for one Flip Grip, and $24 for two.

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Avatar image for Flyin3lvl

reads further instructions

""make sure device is well docked before picking up""

""make sure device is right way when picking up and handling""

Avatar image for lionheartssj1

Pretty slick idea. Hopefully Ikaruga will go full screen in profile orientation.

Avatar image for chad28_69

but Ikaruga was programmed to play horizontally. the game won't magically delete the sides. am i missing something?

Avatar image for lorddaggeroff

That's genius, I have never seen a device that can do that. Brilliant concept Nintendo will sell well, I mean that it's vertical.

Avatar image for Lord_Sesshy

@lorddaggeroff: It's not Nintendo though.

Avatar image for DaNexTgEn

And $36 for three.

Avatar image for Lord_Sesshy

@DaNexTgEn: Yeah, the way they do that is weird. It's like, "oh you want to help back us more? You get an extra grip....for full price."