GENKI FOR SWITCH
Did you realise Nintendo’s Switch portable gaming console doesn’t offer Bluetooth audio? We genuinely did not. It’s all part of Nintendo’s “no fuss, no muss” design philosophy. Of course, these days, one giant corporation’s omission is another Indiegogo entrepreneur’s opportunity...
What the Genki lacks in visual excitement, it makes up for in clever application of various signal-processing standards. It’s a neato little Bluetooth dongle for the Switch that uses the USB-C connector and sips (Genki claims) minimal juice from the battery - 0.02W. It supports aptX-LL for super-low latency, there are Switch-themed pairing buttons for two BT devices at once, and it even comes with a stand and a USB-A adaptor to use with the Dock.
Well there’s nothing offensive about this idea, it’s just that it runs an extreme risk of not being actually available before Nintendo inevitably announces a new and improved version of the Switch that has Bluetooth onboard. Or does it? It’s a gamble! Gamble with your dongle! You read it here first.