If you spend an extensive amount of time gaming in handheld mode on the Nintendo Switch, you probably know that it can be uncomfortable after a while. Although there are several third-party solutions available to make the handheld more comfortable in your hand, there are two Nintendo Switch grips that stand miles above the rest; The Skull & Co. GripCase and GripCase Lite and the Satisfye ZenGrip PRO and ZenGrip Lite. Join us as we take a look at the best Nintendo Switch Grip Cases.
Winner: Skull & Co. GripCase
The GripCase takes this category with ease. If you’re looking for something that’s aesthetically pleasing then the GripCase is great. The GripCase comes in a multitude of colors to match your switch, even in the new Animal Crossing Joy-Con colors! There’s even a version for the dual-colored Switch Lite Zacian and Zamazenta Edition.
On the other hand, the Satisfye ZenGrip only comes in a single color for each system version. Black for the Nintendo Switch and white version for the Switch Lite version.
Winner: Skull & Co. GripCase
The GripCase wins this category as well. Included in the GripCase bundle you get the GripCase Body, 3 varying grips with SnapGrips, TriggerGrips, PlusGrips, and a Maxcarry Case.
The ZenGrip bundle comes with the Satisfye ZenGrip, the SwitchGrip Pro Elite Case, 2 thumb pads, a controller rail for your Joy-Cons, and a USB-A to USB-C cable. The cable is a very nice addition. They come in black for the Nintendo Switch and white for the Switch Lite. You can also get thumb grips from Skull & Co. but they are sold separately.
Both bundles are similar and come with a grip as well as a nice premium case. However, Skull & Co. includes 3 grip styles that you can slide into place; The Snap Grip, Trigger Grip, and Plus Grip.
Winner: Satisfye ZenGrip
Skull & Co.’s grip may be more aesthetically pleasing and comes with more grip variations, but the Satisfye ZenGrip is the more comfortable of the two. The main reason being its asymmetrical design. The right handle sits off-center when compared to the left handle. This brings your right hand to a much more ergonomic position in relation to the right thumbstick. This design feature alone makes the ZenGrip feel much better than the GripCase when it’s in your hand.
The GripCase grips feature smooth textured finishes, which makes for a more slippery surface. I often found myself readjusting my hands as they tended to slip while playing for long periods of time while using the GripCase.The Snap Grips have a nice texture on the sides and back of the grip. The back of the Switch tends to have a slippery surface and this grip provides just enough texture to make it a much better hold in your hand.
The Trigger Grip is the standard grip for the GripCase, it’s comfortable and a good size for most hands while the PlusGrips are also a great addition to those that have larger hands but the issue is the replacement grips themselves have too smooth of a texture.
The Winner: Satisfye ZenGrip
Although the GripCase may come with a variety of grip options, and a few extras, there’s no denying that when it comes to the overall product the ZenGrip takes the cake. It provides a more comfortable handheld gaming experience on the Nintendo Switch of the two. The ZenGrip’s asymmetrical design not only makes it more ergonomic, but its rubberized texture feels great in our hands. I found myself being able to play for extended periods of time with little to no discomfort while using the ZenGrip.
The Skull & Co. GripCase Bundle for Nintendo Switch retails for $39.99.
The Skull & Co. GripCase Lite Bundle for Nintendo Switch Lite retails for $39.99.
The Satisfye ZenGrip Pro Elite Bundle for Nintendo Switch retails for $51.99
The Satisfye ZenGrip Go Elite Bundle for Nintendo Switch Lite retails for $47.99.