Hey gang, Valkor here. Since I've started traveling more frequently, the Nintendo Switch has been at my side and served as the ideal traveling companion; I don’t mind playing in handheld mode, but I would rather use my pro controller instead of the joycons. However, there aren't many situations where I can swap between the two. Here comes FixtureGaming, with their Fixture S2 accessory, which makes it possible and simpler to use your pro controller in perfect harmony with the Switch console. Check it out!
The Fixture S2 is a handheld mount where you can attach the Nintendo Switch Pro controller at the bottom and the Switch OLED model console at the top. Once you detach the joycons, the Switch screen slides up from the bottom of the S2, while the controller needs to be snapped into place. At first, it was rough locking it in the controller slot. However, after a while, it got easier. And once installed, the S2 keeps a tight grip, so not only is it easy to hold, but that puppy ain’t shaking loose no matter what. When you’re done, the Fixture S2 folds neatly together (sans controller and screen) and can easily slip into most messenger bags or backpacks with no issue.
The Fixture S2 provides an ergonomic design that makes it so you can use your pro controller while settling into multiple positions that may feel more comfortable to you. Try resting your Switch on a seat-back tray table when someone leans all the way back-it’s just awkward. Or how about laying on your back while holding the Switch? It’s not bad for a bit, but eventually you’ll need to sit up. However, with the S2, you've got a variety of positions you can play from with less discomfort. Plus you’ll have access to a finer controller. I tried it stretched out on my belly and laying on my back, and I found both positions with the S2 to work out better than with the Switch standalone.
Last, I was worried about how the Fixture S2 would work when I needed to recharge either the Switch, the controller, or both. Thankfully, it does very well; With the controller, there’s access at the back. And for the console, the cable slips through a hole in the S2. All it takes is a bit of adjusting and you’re all set. You can even continue gaming while either device is charging.
The FixtureGaming Fixture S2 is a simple mount but one that looks to come in handy, especially if you’re on the go and/or if you prefer the Pro controller over the standard joycons. Yet you still want the mobility function as if you were using the joycons. The S2 gives you that! And I’ll tell you more about it in the TOV Breakdown!
Gaming with the joycons has its moments. I don’t have too many issues with RPGs or simple platformers. But I would eventually switch to console mode when the action became too intense, such as in a shooter or a fighting game. FixtureGaming Fixture S2 adds a new experience to handheld gaming, allowing you to use a superior controller whenever and wherever. The design is simple and easy to figure out. And when everything is in place, you can rock out with some of the more action-heavy games that work better with the Pro controller. As a bonus, if you’re tired of gaming and want to relax with a movie or show, the S2 doubles as a stand, though it might take some balancing to get it to sit right. However, it can be done. I know the FixtureGaming Fixture S2 is a simple mount, but it’s still pretty impressive. It makes gaming on the Switch way more fun. And if you enjoy the more intense side of handheld gaming on the Switch, you’ll want to invest in one.
The FixtureGaming Fixture S2 is available now. Also, if you’re looking for the perfect companion to go with this gaming mount, you’ll want to look into the FixtureGaming carrying case. Sadly, it doesn’t have storage space for the mount or the joycons, but it holds your Pro Controller and ten games, plus the OLED screen. Overall, if you love gaming with the Pro Controller in any situation, I highly recommend snagging an S2 gaming mount. So, out of TOV 5 stars, I’m giving the FixtureGaming Fixture S2 a 5.