- Sep 12, 2019
The device is literally lying on your fingers, as you otherwise couldn't reach the buttons. They are way too close to the outside.
Sorry, but i think its a design fail. The Switch is already difficult to hold, but here its even worse.
I want to hold my handheld (the name actually implies it already) not balancing it on my fingertips.
I agree, that's the first thing I thought when I saw it. If you grip the console/thing you can only use the joysticks comfortably, in order to use the cursor and buttons you can't grip it comfortably. That can work with a smartphone, where you only hold it a few seconds to text or to do fast searches. I don't know how comfortable would be to play on that for 30min-1h...
On the GPD WIN the joystick and buttons are on the upper part of the grip-zone so you can grip the handheld and operate the buttons in a natural way. The same applies on the Game Gear which shares the concept of these things, plus this one was quite thick.
Actually, in the video, they are holding it mostly with the left hand (which operates the joystick, so doesn't have to move) and the right hand moves more or less freely and just supports part of the weight with the fingers. And it also uses the table to support the weight of the handheld. I guess it also would depend on how long/short your fingers are and how big/small your hands are. And it seems a bit difficult to use the shoulder buttons when using the joysticks.