The Nintendo Switch is the fastest selling console in the United States in the first 12 months of its existence, and this has resulted in a wave of third-party peripherals. This includes a busy segment of external battery cases that extend the life of the switch as a handheld. The latest entry in this area is the Pelda Pro by Amdisi, and it is the first to allow the charging case (which also serves as a stand) to be connected to a TV via HDMI while connected.
The Pelda Pro is pre-orderable for $ 140, and the standard version without HDMI is $ 59. Each version has a battery of 8,000 mAh (milliamperes) that almost triples the switch's tank and its 4,310 mAh battery (1
Here's a confusing Mario demonstrating how it works.
I used the Pelda Pro and it has some nice features. But it serves a certain type of switch owner.
An extended battery is great, but keep in mind that, as with all these external switch cases, the Pelda Nintendo hybrid console makes it bulky and unwieldy. It's something to get used to, but it's not as ergonomic as the simple switch.
The battery provides about 6 hours of playing time, so you can play for about 10 hours without Zedda or Super Mario Odyssey. Simpler 2D games will take even longer. As you probably imagine, this is ideal for people who travel a lot and do not have easy access to a power outlet.
But the Pelda Pro is especially good for traveling because of the micro HDMI. For example, if you are in your hotel, you can break two cables to charge your Switch and Pelda Pro while playing on your TV at the same time. The Pelda Pro comes with the Micro HDMI to HDMI cable you need, and it can be connected to almost any modern TV and monitor.
To underline its usefulness as a travel companion, the Pelda Pro can also record two of these games in hidden subjects. It also has a wide metal stand that can withstand slight turbulence, in contrast to the threadbare excuse of the switch for a stand.
This device is just about options. Do you want to play another physical game? Do you want to play on the TV or in the handheld? Do you want to connect or disconnect your JoyCons while your switch is in standby mode? You can do all that, and you do not need anything extra in your suitcase, except an HDMI cable and a power cable, when that thing finally has run out of juice.
Well, do you ever find yourself in a situation where you want to have these options? Well, then $ 140 could make sense for the Pelda Pro. It's probably too much for everyone else.