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Yup, the Apex supports Joy-Cons (as I wrote about here: http://community.xim.tech/index.php?topic=59386.0).

When I first tried Joy-Con's I hated them. The analogue stick was my biggest gripe. I have since bought Kontrol Freeks for them (had no idea they were available for Switch, I came across them by accident) and they have totally changed my mind about them. While they are still by no means perfect, they are now very much usable as a Nav replacement. The added height of Kontrol Freeks gives you more fine grained control, and the extra rubber padding hides some of the rough / cheap feel of the original sticks.

There are three other benefits too:

1) Digital triggers. Digital triggers are just so much better for FPS games. There is ZERO travel, no mushiness. They are so responsive and snappy.

2) Because is the smaller stick, overall range of motion is tiny compared to other pads, which means if you need to do rapid left / right peeking it just feels so much better.

3) You have two extra buttons compared to the Nav (SL / SR).


Anyway let's get back to the topic at hand!

Some of you might remember the mount I created for my Sony Nav:

http://community.xim.tech/index.php?topic=39138.0

I made this because Nav's handle was too thick, so I was getting cramps when holding onto it for long periods. Now that the Apex supports Joy-Cons, I was having the opposite problem - they're too small!

So I got to work on a new mount, and here are the results:













It's a custom shaped aluminium mount, designed to match the curvature of my chair, and to position the Joy-Con exactly where my hand is. It feels like it’s floating - henceforth they will be known as the Joy-Con Air. Ha! It's held down by some really strong 3M velcro, which makes it nice and firm but it also means I can simply remove it when I'm not playing games. I could glue it on to give it a cleaner look but I prefer having the option to take it off. The 3M Velcro just happened to be exactly the same width as the mount so it looks plenty clean:) I think it’s really elegant.

As with my Nav mount, this is designed so that I don't need to grip it that tight, if at all - I can just let my fingers dangle to the side. It's just so much more comfortable this way.

The final solution seems really simple but it was a long road getting here. I prototyped about half a dozen different designs but threw them all out because they were too clunky. I needed a solution that would extend from my arm rest but not get in the way of my thigh or forearm. I also needed something that could be easily removed. Given the armrest is so thin, it was not an easy job!

I also removed the rail from my Joy-Con strap and prototyped a few designs that allowed me to slide my Joy-Con in and out. It was very, very slick I have to say, but unfortunately it covered up the sync button which I need to use sometimes. So this was a no-go.
« Last Edit: 06:50 AM - 01/12/18 by piiwii »
Setup: XIM4, Titan Two, Sony Nav, Logitech G502, SteelSeries 4HD mousepad, DXRacer armrest, LucidSound LS30 headphones, Netduma router, Ubiquiti UniFi AP LR wireless access point

My setup: http://xim4.com/community/index.php?topic=39334.msg495390#msg495390

My Sony Nav mount: http://xim4.com/community/index.php?topic=39138.0

My DXRacer armrest and Razer mouse bungee: http://xim4.com/community/index.php?topic=39334.msg582636#msg582636

My RAINBOW SIX SIEGE Titan Two Mega Script: https://youtu.be/x-9NtxyySVM

My FOR HONOR Titan Two Combat Pack Script: https://youtu.be/ED66yjFNEb8

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It's a thing of beauty, aesthetically let down only by a solitary trailing wire. What a shame Logitech don't make a wireless mouse as good as the G502. Oh, wait... https://www.logitechg.com/en-gb/product/g900-chaos-spectrum-mouse

Where's Half-Life 3?

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Not enough buttons.
Setup: XIM4, Titan Two, Sony Nav, Logitech G502, SteelSeries 4HD mousepad, DXRacer armrest, LucidSound LS30 headphones, Netduma router, Ubiquiti UniFi AP LR wireless access point

My setup: http://xim4.com/community/index.php?topic=39334.msg495390#msg495390

My Sony Nav mount: http://xim4.com/community/index.php?topic=39138.0

My DXRacer armrest and Razer mouse bungee: http://xim4.com/community/index.php?topic=39334.msg582636#msg582636

My RAINBOW SIX SIEGE Titan Two Mega Script: https://youtu.be/x-9NtxyySVM

My FOR HONOR Titan Two Combat Pack Script: https://youtu.be/ED66yjFNEb8

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Fair enough
Where's Half-Life 3?

Xim4, PS4 Pro, Allreli T9+ keypad, Swiftpoint Z mouse, Newsky extended mousemat, Audio Technica ATH AD700 headphones, MixAmp Pro audio, LG 27UD58 monitor.

MSI Z97i Gaming AC, Intel Core i5 4690k@4.2GHz, Corsair H100i, EVGA GTX780, 16gb G-Skill RipjawsX@2000MHz, XFX ProSeries (Black Edition) 750w, 3xAerocool Dead Silence, Cooltek W1, 3xSamsung Evo 500 SSD, WD 1TB HDD, Silverstone SST slot-load DVD, KustomPC braided cables. And if you've read this far, you too are a genuine geek, my friend.