Accessory maker Plenbo has taken to Kickstarter to secure funding for the G-Case, an “All-In-One” case solution for the Nintendo Switch and Switch OLED model.
The case really does seem to have it all; not only does it provide protection for your console when you’re on the move, it also comes with modular components, such as a 5000mAh battery pack which can be swapped out with a replacement when it runs out of charge. The battery allows the case to charge the Switch during use, massively expanding its stamina. You can also use the case to charge other devices, like your smartphone.
Elsewhere, interchangeable grips mean you can customise the G-Case your own personal specification, and the case comes apart so you can use it as a Joy-Con grip when you’re playing in tabletop or TV mode.
There are storage slots within the case for two games, and the G-Case even has its own kickstand. Used in conjunction with the optional OneDock, and you can play on the TV without having to use the official Switch Dock. Finally, there’s support for Bluetooth 5.0, although this is optional and isn’t included in the ‘base’ G-Case package.
If you think the G-Case looks like it could have come from a Japanese anime, you’re right – as the company behind it explains:
Don’t tell us that you didn’t recognize the style at the first glance. Yes! It originated from our favorite anime: Gundam. The charming simple basic mecha lines make the whole product line consistent, symmetrical, and mechanical. Looks cool, huh?
You can pre-order a G-Case for $79 (down from $89), or pick up a bundle which comes with extras (including a case for the case) for $169. Upgrading to Bluetooth 5.0 adds an extra $20 onto the base price.
The G-Case has 50 days remaining on its crowdfunding campaign but has already raised £127,064 of its £14,731 goal.