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Genki Dongle Lets You Use Wireless Headphones with Your Nintendo Switch

by Conner Flynn
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Chances are that your smartphone made you upgrade to wireless headphones, but you have to swap them out for a corded pair when you want to play your Nintendo Switch. That’s a pain in the butt. The Switch console doesn’t support Bluetooth audio, but a tiny dongle called the Genki can help.

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Now your Switch will play nice with your wireless headphones. Yes, they just solved one of life’s little first world problems for you. The Genki plugs directly into the Switch’s USB-C port, where it has direct access to a digital stream of the game’s audio. This approach should result less lag than a Bluetooth adapter plugged into the headphone jack because that requires digital-to-analog and then analog-to-digital conversions.

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And you won’t have to charge the Genki at all because it draws all the power it needs while connected. It allows two sets of wireless headphones to be connected at the same time, so that’s pretty cool. Check out the Kickstarter campaign to snag one for yourself.

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If you pledge $39 you’ll get just the Genki dongle, but for $10 more you can get it with a USB adapter so it works while the Switch is docked.

[via Gizmodo]

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