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What do you use your Switch USB Ports for?
« on: February 26, 2022, 10:37:35 PM »
The back one on mine is used for the ethernet adapter but the front two are a different story. One port is being used for a USB C cable so I can use my Pro Controller or 8Bitdo Pro 2 as a wired controller to try and make Smash Ultimate's input delay less obnoxious. and the other one is currently being occupied by a Logitech Unifying Reciever so I can use a wireless keyboard on the Switch. I could also sync a mouse to it but the only game that supports keyboard and mouse is Hypnospace Outlaw. Having a keyboard is still nice for the eshop though.
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Re: What do you use your Switch USB Ports for?
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2022, 10:56:41 PM »
Other than the rare occasions I have the opportunity for local multiplayer and I haver the GameCube adapter plugged in for Smash Bros., I don't have anything plugged into mine.
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Re: What do you use your Switch USB Ports for?
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2022, 12:22:49 PM »
I only use the one inside the back compartment of the dock for the wired internet LAN adapter. I can’t go back to wireless after experiencing how stable and consistent the wired connection is.

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Re: What do you use your Switch USB Ports for?
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2022, 01:26:58 PM »
The one in the compartment has the Ethernet adapter in it (I guess Nintendo's never gonna enable USB 3.0...), and the other two alternate between GCN adapter, Pro Controller charger, Classic Controller adapter, and keyboard.

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Re: What do you use your Switch USB Ports for?
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2022, 01:48:14 PM »
One is for the cable to charge the Switch Pro Controller. The other if for a cable to charge the Wii U Pro Controller. Occassionally I use the Gamecube controller adapter but that is not left connected.

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Re: What do you use your Switch USB Ports for?
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2022, 05:22:11 PM »
Mainly to charge my Switch Pro controller. I used to use my USB headset to listen out for enemy footsteps when I played Paladins. Now I occasionally use them when I'm late night gaming & don't want to wake anyone while keeping the sound up.
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Re: What do you use your Switch USB Ports for?
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2022, 08:39:44 PM »
The ethernet adapter and GC controller adapter.

I used to keep a USB type-c cable to charge my pro controller, but I just moved that cable to the end table.
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Re: What do you use your Switch USB Ports for?
« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2022, 09:19:10 PM »
I use the one inside the Switch to charge and have ready the Pro Controller I'm not currently using. When the one I am gets a lower battery, I swap out the charged one with the low battery one and continue on. Otherwise, that's been it.

When I got my Switch, I did get an internet LAN adapter with it like Adrock has referred to but I've never used it. I probably should but whenever I have done online gaming, I never think about getting it hooked up.
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Re: What do you use your Switch USB Ports for?
« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2022, 07:22:03 PM »
I have one of those 8BitDo bluetooth adapters so I can use my spare Xbox One controller with the Switch. I also use a Wii U LAN adapter.

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Re: What do you use your Switch USB Ports for?
« Reply #9 on: March 26, 2022, 03:49:41 PM »
I use one for the LAN adapter and one for a USB keyboard I use in Animal Crossing: New Horizons (for chatting or writing letters).

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Re: What do you use your Switch USB Ports for?
« Reply #10 on: March 28, 2022, 12:06:04 PM »
I have a LAN adapter (and portable docks with built-in LAN adapters) but my switch is in handheld mode 99.9% of the time. I would love external drive support though as I passed 512GB used on my SD card recently.
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Re: What do you use your Switch USB Ports for?
« Reply #11 on: March 28, 2022, 05:05:02 PM »
I have a LAN adapter (and portable docks with built-in LAN adapters) but my switch is in handheld mode 99.9% of the time. I would love external drive support though as I passed 512GB used on my SD card recently.
Could external drive support work, where you just had it when it was docked and it could sync and update and changes for the next handheld play session?