Ever wanted to try Smash with a keyboard?
When it comes to playing on your Nintendo Switch, you already have a number of different controller options, but what if you could also hook up your keyboard for a more PC-like experience? Well, this new Kickstarter campaign is hoping to let you do just that.
The Edgeguard Adapter is a small device which promises to get your USB keyboard (wired or wireless via dongle) hooked up to your Switch. You can see it in action in the video above where its creator, Daniel Kaspo, talks us through some of the ways in which a keyboard can enhance your gaming experience with titles like Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
What’s perhaps most interesting here, is that the adapter comes with a software app which allows you to fully customise your inputs. The video above boasts about having the ability to use keys to accurately hit 24 different input angles (where you’d usually rely on precise aiming with a control stick) and the software takes this further by letting you program each angle exactly how you’d like.
Similarly to Microsoft’s Adaptive Controller, the adapter could also potentially change the game for those who struggle to use a traditional controller. Thanks to the customisation on offer here, a player who doesn’t have full use of their hands could theoretically map their keyboard in a way that suits them – a very nice touch indeed.
You can read more about it and pledge your support on the adapter’s Kickstarter page if you’re interested; the campaign has 17 days to go and needs to raise another $8,000 to reach its target.
Before you go, though, make sure to let us know what you think of it in the comments below. Would you like to try some of your favourite Switch games with a keyboard?