Game-accessory maker Satisfye is back at it again with a brand-new peripheral to enhance your quality of life when playing with the Switch. In a similar vein as the Satisfye Grip, the new Ryze Thumbpads are meant to make holding onto your hybrid a little more comfortable.
Precision and comfort
The Ryze Thumbpads are meant to increase the ‘gripability’ of any controller you place them on. There are three designs: the Swivelpad, Notchpad, and Wavepad. Each area little different from each other; tackling the objective of controller thumbstick comfort in a slightly unique way. For example, the Swivelpad rotates as you move the control stick around, while the Wavepad is a bit more traditional, simply providing a higher, more grippy surface to your thumbs on. In addition to these three designs, there’s also an “extended” version for the Notch and Wave pads. The extended versions are raised a little bit higher, providing more comfort to those that prefer it.
Regardless of which design you end up going with, they’ll fit not only on the Switch’s Joy-Con and Pro Controller, but also on DualShock 4 for PS4, DualSense for PS5, and the Xbox One/Xbox Series controllers.
Satisfye has launched the Ryze Thumbpads on Kickstarter, and with just about a week to go (as of the time of publication), the goal of $24,999 is just less than $4k from being met. No doubt it will hit its goal and you can expect to begin purchasing these pads by next year. If you do back the project with at least $39, you’ll receive all three designs and their extended versions by January 2021. Satisfye hasn’t mentioned when the full launch is coming nor what we can expect the MSRP to be. Nevertheless, these thumbpads do look pretty neat and are definitely more complex than the run-of-the-mill variants which are a dime a dozen.
I have cheap thumb grips on both my Xbox One controller and my Switch Joy-Con. They’re fine and do make the experience just a tad more comfortable. So, if the price is right, I personally wouldn’t mind trying these new ones from Satisfye myself.