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GENKI is a tiny gadget that brings dual-player Bluetooth audio to Nintendo Switch

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Cutting the cord is great for gaming on the go, but Nintendo didn’t seem to get the message with the Switch. Fortunately, GENKI ($39) is here to help you play your favourites during a commute, or in the evening at home, without trailing a wire between your ears and your console. The tiny Bluetooth 5 gadget plugs into the Switch’s USB-C port, has very low latency, and is battery-free, so it’s always ready to use (assuming your Switch isn’t out of juice). And the best bit: if you have an actual friend who happens to be armed with a Bluetooth headset, they can get in on the action too. Just be aware of any strange ‘in the moment’ noises the two of you are making when going dual-player with GENKI on the train home.

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I’m a regular contributor to Stuff magazine and Stuff.tv, covering apps, games, Apple kit, Android, Lego, retro gaming and other interesting oddities. I also pen opinion pieces when the editor lets me, getting all serious about accessibility and predicting when sentient AI smart cookware will take over the world, in a terrifying mix of Bake Off and Terminator.

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