What is a gaming grip?
A gaming grip is something that you can use with the Nintendo Switch to give it some extra comfort while you play video games. It provides far better ergonomics than the Nintendo Switch by itself. In this review I will review the Satisfye Zengrip Pro Gen 3 for Nintendo Switch/OLED. I bought all the products in my review myself, and my opinions are my own.
I have been using a Skullnco grip for the past seven months, but originally I had my sights set on the ZenGrip Pro Gen 3. During the 2021 holiday season, the Satisfye grips were hard to come by, so I got the next best thing, the Skullnco grip. The Skullnco is a good grip, if you are interested in learning more about it, check out Michael Acosta’s excellent review of the Skullnco NeoGrip.
After seeing advertisements on Facebook, Instagram, and other outlets, I decided to check out Satisfye.com again and see if their grips were in stock. To my delight they were in stock and I placed my order. It took a day to arrive, and I at once put my grip to work.
What comes in the box?
I ordered my Satisfye Zen Grip Pro 3 Slim bundle from Amazon since I could get super fast shipping with Amazon Prime. When I visited my nearby Amazon Locker to pickup my package I was pleased to see there was very minimal packaging.
ZenGrip Pro’s Packaging
Once you get the box open you are presented with the Satisfye Slim case. Make no mistake, despite the cases name, there is nothing slim about it. However it is more slim than the Elite case you can also get with another bundle from Satisfye.
The inside of the Satisfye Slim Case is very soft, and premium.
The inside of the case is very soft, yet also very firmly molded for the grip and the Nintendo Switch. The inside of the case feels very premium, much more so than the Skullnco case.
There isn’t much room for anything else in the case except for the Switch in the grip. It does make room for 10 game cards in the opposite side of the flap that protects the Nintendo Switches’ screen.
The flap that protects the Nintendo Switch Screen also holds 10 game cards.
What About The Satisfye Zengrip Pro Gen 3?
The Satisfye grip itself feels substantial and well built. One of the complaints I had about the Skullnco NeoGrip was that the adjustable grips felt hollow, and even would fall apart after a day of bumping around your bag. The Satisfye Grip doesn’t feel delicate, and feels like you are holding a Nintendo Pro Controller, or Xbox One Controller. It feels good. The first time you slide the Nintendo Switch into the grip you will feel how tight the fit is. You can hold the grip upside-down and shake and the Nintendo Switch will stay in place. (Don’t do this too much, don’t want to press your luck)
The trademark of the Satisfye is that it is asymmetrical.
The unique thing about the Satisfye grips is that they are asymmetrical. The right side is just a little bit wider than the left. This is to make using the right analog stick more comfortable. I will say from my limited experience, that it does make using the right analog stick more enjoyable. Especially while playing games like Doom.
The Satisfye grip is solid and supportive of your Nintendo Switch. The grip adds a noticeable heft to the system, and in my experience that feels good. I will say that this grip has been and continues to be a joy to use on a daily basis.
Is the Satisfye ZenGrip Pro Gen 3 any good?
So is this grip all sunshine and roses? Not entirely. I have one complaint, and I suppose this complaint could be leveled at the Skullnco as well. The complaint is that you can’t dock the Nintendo Switch with the grip on. The grip fits snugly, and as a result is a bit of an effort to get out should you want to dock it. If you play almost only in handheld mode, then this grip will be fine for you, otherwise I might rethink getting the Satisfye grip. The Satisfye ZenGrip Gen 3 is a good gaming grip, and if you play your Nintendo Switch handheld like me, then you are going enjoy this product.
The Satisfye ZenGrip Gen 3 is good, but is it worth your money? You can by the Satisfye Slim bundle on Amazon.com for $59.99 or on Satisfye’s website for $57.99. If you have Amazon Prime it may be worth the extra couple of dollars, so to get the super fast shipping. The price on Satisfye’s site includes two day shipping, but in my experience isn’t quite as fast as Amazon.com. Is this product worth your money? If you play your Nintendo Switch for long periods of time in handheld mode, then the answer is yes without hesitation. If you only play in handheld, then it may not be all that worthwhile. I know that I have been playing my Nintendo Switch for longer periods of time since I got this game grip.
The Satisfye ZenGrip Pro Gen 3 is a very good solution if you are frustrated with the comfort of the Nintendo Switch/OLED. The grip really feels like you are holding a Nintendo Switch Pro Controller, or an XBox One controller. Like other grips it will make docking the Nintendo Switch impossible with it attached. The value of this product is really for the people who play in handheld mode almost exclusively. Having used both the Skullnco NeoGrip and this grip, I definitely prefer the Satisfye ZenGrip Pro gen 3.