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Nintendo Switch Preorder Thread 2.0


#4261 tonyvx  

Posted 17 March 2017 - 05:00 PM

Always funny to see the pro digital crowd try to come up with any benefit possible to make up for all the disadvantages it has compared to physical.  Oh, my games will take an extra few seconds to load?  I think I'll live. 

 

Not everything has to be so petty, man. Just sharing the info for people who still need to get microSD cards if they are planning to download stuff.



#4262 Nothing-   Tomorrow King - Interloper Kai CAGiversary!   9048 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

Posted 17 March 2017 - 05:22 PM

Just got a delay email from Best buy about my binding of isaac... It'll be delivered to me by 4/16. This is ridiculous!

That's weird.  My copy shipped yesterday and is Out for Delivery today.



#4263 ashram   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1297 Posts   Joined 16.7 Years Ago  

Posted 17 March 2017 - 05:23 PM

Always funny to see the pro digital crowd try to come up with any benefit possible to make up for all the disadvantages it has compared to physical.  Oh, my games will take an extra few seconds to load?  I think I'll live. 
 

I think this is more a smack to the face to everyone that suggested buying super fast cards, which are more expensive, than the  pro digital crowd.

 

2 things that quite a few people online claimed that just about any USB-C charger would work and the fastest SD card would be best without testing it.  Now we know USB-C PD chargers are best suited and you should be fine with UHS-1 class sd cards.
 

Not everything has to be so petty, man. Just sharing the info for people who still need to get microSD cards if they are planning to download stuff.

exactly. Some games are digital only, so an SD card is needed eventually.



#4264 enorris116   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   877 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

Posted 17 March 2017 - 06:16 PM

That's weird.  My copy shipped yesterday and is Out for Delivery today.

Just got out of a chat with them. They couldn't make any changes to the order because it was in the preparing phase, so she offered to create a replacement order and I could return the original copy when I get it. I had to decline because I have the Visa promo on that order and didn't want to lose it. So then she offered a $15 partial refund for the delay. I'm pretty satisfied, even though I really did want to play Isaac this weekend. After it's all said and done though, my order total is $67 shipped for the Pro Controller and Isaac after the Visa Promo and delay refund.



#4265 trip1eX   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1599 Posts   Joined 15.5 Years Ago  

Posted 17 March 2017 - 06:28 PM

Not a big enough difference for me to purchase digital over physical. If it was 30 sec, a minute etc. Then I would care.

 

Yep.  



#4266 Condor80   Let's Go Mets!!! CAGiversary!   4474 Posts   Joined 16.3 Years Ago  

Posted 17 March 2017 - 07:31 PM

Screen protector went on super easy. I recommend it to anyone looking.

Which one did you buy?  Let us know if you see any lines developing after sitting in the dock for a while.



#4267 XeRoFuN   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   161 Posts   Joined 17.1 Years Ago  

Posted 17 March 2017 - 09:14 PM

Yeah...I'm not too pleased. I mean it came in a pack of 2 glass protectors. I'm waiting for this one to get scratched up before I try the other. Anyway, pic below. I peeled up the glass and it is just the glue of the tempered glass...no issue with the plastic screen. And everything was perfectly clear before docking the system.

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As an update to my first amFilm tempered glass screen protector...I played BotW for about 4 hours yesterday, removed the Switch from the dock and noticed the adhesive is creeping up to the visible screen portion (at first it didn't bother me because it was just on the bezel).
Again, I didn't wait to cure the protector after installation. I did email TechMatte about it and they did say they have done testing of the screen protector on the dock and didn't come across any issues on their end. They did tell me to make sure there were no bubbles when the protector is installed (there wasn't when I installed mine). They were nice enough to send me another pack. If the new ones don't work, I'll probably look into the ones by ORZLY.

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#4268 Nothing-   Tomorrow King - Interloper Kai CAGiversary!   9048 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

Posted 17 March 2017 - 09:23 PM

I'd probably follow the instructions. 



#4269 ElvinWasHere   Add Me! CAGiversary!   148 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

ElvinWasHere

Posted 17 March 2017 - 09:32 PM

My replacement dock came in just a few minutes ago.

 

Came in a non-descript box from NOA - but the dock itself wasn't in a box.

 

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#4270 TheNeck   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   568 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

Posted 17 March 2017 - 09:55 PM

My replacement dock came in just a few minutes ago.

 

Came in a non-descript box from NOA - but the dock itself wasn't in a box.

what was wrong with your dock that came with your switch?



#4271 ashram   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1297 Posts   Joined 16.7 Years Ago  

Posted 17 March 2017 - 10:01 PM

As an update to my first amFilm tempered glass screen protector...I played BotW for about 4 hours yesterday, removed the Switch from the dock and noticed the adhesive is creeping up to the visible screen portion (at first it didn't bother me because it was just on the bezel).
Again, I didn't wait to cure the protector after installation. I did email TechMatte about it and they did say they have done testing of the screen protector on the dock and didn't come across any issues on their end. They did tell me to make sure there were no bubbles when the protector is installed (there wasn't when I installed mine). They were nice enough to send me another pack. If the new ones don't work, I'll probably look into the ones by ORZLY.

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I waited 2 days (played Zelda in handheld mode) and played for a few hours after I was able to dock it again. I pulled the unit from the dock this morning and did not have any issues with the screen.
 

My replacement dock came in just a few minutes ago.

Came in a non-descript box from NOA - but the dock itself wasn't in a box.

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Interesting, looks like it was pulled from a retail box.... Wonder if Nintendo just got a ton of extra stuff (since refurbs probably don't exist yet) instead of actually repairing parts... of which, what was wrong with your dock?



#4272 dreamerabe   4 8 15 16 23 42 CAGiversary!   472 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

dreamerabe

Posted 18 March 2017 - 12:34 AM

For those that will get the amFilm glass protector in the next few days, remember Directive's tips about installing it. Going to follow them myself when I finally get the protector (which should be before the 23rd, according to Amazon).

 

 

Hi guys & gals- here's my "amFilm 2-Pack Glass Protector" review:

Pros:

1. Cheap. I purchased it for $9.99 (includes 2x protectors) & it's up @ $10.99 now. I'm fairly certain it was $8.99 at one point. I was ready to purchase a Cyber Glass item @ Playasia if these weren't decent.
2. Good quality.
3. Clear instructions & 2x pairs of prep wipes are packed in as well.

Cons:

1. 1x protector had a "toothpick" diameter impact mark on the glass.
2. While the instructions are very clear, I feel that holding the final plastic tabs on both ends (before actual contact between the screen & the glass), is a bad idea. Here's why:

The tabs weren't strong enough to hold up the glass & then suddenly plop, it dropped mal-aligned. The result was lifting the glass back up & that's a PITA. On my last image, you'll see a swarm of dust resting where I lifted.

I would suggest holding the perimeter of the glass, & after LINING up the indicators, place it down quickly. Pull the tabs thereafter.

I'm going to contact the company for a replacement & I'm positive they'll ship me a new glass.

Lastly, for some reason some of images didn't upload with the correct Rotation.



#4273 ashram   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1297 Posts   Joined 16.7 Years Ago  

Posted 18 March 2017 - 01:40 AM

For those that will get the amFilm glass protector in the next few days, remember Directive's tips about installing it. Going to follow them myself when I finally get the protector (which should be before the 23rd, according to Amazon).

Techmatte sends an email directly to you after purchase. If you respond to them directly through that email with any problems, they will bend over backwards to make you happy, even if 1 protector worked fine. I had the "plop" issue (screen separated from the tabs too early, causing me to try again with the 2nd protector) and less then 3 days later, a new pack arrived in the mail, and I told them my second protector went on perfect. Not many companies would do that as long as 1 of the 2 protectors works.

 

Also, wait a day or 2 before placing it back in the dock.some have had issues with the switch heating up the adhesive, warping the view around the edges. I have not had that issue yet myself.



#4274 Bleedingwickedly   CAG CAGiversary!   2754 Posts   Joined 9.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 02:10 AM

It was the amFilm protector. I play mainly in handheld mode, but docked it over night about 2 hours after installing, have no visible signs.

#4275 dreamerabe   4 8 15 16 23 42 CAGiversary!   472 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

dreamerabe

Posted 18 March 2017 - 02:51 AM

Techmatte sends an email directly to you after purchase. If you respond to them directly through that email with any problems, they will bend over backwards to make you happy, even if 1 protector worked fine. I had the "plop" issue (screen separated from the tabs too early, causing me to try again with the 2nd protector) and less then 3 days later, a new pack arrived in the mail, and I told them my second protector went on perfect. Not many companies would do that as long as 1 of the 2 protectors works.

 

Also, wait a day or 2 before placing it back in the dock.some have had issues with the switch heating up the adhesive, warping the view around the edges. I have not had that issue yet myself.

Yeah, after what what happened to XeroFun I'm going to wait about 24 hours before I place the tablet in the dock. Everyone should learn from what happened to him or her and not commit the same mistake.



#4276 dreamerabe   4 8 15 16 23 42 CAGiversary!   472 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

dreamerabe

Posted 18 March 2017 - 02:53 AM

What Richie said.

 

 



#4277 XeRoFuN   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   161 Posts   Joined 17.1 Years Ago  

Posted 18 March 2017 - 03:05 AM

Yeah, after what what happened to XeroFun I'm going to wait about 24 hours before I place the tablet in the dock. Everyone should learn from what happened to him or her and not commit the same mistake.

Yes, please learn from me.  I am going to take my initial one off and try out the 2nd one and wait 48 hours.  To be honest, no where on the instructions does it state that you should wait for it to "cure."  Usually you only have to do that when you are working with a wet install of a screen protector.



#4278 kelo360   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1764 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

Posted 18 March 2017 - 04:21 AM

Dang it I put my amfilm protector on today then just threw my Switch in the dock. Guess I'll find out if I have the adhesive screen issue. Should've read CAG before I put it on. 😕

#4279 ElvinWasHere   Add Me! CAGiversary!   148 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

ElvinWasHere

Posted 18 March 2017 - 04:50 AM

what was wrong with your dock that came with your switch?


Nothing at all, just wanted a spare so I can plug and play in another room.

#4280 TheNeck   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   568 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

Posted 18 March 2017 - 05:00 AM

3d printed this stand to use instead of the built-in kick stand.

 

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#4281 Vulsker  

Posted 18 March 2017 - 05:29 AM

I purchased and installed the amFilm protector earlier this week. So far no issues but I did wait a few days before docking it.



#4282 Thatguy1513   Him again.... CAGiversary!   2595 Posts   Joined 5.7 Years Ago  

Thatguy1513

Posted 18 March 2017 - 06:00 AM

3d printed this stand to use instead of the built-in kick stand.

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That looks pretty cool. Sturdy yet minimalistic.

#4283 calismasker   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   131 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 12:24 PM

My store and surrounding stores are getting 5 greys next week. I would assume most stores will be getting some


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#4284 chrislaustin   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   7567 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

chrislaustin

Posted 18 March 2017 - 12:57 PM

Yes, please learn from me.  I am going to take my initial one off and try out the 2nd one and wait 48 hours.  To be honest, no where on the instructions does it state that you should wait for it to "cure."  Usually you only have to do that when you are working with a wet install of a screen protector.

Yeah, I've been using wet and dry installs for ages, and the wet is the only one I've ever seen that needed to cure, as the wet agent has to dry. The same way you get a tint on your car windows, and they tell you not to roll down the windows for a few days, as they need time to dry properly. The standard dry screen protectors are held in place with static cling, and once it is flat on the screen, and the bubbles are worked out, it's as in place as it will ever be.

 

Now I haven't used any of those glass ones yet, but I have Hori dry screen protectors on every device(and many 3rd party ones as well), and Skinomi wet full body ones, and the Hori ones have never needed any period of dry time, as there is nothing to dry. But maybe some of these newer ones use some kind of adhesive, that requires time to dry, I just haven't ran across one yet.



#4285 linkstart  

linkstart

Posted 18 March 2017 - 01:17 PM

There's a Nintendo Switch restock coming to gamestop this Wednesday: 



#4286 chrislaustin   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   7567 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

chrislaustin

Posted 18 March 2017 - 02:08 PM

There's a Nintendo Switch restock coming to gamestop this Wednesday

Yeah, and it's in store only if you can believe it. So none of those overpriced bundles online. I think maybe "N" told them if they more more stock, "cut that shit out", if anyone's going to fleece our fan base, it's going to be us. LOL



#4287 Bivensra   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1086 Posts   Joined 16.1 Years Ago  

Posted 18 March 2017 - 04:32 PM

Just installed amfilm on my Switches. Really small air bubble on one but I will live with it. I will not dock the Switches all weekend. Watched an install video on YouTube. Not necessary but I wanted testimony for the product.

#4288 ashram   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1297 Posts   Joined 16.7 Years Ago  

Posted 18 March 2017 - 04:40 PM

Yeah, I've been using wet and dry installs for ages, and the wet is the only one I've ever seen that needed to cure, as the wet agent has to dry. The same way you get a tint on your car windows, and they tell you not to roll down the windows for a few days, as they need time to dry properly. The standard dry screen protectors are held in place with static cling, and once it is flat on the screen, and the bubbles are worked out, it's as in place as it will ever be.

Now I haven't used any of those glass ones yet, but I have Hori dry screen protectors on every device(and many 3rd party ones as well), and Skinomi wet full body ones, and the Hori ones have never needed any period of dry time, as there is nothing to dry. But maybe some of these newer ones use some kind of adhesive, that requires time to dry, I just haven't ran across one yet.


Normally I would agree 1000% , but posts here and at other places showing ripples after a few hours of play after applying the protector had me concerned and 2 days in handheld mode is not that big of a deal. And so far so good.

#4289 Ferrari Racer   Banned CAGiversary!   6722 Posts   Joined 9.0 Years Ago  

Ferrari Racer

Posted 18 March 2017 - 05:12 PM

I think I'm going to lock this soon and make a new thread, perhaps in the Nintendo forum.



#4290 chrislaustin   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   7567 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

chrislaustin

Posted 18 March 2017 - 05:16 PM

Normally I would agree 1000% , but posts here and at other places showing ripples after a few hours of play after applying the protector had me concerned and 2 days in handheld mode is not that big of a deal. And so far so good.

For sure, better safe than sorry, as there is no harm in waiting. Like I said, those protectors may use an adhesive that is new to the product, so anything is possible in regards to the finished product, and how it may be affected in certain situations.