GENKI: Bluetooth Audio for the Nintendo Switch

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Together at last, GENKI gives you the freedom and convenience of using your favorite wireless Bluetooth headphones when you’re gaming on the go.

How will you use it?
How will you use it?

GENKI is the first and only Bluetooth audio transmitter built to the USB Type-C standard.

Fits flush and designed for the Nintendo Switch
Fits flush and designed for the Nintendo Switch

Why USB Type-C? There have been some workaround solutions that we’ve tested but none of them were a satisfying solution for the Nintendo Switch. This led us to create a better solution.

This process introduces extra latency, static noise, lower fidelity and volume and many do not support newer devices such as the Apple AirPods.

Lots of compromises especially for gaming
Lots of compromises especially for gaming
You never know who you’ll meet out there
You never know who you’ll meet out there

One of the things we love is detaching the Joy-Cons for an instant transformation into a two-player portable console. But chances are you’re waiting around in a pretty noisy place so one of the coolest features we have is multiplayer support.

Where do I insert the quarter into this thing?
Where do I insert the quarter into this thing?

So maybe you’ve noticed that the two buttons on GENKI are labeled 1P and 2P. With this setup we actually stream stereo audio to two separate headphones, neat huh. So you can better enjoy SnipperClips or Hulu with loved ones.

There’s so many awesome indie co-op games on the Switch
There’s so many awesome indie co-op games on the Switch
Cutting the cord prevents accidents like this
Cutting the cord prevents accidents like this

Supporting the Bluetooth 5.0 standard, GENKI is compatible with all the Bluetooth headphones out there today (and tomorrow).

Apologies if we didn’t include your favorite headphone here
Apologies if we didn’t include your favorite headphone here

But what if you wanted to unleash the full potential of your Bluetooth speakers? We know those built-in speakers are pretty weak so we got you covered.

And did we mention there’s a lot of range? We got more than 60 feet in our field tests but that’s probably further than your Joy-Cons will ever work anyway.

Latency matters
Latency matters

If you’ve ever experienced audio where voices don’t seem to synchronize with what you’re watching you know it can be quite distracting. This is even more important in games where your reaction to a sound can mean success and game over.

Note: aptX codecs are fast but cannot work when paired with two headphones
Note: aptX codecs are fast but cannot work when paired with two headphones

To combat this, we made sure GENKI included the fastest industry leading audio codecs. With aptX Low Latency we can achieve sub 40ms latency. Typically, the human ear can not distinguish below 100ms so rest assured you’ve got the best.

Automatically detected as a USB audio device
Automatically detected as a USB audio device

GENKI follows the Nintendo’s USB audio protocol and therefore receives power directly from your Nintendo Switch. But don’t worry, it only draws 0.02 Watts. To get an idea that’s like 1% of your Nintendo Switch’s battery, which is less power than if you had used the built-in speakers.

This means you don’t ever have to charge GENKI. And because a battery isn’t needed, there is absolutely no risk of bricking or damaging your console like third party docks.

Dock Adapter Stealthily Hiding in the Back Panel
Dock Adapter Stealthily Hiding in the Back Panel

The dock adapter is a simple USB adapter enabling you to use GENKI with your Nintendo Switch docked. Just plug it into any of the three USB ports in the dock; it can even be safely tucked inside the back panel to be hidden.

Playing late into the night without disturbing others
Playing late into the night without disturbing others
Dock Adapter can also used on the external USB ports of the Dock
Dock Adapter can also used on the external USB ports of the Dock
Portable Stand is a solid upgrade to the built-in kickstand
Portable Stand is a solid upgrade to the built-in kickstand

The portable kickstand is made to support a better tabletop experience when you’re playing on-the-go with friends. Its collapsible and built with a sturdy metal frame. We think we’ve improved on the original built-in kickstand in every way.

Doesn’t everyone pack Joy-Con steering wheels?
Doesn’t everyone pack Joy-Con steering wheels?

First Time Pairing

  • Plug in GENKI to the Nintendo Switch USB Type-C port
  • Hold the 1P button to pair with your audio device
  • Activate pairing on your audio device
  • Enjoy wireless Nintendo Switch audio

Reconnecting Next Time

  • Press the 1P button to reconnect with your audio device
  • Enjoy wireless audio, again

Multiplayer Mode

  • Hold the 2P button to pair with your second audio device
  • Enjoy wireless audio, with a friend

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