The controllers shed their skin for a close-up comparison. We bring you, Red vs. Blue.
We aren't shallow—it's what's inside that counts. The red Joy-Con comes out ahead with IR hardware and an NFC antenna.
The IR hardware consists of an IR camera and four IR LEDs. Nintendo says that the camera can detect different hand shapes, distance, and in the future will be able to record video. As for the LEDs, our bet is that they cast IR light onto nearby objects to make them easier to identify.
You know what both have though? Two Phillips screws holding the joystick and two Phillips screws holding the board. That's what.
Blue, you are there for us repair folk when it counts.
On the bottom of each rests a hefty HD Rumble motor weighing in at 5.5 grams.
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