November 21, 2017
Now here is a honor I didn’t see coming. The Nintendo Switch has been named TIME’s top gadget in their Top 10 Gadgets of 2017. TIME is a highly respected publication, so this is quite the honor. While I think the Nintendo Switch is a great gadget, I didn’t expect it to beat out other gadgets like the Apple iPhone X, Samsung Galaxy S8, Amazon Echo (2nd generation), and Apple Watch 3.
Here is what TIME had to say about the gadget:
For about as long as game consoles have existed, players have had to choose between gaming in front of a TV or holding a tiny screen in their hands while out and about. Not so with the Nintendo Switch, the first console that’s truly designed for both at-home and on-the-go entertainment. The Switch consists of a tablet with a 6.2-inch screen with slots for attaching Nintendo’s Joy-Con controllers on either side, turning it into a handheld video game machine. But when you’re at home, you can slide the slate into a dock that hooks up to your TV and play it like a traditional console. That “play anywhere, anytime” approach, combined with a stellar games roster, from the recently launched Super Mario Odyssey to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, makes the Switch a true knockout.
Hey, isn’t that the Xbox One X down in 8th place?!