Ever since we got a Nintendo Switch and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, the gaming addict inside me who was sleeping for years since she's stopped playing World of Warcraft has woken up! If you haven't bought a Nintendo Switch yet, don't say I didn't warn you, it encourages gaming addiction!
Anyway. The lovely people at Venom UK has kindly sent me their Starter Kit for Nintendo Switch and In-Ear Stereo Gaming Headset to review. These will come in handy when I go out and about or play online multi-player games!
I did an unboxing video few days ago, and decided to do the full review here. Honestly speaking, having blogged since 2011 and talking in my head instead of out loud, makes blogging much easier than vlogging for me! I'm still very new in the vlogging world and made some silly mistakes (like accidentally showing you the LEGO boxes my camera was sitting on in the Nintendo Switch's reflection!), but hope that you can bear with me and I'll try my best to do better sooner!
Anyway, if you are still interested in watching the video (and perhaps show me your support by giving me a like, comment and/ or subscribe, which I will be very grateful for!), here it is:
I haven't tested the headsets in my video, and will be including my thoughts for them below.
A quick recap, both the Nintendo Switch Starter Kit and In-Ear Stereo Gaming Headset are RRP £14.99, and you can get them from Amazon UK and other retail stores that stock pc/ gaming accessories.
Venom's In-Ear Stereo Gaming Headset comes with an extension cable that allows it to be plugged into your XBox, a removable microphone that can bend for better position, volume controller, and 3 pairs of ear gromments in different sizes so you'll get a better fit. The headset will also hook over your ears so that they won't fall off easily (anything can happen during gaming!).
I've used the headset for an approximately 1.5 hours game play on my Nintendo Switch, and really enjoyed the sound quality. With games like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (BotW) where you can hear where the birds are chirping from, having a stereo headset really make a big difference, and it's only £14.99 so that was a surprise.
I do however think that, if you really want a headset that you want to keep on for longer, for example 5 hours, it's worth investing in a premium headset (those with paddings. Venom has a few) that are designed for much longer play times. But for lightweight travel on the train for example, Venom's In-Ear Stereo Gaming Headset will definitely do the job, and a good one too.
Venom's Nintendo Switch Start Set is brilliant because for the price, you'll get an EVA hard protection case, which has a mesh pocket for your accessories and game cards; screen protector, stereo earphones and a microfibre cloth to clean your screen.
Comparing to Nintendo's own Protection Case + Screen Protector set, this kit is more value for money, and I actually prefer Venom's protection case because of the hardcover.
I do think that you should at least get a screen protector as soon as you get the Nintendo Switch because it attracts dust easily and loves fingerprints. But if you are going to buy a screen protector and a case for travelling, plus you love extras too (unfortunately the quality of the earphones are far from Venom's In-Ear Stereo Gaming Headset), Venom's Nintendo Switch Starter Kit is worth considering.
Overall I'm really happy with the EVA case and the In-Ear Stereo Gaming headset that will certainly enhance my travelling play with Nintendo Switch and BotW! And with the mic, I'm ready for Splatoon 2 online play too!