HyperX kicks off 2020 with new Nintendo Switch charging case and other gaming accessories

HyperX ChargePlay Clutch
HyperX ChargePlay Clutch (Image credit: iMore)

What you need to know

  • The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is taking place in Las Vegas, January 7 - 10.
  • At CES, HyperX announced several new gaming accessories for 2020.
  • One of these accessories is a charging case for the Nintendo Switch called the ChargePlay Clutch.
  • It has detachable Joy-Con chargers and gives you extra grip.
  • HyperX has not released a similar charging case for the Nintendo Switch Lite.
  • You can preorder the ChargePlay Clutch for $60 at Amazon.

This week is bound to be filled with several new tech announcements seeing as how CES is in full swing. The Consumer Electronics Show runs from January 7 through January 10 in Las Vegas. HyperX is attending the event and has already announced several new gaming gadgets for 2020, including a new Nintendo Switch charging case called the ChargePlay Clutch.

It features a 6000mAh battery and has LED lights on the side to let you know how much power is left in the unit. What makes this device so unique is that it includes detachable Joy-Con grips as well as a kickstand for tabletop gaming. It's currently unknown how much extra battery life this charger gives your Nintendo Switch. It should be noted that this accessory is only for the larger Switch and doesn't work with the Switch Lite. Additionally, HyperX has not announced a similar device for the Switch Lite.

In addition to the ChargePlay Clutch, HyperX has also announced several other gaming accessories:

  • HyperX Cloud Flight S – A wireless headset offering up to 30 hours of battery life, Cloud Flight S features free-standing Qi-certified wireless charging. Cloud Flight S provides an immersive in-game audio experience with HyperX custom-tuned virtual 7.1 surround sound, 50mm drivers broadcasting at 2.4 GHz, and a detachable microphone with LED mic mute indicator.
  • HyperX Alloy Origins Gaming Keyboard – Alloy Origins mechanical keyboard is built using tactile HyperX Aqua mechanical switches. It features RGB exposed backlit keys for brighter illumination with radiant lighting effects and five adjustable brightness levels. The keyboard offers advanced customization features for lighting and macros, including simple customizable per-key lighting effects.
  • HyperX Pulsefire Raid – An ergonomic gaming mouse designed for gamers who need additional buttons, Pulsefire Raid delivers accurate, fluid and responsive tracking, without acceleration. The mouse features 11 programmable buttons, Omron switches with 20M click reliability, and a Pixart 3389 sensor for accuracy and speed with settings up to 16,000 DPI.
  • HyperX FURY Ultra – The FURY Ultra mouse pad features a radiant 360-degree RGB light ring and light bar that is customizable with HyperX NGENUITY software. The gaming surface utilizes a micro-textured hard surface with an anti-slip rubber base that offers performance, speed, and stability.
  • New HyperX FURY DDR4 and FURY DDR4 RGB Speeds - Cost-effective, high-performance upgrades for Intel and AMD's latest platforms, FURY DDR4 and FURY DDR4 RGB will now be available in 3600MHz and 3733MHz frequency versions, 8GB and 16GB modules, and kit capacities up to 64GB.
  • New HyperX Impact DDR4 SODIMM Capacity Additions – HyperX Impact DDR4 offers powerful performance for small form factor machines. Impact DDR4 offers Plug N Play features for automatic overclocking to the highest published frequency within the system speed allowance. It is Ryzen and Intel XMP-ready in capacities up to 32GB modules and kit configurations up to 64GB.
  • HyperX ChargePlay Clutch for Nintendo Switch – The ChargePlay Clutch charging case for Nintendo Switch features 6000mAh battery and LED charge level indicators. It offers detachable rubber Joy-Con grips and a kickstand for gaming in tabletop mode, plus provides convenient and secure docking via USB Type-C connector.
  • HyperX ChargePlay Clutch for Mobile – ChargePlay Clutch for mobile offers a secure docking system that will clutch the mobile device tightly and is equipped with rubber-textured controller grips. The ChargePlay Clutch is certified for Qi wireless charging and offers a removable 3000mAh battery pack that doubles as a power bank with LED charge indicators and a USB port.

We're sure there will be plenty of other awesome tech announcements from CES this week. We'll keep on it and let you know if there are any other cool devices revealed. In the meantime, check out the ChargePlay Clutch for Nintendo Switch.

Rebecca Spear
Gaming Editor

Gaming aficionado Rebecca Spear is iMore's dedicated gaming editor with a focus on Nintendo Switch and iOS gaming. You’ll never catch her without her Switch or her iPad Air handy. If you’ve got a question about Pokémon, The Legend of Zelda, or just about any other Nintendo series check out her guides to help you out. Rebecca has written thousands of articles in the last six years including hundreds of extensive gaming guides, previews, and reviews for both Switch and Apple Arcade. She also loves checking out new gaming accessories like iPhone controllers and has her ear to the ground when it comes to covering the next big trend.