Team Xecuter showcased a video of their upcoming Nintendo Switch dongle, named SX, and announced preorders will be available soon (Video Below).
The device, unsurprisingly, is a usb dongle to use in collaboration with a tiny piece of metal that will shortcut the right pins from the joycon slot. This basically uses the same triggers as the Reswitched hack that was released weeks ago, and as described in the Nvidia Tegra vulnerability. Team Xecuter are late to the party, but they hope that some of their device’s features will make up for it.
The video doesn’t show much, besides a crude menu at startup (with options and two separate “modes”?), and a strong implication that the device will let users run pirated games.
In theory, the existing open source fusee gelee hack, coupled with the upcoming Atmosphere CFW, would let Switch tinkerers do all of that and much more. But as I have mentioned before, the open source hacking scene has a marketing problem. It is possible that Team Xecuter’s SX dongle will be popular enough to get strong support on the main scene forums, under the promise that it will provide an easy way to pirate Switch games.
Pricing hasn’t been announced yet, but Team Xecuter state that preorders for the device will start at the end of the week. Some hardware mod sites are already touting the device as if it was made of unicorn blood (hint: these sites take a commission for each device sold. They don’t get money when you download and install a free alternative, so don’t dismiss reviews entirely, but be careful of that bias).
Source: Team Xecuter, thanks to @TheUrbanMenace for the tip!