The KeyMander 2 brings a ton of functionality to Switch

There are quite a number of peripherals out there for the Switch, but this one from IOGEAR is quite different than the usual—the KeyMander 2. This little box expands the capabilities of any console that it’s plugged into; including the Switch. It has USB ports made for a gamepad, keyboard, and mouse.

That means that thanks to the KeyMander 2, you can add keyboard/mouse functionality to the Switch. It also allows you to use an Xbox One or PS4 controller with the system. Likewise, plugging this into either of those systems will allow you to use a Switch Pro Controller.

The KeyMander 2 also has a companion app that allows users to create profiles for their different key bindings for specific games, in addition to mouse sensitivity and macro functions, among others.

It’s set to release Q2 of 2020 and will cost $99.95.

Here’s a full description:

Equipped with a long list of capabilities, the KeyMander2 lets gamers take back control and command gameplay with advanced keyboard and mouse support that can be fine-tuned to match user preferences — providing maximum advantage for gamers that prefer a desktop-style gaming experience. KeyMander 2 adds cross-console controller support which allows sharing controllers between Nintendo Switch, Sony® PlayStation 4 and Microsoft® Xbox One platforms (i.e.: users can use Xbox One controllers on a PS4, etc.).

KeyMander 2 takes the ability to precision tune keyboard and mouse performance, part of what made the original KeyMander so popular, to new levels via a mobile app for iOS and Android. The app empowers gamers with the ability to create unique gaming profiles featuring custom key mapping, mouse sensitivity, macro functions and more, all wirelessly and on the fly using a smartphone or tablet. On top of that, users can join a community of KeyMander enthusiasts on the KeyMander Forum, where they can share and download game profiles, share tips and tricks, and get the latest information about the KeyMander.

Other key features of KeyMander 2 include:

? Push-to-talk headset mode, perfect for headsets without a microphone mute switch

? Fully upgradable firmware, allowing KeyMander 2 to support the latest titles and get even better with time

? Bluetooth programming, enabling wireless on-the-fly adjustments from mobile devices

“When it comes to customizing the in-game experience for console gamers, KeyMander opens up a world of possibilities,” Joseph Zheng, Director of Product Management, IOGEAR. “With KeyMander2 we’ve made it so that users can further precision tune their gameplay to match their tastes. Beyond that, we’ve made it easier than ever to create, download and edit game profiles with the KeyMander mobile app, which also features cloud storage to create a backup your game profiles.”


A.K Rahming
Having been introduced to video games at the age of 3 via a Nintendo 64, A.K has grown up in the culture. A fan of simulators and racers, with a soft spot for Nintendo! But, he has a great respect for the entire video game world and enjoys watching it all expand as a whole.