Review Rave: Mario & Breath of the Wild Switch Controllers

Welcome to my very first tech review for A Geeky Gal!

Every Tuesday is game night for my friends and me. What better way to spice of a Tuesday than with good food and games? While we had originally been playing board games, my husband and I  finally got to experience our friends’ Switch. The night ended with Alec and I playing Mario Kart, and it was such a blast that we and our friends decided to buy two additional controllers so all four of us could play!

Overview: Matt at Normal Happenings and I purchased two snazzy Switch controllers. He bought the red Mario “character and item collage” controller. I bought the black Breath of the Wild controller with a Link graphic decorating the side. Both were ordered from Amazon using Amazon Prime.

Review: Both controllers were about $20 each with the Mario controller coming in at $21.73 and BoTW coming in slightly cheaper at $19.19. Shipping was free with Prime, and they both arrived in two days.

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Both controllers are officially licensed by Nintendo which gets props in my book. Both controllers have 10 foot USB cables, analog cap covers, and soft touch grips. They also lack vibration support, amiibo function, and motion controls.

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Both controllers are beautifully designed. Matt quickly said he favored the Mario design over the BoTW design, but I disagree (probably because black is my favorite color). What we can agree on is that both controllers are nice to look at! I may update this review with how the graphics are holding up after some more use.

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Both controllers are comfortable to handle. While they may be a bit larger than the Joy-Cons, they were easy to use. The skins of the controllers are soft and ergonomic. They have a bit of weight to them and feel sturdy. The joystick heads are also changeable for you to make your gaming experience even more comfortable.

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Not only are these two controllers pretty and comfortable in your hands but the controls are quick and smooth. Matt had no problem beating all of us at Mario Kart (though that may have less to do with the controller and more to do with his skills). I found the controls to be easy to use and had no problems getting used to the placement of things.

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Overall, both controllers were great purchases. It’s hard to find good controllers that are also cheap. While some may miss the vibrate function and the motion controls, these controllers are still great choices for your player two (or three or four).

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Bottom Line: These are two very sturdy and affordable Switch controllers!

Geeky Gal’s Score: 5 out of 5 stars!

Which controller is your favorite? What was your latest tech purchase? Tell me in the comments!

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Gift Guide: 10 Foxy Things for Fox Lovers

Gift Guide: 10 Foxy Things for Fox Lovers

Last year I created a few gift guides for those who LOVE fandoms like Doctor Who, Harry Potter, and Sherlock. This year is no different! I’m sprinkling magic AND geek all over this holiday season. Click here to see Unicorn Must Haves and here for Witchy Essentials! Today is all about our favorite woodland creature: the fox! Let’s find where the wild things are for all the fox lovers on your list. *Some affiliate links have been used. Check out my about me page to learn more about these links.

Loly in the Sky Critter Fix Printed Sneaker

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For those casual fox lovers on your list. $34.99 via Modcloth.

Foxy Mug

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For your foxy coffee-drinking friend. $14.99 via Fuego.

Fox Infinity Scarf in Navy

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Foxes are even better in Fall. Keep warm with this scarf in a fox pattern. $9.99 via Amazon.

Sleeping Fox Tote

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Slip all of your foxy gifts into this reusable tote! $27.99 via LookHuman.

Fox Crossbody Bag

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An everyday purse for your gal pal fox enthusiast. $29.99 via Amazon.

S’ip by S’well Water Bottle in Sly Fox

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Got a foxy runner to buy for? Try this stainless steel water bottle in Sly Fox! $19.99 via Amazon.

Foxy Throw

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Who cares if this throw is for kids? It’s adorable for the “always cold” fox lover on your list! $25.54 via Target.

Crochet Fox Coffee Cozy

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To wrap around your love’s coffee or hot chocolate on Christmas morning. $8 via Etsy.

Fox Table Lamp

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Perfect for any fox hole or library or game room. $29.99 via Target.

Foxy Casual Socks

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Keep your SO’s toes warm with their favorite critter. $1.50 via Target.

Gift Guide: 10 Witchy Essentials

Gift Guide: 10 Witchy Essentials

Last year I created a few gift guides for those who LOVE fandoms like Doctor Who, Harry Potter, and Sherlock. This year is no different! I’m sprinkling magic AND geek all over this holiday season. Click here to see the Unicorn Must Haves! Today is all about witches and spells. If the shoes fits, here’s your chance to get them a hat and broom to match! *Some affiliate links have been used. Check out my about me page to learn more about these links.

Witch Resistance/ Revolution Pin

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When your witchy pal needs to shut down the patriarchy. $17.89 via HellaHollics.

Witches Before Bitches Pencils

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The perfect stocking stuffer for your favorite witch. $2.74 via HellaHollics.

Go Smudge Yourself Notebook

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The best notebook for spells and lists. $4.64 via HellaHollics.

Basic Witches Book

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This one is probably going to sneak itself under my tree. $11.58 via Amazon.

Fueled by Crystals Mug

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For the coffee-lover witch on your list. $15.99 via LookHuman.

Tarot Sweat Shirt

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For your tarot-reading friend. $35.00 via LookHuman.

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Sailor Moon, you say? As a witch?! Lana Jay Art gives you what you want. $7.92+ via Etsy.

Tea Witch Charms

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Pick your bestie’s flavor of tea and give her a tea witch charm this holiday season. $11.81 via Etsy.

Cauldron Cakes Looseleaf Tea

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For the witch with a sweet tooth who loves her hot tea. SOLD OUT via Etsy.

Where, Web, Why A-Line Midi Skirt

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For the fashionable witch on your list. $20.97 via Modcloth.

Gift Guide: 10 Must Haves for Unicorn Lovers

Gift Guide: 10 Must Haves for Unicorn Lovers

Last year I created a few gift guides for those who LOVE fandoms like Doctor Who, Harry Potter, and Sherlock. This year is no different! I’m sprinkling magic AND geek all over this holiday season. Get ready for some unique and awesome gift guides for your family and friends! Today is all about magic and glitter. For that special someone in your life that is a unicorn in a field of horses… Here is your official gift guide. *Some affiliate links have been used. Check out my about me page to learn more about these links.

Unicorn Make Up Brushes

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You saw them on Pinterest, Facebook, and Instagram. Now buy a set for your magical gal pals! $14.99 via Amazon.

Majestic AF Mug

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Every Unicorn needs a mug. Especially one as pretty as this! $14.35 via Etsy.

Goddamn Magical Unicorn Bag

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When your unicorn needs reminding of who they are. $24.40 via Not on the High Street.

‘Hold My Rings’ Unicorn

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When they need a magical place to keep rings and bracelets. $18.20 via Amazon.

Fancy Unicorn Socks

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To keep those toes warm and in style. $6 via CharmingCharlie.

Unicorn Matchbook Bobby Pins

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This matchbook of bobby pins is a must for anyone on your list with hair as beautiful as a unicorn’s. $8 via CharmingCharlie.

Uni-Cozy Socks & Eyemask

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You know I love fuzzy socks! Get the matching eye mask in a set for $8 via Target.

Pajama Pants in Unicorn

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You can’t go wrong with pajama pants. Especially when they’re in Unicorn print. $16.99 via Target.

Unicorn Table Lamp

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Gift the gift of light… through a unicorn. $24.49 via Target.

Whatever Unicorn Tee

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Let them wear their inner unicorn on the outside with this baseball tee. $23.99 via LookHuman.

5 Fandom Friday GG: Geeky Engagement Shoot Inspirations

5 Fandom Friday GG: Geeky Engagement Shoot Inspirations

If you’re participating in The Nerdy Girlie’s 5 Fandom Friday, you may have noticed a few of us have made some DLC’s to complement the already lengthy blog prompt list courtesy of The Nerdy Girlie and Super Space Chick. You can check out my first DLC for 5 Fandom Friday: the GG Pack (the Geeky Gal Pack) which features this blog prompt!

Geeky Napa Engagement Session

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Star Wars and Superman and sharing Padme and Anakin’s own wedding venue? Sign me up! I love these awesome engagement photos in Napa sprinkled with Star Wars and classic elements.

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MCFT: Librarian Chic

MCFT: Librarian Chic

So I am obsessed with the librarian look. You can make it edgy or hipster or preppy. It can be casual or business casual. It’s versatile and trendy but timeless. I can’t wait to try it myself! *Some affiliate links have been used. Check out my about me page to learn more about these links.

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Both of these looks from Someone Like You remind me of Belle, the original Disney bookworm. The light blue shirt with white buttons is reminiscent of her first “peasant” dress. The mustard yellow cardigan is for her ball gown, and the burgundy dress is for her winter cloak. The scalloped edges on both of these outfits give them a whimsical feel.

To achieve this librarian chic look try this dress in burgundy, this cardigan in mustard, these boots in brown, and these tights in white.

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