Remember when practically every cell phone company had a different charging connector? You couldn’t charge your Sony Walkman phone with your LG charger, and you couldn’t use your Nokia charger with your Motorola V60. That was just unfathomable. These days, things are a lot better with far fewer standards, but the transition period between standards can still be a challenge. And that’s partly how we’ve ended up living the dongle life. Bring on the adapters!

So, remember in last week’s vlog where I discussed some cheap Nintendo Switch accessories I recently picked up? One of those accessories, as you might recall, was the Mayflash Magic-NS Adapter. It’s not much bigger than a USB flash drive and it lets you use a variety of controllers with the Switch and PC.

In that video, I concluded that the Mayflash Magic-NS does not work with the Nintendo Switch in tabletop mode when using the provided USB-C adapter. And I was wrong. In this week’s vlog, I show how it really does work, first with a wired Xbox 360 controller and then with my Eightarc arcade stick. Pretty slick, even if it is the gaming embodiment of the dongle life.

And then there’s my computer. I am not at all a proponent of the so-called PC Master Race, as I generally prefer gaming consoles over playing PC games on my computer, but I did make a bit of a switch several years ago. It was cheaper to pick up Street Fighter IV on PC than it was to renew my Xbox Gold membership, so that’s what I did.

But it’s probably time for me to get a new computer… one with USB-C ports, perhaps.