SFANS has changed their backers design into a dock without asking!

Discussion in 'Switch - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by mech, Oct 23, 2017.

  1. mech
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    Well I will just wait for the dock to turn up, aparently they are starting to ship very soon.
     
  2. Oleboy555

    Oleboy555 Wie dit leest is een zemmel

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    If I had a switch then yeah :P
     
  3. Beerus

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    personly im happy they changed the design it looks alot better imo
     
  4. RedBlueGreen

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    They are bound by Indiegogo's ToS but that pretty much only makes them actually deliver on releasing the product and perks. But Indiegogo also doesn't guarantee the legality or legitimacy of campaigns (likely so they can't be held responsible for scams).
    Given that a lawsuit could hurt business they could easily claim something like defamation. Whether or not it's valid is another story (although it's arguably more valid than suing them over changing their product with no promise that the shown one was the final version).

    Again, I don't necessarily agree with the change, but it's still up to the campaign owner how they choose to design the product. It still fulfills it's advertised function of being a portable device to play the Switch in docked mode without using the actual Switch dock.
     
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    Its not something Ive heard of at least, at least not without additional conditions e.g. public statements.

    In the case of advertised functionality, I can see it being a case of what is considered the adverised feature based on the promotion.

    Having the Switch flat could be considered one.

    It sounds like something in a court being something youd have to convince a judge about either way.
     
  6. KingVamp

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    I still find it strange that they felt the need to change the design, when they already included an optional stand.

    Apparently they are giving out refunds. They will probably just sell the products that got refunded to other people. I wonder if you can partially refund. Like keeping the dock anyway, but not keeping the stand or even vice versa. At least they seem to be more ethical than some of the people in this thread.

    As for being "unique". Yes, making it into a dock like every other company is doing is unique.
     
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    how was the cable "creepy"?
     
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    Imagine an iPhone cable and it's reliability. Now imagine that cable is permanently attached to your iPhone.
     
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    Why did anyone support this repurposed Chinese tech anyways
     
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    No one should be surprised by this.
     
  11. Oleboy555

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    why is everyone so negative? have you even seen what has changed? its not like they changed it to a bag of maggots or something...
     
  12. Cyan

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    I didn't know about this project and product.
    I read about it and watched some reviews, and I like the old one better.

    they should just sell both versions and let the users buy the one they want.

    Buying a switch was a concern to me because putting the dock in front of my TV .... would mask my TV screen ! I can't watch my TV if there's a dock in the front of my TV :gun:
    having a "flat dock" instead of a "standing dock" is/was a nice idea!

    saying the heat is a problem when laying flat? the video I watched placed the switch on top of the Sfan, leaving space below the console for air flow.

    Personnaly, I would have loved the original design. I guess I could just get this one instead, though the other one had more USBs.

    users said it's a rebrand from samsung dock, so can we just buy one of the original Cforce version and have the exact same product working on switch?
    the CForce I found have either 1 USB3 (CForce002), or 3USB3 (Cforce003), nut no USB C.
    edit: CForce001 seems ok (not ship to France, not sold on Amazon France, only Cforce002 is available)
     
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    I received my unit. It works really well!
     
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    looks cool i might get one dunno what it looked like before and don't care :P
     
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    I thought I found a cheaper alternative, but the reviews seem to be fake so I have my reservations.
     
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    I mean...I've played for hours at a time using that thing, the Switch doesn't really get that hot. Nothing that seems unusual anyway. Not sure what to tell you other than that.
     
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    Not that unusual considering modern phones, but still worrying considering the reports of bent Switches (and mine is already bent, I have no idea when that happened and it might have shipped like that)