Portable Docking Kit For Switch from Nyko

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    Enable TV mode on the go with Nyko's Portable Docking Kit for Nintendo Switch™. Portable Docking Kit allows you to connect your Nintendo Switch™ to any HDMI TV without needing to bring your dock with you. Its compact design allows it to fit in most travel bags and the built-in portable stand keeps the Nintendo Switch upright when outputting the TV. Portable Docking Kit is powered by the included Type-C™ AC adapter and will keep the Nintendo Switch charge while playing.

    + Connect the Nintendo Switch to a TV without need to bring your dock with you
    + Power by a Type-C AC Adapter (included)
    + Compact design
    + Enable TV mode on the Nintendo Switch
    + Includes an HDMI cable for connecting to any TV on the go

    Price: $44,99

    Source: NintendoLife
    Website: Nyko
     
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  2. McHaggis

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    Nice! A more affordable alternative for my kids' TVs than the official dock. Still pricey for what is, essentially, a powered USB-C to HDMI convertor, but I'm not going to look a gift horse in the mouth (unless some other gift horses appear).
     
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    Well i bet we will see some cheaper docks in the future (unless Nintendo can block third party docks)
    But for now, it's a start :)
     
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    No need to prevent 3rd party docks. There will always be people who prefer first party products. Madcatz sort of caused this mindset in people if you were a kid in the late 90s. :rofl2:
     
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    Nykoo' must be at their busiest during Nintendo consoles' infancy periods. I figure them as the MadCatz of this decade.
     
  6. grossaffe

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    I'll wait for reviews, but this is definitely on my radar. I'd been paying attention to the people coming up with 3D printed docks hoping to find a decently portable one that was well designed, but this looks even better. Add in a D-padded left joycon and I'll be a pretty happy camper.

    ah, madcatz. The good old days.
     
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  7. KingVamp

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    Sell your original dock.
    Buy third party dock.
    ????
    Profit.
     
  8. unvaluablespace

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    Does anyone know if either of the following has been confirmed:

    Will this dock enable the use of any compatible charger? (non-nintendo branded, battery charging packs, etc)

    Does this connect to TV (docked mode) WITHOUT requiring a charger?

    I would like to just plug in hdmi, even if the battery wont last very long. Maybe i just want to connect to tv to entertain for like half an hour or so, or to just show off what the switch can do.

    Also would like to use other charging methods than the nintendo power brick when in docked mode. Would be nice to know i only need to carry the usb-c cable when i know ill have several other methods to charge the device on the go.
     
  9. StarGazerTom

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    It requires a charger but comes with one anyway, so put that original dock away and you have the original charger as your portable one!
     
  10. Clydefrosch

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    this looks like it might fall over easily.
    is this just held together by the usb port?
     
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    Good idea but even so I'll stick with the original.

    It certainly looks like it could fall off very easily.
     
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    I'm sure before long we'll have $10 ones from china of similar functionality and build quality.
     
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    that is so pricey, i just place something behind my switch and it stays put just fine.
     
  15. grossaffe

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    It's not a stand, it's a dock. It charges the console and output HDMI to a TV.
     
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    woops my bad , next time i better look more closely and read more carefully XDD
     
  17. xile6

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    Ah ill stick to the oem dock. This looks a bit cheap. Like the dollar store usb docks for cellphones. Plus i have nothing wrong with the oem one, but thats just me.
     
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  18. grossaffe

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    Speaking for myself, I'm interested in the portability of this dock. I want something I can throw into my Switch case and take with me.
     
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    Same, price aside, the Nintendo dock is a bit too bulky for my liking especially if travelling abroad where space is at a premium.

    For a console which is aimed at being portable, I think Nintendo are missing out by not releasing a 'lite' dock or a dongle.
     
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