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shani

Hey guys,

I just found a portable Switch dock on Amazon Germany and it's really cheap (23€)! The only catch is that you have to take out the board from the original dock and place it inside this third party dock. But according to the reviews it's really simple and comes with a video manual.

I was actually thinking about pledging for the SFANS dock on Indiegogo or to wait for the Nyko dock (and I might still buy one of those two), but this provides an even faster solution.

In other news, I spotted some USB-C extension cables on Amazon too! When I saw this a few months ago on Youtube, they were nowhere to be found (except for the US), but now they're availble here too. This is for those that don't like to put the Switch into their dock (out of fear for scratches).

I just ordered both the dock and the cable, they'll arrive on Wednesday. Curious to see how well it works. Putting the board back into the original dock shouldn't be that hard if I change my mind and send it back, I guess.

Since most of you don't know any German, I'll post the Amazon.com links.

I also found another, even cheaper (15,50 €/£) DIY dock, but there are no reviews and it would be shipped from China, so it takes way longer to arrive.

Of course, I don't have any affiliation whatsoever with these sellers, just wanted to share my findings with you.
@NintendoLife Since you guys posted several articles about the various Switch docks, maybe this one could be worth writing one as well?

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My GOTY? Legend Of Zelda: Splat of the child. Ah no, I meant LoZ: Breath of the SPLATOOOON!

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shani

Just to give an update on this: Both arrived today.

I tried out the Cable first and obviously it worked. It's even better in combination with the Hori Stand!

Then I started unscrewing the Switch dock and put everything into the smaller, portable dock. It was pretty easy, the only problem I encountered was that you can't unscrew the USB-C port with the provided tools. As people have mentioned under the updated Youtube manual, you'll need a micro Philipps #00 screwdriver or something similar for that.
Luckily I had a tiny screwdriver that fit, otherwise I would have waited until tomorrow.

And what can I say, it works like a charm!
The connection is stable and I've got the same amont of USB ports as before. Which is no surprise of course. ^^
The dock is roughly the same size of the Wii U Gamepad charging dock.

It's even better than the SFANS dock, because you don't need a cable, you just put the Switch into the dock. That way it could also be used as a Playstand (but it works only of you remove the power cable).

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My GOTY? Legend Of Zelda: Splat of the child. Ah no, I meant LoZ: Breath of the SPLATOOOON!

NLInklings Discord server | My Youtube channel

Switch Friend Code: SW-3298-8343-1900 | Nintendo Network ID: shani_ace | Twitter:

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