The shiny new Switch OLED comes with its own dock, which is hiding a few upgrades of its own – including a chipset that can handle 4K / 60fps. It also has a revised design that sees the rear panel pop off when you're inserting things like HDMI cables, power leads and LAN cables.
As you can appreciate, anything that pops off of something is in danger of being lost, and Nintendo has already covered this eventuality by offering the rear panel of the dock separately.
These aren't currently available in North America for some reason, but we'd imagine they'll be added soon (Japan has them, at least).
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The 'Replacement parts' section of Nintendo's site is perhaps a new thing for many people. You can pick up items such as Joy-Con wrist straps, HDMI cables and even a stand-alone dock. It's also possible to pick up the easily-lost kickstand for the original model Switch (although for some reason this isn't available on the UK store, despite being there previously).
Have you ever had to make use of this service? And do you feel comforted in the fact that a rear dock panel is available, should you need one in the future? Let us know by leaving a comment.
Oooh, i want that White one ! 😀
In the UK store spare parts section, the joycon grip and wrist straps are specified for the oled version?
@Rambler they're the same joycon everyone else uses so you don't need about that
The fact that you can just buy standalone Switch Docks, and the version with the LAN port no less, for just £60 is great.
I was expecting a higher price, and this is great for people who want an extra dock for the house or just want the LAN port without the OLED Switch.
Looks like you can also buy the entire dock, not just the cover. Sadly not available in the Netherlands (yet)
Phew! Couldn’t go a day without a switch oled article. Thank god. I was nearing the end.
You can also still buy 3DS Touchpens, if you absolutely need official Nintendo ones
Imagine you move the dock around the house a lot, or even bring the entire dock with you when you travel.
I can see the back cover getting misplaced if it just pops-off because of the cables inside.
Things like Genki's Covert Dock are great for travel anyway, I use it for our front room's small TV stand which has no room for a vertical dock.
@RupeeClock Don't forget the extra £25 for the power adapter and extra £13 for the HDMI cable though
But it's nice to see they've already put the new dock up for sale
Great to see, and also awesome that the OLED docks are up for preorder too! £60 seems a little steep though, considering its... not really doing anything special. ESPECIALLY so considering it has no AC adapter or HDMi cable included... Maybe if it gets updated to include upscaling stuff or the like then it'll be worth the price.
@Sdelintwouters a wizard did it.
On a more serious comment, I'm glad the option is there. If only physical items were available on My Nintendo in Latin America.
Sometimes people are able to supply their own alternative power supply and HDMI cables. You do need to make absolutely sure you have the correct type of USB-C power supply for Switch though.
HDMI cables for the most part are interchangeable, you can probably still use an HDMI cable from the original Switch, Wii U, or something else entirely.
going by the official store prices:
AC adapter £25
joycon rails £5
joycon grip £13
all that totals £186
the OLED model bundle is £310
the switch console on its own is valued at £124 going by all this
This is a gross scaling of prices for all these accessories. They can easily make these cheaper, there is no way it costs them that much to produce.
Like £25 for a single cable with mains plug? That can't be right.
Watch them up the price of the OLED dock if they ever introduce upscaling tech through an update.
@Matl I think it's called... making a profit. Most businesses aim towards this goal.
A big part of me buying an oled model was based on the fact I would then have two docks. I think I would have bought one on day one if they had been available.
Really wish you could just get the OLED dock separately, all I really want out of it is the wired connection.
@Brady1138 FYI (courtesy of @RupeeClock) "The fact that you can just buy standalone Switch Docks, and the version with the LAN port no less, for just £60 is great."
The dock is available separately. 😁
Long ago I read that for heat dissipation you should leave the back of the dock open. Now that can probably fall under "old wives tale" but if I did get the new dock I'd probably just leave the back off, so if I lost it no big deal.
@Matl If you think all of those prices are crazy now they looked even worse at launch for the OG Switch at $300 when Nintendo was selling the dock for $90. 🤑
There was a lot of discussion back then but my last post here summed it up nicely. 😉
I already ordered three! Maybe someday I'll get the OLED Switch and/or dock, too.
@RupeeClock : you think $60 for a dock is good value?
Yes, considering it can be difficult to get these officially.
I believe the price of the original dock was higher, but I can't find information to be certain.
@Debo626 oh awesome!!!
The fact that there's a need for extra dock rear covers kind of scares me, cmon guys, it just launched, take good care of it lol
I'm sure that the orig dock was about £80 on its own
I love the OLED but the dock detachable rear cover sucks. It feels quite cheap and a step backwards vs an already successful design.
Also, Nintendo marketing team (while I am ranting), where's my multipurpose flat cable? Clearly that family is enjoying the docked switch with HDMI, power, and data all being delivered through a single flat cable. Right? RIGHT?
Too bad I can't find the dock itself to purchase online.
Truth be told, I've been enjoying handheld/tabletop modes on this thing so much I haven't even set up my dock yet lol.
Interesting. Now when will the new OLED dock be sold separately?
@steely_pete i bought a pack of the generic replacement ones at Walmart in different colors, I ended up losing all of those but I still have the original that came with the console...
@rjejr well he was talking in £ and you come with your $ saying it's worth it 😂
90$ is 65£ so practically no different from the actual price
@Ficxjo Yes, I always use the sticking out money tongue emoji 🤑 when something is "worth it".
Congratulations, you cracked the code. 🙄
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