The Nintendo Switch is known for its ability to be both a home console and a portable one, but portability is often the aspect that most people focus on. While the dock allows gamers to hook the console up to a TV to play on the big screen, the dock itself isn’t the most portable thing and often prevents owners from bringing it with them on their travels.
However, a new device is on the horizon that looks to remedy the standard dock’s size issues. The Genki Covert Dock has recently received a Kickstarter campaign, and it’s already a huge success. The campaign was asking for $50,000, and as of the time of this writing has raised over $470,000 with 35 days to go in the campaign.
The following is the official description from the Kickstarter page:
“The Genki Covert Dock is a full-featured invisible dock hidden inside a super compact and pocketable GaN (Gallium Nitride) charger for USB-C essentials, allowing users to both charge and play their Nintendo Switch consoles on television screens—in full 1080p resolution—without the need to carry the native docking device on-the-go. The product is also fully compatible with other USB-C devices, providing the capability to fast-charge smartphones, tablets, laptops and more with its Power Delivery (PD) 3.0-compliant energy output, as well as broadcast media such as videos and slideshow presentations directly onto second screens via the first-ever built-in HDMI output inside a charger.”
While an official release date for the dock has not yet been revealed, it is expected to launch by the end of the year.