I am presently constructing out a brand new house leisure setup, so I determine I could as nicely lastly get a dock for my Steam Deck so I can hook it as much as my TV. I am glad I have never already plumped for Valve’s personal Steam Deck Docking Station as an unofficial one from accent maker GuliKit is a little more trendy.
That is as a result of it takes a design cue or two from the Tremendous Nintendo. It has a grey shell and a few giant purple switches, which can be there only for aesthetic causes. The docking port, which you’ll be able to defend with a sliding mud cowl when not in use, has a pair of vents.
On the rear, there are USB-C charging and AC adapter ports, in addition to Gigabit Ethernet, HDMI and three USB 3.0 ports. The dock supports as much as 100W energy supply in addition to 4K 60Hz HDMI video output. There’s even hidden storage for 4 microSD playing cards.
It isn’t solely a Steam Deck you possibly can plop into the dock both. GuliKit says it really works with comparable handheld units such because the ROG Ally and Ayaneo‘s techniques. You should use it to play your Nintendo Switch in your TV as nicely. GuliKit notes that you will want to position your Swap the wrong way up in order that the console’s USB-C port is accessible. Nonetheless, there’s one thing fairly becoming about utilizing a Swap positioned on this dock to play SNES video games.
Pricing hasn’t been revealed as but, however the dock needs to be obtainable in September, GuliKit instructed The Verge. A minimum of for now, the one draw back is that it is based mostly on the US model of the SNES relatively than the more refined European model.