Charge your Switch and play in 4K on the go with a $20 dock – Engadget

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Nintendo once dominated the mobile market with handhelds like the Game Boy and 3DS, but the company largely went silent after the eighth generation of consoles took center stage. Still, the gaming giant never forgot its roots, releasing the Nintendo Switch in 2017 to offer players the best of both worlds.

But while the Switch is an honest attempt to satisfy both mobile and home gamers, Nintendo made apparent compromises on both fronts. For one, the included docking station is anything but portable. This three-in-one docking station by UGR Tech attempts to remedy that, and it’s on sale for $20 or 16 percent off.

UGR Tech’s hub looks nothing like Nintendo’s blocky, stationary contraption. In fact, it appears to be a simple port adapter at first glance, but don’t let its diminutive size fool you. Measuring under three inches in length and width, the docking station features a 100W power delivery input, an HDMI connection and a 5Gbps USB 3.0 port for external devices. All of this connects to your Switch’s charging port via USB-C, so you can power your console, connect to accessories and game in 4K at up to 30 frames per second simultaneously.

The station’s small size also comes with a couple of advantages. For example, you can easily place it in your travel bag, whereas Nintendo’s proprietary dock measures just under six inches long and over four inches wide. And with the HDMI inclusion, you don’t have to sacrifice wide-screen gaming, so it could be a game-changer if you find yourself with a few hours to spare in your hotel room or on a TV-equipped plane. Finally, the device features a cute red and blue colorway to match your Joy-Con controllers.

Whether you need a travel-friendly dock or a replacement for Nintendo’s solution, this three-in-one UGR Tech adapter can become a valuable addition to your Switch setup. Normally $24, you can save $4 when you purchase this docking station today.

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