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Cheap Ass substitute for second dock?

#1 ease22   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   3 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

Posted 13 July 2017 - 11:23 AM

Anyone find a cheap solution for having a second tv hook up that didn't involve the $90 rip off official Nintendo Dock?

#2 DarthPwner  

Posted 13 July 2017 - 12:32 PM

Nyko made one. As I recall, the community here was ecstatic because they were all waiting for something like this. Release date is 10/3, but you can preorder it now.


#3 ease22   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   3 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

Posted 14 July 2017 - 02:22 AM


#4 Richard Kain   The Kaiser CAGiversary!   2645 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

Richard Kain

Posted 14 July 2017 - 07:06 PM

Yes, the nyko one is going to be one of the first proper 3rd-party docks available. And I believe there is growing support for some more "minimalist" docks in the work as well. By early next year, you should have two or three lower-cost options for this. Your best bet for now is to be patient and wait. Come November you will be able to get a cheaper, more affordable TV-enabled dock.

#5 Sir_Fragalot   wants Startropics 3. CAGiversary!   8692 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  


Posted 16 July 2017 - 04:13 AM

Nintendo Life got one from testing from Indie Gogo. Comes out August.



#6 trip1eX   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1598 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

Posted 16 July 2017 - 08:19 AM

Not going to get a ton cheaper.  $50 for the Nyko but might be missing the USB ports if you care about that.  I doubt many do, but I hooked up my docks to ethernet for better connection and lan gaming.


Also gotta wonder whether sliding the joycons in and out of that Nyko dock will be annoying in practice if you do that regularly.


Personally if you're buying a dock and thinking about extra joycons or a grip then I would just another Switch.  But I guess that doesn't meet the cheap solution criteria.

#7 Ninten15  

Posted 27 October 2017 - 04:01 AM

I picked up the Nyko one and am ecstatic about receiving it. According to the official Nyko website, it contains two USB 2.0 ports and one 3.0. You can look to the official Nyko page for that info.

#8 Physio2  

Posted 13 December 2017 - 04:25 AM

I know this is an old topic, but Best Buy has the Insignia-branded Switch dock if you're looking for a cheaper option for a second dock. It's $40 but has been on sale for $35 in the last couple weeks: https://www.bestbuy....p?skuId=6065700


The big downside appears to be the one USB 2.0 port, versus more on the Nyko or Nintendo docks. If you don't need the extra USB ports though, this might be something else to consider too.

#9 Jiryn   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   4327 Posts   Joined 9.4 Years Ago  

Posted 31 December 2017 - 09:26 PM

Yea I was curious about the frying the Switch or how the hell that happens?
Since I like to plug my Switch into a USB charger every now and then when not docked.. though it's 90% of the time docked

Also, what if you use the Official Switch PSU with the Nyko or Insignia dock?

#10 Phanstar   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   6 Posts   Joined 8.2 Years Ago  


Posted 10 March 2018 - 12:57 AM

So have any new options come out now that we are into March?  I decided I needed a second dock the other day and don't have much to spend.

#11 EDiTOR9   Huh? CAGiversary!   1960 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

Posted 11 March 2018 - 04:24 PM

There are a few third party alternatives available now. I have yet to try any of these but they pop up in YouTube reviews, which is how I became aware of them:

Rocketek USB-C HDMI Adapter for Nintendo Switch support Samsung Dex Station Function/ Type C USB to HDMI Converter hub for Nintendo Switch - Support Samsung S8/S8+ / MacBook Pro https://www.amazon.c...i_dDvPAbKD5Z7SY

This one is a lightning deal right now and it stacks with an automatic 10% off coupon at checkout; comes out to just under $21.
LREGO Nintendo Switch Dock, Mini Dock HDMI Adapter for Nintendo Switch https://www.amazon.c...i_rFvPAbW489FWJ

Just picked this up myself.

#12 Geymz  

Posted 25 July 2018 - 04:56 AM

will check out those suggestions

#13 Phanstar   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   6 Posts   Joined 8.2 Years Ago  


Posted 21 January 2019 - 02:09 AM

I bought a refurbished OEM dock off Ebay a few  months ago and haven't had any problems. I can't remember for sure but I want to say I paid around 60 for it.