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Genki’s faster, better Covert Dock is now available on Amazon

Along with its other promising streaming gear

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Genki’s Covert Dock 2 sits next to Nintendo’s Switch AC adapter for a size comparison. For reference, 10 Covert Dock 2s equal the size of the Nintendo Switch dock.
Apparently, it takes 10 Covert Dock 2 adapters to match the size of one Switch OLED dock.
Photo: Genki
Cameron Faulkner (he/him) is Polygon’s commerce editor. He began writing about tech and gaming in 2013, and migrated from The Verge in 2023.

Genki’s new wave of gaming accessories has landed on Amazon, following the company’s successful Kickstarter campaign. This includes the new version of Genki’s Covert Dock, which can serve as a dock replacement for the Nintendo Switch, as well as a USB-C hub for just about anything else you may want to easily connect to a TV or monitor, including laptops, or a Steam Deck. This gadget looks like the previous version that I reviewed, but it can charge at 45 W instead of 30 W, and it supports 4K resolution at 60 Hz instead of topping out at 1080p. It’s a great value at $59.99.

Then, there’s the ShadowCast 2, an improved, yet still compact video capture device that plugs directly into your console’s HDMI port. It can pull 1080p / 60 Hz video from a console, and either capture it on a host PC, or display it on any iPad that supports USB-C. Genki makes its own app that essentially turns your iPad into a monitor. This one costs $49.99, and includes a USB-C to USB-C cable.

Lastly, Genki launched its high-end video capture card called the ShadowCast 2 Pro, which goes head-to-head with the Elgato HD60 X. For $159.99, it can capture 4K / 60 Hz video from consoles, which is ideal if you want to grab detailed video snippets or screenshots of your games.

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