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Nintendo Switch replacement dock returns to official store

Does not come with cables

Nintendo Switch - Neon Red/Blue Joy-Cons in Joy-Con Grip next to Dock, all sitting on a wooden background James Bareham/Vox Media
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A replacement dock for the Nintendo Switch, which is sold without cables, is back in stock on the official web store. It’s also $30 cheaper than the full Dock Set, at least when bought by itself from the Nintendo website.

The Switch dock, as you may have heard, is basically a very classy cable management tool. The Switch drops onto it smoothly and of its own weight, and it has a folding panel in the back to make plugging everything in simpler. But other than that ... it’s pretty much the same shape as the thing you put your bills in every month after you walk them in from the mailbox.

Nintendo Switch dock open back
The rear of the Switch dock folds down to make routing cables easier.
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The appearance of extra docks is a big deal. Rabid Nintendo fans are out there in search of “the perfect Switch,” a hunt which others might simply call “being entitled to get what they paid for.”

Fact of the matter is, this first batch of Switch systems has some issues. Those include poor connectivity to the left controller, dead pixels and warped docks that are scratching the portable screen. What some might see as a manufacturer’s defect requiring a repair or replacement under warranty, others are considering a reason to spend more money.

So have at it. The Nintendo Switch Dock Set, which is currently sold out, costs $89.99 and includes power and AV cables. Nintendo has also offered the dock bit before, for $59.99 as a matter of fact, since shortly after launch.

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