The Nintendo switch looks as if it can be the appropriate portable gaming console—were it now not for the bulky dock required to connect it to a TV. As a end result, 3rd-parties have already began making smaller, less expensive docks, together with two latest projects that popped up on Kickstarter and Indiegogo — each looking for cash to make ultra-attractive, pocket-sized editions: the $69 (£53) Switch-Con, and the $59 (£45) SFANS.

The SFANS, a high-quality-portable dongle system that attaches to the switch, allowing the console to run in docked mode whilst connected to a tv, has been getting an excellent reviews and is a terrific alternative to the switch’s bulky dock, at the least in line with early reviews.

The SFANS portable dock acts as a bridge between your TV and your Switch, connecting to your Switch through USB-C and the TV through HDMI. Like standard dock, this charges your Switch as you play, and it features 4 other USB ports (2 x USB-C and one USB-A) to provide power to other things like your Pro Controller or Joy-Con charging cradle.

The biggest hurdle, of course, is price. The SFANS sells for $59 (£45), almost as lots as Nintendo’s already overpriced respectable dock, which, not like the SFANS, additionally includes a spare charger. And that is simply the early-bird pledge; it plans to sell the dock for a whopping $110 at retail after the marketing campaign. further, the Switch-Con price nearly as a great deal as Nintendo’s personal $89 supplying. (Neither crowdfunded dock consists of a charger.)

In terms of the connectivity, SFANS Adapter includes:

  • HDMI out
  • AC input
  • 2 x USB 3.1 Type-A ports
  • 2 x USB 3.1 Type-C ports