Not too long after the Nintendo Switch launched, we started hearing reports of the screen scratching. Some of the scratches supposedly came from the dock, which allows you to easily connect the Switch console to your TV. According to many users, the slot is too tight, but is also rough. If you quickly and haphazardly slide your Switch in and out, there is a chance the screen could rub against the plastic and cause some abrasions.
Many presumed this was one of the reasons Nintendo pulled the dock from their online store. Just a few days ago, they were back, and I immediately ordered one to use in my home office for recording and streaming purposes. This time, the cost had dropped from $99 to $59. The obvious reason was that they pulled the power and HDMI cables from the package. Now, you are just purchasing the dock.
Well, it’s now here, and I thought I would do a quick unboxing for you all and see if Nintendo changed the design to cut down on the possible scratching.
As you can see, it doesn’t look like they have changed much yet. I’m going to do some further tests and comparisons with my other dock, though. If I find anything has changed, I’ll make sure to let you all know.
Will you be ordering a second dock for your Nintendo Switch? If so, what do you plan on doing with it? Also, let us know if you’ve experienced screen scratches from your dock.
Steve is the Senior Editor of NintendoFuse and co-host of the NintendoFuse Podcast. He’s been a Nintendo gamer since age 6 and has been on staff with NintendoFuse since 2008.