Bases or docks for Nintendo Switch: How to choose the best

Since its launch, the Nintendo Switch has been, and continues to be, a huge sales success. The fact that it is a portable console, that we can easily take anywhere and the large catalog of video games that it has are some of the features that have helped it gain this great popularity. Now, we can also use the Japanese game console connected to our television in the style of the PS4 or Xbox, so it is accompanied by a base or dock for Nintendo Switch that allows us to place it safely to enjoy our favorite titles on the screen of the television. If you are thinking of buying one, we tell you everything you should take into account when choosing one and what are some of the best models.

Bases or docks for Nintendo Switch

If you already know the Nintendo console, you will know that the dock is a structure made of plastic that allows you to place the console itself standing up in a kind of slot where the charging port is located. On the back it includes several ports, an HDMI to send the content of the console to the TV, the output to connect the dock to the USB Type C electrical current and an additional USB port.

Although the original model of Nintendo Switch is the best option when we want to connect the console to the television, there are other alternative docks at a much lower price than Nintendo’s own. And it is that despite the fact that it is an accessory that does not have too much mystery, it has a fairly high price if it is the original. Therefore, in the event that it breaks or we want to have a spare for when we go on a trip, we can always use one of the compatible models that we find at a much more attractive price.

What you should keep in mind when buying one

With a simple Internet search we can find a lot of models, but the truth is that we should not trust or get carried away by a good price or offer. There are several aspects that we must take into account when choosing one if we do not want to damage our console.

  • Compatibility : It is essential that we check if the connectivity of the dock is fully compatible with that of our Nintendo Switch console. This way we will avoid any unpleasant surprise when we receive it at home if it is not a compatible model.
  • Size : It is advisable to check the specifications of each model well to check its measurements and weight. We should not trust the photos. It is advisable to choose a model that is easy to transport, compact and light, especially if we want to take it from one place to another.
  • Material : Although the docks for Nintendo Switch are usually made of plastic, the ideal is that they offer good resistance. In this case, it is best to see the opinions of other users to see if it complies with this detail. It is also important to check if it has a non-slip base to avoid any accident due to carelessness or pulling on the cable.
  • Cooling : One of the problems that we can find with some models is that they do not offer good cooling and that the console can overheat. Therefore, we must thoroughly review this detail before opting for a model.
  • Security protection: To prevent us from damaging our Nintendo Switch, it is recommended that the dock or base we choose has different protection systems against short circuits, overvoltage, etc.
  • Extra functions : Some bases may have certain extra functions that are quite useful, such as the button to change from console mode to screen mode.

Docks for Nintendo Switch: Choose yours

Discover this interesting selection of bases for your console. Choose the model that best suits your needs, tastes or preferences and enjoy your favorite titles wherever you go.

More than 30 euros

innoAura charging base

Also with a compact size we find this other InnoAura model. A base for the Switch that allows you to charge the video console while it is placed in this dock and that has a screen change button. A model with a portable and lightweight design for easy transport that has an intelligent chip that provides protection against short circuits, overloads and overheating.

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This base for Nintendo Switch is a model that perfectly replaces the official dock. A model that avoids the typical scratches that other models cause on the console screen and that offers support for 4K. It has a light and compact design so that it is comfortable to transport from one place to another.

Models for less than 30 euros

Dock Ponkor

Base for the Nintendo Switch with a high temperature detector to prevent the console from getting too hot. It has a compact size and includes an HDMI port to connect to the TV, a charging port for the console and several additional USB ports. It also features ventilation holes on both sides of the stand.

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Dock GULI kit

Another small and portable dock for the Nintendo Switch is this GULIkit model. It has dimensions of only 8.5 x 8.5 x 2.5 centimeters, supports 4K, 1080p and 720p video outputs, has air vents to keep the heat of the game console at bay and avoid any damage. Its design leaves the screen of the Switch in the air so that it does not get scratched.

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Dock Set GeeekPi NS05

This GeeekPi dock has a very compact design so it is very easy to carry anywhere where we want to use the Nintendo Switch in the base connected to a television. It supports 4K, Full HD and HD video output, has an additional USB 3.0 charging port, and complies with the USB C protocol to support the original Switch adapter.

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Powerextra charging base

It is one of the smallest and most complete models. It offers 4K UHD support through HDMI, its design prevents scratches on the console screen and it is made of high-quality and resistant ABS plastic. It offers protection to prevent overheating of the Nintendo Switch and that this can cause any damage to it.

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dock shumeifang

With a very basic, compact and fun design, since it is available in several bright colors, we find this model. A compatible charging base for Nintendo Switch and the Lite version that allows you to charge the console while we are playing. The screen remains free and thus the blocking of the ventilation is avoided to avoid overheating. It also has a chip to protect the device from overload or overvoltage.

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a great option

Among all the models, the GuiliKit Switch Dock is a very complete base with an industrial design and a magnetic cover that is very compact and easy to transport. It offers quick and easy switching to TV mode and supports 4K, Full HD and HD video output.

It is a model that incorporates air vents to maintain the correct temperature of the console. Its base is non-slip to prevent our Nintendo Switch from falling from the base due to carelessness and it is a base that we can also use to charge the mobile. It also supports video output from smartphones to TV or projectors. Its price is 29.99 euros.