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Best Nintendo Switch Dock for the Money

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We have some of the best and most popular Switch docks right here from CHARJENPRO, SFANS, Insignia and Nyko. Which one should you spend your money on? Are any of them NOT worth it? 🔔GET NOTIFIED: SUB! http://www.youtube.com/user/WulffDen?sub_confirmation=1 ▶️New Videos Every Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday! 🔴Wulff Den Live Every Wednesday at 9PM EST ➤➤➤Support the channel! Become a sponsor: https://gaming.youtube.com/user/wulffden#action=sponsor 🛍Support the channel! Use these links to buy stuff: Official Nintendo Dock http://amzn.to/2FjSj1k CHARJENPRO Dock http://amzn.to/2qHD53b Random Adapter Similar to SFANS http://amzn.to/2AIDqSI Nintendo Switch AC Adapter http://amzn.to/2l45j5y Nintendo Switch http://amzn.to/2AJRFXr eCash - Nintendo eShop Gift Card http://amzn.to/2l1EkYz 👕 Merch: http://shrsl.com/?~8fv7 🐦Twitter [Bob]: http://twitter.com/bobwulff 🐦Twitter [Will]: http://twitter.com/WillWulffDamnIt 🐦Twitter [WulffDen]: http://twitter.com/thewulffden 📸Instagram: http://instagram.com/thewulffden 🔷Facebook: http://facebook.com/wulffden 💬Our Discord Server: https://discord.gg/3aVYkhR 🎧Rate us on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/wulff-den-live/id1072626893?mt=2 🎧Or listen to this on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/wulffden butt touch (づ ̄ ³ ̄)づ (___)___)
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The Wulff Den (4 months ago)
It looks like the SFANS IndieGoGO campaign was riddled with issues and is widely considered a fraud. Don't go for that. Get the Insignia one. I'll test some other dongle-style adapters at a later date. The FastSnail one seems safe.
Megan Galo (20 days ago)
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The Metroid Thumper (23 days ago)
The charjenpro one will work if you download the firmware update from their website.
The Metroid Thumper (23 days ago)
Why the fuck don't you have the link to the insignia one on the description?!!!!!!! >:(
Dustin Hawk (1 month ago)
Caleb J. Ross I hear all the 3rd party docks basically break aka brick your switch if you use it after 5.0 update that's why im scared to use any 3rd party dock
FryL0ck (2 months ago)
No you guys are both wrong the vents in the back are for collecting cool air for the system and like you said the fan on the top releases hot air. The speakers are the two small openings below the screen, on opposite sides of the sensor.
SkilfulAutumn45 (2 days ago)
I have this one and I like it https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B074MYLP9C/ref=ox_sc_sfl_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=AL8GLGFGFKMBO
ToMauro (5 days ago)
Samsung charger is fine
Bangbangboom51 (6 days ago)
So anyone else bricked their Nintendo Switch from getting one of the docks in this video?
Christian Trejo (17 days ago)
Nyko has had a class action lawsuit filed against for bricking switches, afaik. Don't know how much of a case the class has. If i understand correctly, insignia has had the same sort of problems that nyko is being sued for. I'm not very familiar with the details, but I figured i would mention here.
Red Goat Gaming (21 days ago)
By brick do you mean break?
Ozan Mansuroğlu (23 days ago)
Can you try this https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B073S6DNJG/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&psc=1&linkCode=sl1&tag=kevinkenson-20&linkId=09bb30cf10a0cce0cc4bd9226d1abe07
GhostBlade _15 (6 days ago)
Ozan Mansuroğlu he mentioned it in a video called why are there no good Nintendo Switch docks
ThirdEye Clarity (26 days ago)
I just bought a Switch from Best Buy online and it came with the Insignia dock for free so that's pretty cool.
It’sjustTarran 124 (29 days ago)
WERE CAN I FIND THOSE GOLD JOY CONS!?!?
Alaa Mansour (1 month ago)
hey, can u update this video for the Nintendo Switch System Update 5.0.1?
FLHT 2000 (1 month ago)
the nyko dock broke my switch, I sent the console into Nintendo to have it fixed, and I should be getting it back tomorrow, but DO NOT BUY THAT POS DOCK.
VinnieMac (1 month ago)
its a 1080p dock? i thought the switch outputs to tv at 720...
DragonFarts (1 month ago)
Shave your head.
Armenian (1 month ago)
My switch got bricked by the nyko charger😔
Daniel Garber (1 month ago)
Don't get any Switch Dock that isn't an official Nintendo Dock. I used one and it messed up the USB-C port on my Switch. It won't connect to the official Dock or charge with the official charger. I managed to get it to charge with my phone charger, but only very slowly... I'm hoping I'll be able to get it fixed. I'm thinking of just buying a new one and transferring my data first just so I don't lose any saves that I spent months on...
Michael Martin (1 month ago)
The Charjen Pro dock looks like the best one. All the same ports, cheaper, smaller, DOESN’T BREAK SWITCHES WHILE DOCKED. *cough* Nyko *cough*
Keith Loving (1 month ago)
Switch Owners Say Third-Party Docks Are Bricking Their Consoles:  https://kotaku.com/switch-owners-say-third-party-docks-are-bricking-their-1824122777
Keith Loving (1 month ago)
Nintendo Has Commented About Third-Party Switch Docks Bricking Consoles:  https://mynintendonews.com/2018/03/28/nintendo-has-commented-about-third-party-switch-docks-bricking-consoles/
Keith Loving (1 month ago)
Third-party docking stations are bricking the Switch after firmware 5.0 update:  https://www.techspot.com/news/73907-third-party-docking-stations-bricking-switch-after-firmware.html
Keith Loving (1 month ago)
Switch Owners Say Third-Party Docks Are Bricking Their Consoles:  https://kotaku.com/switch-owners-say-third-party-docks-are-bricking-their-1824122777
Almost Anything (1 month ago)
the fastsnail adapter on amazon will allow you to use any 5 volt charger
Jeremy Leon Gomez (1 month ago)
I work at the technical support department for insignia products (actually for all the exclusive brands sale at Best buy) I haven't have any phone calls in regards this dock station from insignia. So I bet is works fine.
trolzilalol (1 month ago)
I emailed insignia and they said they had some cases of switches breaking from their dock so I immediately returned it and got a Nintendo brand dock
trolzilalol (1 month ago)
Jeremy Leon Gomez I've bought one a few months ago and used it a few weeks ago but I'm kind of nervous to use it again
Holo (1 month ago)
Maybe the charger of the niko dock is causing the bricking problem.
The Vegan Punk (1 month ago)
Best portable dock iv'e gotten is this one by Rocketek....https://www.amazon.com/Rocketek-Adapter-Nintendo-support-Function-Converter/dp/B07799B3JD/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1521967185&sr=8-1&keywords=nintendo+dock+rocketek You can plug your Controllers, like the Zelda-themed one & charge it at the same time in portable mode! Which is what I wanted to do. Also has an HDMI port to connect to your TV & it's just a dongle! put it in your case & take it with you! BOOM! best "dock" eva!!
Monica Ramo (1 month ago)
The dock CAN scratch your switch
Passer (2 months ago)
https://youtu.be/2vJDniqV8V4 This dock
Lerbyn (2 months ago)
So the best dock is the one i cant buy great
Buddy (2 months ago)
Third party docks are dangerous now in 5.0 I recommend you grab a shell to put a official dock in so your don't brick your switch.
Chairogom Chairogom (2 months ago)
Nintendo said non-portable game console. but this is actually portable console.
Paul Banks (2 months ago)
Be careful with third party docks. It looks like the 5.0.0 firmware and 3rd party docks are causing issues with each other and might brick your switch.
Alpha's Dank Shit (2 months ago)
I have the Insignia dock, and I can't recommend it enough. Almost considered getting a second one just to replace the main dock that came with the Switch _(got the first dock to have an easier way to play the Switch on my bedroom TV)_ .
Vinc? (2 months ago)
Just FYI, since the newest firmware update, many 3rd party docks are bricking switches. Be careful
JJ Carretero (2 months ago)
U WELCOME.... 28k likes later but never the less lol
Mr_Chukes (2 months ago)
Don't buy any third party docks, they will brick your switch. Just pay the money for the Nintendo one.
PavchBavin (2 months ago)
I like you more now that I know your name is Bob
Brad Casalinuovo (2 months ago)
Is the Insignia one good for ventilation?
Nikolas Vaught (2 months ago)
It looks like the Insignia one covers up the vents in the back...
hsantiago2997 (2 months ago)
What’s the name of the game he shows in this video not the Mario one the other one ?
Dan Enderle (2 months ago)
Beware of the Nyko one. I have seem to have succumb to the issues that mess up the switch. (Blinking green light, not charging, and not outputting image to TV) I have to send my switch in (6 days now out of warranty) so its going to cost me $118.
Seth E (2 months ago)
Docks and video cables can actually improve visual quality, although most don't. Proof at https://youtu.be/MjJzibFTaqA
Mark Henderson (2 months ago)
Okay you're giving props to the sfans dock I'm out.
Mark Henderson (2 months ago)
I just watched a review that showed the USB 3.0 working with a lan adapter.
Paul Woelke (2 months ago)
That's not an sfans adapter. That's a review prototype that's in no way representative of the final product.
Zeno van Ditzhuijzen (2 months ago)
5:23 Insignia
Matthew Madruga (2 months ago)
If I know anything about nintendo, the switch when it gets up and running, is going to be magical
Seaoftea (2 months ago)
insignia makes garbage... that sucks that it’s the recommended one
SuperKoopaTV (2 months ago)
Thanks for sharing info about the Insignia as I am thinking of picking one up
Sour Sgetties (2 months ago)
Hahaha, love this video! You're going places, my friend👌 Thanks for the dock tips too👌
Nepu-Tech USA (2 months ago)
Amazing how Nintendo charges 90$ for a dock that's 95% plastic and nobody says anything. They're insane, they think they're Apple or something??
John Boatman (3 months ago)
I can’t get enough of those mid edit interrupts where you rip out of the video. Such a good effect.
Jared Matterfis (3 months ago)
That's a sweet bebop poster
trolzilalol (3 months ago)
I got the insignia one last month. Was on sale for $35 at my best buy. Best deal ever since it comes with a charger and hdmi cable
misterkeebler (3 months ago)
I can vouch for the Fastsnail dock on Amazon. Similar in shape to SFans but less USB ports. Works great though, and is cheaper!
NG500 (3 months ago)
I too have a Nyko dock. I was happy with it and haven't experienced any issues. After reading so much about bricking defects, I stopped using it and I'm afraid to hook it up again. I'm sure I have a good one if I haven't been bricked yet, because many reports are for first time use, but I'm not taking the chance. Thanks for the paperweight, Nyko!
JMasterCrack41Art (3 months ago)
Yea i just hate my switch from overheating in dock mode and its kinda melting the edges of the switch screen so im just looking for a decent dock that doesnt overheat my switch too much.
Multiplatform Gamer (3 months ago)
it's sad that the insignia dock isn't available in canada. i would legit buy one... oh well
fagateer (2 months ago)
A Nintendo Lover they finally added it to the canadian site ..will probably be available soonn
DaBestAround Gaming (3 months ago)
Do USB Headphones work while the Switch is docked?
The Most Interesting Man (3 months ago)
and if u got a buddy at bestbuy they get a major discount on insignia rocketfish and a other brand they own ... this dock comes around 8 dollars
fizzlefist (3 months ago)
Can confirm. Picked up the Insignia dock a few months ago specifically for travel, as I live out of hotels most of the year. It's perfect for throwing in a carry-on or suitcase with my Pro Controller, though a bit too bulky to fit in my laptop bag.
David Schultz (3 months ago)
The Insignia dock is a very good dock to me...i havent had any problems
rafoix (3 months ago)
I’m waiting for a more full featured dock. I’m not a business traveler. I want to get rid of dongles and peripherals sticking out of my dock. I want a dock that has USB ports on both sides, built in Ethernet adapter and a slot for a 2.5” SATA drive already connected through the USB 3.0 port.
Carlo Nassar (3 months ago)
Just move the dock to another room. It shouldn't be heavy.
Carlo Nassar (3 months ago)
There's nothing wrong with it not being able to upscale video or requiring power. Also, it requires power so it can charge the Switch. Even other systems (PS4, Xbox One) need power.
Adrian Coleman (3 months ago)
I wish there was one with an RJ45 port.
Ri3m4nn (3 months ago)
Insignia is my favorite at home, 2nd room, dock. Nyko is my favorite travel dock.
Hybridism (3 months ago)
Lool the indi Gogo one was a scam , they changed it and sent something else to most of their backers
MarX (3 months ago)
Gotta love when people say Upscaled and then say something isn't made to run that...hmm upscaling is different than native 4K please do research
Melkiah34 (3 months ago)
https://www.amazon.com/Seiki-SU4KC1-U-Vision-Converting-Cable/dp/B00IE5C6LO/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1517978513&sr=8-2&keywords=seiki+hdmi+cable This cable will upscale your switch to 4k,and it works perfectly!
Grant Harlor (3 months ago)
It would be great to have a switch dock that doesnt damage the switch screen...
Alex Noa (3 months ago)
Well, a dock could upscale the 720p/1080p video the switch outputs to a 2160p, but why would I want that? First off, it cost a lot, like ranging from a few hundred to thousands (like good Upscalers do, if you don't believe me look up how much retro gamers pay for Upscalers, the OSSC and xrgb Mini are the two most common and cannot do anywhere near 2160p). Secondly, it would only work with the Switch, if I am getting a Upscalers I want to be able to use it for other consoles too. What I would want from a Switch dock? Two hdmi ports, a button to switch between dock and tabletop (while charging), at least two USB 2.0 and to future proof, a couple USB 3.0. Besides that I cant think of anything.
Alex Noa (3 months ago)
The two hdmi ports should be able to Output video simultaneous, btw.
Zoze13 (3 months ago)
What gold joy con is that?
16bitCapricorn (3 months ago)
0:06
Zangoose95 (3 months ago)
what about the $20 adapters that are all over amazon and look just like the SFANS (without the usb c). I have one with a kickstand and it works fine.
Zoze13 (3 months ago)
Excellent review
Rusty Shackleford (3 months ago)
I'm extremely iffy when it comes to docks especially with all the stories of switches getting fried. I might just buy one of the DIY conversion kits instead.
skylar jensen (3 months ago)
I bought my switch at a store, and the dock it came with is just fine for me.
StickBit (3 months ago)
So the Nyko dock killed my Switch, and I'm interested in the Insignia dock. Should I have any concerns?
wait the official one does not charge the thing??
Linh Nguyen (3 months ago)
I bought and returned the Insignia one. I did not like how they covered up the vents on the Switch. There are vent holes, but it just seems more obstructed than the stock one. Though, it doesn't look like there's much other options. I have the Nyko one, but also fear for my Switch's well being given I had a scare of suddenly no video output and no response using it. Also, don't know how good the Insignia USB charger is... given all the crap chargers and Nintendo not actually following USB-C spec, I'm almost willing to just get another Nintendo dock. Almost.
Junhao ZHANG (3 months ago)
MacBook charger cant support 15v output, thats dock needs. When it charge switch, it use 9v, little bit slower but work.
BlinksAwakening (3 months ago)
Happy that my Nyko one works without issue. Seems to be that if its defective, it bricks pretty much immediately, I've used it for months without issue, it feels like I'm in the clear at this point, I've even updated the dock's firmware as Nyko recommends.
KRUDDYMUSICIAN (3 months ago)
I might get the Insignia one, and use that as my main setup one. And then just take the Nintendo brand one my switch came with as my travel one. I know that might seem stupid, but I bought the Switch Back Pack thing, and it has a packet for it, so it makes sense
Israel Burgos (3 months ago)
Hello Bob, I would like to thank you for this video. I live in Merida, Mexico at the Yucatan peninsula (like 3 hours away from CanCun), and I purchased in Amazon the charjen Pro dock and got it ship down to my hometown, and I simply I love it. Thank you Man you are in did the true Nintendo Switch Doctor.
Gabe Alkiswani (3 months ago)
One piece for life
KrimsonWing (3 months ago)
The Nyko dock almost bricked my switch for a second time. I already sent it it to Nintendo but you know I thought I'd give nyko the benifit of the doubt. NOPE. Seemed to work fine at first but it made my switch freeze on the boot screen. Even after removing it. Only reason I saved it the second time is because I plugged it into the original switch dock. Didn't work that way the first time it happened so I had to send my console in. There's a reason the Nintendo dock is 90 bucks. It won't brick your shit.
TheSilverWolf1998 (3 months ago)
It looks like the insignia dock won't ventilate the switch very well.
Rotarywhiz (3 months ago)
I noticed the insigina dock does not have any cutouts in the back for ventilation, how does this affect the switch heat wise when docked?
Alex Nastuk (3 months ago)
Honestly you can get one of those Dongles and a hyperkin Charger and it works just fine with no issues, together you'll probably pay 45-50$(CAD)for both the dongle and the charger, but its worth it. dont know US prices since everything is cheaper for you guys anyway so its much less
Ali Aslan (3 months ago)
Nintendo stole this idea from Sony Playstation's PSP-go but still Sony is in deep sleep.
David Charles (3 months ago)
um how is the best buy dock 1/3 the size? did you look at your own side by side?
The Last Guy (3 months ago)
How about the original one😑
Daniel Iannantuoni (3 months ago)
Don't buy those SFANs clone docks... They are complete trash. I bought one off Amazon it lasted 3 times before failing. Nothing looks damaged, it just doesn't work anymore.
Patrick Deschamps (3 months ago)
You got my like the moment you said "no sh(switch sound)".
casey smith (3 months ago)
You deserve a 100,000 subscriber's man, much respect!👍
Seth Rogaine (3 months ago)
Clean your grease off your stuff before you make a video you greasy bastard. So gross. What do you eat a meal of fish and chips with your hands and then pick stuff up?? Also.. WHY ARE YOU YELLING IN YOUR VIDEOS? ITS REALLY IRRITATING TO HEAR SOMEONE YELLING INTO THE SCREEN.
Emma (3 months ago)
I have use my Motorola Z play phone charger with my Nintendo Switch and it works fine. Well, with the only thing different is that the charger gets hotter than wen I use it on my phone. but is nothing to extreme!
Apex GT4 (3 months ago)
OR......,you could use the regular dock for a whopping $0
coldchillun27 (3 months ago)
Great info thank you 😬💪
DanielJV (3 months ago)
Does anyone have an opinion on the SUPVIN Portable Charging Station for Nintendo Switch, I found it on amazon and it is half the price of the Charjenpro switch hub. But the Supvin has no reviews and I don't want to risk bricking my switch.
J2C 👽 (3 months ago)
This video was very-much needed.

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