The team at Human Things has just launched a new Kickstarter for the Nintendo Switch Covert Dock and it looks like this is going to break you free of your front room.
Yesterday, Human Things launched a new round of Kickstarter fundraising for the follow up to their Genki Bluetooth Audio and this new peripheral looks to be even more essential than the company’s previous outing. While their last endeavor added Bluetooth audio functionality to the Nintendo Switch and smashed Kickstarter records for gaming hardware, their new Genki Covert Dock is an even more enticing proposition.
The Genki Covert Dock is an attempt to free players from the draw of their front room. Mobile gaming on the Nintendo Switch is awesome, but getting friends involved in co-op or going full throttle in multiplayer is something that really requires the big screen. If you don’t want to cram around the edges of the Switch’s minuscule screen then that means either bring some friends around or the laborious prospect of moving your default switch dock and charger from place to place.
Human Things aim to break free from this problem with their Genki Covert Dock, a pocket-sized peripheral with all the relevant connections to go big without going home. The Covert Dock is a device that looks barely bigger than a normal phone charger but comes with
- Foldable Power Prongs
- USB-C PD Charging
- USB 3.1 Accessory Port
- HDMI Output
- GaN Powered Charging System
The GaN system in this device is intended to allow the Genki Covert Dock to power a Nintendo Switch while remaining small and cool at all times. It is able to double as a phone and laptop charger in the right circumstances and, of course, allow you and your friends to play big-screen games on any TV you chose. Take a glimpse below.
The prospect of hooking up my Switch on lunch break for a bit of “friendly” Mario Kart is incredibly enticing. I’m going to go pledge for this myself. If you’re interested in finding out more about the Genki Covert Dock then take a look at the Kickstarter but I’d be fast. The Human Things team has already smashed their goal with over $400,000 in a day.