Nintendo Debuts Adjustable Charging Stand For Switch

Tabletop Mode just got a lot more user-friendly.

By Robert Marrujo. Posted 05/12/2018 17:00 Comment on this     ShareThis

Nintendo is one of the most renowned video game companies in the world, but that doesn’t mean they’re immune to making mistakes. Just look at the eShop on Switch— what happened to using a passcode to make purchases without having to input the account password every single time? Suffice to say, sometimes Nintendo gets it wrong, and in the case of the physical design of the Switch tablet itself, one of the most offensive flaws was the placement of its power port.

Located at the bottom of the system, plugging in at this point on the console’s body must have seemed logical to the design team considering how the unit rests inside of the Switch Dock. What about when it’s not docked, though? As many fans have come to find, playing in Tabletop Mode is great fun… until the power starts to run dry, that is. Then there aren’t many options for those who’d like to keep it free from the dock but also able to charge and be played at the same time. With the plug at the bottom, some have taken to some creative workarounds and third-party solutions in order to overcome Nintendo’s oversight.

Thankfully, Nintendo has finally done something about the error with the creation of their Adjustable Charging Stand:

As the post states, the new charger can pivot in different directions, making it ideal for Tabletop Mode users who want to keep playing while the system charges. It launches July 13 for $19.99. Check out some closer pics of the charger below and let us know if you’ll be picking one up when it launches this summer!

Source: Nintendo PR

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