Mar 15th, 2017

The Nintendo Switch’s ability to go from portable to living room console in no time flat is one of the most ingenuous things about the console, but the included dock can scratch the screen if you’re not careful. That’s led to some people coming up with innovative solutions like creating dock socks or their own 3D-printed Nintendo Switch dock.

Nintendo is selling extra Switch docks for around $69.99 with no AC adapter included, which is rather ridiculous. If you want to play on your TV without worry about scratching your screen in your dock, there’s a cheaper and easier way. Here’s everything you’ll need.

What You’ll Need

  • USB-C Extension Cable
  • Smartphone Dock

This method has you plugging the USB-C extension cable into the dock and then using the smartphone stand that allows you to charge the Switch while you play as a cradle for the device rather than putting it inside the dock. It’ll cost you less than $20 to get set up with this solution and this way you don’t have to worry about potential screen scratches.

USB-C Extension Cable – $8.99
Smartphone Dock – $9.98
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