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This portable Nintendo Switch dock is smaller and cheaper than the official one

You can take Nintendo Switch with you anywhere you go - that's the whole point, right? But there's one little hangup: if you want to take the console to a friend's place and play on the TV, you've also got to bring along the somewhat cumbersome dock. Third-party accessory manufacturer Nyko is looking to change that with the announcement of a more portable solution at E3 2017.

See that teensy little bit of plastic on the bottom of the Switch there? That's Nyko's "Portable Docking Kit" for Nintendo Switch. It costs $45 (so half the price of the official Nintendo dock) and allows you to simultaneously charge the system and move the display to a connected television.

The only things it's missing are the two USB ports included in Nintendo's version that let you charge the Pro controller. Still, a wall charger and a cable seem a lot easier to stuff into a bag than the relatively bulky default dock. I'm all for a cheaper, smaller solution that makes the Switch even more portable.

Make sure you check out our full E3 2017 schedule to stay tuned for all the details as they arrive, and check out our roundup of all the E3 2017 trailers.

Sam Prell
Sam has a soft spot for MOBAs, MMOs, and emo music. Forever a farm boy, forever a '90s kid.