Last week I wrote a post about how great the Nintendo Switch is for travel, and mentioned I had ordered a travel adapter on amazon. The next day, people starting saying that using third party travel adapters with their switch after the software had updated to version 5.0 was bricking their Switch. Needless to say, I didn't use the adapter. I returned it to amazon, and ended up going a totally different route.
For roughly the same price as the adapter, I bought a travel case for the whole thing
Specifically, this one. It holds the switch, the controller that comes with it, the power cable and HDMI cable, and an additional controller or pro controller. Also has a little bag for game cartridges and memory cards. Not near as portable, but at least keeps everything together and neat, and has a 0% chance of bricking my console. It still annoys the shit out of me that Nintendo not only refuses to make a compact travel dock, but also seems to be making it more difficult for third parties to make a product that their customers obviously want, but at the end of the day, that's not a hill I'm willing to die on. I'll just deal with it for now.
Target actually has the official dock on sale for roughly $60, so I am considering just picking up one of those and keeping it in this case so I can just just grab the console and the controller, throw them in the case, and go. For now we'll see how just using the travel case and moving everything goes. I'll update after my next trip.
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