It might be convenient for home use, but it’s a pain to travel with, so anyone hoping to connect the Switch to a TV while on the road absolutely needs to add the Genki Covert Dock Mini to their kit.
The new Genki Covert Dock Mini is an attempt to make the Genki Covert Dock even smaller and cheaper, albeit with a few functional sacrifices, and the results are even more impressive than the original.
The Covert Dock Mini is designed to replace the Switch’s dock/charging base as well as the bundled power adapter that plugs into a wall, but while Nintendo includes all the cables you’ll need to power and connect the Switch to a TV, Human Things only includes a USB-C cable with the Covert Dock Mini—you’ll have to provide your own HDMI cable.
The most unfortunate one is that the additional USB port from the original Covert Dock, which could be used to charge another device like the Switch Pro controller alongside the console, is now gone.
The new Covert Dock Mini also only delivers 20W of power instead of the 30W provided by the original Covert Dock and the 39W delivered by the power adapter Nintendo bundles.
The Genki Covert Dock Mini hasn’t replaced the original version, and if you travel with a Switch and Nintendo’s Pro controller, you might actually be better off spending $75 on the Genki Covert Dock, which offers an extra USB port for charging accessories.