Never one to worry about the far-reaching power of Nintendo’s legal team, popular vinyl skin maker Dbrand has revealed its answer to expensive Switch docks.
The new range, dubbed Clone of the Kingdom, run the gauntlet of Nintendo Switch accessories, including a big old dock skin and joy-con-specific wraps.
“Contrary to popular belief, you need to spend money to save money,” reads the Dbrand blurb.
“Specifically, by giving it to us. You see, when one of the world’s most litigious companies announces a $359.99 price tag to replace your Switch with a limited edition variant, only dbrand is up to the challenge of charging you slightly less for a ‘creative reinterpretation’ of their overpriced novelty console.
“If a dollar saved is a dollar earned, Clone of the Kingdom is the easiest $310.04 you’ve ever made.”
The Nintendo Switch bundle is available for both the OG Switch and the OLED version. In terms of pricing, it’ll set you back $49.95. In fairness, that’s much cheaper than buying an entirely new Switch just for a funky new dock.
Here’s what you get:
- Left Joy-Con – Black/Gold (Full Coverage)
- Left Joy-Con – Green/Gold (Full Coverage)
- Left Joy-Con – Black/Gold (Simple Fit)
- Left Joy-Con – Green/Gold (Simple Fit)
- Right Joy-Con – White/Gold (Full Coverage)
- Right Joy-Con – White/Gold (Simple Fit)
- Console – Back Skin
- Dock – Front Skin
- Microfiber Cloth
I hate doing this, but the Dbrand microfiber cloth is legit fantastic. I got one with my Dbrand Killswitch for Steam Deck and it’s wild how much extra crud it picks up compared with cheapo cloths.
Come to RetroResolve, where we get excited about cloth. I know, what can I say, I’m old.
While we’re on the subject of the Steam Deck, Dbrand also has a Zelda-inspired vinyl skin for Valve’s console. It’s the same price – $49.95 – and comes with the following:
- Front Skin
- Back Skin
- Top Strip Skin
- Trackpad Skin (×2)
- Microfiber Cloth
Currently, I’ve got a Dbrand carbon fiber skin on my Deck, and it’s easily one of the best Steam Deck skins around. It’s also idiot-proof as well. I normally suck at placing skins (and screen protectors) on tech, but so long as you’ve got a hairdryer handy, everything fits perfectly. Interested? You can find out more over on the Dbrand store.
And if you’re looking to take things one step further, be sure to check out my guide to getting Switch games running on the Steam Deck. It’s much simpler than you’d think.