JSAUX has revealed a new line of RGB products coming to the Steam Deck, including an all-new RGB backplate and an RGB dock.
The news comes a few hours after I finished putting together my best Steam Deck accessories guide. So, err, thanks for that. On the bright side, at least I’ve got potentially more cool stuff to add. Silver linings!
JSAUX RGB Backplate
Back to it: By the look of it, JSAUX has created a completely new backplate for this RGB outing. It’s definitely a different shell from the transparent backplate I installed previously. Here, feast on this and let’s play spot the difference.
The JSAUX RGB backplate will retail for $39.99.
Aside from the obvious built-in RGB lights, I’m also seeing a new fan hole design and what looks like a battery and charging port, presumably for the RGB lights rather than the Steam Deck itself.
(Update: JSAUX confirmed with me via Discord that the above is, in fact, a USB charging port).
Also included are the usual JSAUX do-it-yourself tools and, interestingly, two silicon grips. Those grips are available in either gray or black, by the way.
You can view the JSAUX RGB backplate order page by clicking here or alternatively check out what comes in the box below.
|JSAUX Backplate Box Contents|
|Transparent back plate||1|
|Original edition buttons||4|
|Anti-static finger gloves||10|
JSAUX RGB Dock
Got space for another JSAUX dock? Because they’ve somehow managed to come up with yet another killer design. I have no idea how they keep doing it, but it’s fascinating to see in action.
According to JSAUX, there are two versions of the new RGB docks available – at £59.99 or $89.99 depending on what you need.
What are the differences between the two? Essentially, the cheaper offering ditches SD and TF card readers, the display port, and it uses HDMI 2.0 capable of up to 4K at 60 frames per second rather than the pricier offering’s port that runs HDMI 2.2 – the latter of which is able to pull off the higher feats of 4K at 120 frames per second. There’s also a slightly slower USB 3.0 in the HBo801 compared with USB 3.2 in the HB1201.
Check out the table below to visualize the differences a little easier.
|JSAUX RGB Dock Different Models|
|6 RGB Lighting Modes||6 RGB Lighting Modes|
|USB-A 2.0 (480Mbps)||USB-A 2.0 (480Mbps)|
|Gigabit Ethernet x1 (1Gbps)||Gigabit Ethernet x1 (1Gbps)|
|USB-C PDX1 (100W)||USB-C PDX1 (100W)|
|USB-A 3.2 x2 (10Gbps)||USB-A 3.0 x2 (5Gbps)|
|HDMI 2.1 (4K@120Hz)||HDMI 2.0 (4K@60Hz)|
|USB-C-3.2 (10Gbps)||USB-C 3.0 (5Gbps)|
|USB-C In||USB-C In|
|3.5mm audio interfacex1||Unavailable|
|TF card slot (480Mbps)||Unavailable|
|SD card slot (480Mbps)||Unavailable|
|DisplayPort 1.4 (4K@120Hz)||Unavailable|
What do you reckon? Will you be picking either of these up? Let me know on Twitter.