Nyko Announces Release of Nintendo Switch Docking Kit and Boost Pak

Switch gamers now have two new options for gaming on the go.

Switch gamers now have two new options for gaming on the go.

Gaming accessories manufacturer Nyko announced today that it has released a Docking Kit and Boost Pak for the Nintendo Switch, both of which are meant to afford Switch gamers more flexibility and battery power while playing on the go.  

Currently, there are several other battery packs and docking options for the Nintendo Switch on the market, but Nyko claims that their versions are the most affordable and efficient versions currently available to Switch players. Chris Arbogast, Nyko’s VP of Sales and Marketing said:   

With [the] portable Docking Kit, we’ve created an affordable, compact docking solution that suits the on-the-go design of the Switch. Now, gamers can easily charge their Switch and enable TV mode no matter where they are. 

Nyko’s Switch Docking Kit comes packaged with an HDMI cable and a Type-C AC adapter, while the dock itself has one HDMI port, a power port, two USB 2.0 ports, and one USB 3.0 ports. It retails for $49.99 and is currently available at WalMart, Gamestop, and Nyko.com

The Boost Pak for the Nintendo Switch reportedly provides players up to 50% more playtime via a 2500 mAh battery when on the go; it can also continue to charge the system when it is attached to the docking kit. The Boost Pak itself charges either through the docking kit or a USB Type-C cable. It retails for $29.99 and can be found at WalMart and Nyko.com

Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more news and information on the Nintendo Switch as it develops. 

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Jonathan Moore is the Editor-in-Chief of GameSkinny and has been writing about games since 2010. With over 1,200 published articles, he's written about almost every genre, from city builders and ARPGs to third-person shooters and sports titles. While patiently awaiting anything Dino Crisis, he consumes all things Star Wars. He has a BFA in Creative Writing and an MFA in Creative Writing focused on games writing and narrative design. He's previously been a newspaper copy editor, ad writer, and book editor. In his spare time, he enjoys playing music, watching football, and walking his three dogs. He lives on Earth and believes in aliens, thanks to Fox Mulder.