The Genki: Covert Dock Mini is an even smaller portable dock for your Switch

Genki Covert Dock Mini
Image: Human things

The Genki: Covert Dock was already a stunning portable kit that allowed you to dock your Switch at a friend’s house without having to lug around your bulky piece of plastic and clunky power adapter. We even said in our 2020 review that “the Genki Covert Dock is a top product that will likely make you want to retire your standard Switch dock and power supply for many reasons.”

So how on earth do you improve that? Do it even smaller, Of course. As part of the Genki: Waveform Earphones Kickstarter – which ends in three days – Human Things included a Cover Dock Mini as part of its stretch goals. But the smaller dock proved so popular that the developers decided to make it available separately as well!

Genki Covert Dock Mini X3
Image: Human things

The panda-colored design matches the Switch OLED perfectly, and it comes with an HDMI output adapter so you can connect multiple devices to your display while charging your Switch. And it’s 20x smaller than the actual Switch dock, which is basically pocket-sized. Our only real complaint about the original dock was that it didn’t have an LED indicator to let us know if everything was okay, but Human Things listened and incorporated this into the updated model. Hooray!

Don’t take our word for it though – here are the details of the dock from a blog post on the headphones’ Kickstarter page:

it’s mini The original dock without the charging brick measures 17.5 x 10.4 x 5.0 cm = 910.0 cm^3, while the charger measures another 6.6 x 5.1 x 3.6 cm = 121.2 cm^3 measures (not even considering that the tines are not foldable). in. The Covert Dock Mini, on the other hand, measures 3.3 x 4.2 x 3.4 cm = 47.1 cm^3. Sorry, we’re doing all this in metric, it’s just easier to multiply out, but that’s ( 910.0 + 121.2) / 47.1 = 21.89 times smaller!

It’s 4K. We are happy to now say that the Covert Dock Mini supports 4K/30 output. This means you can use it to get 4K gaming on a SteamDeck or Switch 2(?), but also enjoy higher resolution movies if you use it to output your laptop, tablet or phone to a TV.

And some other stuff. There is a new LED indicator at the top that lets you know when the device is currently in charging mode or in dock mode. It comes with a 1.8m USB-C 3.1 cable (required for charging and video output). And it has foldable pens and its 20W output can fast-charge most phones and tablets (or slow-charge a laptop). Some of you may be wondering what was missing from the original Covert Dock? Well, mainly there’s no 5W USB-A accessory port and no global adapter pack – and that’s really it!

You can pawn just the plug for $49, or about £38. That’s a lot cheaper than buying a new Switch dock. Additionally, you can choose to receive a US, UK, or EU region plug once the headphones campaign ends and the surveys are sent out.

If you need a refresher on what we thought of the original dock and want to see it in action, beautiful Zion is easily demonstrated by our video team how well it is. And this new one looks even better.

Will you commit to Genki: Covert Dock Mini? Drop us a comment to let us know what you think. The Genki: Covert Dock Mini is an even smaller portable dock for your Switch

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