A new dongle promises to automatically upscale the Switch to 4K without lag, and it’s coming to Kickstarter this April.
The 4K Gamer Pro is the successor to the 4K Gamer+ that launched in Asia in 2021. It’s a plug-and-play device that takes the 1080p output from the Switch (and other devices) and converts it to 4K.
The 4K Gamer Pro offers “a 20% increase in sharpness, coloration and depth of field” compared to the previous model. The manufacturer claims that “months of research and testing” have allowed it to drastically improve on what came before.
The 4K Gamer Pro is not the first device of its kind. Alongside the 4K Gamer+ predecessor from the same company, the Marseille mClassic is already on the market. When we reported on this product last year, we found the following:
Until we see what Nintendo has in store for its rumored “Switch Pro,” it’s hard to tell if the mClassic is really transformative. It certainly improves the image produced by the Switch (and other systems), but in many cases the impact is so small that you may hardly notice it. For $100, the mClassic is quite an investment – and one that might not offer the improvement many people are expecting.
4K output has been on many people’s wish lists for a while. A teardown of the Switch OLED dock suggests it’s ready to handle a 4K signal, and Nintendo has reportedly asked developers to make their games 4K-capable. There are other reports that indicate that Nintendo will resort to AMD’s FidelityFX Super Resolution technology in the future. For now, however, the Switch is a 1080p system – so there’s certainly room in the market for devices like this.
Could the 4K Gamer Pro offer an improvement over its predecessor? Hopefully we’ll get a device to review and will report back when it arrives and we’ve put it through its paces.
https://www.nintendolife.com/news/2022/03/who-needs-switch-pro-new-dongle-promises-to-instantly-upgrade-switch-to-4k Who needs Switch Pro? New dongle promises to “upgrade Switch to 4K immediately”