Again in April, I predicted that the Steam Deck Docking Station would launch in late June, “barring any last-minute delays.” And evidently I jinxed everybody, as a result of the Steam Deck Dock just got delayed indefinitely. Now we have no clue when it’s going to launch.
Valve says that half shortages and short-term manufacturing facility closures are accountable for the delay. And actually, that’s not a lot of a shock. The Steam Deck launched with out a dock for these very causes, and up to date enhancements to the Dock’s design recommend that Valve hasn’t really entered manufacturing but (or kicked off manufacturing throughout the final two months, a minimum of).
“Because of elements shortages and COVID closures at our manufacturing services, the official Steam Deck Docking Station is delayed. We’re engaged on bettering the state of affairs and can share extra information when now we have it. This has no impact on manufacturing schedule and reservation home windows for Steam Decks (completely different elements, completely different factories).”
This delay is not going to impression Steam Deck manufacturing—thank goodness. And Valve says that it’ll proceed to increase Steam Deck assist for third-party docks and screens. On the time of writing, you should buy an inexpensive USB-C hub to attach your Steam Deck with a giant display screen and add wired web to the console.
Pricing for the Steam Deck Docking Station remains to be a thriller, although I don’t count on it to be very low cost. After a latest improve, the Dock now options three USB-A 3.1 ports, Gigabit Ethernet, DisplayPort 1.4 and HDMI 2.0 video, plus passthrough charging over USB-C PD.
Anker USB C Hub, 341 USB-C Hub (7-in-1), with 4K HDMI, 100W Energy Supply, USB-C and a pair of USB-A 5Gbps Information Ports, microSD and SD Card Reader, for MacBook Air, MacBook Professional, XPS, and Extra
Anker’s inexpensive USB-C hub options 100-watt passthrough charging, two USB-A ports, a USB-C accent port, HDMI output, and a pair of SD Card slots.
Anker USB C Hub, PowerExpand 6-in-1 USB C PD Ethernet Hub with 65W Energy Supply, 4K HDMI, 1Gbps Ethernet, USB-C Information Port, 2 USB 3.0 Information Ports, for MacBook Professional, MacBook Air, iPad Professional, XPS, and Extra
Spend a bit additional to get an Anker USB-C hub with an Ethernet jack.
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