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The New Nitro Deck+ Switch Controller Doubles As A Portable Switch Dock

One of the best Nintendo Switch accessories is getting an upgrade.


CRKD is launching a new, upgraded version of its Nitro Deck Switch controller called the Nitro Deck+, an accessot that doubles as a portable Switch dock.

Like the original model, Nitro Deck+ is a single piece that cradles your Switch or Switch OLED screen, replacing the Joycons. Unlike most other third-party Switch controllers, it connects to the Switch via the USB-C port on the bottom of the console, meaning it offers better response times compared to other controllers that rely on wireless connections.

Nitro Deck+ clear black and clear white
Nitro Deck+ clear black and clear white

The big addition for the Nitro Deck+ is HDMI out support via the USB-C port, so you can put the Switch in docked mode without having to remove it from the Nitro Deck+. To make things even easier, it will ship with a USB-C-to-HDMI cable in the box.

Other upgraded Nitro Deck+ features include a new symmetrical thumbstick layout, additional programmable buttons, an eject function for easier screen removal, and better rumble. The Nitro Deck+ also carries over all the features of the standard Nitro Deck model, which include:

  • Anti-drift Hall Effect thumbsticks with swappable stick tops
  • Programmable back buttons
  • USB-C charging passthrough so you can charge your Switch while playing handheld
  • Adjustable trigger sensitivity
  • Gyro and rumble support
  • Turbo mode
  • Bluetooth support

The Nitro Deck+ will launch for $70 sometime in late April. It's available for preorder in clear black and clear white color options at CRKD's online store. We expect preorders will also be available at Amazon sometime before launch.

If you don't want to wait that long for the Nitro Deck+, the original Nitro Deck is available at Amazon in a discounted bundle that includes the Nitro Deck in various color options plus a carrying case. You'll lose out on the HDMI out and other Nitro Deck+ additions, but the original model is still a solid choice if you want a premium controller grip for your Switch or Switch OLED.

Nitro Deck Switch controller bundle deals

Along with the Nitro Deck+, CRKD also announced a new Neo S wireless controller with similar features to the Nitro Deck, including swappable thumbsticks, programmable back buttons, gyro controls, and more. It's compatible with the Nintendo Switch, PC, and mobile. The Neo S controller will launch in late April for $50 with nine color options, three of which were designed by graphic artist POPeART.

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