These Nintendo Switch Light-Up Dock Shields Are Back On Sale
That Pikachu design, though!
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If you have a Nintendo Switch, chances are you have the standard, grey dock that came with the console (unless you sprung for special editions like the Pikachu and Eevee console or the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate one). I had accepted my plain, boring dock as a fact of life--until I spotted these PDP Switch dock shields that light up with Pikachu, Mario, or Legend of Zelda-inspired designs. They're currently on sale for $15 and normally sell for $20, which is a great price considering these things are stunning.
Legend of Zelda / Super Mario Odyssey Light-Up Dock Shield
There are two different dock shields available. One dock shield is Pokemon-themed, with a lightning-charged Pikachu on one side and a Poke Ball design on the other. The other dock shield is a Legend of Zelda / Super Mario Odyssey combo design--one side has a Sheikah crest pattern, and on the other side, you'll find a Mario Odyssey theme. Both dock shields have 17 different colors and light effects, such as Flash Mode, Strobe Mode, and Smooth Mode. The product itself comes with an electronic base (that holds and connects to the dock via USB) and two acrylic panels that display the artwork.
Pokemon Light-Up Dock Shield
Amazon's product pictures (shown above) don't really do it justice, so when you look at the listing, I recommend scrolling down to check out the photos customers have posted of the dock in action. The LED lights are vibrant and glow beautifully in a darkened room. There's also a color cycle mode where you can customize the light effects to your preference, as well as a plain "on" mode. You can also just leave the lights off and enjoy the design itself (but at that point, you might as well just get a simple dock cover that doesn't light up).
Since the last time GameSpot covered this deal, I've personally picked up this product for myself (I went with the Pokemon one because Pikachu) and can verify the light effects are just as cool in person. One thing I'll note is that when the dock shields arrive, there's a protective blue film covering the plates. It's not super obvious, but just peel that film off--it'll look like the plain, black-and-white designs shown above until you switch on the lights. The plates themselves are actually transparent.
With 4.7 out of 5 stars and over 300 reviews, it's clear this is one accessory Switch owners have put their stamp of approval on, and you're getting a great deal at $15. Check out the dock shields at Amazon if you're interested, and see some fan photos we spotted on Twitter below.
Huge fan of the „Light Up Dock Shield“ for the Nintendo Switch docking station. It comes with a Pikachu shield and a Pokeball shield and you can choose between different light colours and light modi. Pretty cool. Plus: you can plug it into the USB jack of the dock ? pic.twitter.com/svOX9Im08U— ??ItsNotAlice?? (@itisnotalice) December 28, 2018
ahhh so in love with my light up dock shield for my switch and the kitty paw thumbsticks. ♡ pic.twitter.com/BsCoylKMHN— — saira ♡ (@bbbambi_) June 15, 2019
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