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[Gamescom] Hands on with the Genki Covert Dock

Human Things Strikes Again

Features

  • USB 3.1
  • HDMI out
  • USB-C
  • Fold-able prongs for greater compactness
  • High build quality

Human Things are a company of thinkers, essentially making QOL products. Their last accessory, the Genki Bluetooth Adaptor for Nintendo Switch scratched a massive itch in the Nintendo Switch handheld scene by allowing you to connect your Bluetooth headphones to your console and enjoy all of your favourite games on the go, without the monotony of pesky cables.

Their latest product, the Genki Covert Dock is once again looking to shake things up and has already smashed it’s Kickstarter goals. But there’s still plenty of time to back it, check it out at the end of the article.

Willkommen in Köln

At Gamescom, we got some hands on time with the device and are delighted to report, it works exactly as you would hope it does. The product itself is spectacular, offering style and practicality in equal measure and above all else, it is incredibly simple to use and functions without fault. During our brief time at the Genki Booth, we witnessed the device in action, with CEO and Founder of Human Things, Eddie Tsai showing a seamless transition from handheld to ‘docked’ in no time at all.

What really came through from my time with Eddie though, was his sincere passion for the project. Much like the Genki Bluetooth Adaptor, the Covert dock was created to cater for their own needs, and as a result feels much more like a passion project rather than an attempt at monetising the market.

Brick free since 03

The obvious question every simpleton will ask is, will it brick my Switch. Human Things have done their due diligence in regard to the reason for why products bring Nintendo Switch consoles, and have taken all the necessary steps to ensure that the Genki Covert Dock won’t have a negative effect on your beloved console. As someone who has used their Genki Bluetooth Adaptor a considerable amount, I can attest to the fact that it is an incredibly well made piece of kit. I have no reason to think that the Genki Covert Dock will be any different.

As you can likely see from the above images, the Genki Convert Dock is small and compact, but offers all the practicality of the OG Switch Dock. As someone who travels a lot, I can’t wait for this product to drop. My faith in Human Things is so resolute that I will be putting my own Nintendo Switch through the ringer for the sake of a review, when the time comes. I have no doubt that it will come out the other side unscathed.

As a little side note, the Genki Covert Dock works with other devices too. During our visit to the Genki booth at Gamescom, I saw a tablet screen cloned perfectly to a TV using the device. Eddie and I also spoke about the possibility of the Genki Covert Dock working with the Nintendo Switch Lite too. While nothing is set in stone, and Nintendo have been very secretive with their new handhelds, it’s certainly a tantalising proposition.

The Genki Covert Dock is live now on Kickstarter. Click here to back this game changer.

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