If you’ve been wanting a bigger screen for your regular Nintendo Switch, but can’t be bothered to buy the OLED version, you can consider getting the Orion. The Switch dock gives the handheld an expanded 11.6-inch screen.
However, you’d have to weigh in on the fact that it costs USD 249 (RM1,051.90)—is which basically just USD 50 less than the price of a regular Nintendo Switch (USD 299.99 or RM1,267.46). It’s also more than the Nintendo Switch Lite, which costs USD 199.99 (RM844.96).
The bigger, beefier Switch dock can be found on Indiegogo with 157 backers, currently. It boasts a 188% larger screen and stereo sound, includes a full HD 11.6-inch monitor, a dock to integrate your Nintendo Switch, an HDMI port, a USB-C port, as well as a headphone jack, kickstand, JoyCon slots, portable battery and dual stereo speakers.
Surprisingly, the Orion can also fit the OLED version of Nintendo Switch, giving the 7-inch screen OLED a much bigger screen. But I say it’s much more worth it to get for your regular 6.2-inch Switch.
In addition to giving the portable Switch a much bigger screen, the Orion’s HDMI connection means that you can also connect an Xbox, PlayStation or other gaming consoles to the Orion. You can basically turn any console portable. You’re also able to connect the screen to your smartphone.
The Orion also solves the problem of playing the Nintendo Switch when you’re on-the-go. I’m currently playing the new Pokemon, and it’s pretty great to play on handheld mode. But the Switch runs out of battery pretty quickly. The Orion, however, will be able to “charge even while playing” thanks to its USB-C port and even has a 10,000 mAh capacity battery.
You can visit Orion’s Indiegogo site to find out more information on it, including the different packages it can come in. It may be as expensive as an actual Switch, but if you have the money for the Orion it might not hurt to have such a luxurious accessory to play Pokemon on.