What you need to know
- Nintendo upgraded their classic Nintendo Switch to the Nintendo Switch OLED model.
- The new OLED model offers an improved screen and a new dock with built-in LAN support for a wired connection.
- The dock is available for purchase on Nintendo's website and is compatible with older Nintendo Switch models.
Nintendo is known for continuously improving their hardware as their life cycles progress, adding bells here and whistles there. The new and improved Nintendo Switch OLED model offered some incentives for new and returning Nintendo fans — an improved OLED screen, increased system memory, and a new dock that offers a built-in LAN port. LAN ports allow for wired internet connections, which anyone who enjoys the system's online multiplayer games is sure to appreciate.
Nintendo is offering this new, shiny dock in both black and white colors on the official Nintendo store, for $70 USD each. These will work with all Nintendo Switch models except for the Nintendo Switch Lite, which can't be connected to a TV for docked play. So whether you own a V1 or V2 Switch model, you can benefit from added LAN support.
Bear in mind that the dock sold on the official website does not come with an AC adapter packed-in, you'll have to purchase that separately. While we can't confirm that this is the first time the OLED dock has been offered separately in the U.S., this is the first time we at iMore have seen it available. There's no guarantee that these will be around for long, so you may want to pick it up if you're looking for a new dock this holiday season.
A new and improved Nintendo Switch dock
Although this new dock has one less USB port, what it does offer is a built-in LAN port. This is great for anyone who enjoys online multiplayer games and wants the best connection possible.
Sleek and classy
More class, and even more rounded edges
If you're looking for a more muted color scheme for your entertainment center, try the Switch OLED dock in black. Take advantage of the new LAN port to play online without a pesky adapter.
Never run out of battery power
The Switch OLED docks won't come with an AC adapter, so you'll have to purchase one separately if you're looking to have multiple Switch docks in different rooms. Stay charged all the time with this officially licensed cable.
Never run out of battery power
Having trouble sourcing an official Nintendo Switch AC Adapter? YCCSKY offers a more affordable USB-C charger compatible with the system.
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Nadine is a freelance writer for iMore with a specialty in all things Nintendo, often working on news, guides, reviews, and editorials. She's been a huge Nintendo fan ever since she got to pet her very own Nintendog, and enjoys looking at Nintendo's place in the video game industry. Writing is her passion, but she mostly does it so that she can pay off her ever-growing debt to Tom Nook. Her favorite genres are simulation games, rhythm games, visual novels, and platformers. You can find her at @stopthenadness on Twitter, where she'll more than likely be reposting cute Animal Crossing content.